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Great golfing options in Majorca

May 21, 2013

Whether it is in the heart of summer or the middle of winter, more often than not golfers across the UK have to fight against chilling winds and erratic rainfall when battling their way around 18 long holes on any given weekend.

However, with summer just around the corner, there could be an opportunity whilst on holiday to leave the kids by the pool for a couple of hours and hit a golf course bathed in continuous sunshine, where you can ditch the waterproofs and an umbrella in favour of a t-shirt and a visor.

Majorca is a hotspot that not only offers couples and families a host of beautiful hotels to choose from, but also gives keen golfers the chance to perfect their swing in luxurious surroundings.

Here we take a look at three leading golf courses situated in Majorca:

Alcanada Golf Course, Alcudia

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in October 2003, Alcanada is a challenging course that offers holidaymakers an opportunity to enjoy a stimulating round whilst taking in the stunning views.

Alcanada is the only golf course in Majorca that is situated right by the sea, offering stunning views across the bay of Alcudia. The terrain at Alcanada slopes down towards the sea, and the course is sheltered by oak, pine and olive trees. With wide fairways, large but challenging greens and very little rough, Alcanada is beautifully presented. Furthermore, the course has been named the best in Europe by German magazine   Golf Journal   for four years in a row.

Green fees will set you back EUR 124 for an adult (EUR 45 for a junior). Club rental is also available for EUR 34 for the full 18 holes.

Canyamal Golf Course, Canyamal

Situated on the north-east of the island, Canyamal Golf Course is particularly picturesque. The 18-hole course is renowned for the quality of its greens, which are very fast. A par 73, the course offers contrasting levels of difficulty. The first nine holes are difficult, whilst the journey back to the clubhouse is longer and flatter.

Canyamal offers rustic features, especially on the ninth, where players have to avoid a stone house situated in the middle of the fairway.

Prices are cheaper than Alcanada, ranging between EUR 76 and EUR 97, depending on the time of year. A charming restaurant terrace at the feet of the 18 th also gives you the opportunity to refresh yourself after a round.

Son Vida Golf, nr Palma

Son Vida opened in 1964, making it the oldest course on the island of Majorca. More than one million players have played the course, which has also hosted two European Tour events (in 1990 and 1994). Seve Ballesteros famously won the first event in a play-off, to become the Balearic Open champion.

The course was redesigned in 2001, by German architect Kurt Rossknecht. The difficulty was increased, but at only 5,601 metres, it is considered a short round. Players can enjoy views over the Bay of Palma whilst negotiating themselves through the matured woodland.

You can play Son Vida for as little as EUR 85 during the summer months.

The three courses above all make great options for a round of golf whilst holidaying in Majorca. If this has whetted your appetite, flights to Majorca are available from most major UK airports.








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