Between the pulsating night life and spectacular beaches, Majorca is a popular holiday spot every year, but spectacular can also be applied to the golf courses that populate the island, some of which are among the best in Spain. Club de golf Alcanada enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the bay of Alcudia, and the golf is equally stunning – you don’t want to lose focus on the pin because you are taking in the view. Another great course is Son Servera, impeccably maintained and with glorious views of Cala Millor. A hidden gem is the Jose Maria Olazabal designed Pula golf course, centred around a nineteenth century castle, while Santa Ponsa has another immaculate course and one of the longest holes in Europe (the 10th at 590m). And for those who fancy island hopping, Ibiza also offers a great course. Finally, both Son Gual and Son Muntaner, two fantastic courses in the heart of Majorca, are a must play for any serious golfer visiting the island. T
Away from the fairway, there is a great deal to do in the Balearic islands, and the beach is always the most popular alternative (followed by the pool) but probably one of the best ways to enjoy time away from golf is to charter a yacht and take in the scenery from the cobalt blue waters.
The four star superior hotel Son Jaumell is an excellent choice for couples, golfers and simply those who don’t want to share a four hundred room hotel with crowds of holiday makers. Let the cicadas drowse you to sleep in the tranquil countryside, and enjoy the personal service of the wonderful staff. The hotel is the result of a careful restauration of a building over 300 years old, installing all modern appliances while keeping the original personality. And the cuisine is the work of chef Andreu Genestre, who has his own restaurant within the hotel where his experience around the world comes to fruition.