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Inaugurated in 1985 Vall D’Or was originally a nine-hole course, designed by Bill Bendy. His original nine holes, which now form the back nine, are set amongst a variety of trees; carob, olive, almond and, of course, pine trees and compared to the outward nine are very hilly.
In the 90´s Bradford Benz designed the holes that currently make up the first nine. They too are set amongst trees but mostly pines. However, in between the trees you get spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. looking out towards the resorts of Porto Colom and Cala D’Or. Unlike the back nine which are very compact fairways, the opening nine holes are spread out more. But wait, there’s more
Capdepera Golf lies hidden on one side of the Artá mountain range on the eastern side of the island and provides for a challenging round of golf for players of all standards. Inaugurated in 1989 it was designed by the famous American course architect Dan Maples, this golf course has many picturesque holes, including Hole 15, which was voted as ‘Best Hole on the Island’ by Mallorca Magazine, largely due to the great birdie opportunity and moreover, the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding valley.
lakes lurk throughout the course, posing a constant hazard to any good round. The extremely narrow fairways are enough to test any good player, and enough to frighten any beginner to his bones. But wait, there’s more
Son Gual opened in October 2007 and was the dawning of a dream that began in 1995 to design and lay out a high quality golf course. It is set in the grounds of the Finca Son Gual near to the village of Sant Jordi, and in the “Valley of a Thousand Windmills”. Designed by the former German amateur champion Thomas Himmel this Par 72 (6257 mts) golf course is laid out in two very distinctive halves, the front nine running along the extremity of the estate, with the second encompassed within its centre. Guests will also be wowed throughout their round, by the omnipresence of the estate’s Palacio, perched atop the course, guarding the estate.
Harmoniously dispersed throughout the course are 66 strategically placed bunkers, more than 1,000 olive trees, enticing water hazards, neighboring fields of colorful wild flowers and Son Gual’s own perfectly tended vineyards, making it one of the most spectacular courses in the Mediterranean region. (more…)