Mallorca (Majorca), the largest of the Balearics and one of the top holiday destinations in Europe, attracts some six million visitors and holidaymakers a year. About 100 kilometres from east to west and 75 kilometres from north to south, Mallorca is an island of huge contrasts with bustling international tourist & holiday resorts in the south west and a beautiful, unspoilt mountainous region in the north.
The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is fast gaining a reputation as one of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive holiday destinations, with its impressive yacht marinas, world class shopping and enchanting old town full of charming restaurants and tapas bars, whilst nearby Magaluf is a magnet for package holidaymakers and fun-seekers. Most tourists head for the south of the island but those taking the time to explore the northern coast and inland areas will find a rural heartland virtually untouched by tourism and dramatic, rugged mountains concealing pristine deserted beaches.
From the southeast tip of Mallorca (Majorca), you can take a boat trip out to the beautiful archipelago of Cabrera which has been declared a National Maritime Territorial park. The crystal clear waters here are a paradise for divers and snorkellers. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and less than 4 days of rain a month, the climate in Mallorca (Majorca) is perfect for a great game of golf and has long been a favourite destination for golfing holidays in Spain.
There are seventeen excellent 18-hole golf courses and two 9-hole golf courses to choose from and more in the planning stages as more and more golfers come to Mallorca to enjoy the world class facilities that make the island ideal for golf breaks in Spain. For example, the Andratx Golf Club was designed by the famous Gleneagles, Scotland, and opened in 2000. The 18 hole golf championship course is well known as one of the most difficult and challenging in Mallorca (Majorca), with fabulous scenery and sea views and a clubhouse that boasts a highly rated Italian restaurant.
The Bendinat Royal Golf Course, just 7 km west of Palma and situated in a magnificent wooded valley offers another excellent option for golf holidays in Spain. Mallorca or Majorca is a very desirable year-round destination with the perfect mix of sun, sea and sand making it an exciting choice for golf holidays in Spain. The spectacular sight of mountain ranges, beautiful regions of orange groves and olive trees and the authentic food of local villages add to the appeal of a golf break in Mallorca.
The island has a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets and there are various golf academies & golf special offers available by pre-booking your requirements. Mallorca is now firmly established on many golf tours and offers the discerning golfer an all year round challenge of championship standard golf courses and resorts.
Stay in Magaluf, Palma Nova, Santa Ponsa, Portals Nous or even the capital of Palma and you will have eight excellent courses within a short drive. Spend your golf holidays in Mallorca in the relaxing, quieter and picturesque east of the island and you’ll find another five championship golf courses close to hand.