The most beautiful and exclusive golf courses on Mallorca


Mallorca is an island of unique beauty that attracts visitors from all over the globe with a gorgeous climate, artful architecture, azure seas, culinary hotspots and regal ambiance. Many who come for a week soon consider relocating to one of the sunny cities of this Balearic island, while others look for their second homes in the chic villages such as Deia or Port d’Andratx. Thanks to its irresistible grace and excellent living conditions, this Balearic island is a hub for the most successful citizens of the world and, being popular amongst the affluent crowds, it has a centuries-old golfing tradition.

While Ibiza lures the younger generations and Menorca is a magnet for families looking for a relaxed summer vacation, Mallorca is the capital of under-the radar luxuries, so it comes as no surprise that the largest Balearic island boasts some of the best golf-courses you can possibly find. Whichever your preference, you’ll find the perfect spot to practice your bank shots - from hilltop courses with azure views of the sparkly coves, to flat fields ideal for beginners, tufted by fragrant pine trees, resort courses and more exclusive member-only clubs - Mallorca is truly a golfer’s paradise.

With over 22 golf courses to choose from, you’ll be able to play the most elegant sport wherever the road takes you. What's More, just two of those have less than 18 holes, and most are very well ranked. Whether you’re ready to take on Tiger Woods, or you’re just taking your first steps into the exciting world of golfing, we’re sure you’ll find a place that will be exactly what you’re hoping for - and more.

Here, we’ve gathered the best golf courses to indulge in a day of playing with family and friends.

Golf Son Gual

As soon as you land to Palma, you can get your golfing gear and start your drive - San Gual is located just by the airport and is often regarded as the most exceptional golf course in Mallorca, and perhaps in all of Europe. This private, family-owned establishment stretches across 156 hectares of verdant fields with an 18 whole course. If you forgot your gear by any chance, San Gual also has its own equipment shop where you can treat yourself to new caps, balls and clothing by brands such as Bogner, Sportalm, Girls Golf Daily Sports and Abacus. This privileged members club also has an elegant restaurant that overlooks the seductive scenery and specializes in artfully-prepared Mediterranean dishes. If you want to work on your technique, take part in the academy classes where you can exploit your potential and bring your game to a next level. Golf Son Gual connects all the dots of an exceptional golfing experience, giving you the premium treatment in the heart of Mallorca.

Green fee weekdays: 119€
Green fee weekends: 179€
Yearly membership: Upon request

Club de Golf Alcanada

Designed by the same virtuoso architect responsible for the Capitol Hill and Spyglass hill golf courses, Robert Trent Jones Jr, Club de Golf Alcanada is an interesting place to see even if you’re not a divot digging aficionado. Stretched across a dreamy terrain that overlooks the azure indescribable of the largest Balearic island, this golf course was established in 2003 and was recently revamped further with a makeover in 2019. It occupies almost 6500 meters of beautiful Mallorcan land and offers a first class experience for pasture field lovers in Alcudia. Club de Golf Alcanada is a majestic 18-hole golf course that never fails to amaze even the most discerning of visitors, both because of its exceptional scenery, with views of the Alcudia lighthouse gleaming in the distance. After a taxing match, players can indulge in flavoursome Serrano ham, garlic shrimp and other typical Spanish dishes at the club’s restaurant that deserves a chapter of its own, or treat themselves to some new equipment at the chic bodega shop, located in a charming building that dates back to the 17th century. If you’re a newbie in this addictive sport, you can book hourly, weekly or tailor made lessons at the golfing academy, run by Joan González Camarero-Nuñez, a professional golfer who famously won the Balearic Professional Pairs Championship 4 times in the span of just 3 years.

