Puntiro - Balearic Islands - Spain

Golf Park Mallorca - Puntiró,
Ctra. de Sineu,
km 10,
07198,
Palma de Mallorca,
Spain


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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.

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Description: 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. Rating: 5.6 out of 10 Reviews: 8
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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.

July 25, 2021
3 / 10
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Raimondas

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.

July 07, 2021
5 / 10
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Gustav

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.

February 06, 2017
8 / 10
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Gustav
Do you like firm and fast conditions? Having trouble finding them in January? At least in 2016, look no further than Puntiró! Did not have to repair a single pitch-mark and never had to clean the ball of mud. Very different from Son Gual and Son Quint which I played on the days before. Do keep the ball in play, though, as most balls off the fairway are lost, especially on the first holes. Understand that some may be put off by slanting fairways where the ball may bounce away to oblivion or by the sore sight of the plastic lining on the two large ponds which are a lot less than full, but if you know that the best Spanish restaurants sometimes eschew the aestetic dimension completely, then you should be able to overlook it as well! My new favourite on Mallorca!
January 06, 2016
8 / 10
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David Jones
Hmm. I can only assume that some of the lustre has left this course in the last year or so because I think it is very hard to give this more than a three ball rating. The whole place looks like it needs a bit of a kick up the backside to get it going. The staff were nice enough but they could have mentioned the infestation of mosquitos which bit us alive in the first hour. The water on the front nine was very contrived - one oval lake to play around on the par 4 7th and 8th - and needed a good filling up. There is something quite depressing about seeing the black lining as the water level drops. Early on, balls leaving the straight and narrow were penalised overly hardly for such a tight course - balls either lost or unplayable - and that definitely took some pleasure away. Greens were too small on the longer holes and run-off areas too punishing. All-in-all it was just about OK. In fairness the water on the back 9 was a lot more reasonable and actually added to the par 4 15 and par 3 16. It was a relief to get in and if we are back on the island won't be rushing back. Son Muntaner and Son Gual were both a different class.
May 30, 2010
4 / 10
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Andy Newmarch
Pleasant surprise at Puntiro, the course is a really good design and exceeded my expectation. The welcome at the club is friendly and the course is worth a visit. The first six holes are decent enough but the 7th and 8th are two par-4's that have the water factor to contend with and are great fun to play with a watery grave very close to both greens. The run of holes from the 10th to the 13th are a joy even without water - there is an amen corner feel here and the par-3 13th along with the 10th (par-4) are my favourite holes. Water back in play at the 15th and 16th and again, so close to the greens! The 18th is a decent closing hole, slight dog-leg right with a tough approach. This course has the potential to secure the no.2 on the island slot (Son Gual looks to be un-rivalled as no.1) and it is not that far away already, just a little TLC should do it.
May 08, 2008
6 / 10
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Pedro
Beautiful golf course, fun to play and in good conditions when i played it. Just needs to be finished (the entrance) and invest some more to be a top 10 in Spain.
May 08, 2008
6 / 10
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Keith Baxter

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.

April 20, 2008
5 / 10
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Joaquin Cayuela
May 22, 2008
A wonderful experience, very well designated golf course, not very easy and very challenging. I was surprised when I realized that there is no “blind shots” not surprises. When there is water you see water and the same with the rest of hazards.I play with three friends and we enjoy the game in a very well kept course in a wonderful Mallorca’s sunny day