European golf is enjoying a renaissance period, and the professional game has seen European golfers contend and win the majority of majors in recent years. At the centre of this boom period is Northern Ireland, providing three recent major winners. However, Balearic Island Majorca is building a reputation as a golfing resort to rival any in Europe and those further ashore. Sitting beautifully in the Mediterranean, this island offers a fantastic location to play competitive golf, either on holiday or on a short break. Majorca is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Europe, offering diverse holiday options.
Majorca sits just off the East coast of Spain, with Africa to the South and France to the North. Short flight times from the UK, and other areas of Europe make the island perfect for a golf holiday. Cheap Holidays to Majorca allows you to explore this diverse Island and its rich golf heritage. With 21 courses adorning the island’s beautiful landscape, a round of golf is never far away. The majority of the courses sit near the capital city of Palma, with six courses less than ten miles away from the airport. Five courses in the north and west of the Island use the beautiful scenery to create breath-taking backdrops.
The golf courses in Majorca meander naturally through its semi-tropical terrain, taking full advantage of viewpoints to create memorable rounds of golf. However courses on the Island provide tests to all ranges of Golfers, most notably Championship course Son Gual. This course has recently been awarded with the coveted IMG Prestige Programme award, displaying its heritage as one of the world’s finest courses. With only three courses in Europe receiving the award, Son Gual is confirmed as Majorca’s premier golfing address.
Son Gual has green fees of €150 to match its exclusive championship status. The course is located around 15 miles from Palma, and offers a testing but fair assessment of your golfing abilities. Ian Woosnam has compared the greens to Augusta National, detailing the quality of the course. The course offers wide fairways that sit naturally in its rolling landscape. The course is manicured daily, so expect to find fast greens and unblemished bunkers. When on yourCheap Holiday to Majorca you may not have the resources or time to book into San Gual. Other recommended courses on the island include Son Muntaner course that displays Majorca in all its beauty, or there is Poniente that has fantastic facilities.
Golf is just one of the activities that you can undertake whilst visiting the island of Majorca, the Island is a diverse location offering a variety of activities. Its cosmopolitan capital city Palma delivers fantastic food and drink in a busy environment. If you wish to relax further head to the north of the Island, the town of Pollensa offers authentic Majorca in abundance with its relaxing port. If you are thinking about visiting Majorca, Golf can be central to making your decision! Join the European golfing revolution.
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