Green fee weekdays: 165€
Green fee weekends: 165€
Yearly membership: 3100 single, 5500 couple

Golf Son Muntaner

Home to the oldest millenary olive tree in Spain, this 18th hole golf course is an intriguing example of superb landscape architecture that deserves all the attention it gets. Founded in 2000, Golf Son Muntaner attracts both golfing enthusiasts and professionals and features the largest putting green in Mallorca. In 2016, new grass varieties were seeded on the course, including the Bermuda celebration on fairways and Agrostis V8 on extended greens. Not only is this course gorgeous, but is very eco-conscious: in its last makeover, the water expenditure was made more efficient and less artificial chemicals are now used to maintain the course which awarded Golf Son Muntaner an EMAS certification, the highest EU distinction for environmental management. Keep in mind that in the practice and pitching areas, as well as in the driving field, restaurant and shop, a strict dress code is implemented which forbids the use of jeans, flip flops, sleeveless shirts and such. A prestigious club that gathers the golf-loving glitterati, Son Muntaner is devoted to maintaining the level of elegance it now enjoy and requires visitors to dress for the occasion.

Green fee weekdays: 155€
Green fee weekends: 155€
Yearly membership: 3565€

Golf Maioris

One of the latest additions to the extensive list of Mallorcan golf courses is the glamorous Llucmajor 18 hole pasture pool that gathers the most elite golfers from all over the world. Just a 15 minute drive from the island’s capital, the dreamy Golf Maioris offers everything you can expect from an ultra swanky medal play spot. Here, you can roam around the viridescent 6,300 meters of land and absorb the awe-inspiring scenery, made perfect by Romeo Sala and Diete Cabus who collaborated to create one of the chicest sites in Spain. Each hole is characterized by a distinct look - start at the merciful par-4, protected by three sand traps, continue to the unique-looking 2nd hole, where you’ll see an unexpected cluster of pine trees, and continue to the 4th hole with an unusual green island. When you reach the 13th hole, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the turquoise seas. Later, you can relax in the 2200 meter club house villa, get some retail therapy at the luxurious shop, or wine and dine in the stylish restaurant. The prices are pretty reasonable for the level of quality the course provides, so it's an excellent choice for larger groups and events.

Green fee weekdays: 75 (prices may vary depending on season)
Green fee weekends: 93€
Yearly membership: 1815€

Golf Son Vida

The golf course with the oldest tradition in Mallorca, Son Vida opened in 1964 and has since become an iconic spot where the most legendary players have practiced their swing, and still continue to do so. It is most famous for hosting two European Tour events respectively, one in 1990 and one in 1994, when Severiano Ballesteros made his unforgettable win at the 5 par. The clubhouse was renovated in 2001 by Kurt Rossknecht, who made sure to add a modern touch, but stay faithful to the original design, while the highly regarded architect made the course even more challenging for players. If the 18 hole hunt leaves you hungry, head to the ritzy restaurant to pair the finest Balearic wines to gourmand dishes such as cod gratin with all-i-oli or orange roast pork knuckle with cardamom and juniper.
Green fee weekdays: 114€
Green fee weekends: 176€ with lunch included
Yearly membership: Upon request

Golf Son Quint

If you’d like to practice your swing while enjoying a breathtaking view of Palma, head to this modern 18 hole golf course that was established just recently in 2007, making it the youngest of all its Mallorcan counterparts. Less challenging than Son Vida, it is the perfect place to ge introduced to the sport or when you’re trying to get back into shape. At the 8th hole, you’ll see La Seu from far away, while at the 12th hole, you’ll be faced with overcoming a beautiful frontal lake. Son Quint is also a great pick for an impromptu golfing day without preparation, since it has the most casual dress code of all the golf courses on the list. Stay for an early dinner toenjoy impeccably prepared dishes, or head to one of the hip restaurants in the capital.

Green fee weekdays: 74€
Green fee weekends: 96€
Yearly membership: Upon request

Santa Ponsa

For those who find the scenery just as important as the quality of the terrain, Santa Ponsa Golf presents the perfect opportunity to marvel at the picturesque landscape while seriously brushing up on their skill. With almost 5 decades of tradition, the Santa Ponsa is much cherished among the golfers in the Balearics and offers plenty to explore during your yearly membership. It consists of 3 golf courses, including an 18 hole, 46 bunkers, 11 lakes, vistas of the Puig Galatzo, and one of the longest european 5 pars. Because of its exceptional beauty, the Balearic Open on the European Tour was held here on 6 different occasions.

Green fee weekdays: 99€
Green fee weekends: 99€
Yearly membership: Upon request

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