Puntiró Golf Club is set in an area known as “S’ Estanyol” and it’s a delightfully tranquil spot despite being located a mere nine kilometres from bustling Palma city centre. Mallorca, or Majorca, is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands and there is plenty of great golf to be sampled on this beautiful but much maligned island – there are around a dozen courses located within a short drive of Palma itself.
Opened on the 1st September 2006, Puntiro is the first Majorcan course to come from the Nicklaus Design stable. The layout is intelligently routed across a mature 164 acres where specimen pines, olive and carob trees flank many fairways. Seeded with Bermuda grass from tee to green, Puntiro will take some time to fully establish but, with the absence of housing, the course is set to become one of Mallorca’s best.
Each and every hole at Golf Park Puntiró is varied from the next and each reaches out to every conceivable compass point. Two huge lakes make for serious excitement at 7, 8, 15 and 16 where some cunning Nicklaus risk and reward elements tempt you into potential watery graves. Measuring 6,714 yards from the back tees against a par of 71 makes for a serious challenge, but the course rarely feels long but rest assured, accuracy is far more important than length. The rough is most definitely rough, with rocky outcrops, plenty of stones and native vegetation lurking to thwart recovery shots. Hit the relatively generous fairways on this very good new Mallorcan layout and you may card a decent score.
To be honest I was really disappointed with Puntiro. The condition was really poor and overall the place was looking tired and and some what left behind. The course is relatively short but still provides a decent challenge with water hazards in play on several holes and tight fairways. Today was the windiest day so far which added an extra notch of fun. The greens were ok but the bunkers looked shabby without sand mostly and fairways and fringes patchy. The old buggy was super quick which was a positive as I was happy to finish and move on. Not worthy of its third place rating in my opinion.
Golf Park Mallorca - Puntiró was played at middle of June 2021 and was bit disappointed. First of all I have a big doubt about rating this club is third in Mallorca. Next my point of view is about maintenance of fields. I clearly understand about troubles to care in hot season, but in other hand many courses was played at the same time and they looks much more better. Probably greens are the best part of this fields and acceptable prices also...
Actually all golf club surroundings are remembrance about average country club. Service is O.K., rented clubs new, but buggies are too old and we seriously thinking could we finish few last holes or must call to clubhouse for pick up us. Restaurant was closed. Only half way corner was open to have some drinks or snacks, but not attractive after finishing round to return back for that. Fairways are firm and balls rolls enough distance after landing to have a good approach. Greens also firm but better maintained, fast and unpredictable. Concerning architecture and picturesque this golf course is not boring with many natural hazards and few holes near two lakes. Golf course is not very challenging (from yellow tee), but you must be very careful to atack pin from every distance. Overhitting means lost ball at many cases.
All you need is some accuracy and huge distance from tee. For long hitters some par5 greens are reachable by two (11st & 14th). No doubt the best holes are beside lakes – 7th, 8th and 15th, 16th. My favorite is 7th with reachable distance from yellow tee to green by first shot (with favorable wind). Game success depešos on wind also.
Value for price I found average here. Staff is pleasant and friendly.
No doubt every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria. I always rating by the following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, clubs rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars.
Concerning Golf Park Mallorca my personal opinion is follow:
1. Challenging – 3*+
2. Condition – 3*
3. Service - 3*+
4. Surroundings - 2*+
5. Value for the price - 3*
I have doubt to return here next time.
Having played 15 of the island’s 23 tracks overall and Puntiró four times over the last two years, I can comfortably say that this course is the course I most like to return to! Of course, Son Guál and Alcanada are better tracks, but Puntiró offers me the fun of firm and fast conditions more often than any other course on the island. I have now learnt that this is partly down to not overseeding their Bermuda grass in winter, but also watering more sparingly. This means fewer “bad hair days” than other Mallorcan courses, but also less of the lush green optics. I am actually quite grateful as this turns off quite a few tourists looking for soft green carpet, resort style. The course is often much less busy in the afternoon if you fancy a round at a faster pace.
Surprised how good Majorca is as a golf destination and Puntiro was one of the unexpected pleasures of our recent 2008 trip. Clearly it’s a new layout which needs time to settle down, but the aged trees give the course a more mature feel to the round. Especially liked the back nine (front 9 was pretty good too) with a great 10th with its green surrounded by pines. With investment this could become one of Spain’s most enjoyable tracks, especially as the holes ( already mentioned in the main article) are really varied and hold your attention and interest all the way round. Well worth playing and would recommend a twosome with the fabulous Son Gual.