Balearic Islands

Covering an area of around two thousand square miles, the Balearic Islands lie to the east of mainland Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. This small archipelago consists of four main islands – Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera – along with a number of smaller isles, and their sun-kissed beaches attract millions of visitors to the region every year.

The Real Federación Española de Golf is split into nineteen geographical areas and one of these, Federación Balear de Golf, acts as the golfing authority for the amateur game in the Balearic Isles. Twenty clubs are affiliated to this federation with a local membership of 7,000 golfers and all but two of the clubs – Golf de Ibiza and Golf Son Parc in Minorca – are located on the island of Mallorca.

Three top tracks can be played close to the capital, Palma. The first of these is Son Vida, one of the older Balearic tracks, fashioned by Fred Hawtree in 1964. The second is Son Antem (West), a fine recent addition to the local golfing scene by Francisco Lopez Segales. Third, and best of all, Thomas Himmel’s Son Gual is a stunning new millennium course that’s already been ranked as one of the Top 100 courses in Continental Europe.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Balearic Islands

Son Gual

1st Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Thomas Himmel's design is captivating and with bent grass from tee to green the whole Son Gual experience is polished to absolute perfection.

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Description: Thomas Himmel's design is captivating and with bent grass from tee to green the whole Son Gual experience is polished to absolute perfection. Rating: 5.1428571428571 out of 6

Alcanada

2nd Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Set on the bay of Alcudia with stunning views across to the lighthouse on Alcanada Island from which the course takes name, this is a true Robert Trent Jones Jnr gem.

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Description: Set on the bay of Alcudia with stunning views across to the lighthouse on Alcanada Island from which the course takes name, this is a true Robert Trent Jones Jnr gem. Rating: 5.25 out of 6

Son Muntaner

3rd Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Son Muntaner is one of three 18-hole layouts at the Arabella Golf and Spa Resort in Palma, Mallorca.

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Description: Son Muntaner is one of three 18-hole layouts at the Arabella Golf and Spa Resort in Palma, Mallorca. Rating: 4 out of 6

Son Vida

4th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Majorca or Mallorca is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands and Son Vida is the oldest golf course on the island.

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Description: Majorca or Mallorca is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands and Son Vida is the oldest golf course on the island. Rating: 3.3333333333333 out of 6

Maioris

5th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Golf Maioris is set out on a gently undulating landscape, the course measures just over 6,350 metres from the back tees, with fairways routed through stands of pine, olive and carob trees.

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Description: Golf Maioris is set out on a gently undulating landscape, the course measures just over 6,350 metres from the back tees, with fairways routed through stands of pine, olive and carob trees. Rating: 3 out of 6

Vall d'Or

6th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Located on the Es Turó estate, the property of Mr. Antonio Lladó, the first golf club president, the Vall d'Or course was inaugurated in 1986 as a 9-holer.

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Description: Located on the Es Turó estate, the property of Mr. Antonio Lladó, the first golf club president, the Vall d'Or course was inaugurated in 1986 as a 9-holer. Rating: 3 out of 6

Puntiro

7th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

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.

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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: 4.1666666666667 out of 6

Pula

8th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

A decade after it opened in 1995, Pula was extensively remodeled to transform the golf course from a resort-style layout to a championship course capable of holding European Tour events.

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Description: A decade after it opened in 1995, Pula was extensively remodeled to transform the golf course from a resort-style layout to a championship course capable of holding European Tour events. Rating: 3 out of 6

Son Quint

9th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Son Quint is the newest of the three 18-hole golf courses at the Arabella Golf and Spa Resort in Palma, Mallorca, and it made its debut in 2007.

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Description: Son Quint is the newest of the three 18-hole golf courses at the Arabella Golf and Spa Resort in Palma, Mallorca, and it made its debut in 2007. Rating: 3.5 out of 6

Son Antem (West)

10th Balearic Islands - Best in Area

Designed by Francisco Lopez Segales, the West course at Son Antem is a good deal tighter than the East, with trees lining many of the fairways.

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Description: Designed by Francisco Lopez Segales, the West course at Son Antem is a good deal tighter than the East, with trees lining many of the fairways. Rating: 2.5 out of 6