About Golf Holidays in Majorca
We all know that the water in Majorca, doesn’t taste ‘like what it oughta’ and the same can be said for the golf. The golf course in Majorca ‘oughta’ be bland and boring resort courses that are played as an afterthought on your family beach holiday, but they are not! In fact, on the whole the golf courses in Majorca are very good, whilst some are amongst the best in Europe.
So what does Majorca offer as a golf holiday destination?
- A superb climate all year around
- World class hotels, apartments and villas
- Direct low cost flights from airports all over the UK
- A wide range of golf courses to suit all budgets
- Lively nightlife in sorts such as Magaluf and Palma Nova
- Sophisticated night life in resorts such as Palma
So there you have it. We think you ‘Oughta’ go golfing in Majorca as soon as you can!
What is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Majorca for a Golf Holiday?
The seasons in Majorca are very similar to those in the UK with the coldest temperatures occurring in December through to February and the hottest months being June, July, August and September. However, the low temperature in the winter months is rarely below 10 degrees Celsius and the peak temperatures in the summer are normally around 25 degrees Celsius.
The months in which the most rainfall occurs is October and so that could be a month to avoid if a sharp shower would ruin your golf break. Higher than average rainfall is also seen in November, December and January which obviously means that travelling within these dates may well result in umbrella’s going up for a short time at least.
When Will I Get the Best Value Golf Holiday in Majorca?
Given that the weather in Majorca is nearly always perfect (apart from the odd shower) price is likely a key factor as to when to take advantage of a golf break in Majorca.
Like all holiday destinations there is a peak and a low season and some of the best value holidays are found by booking your golf break either at the start or the end of the low season.
The Cheapest Months to play golf in Majorca are:
The most expensive months to play golf in Majorca are:
It is important to note that these price guidelines are based on the price of golf and do not take into account of the price of accommodation or flights from the UK to Majorca. The peak UK holiday season of July and August combined with the hottest weather can mean that these are not ideal dates for a golf holiday. However, the fringe months of June and September will provide excellent value for money both on the golf courses and within the hotels.
When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Majorca?
According to SkyScanner
the cheapest months to fly from the UK to Majorca are January to March and September to December.
What are the 5 Best Golf Courses in Majorca?
The Best Golf Courses in Majorca are listed below. For more information on each of these courses please click on the course name to be taken to a detailed information page where you can also request and book Tee Times
- Alcanada Golf
- Canyamel Golf
- Golf Son Gual
- Son Muntaner
- Son Vida Golf Course
What are the Best Golf Resorts in Majorca?
In order to calculate what we consider to be the Best Golf Courses in Majorca we combine the quality of the hotel with the quality of the adjacent golf course in order to establish the highest quality overall Golf Resort. Our favorite Golf Resorts in Majorca are:
- Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Resort (Son Vida Golf)
- Castello Hotel Son Vida (Son Vida Golf)
- Linder Golf and Wellness Resort (Real Golf Bendinat)
- Steigenberger Golf and Spa Resort (Golf de Andratz)
- Son Antem Golf Resort (Son Antem East & West Courses Course)
- Sentido Pula Resort (Pula Golf)
Are there Any Golf and Spa Resorts in Majorca?
Golf and Spa Breaks are a very popular choice for groups which consist of both Golfers and Non-Golfers leaving the non-golfers to enjoy being pampered whilst the golfers go and test their game on the local golf courses.
The following hotels in Majorca not only have access to either on-site or nearby golf but also have an excellent Spa in which the non-golfers can relax and unwind and the golfers can return to in order to treat their aching limbs.
Top Golf and Spa Resorts in Majorca:
How to Find a Cheap Golf Holiday in Majorca
The secret to finding a cheap golf holiday in Majorca is by making sure that you find the best price for your flights as well as to ensure that you are not travelling at Peak Periods.
As we have already shown the best value time to book your accommodation and golf is:
When it comes to finding the cheapest flights to Majorca, we recommend using two excellent resources; Google Flights
. Both of these site will allow you to search for flights from anywhere in the UK to Palma (PMI) over an entire month giving you a birds-eye view of when the cheapest travel dates occur.
