by Georgette Hayter
Never has there been a better time to enjoy a spot of Golf in Mallorca. Now one of Europe’s top golfing destinations, the island is home to more than 20 golf courses that are open all year round and geared up for golfers of all levels. With winter temperatures that rarely fall below 14ºC, there is no reason whatsoever to have to tee off in the rain this season.
It is not just Mallorca’s Mediterranean temperatures that lure golfers to its sunny shores, but the courses themselves. Built respecting the environment whilst at the same time taking full advantage of the islands natural attraction, many are no less than outstanding in terms of their striking beauty and the facilities they offer, several of them indeed are award winning and play host to a range of international tournaments throughout the year. Although the majority of the islands courses are located in the south west, the north coast lures with two courses which are both unique and spectacular in their own right.
Golf Pollensa with its 9 hole course and is set against the breathtaking Tramontana mountains, amidst olive groves and pine forests, its elevated position affording breathtaking views over the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia. Ideal for players of all handicaps, the course, although short, should not be underestimated with its rolling hills, lakes, trees and many hazards plus a challenging par-5 5th hole. Perfectly blending into the natural surroundings, it is one of the most picturesque courses on the island.
Scoring top points across the board is undoubtedly the Alcanada Golf Club in Alcudia. Winner of numerous awards and shortlisted for the title of Spain’s best Golf Course 2014, it is not hard to understand why it is arguably one of the islands best golf courses. Designed by none other than the famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. it is also the only course on the island that is right by the sea. From its privileged position looking towards the Alcanada lighthouse island, the course slopes downwards, almost brushing the waters edge, blending effortlessly into the surrounding landscape and dotted with olive, pine and oak trees. Sea views accompany all the way with the Sierra de Tramuntana in the background. The course is a must for any confident golfer, perfectly designed and offering a challenging but fair round.
It is still time to participate in this seasons Tournaments.
Pollensa Golf Club:
14th November 2015: End of Season Tournament, Open, 18 holes, Stableford
Alcanada Golf Club:
2nd October 2015: IV Mallorca Golfwoche
31st October 2015: Golf con Corazón
26th-29th November 2015: III Lindner Mallorca Golf Trophy
8th March 2016: 1st Mallorca Golf Trophy