What are the Most Upmarket Regions in Majorca?
Majorca offers a range of different styled resorts which range from Uber Posh to Clubbers Dream. It is therefore very important that your accommodation is in a location that suites your particular style and taste.
The most upmarket regions in Majorca are:
Palma de Mallorca
Palma is the capital city of Majorca and it provides a vibrant and bustling atmosphere on the shore of the ocean. With a marina that houses multi-million pound yachts and a golden beach that stretches 6km to the East it is easy to see why the rich and famous come her to relax, unwind and party.
The old town of Palma has maintained its historic charm with ancient building lining the narrow streets. Here you will find beautiful independent boutiques mixed in with the world famous designer brands which makes Palma a shopper’s delight.
With a range of luxurious hotels, exclusive restaurants and exclusive beach clubs, Palma makes an ideal base for a city break, beach escape or a golf holiday – beware though… all of this luxury comes with a price tag!
Port d’Andratx began its life a fishing village and although you will still a few fishing boats here in the afternoons Port d’Andratx is now very much a tourist destination.
Port d’Andatx does not have a beach and because of this the town doesn’t feature any of the huge chain hotels that you would expect to find in a tourist destination. However, this area is extremely popular with holiday home owners which ensures that the town remains vibrant all year around.
The new harbor creates a focal point in Port d’Andratx and it is within this area that you will find a great range of bars and restaurants, all of which have an upmarket feel to them.
Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar is a small and exclusive resort built around a beautiful beach. Its location just a stone’s throw from Palma, has given Camp de Mar the reputation of being an exclusive and tranquil resort for those that want to be near all of the action but just far enough away to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with any much needed relaxation time!
Camp de Mar is in a great location for golf as well. With the Steigenburger Golf Resort and Golf Andratx located here you are in for a treat. Golf Santa Ponsa and Real Golf Bendinat are also just a short drive away.
Illetas is a small resort close to Palma. Regarded as perhaps the most exclusive area of Majorca, Illetas is a small resort which offers a range of 4* hotels. The proximity of Illetas to Palma has meant that there are very few shops, bars and restaurants in this town as the majority will head into the city when they can no longer cope with the perfect tranquility that is offered in Illetas.
Canyamel is located on the North East Coast of Majorca and remains relatively undeveloped as a tourist destination. With a distinctively Spanish feel to it, Canyamel features a quite superb beach as well as a nice range of bars and restaurants which are ideal for those looking for a quieter golf break in Majorca.
And speaking of golf, Canyamel is very well located if you want to play golf on some great courses. Canyamel Golf Club, Capdepera and Pula Golf are amongst the best golf courses on Majorca and are all located in this region.
What are the Best Regions for Nightlife in Majorca?
If you are looking to combine a party with a golf holiday, then Majorca definitely offers something for you! The Region of Magaluf has a reputation that spans the world, but there are some other ‘party towns’ which although vibrant and lively offer something a little more toned down from the region of Magaluf.
The liveliest regions of Majorca are:
Magaluf was originally popular because of its wonderful large sandy beach, however nowadays Magaluf is more famous for its nightlife than its beaches.
During the summer months Magaluf is hugely popular with young party goers who are looking to burn the candle at both ends. The vast range of bars and nightclubs are busy and bustling and this area is to be avoided if you are looking for a tranquil retreat.
However, from October to May Magaluf has a different feel to it. Popular as a winter sun destination for people of all ages the nightlife is a little more relaxed but the town remains busy and offers a lively night out.
Palma Nova is like a toned down version of Magaluf. Popular with families as well as groups, Palma Nova features a range of beautiful beaches as well as a lively nightlife scene. Mixed in with the lively bars in Palma Nova are a great range of family restaurants making it the idea choice for those who want the best of both worlds.
For those of you who want to have at least one ‘big’ night out, the good news is that Magaluf is only a few minutes’ drive away.
Are there Any All Inclusive Golf Resorts in Majorca?
All Inclusive Golf Holidays are excellent for groups of golfers and for people who want to control their budget. When you are on an all-inclusive golf holiday all of your food and drinks are included in your hotel accommodation which means that there is nothing more to pay when you are at your hotel.
If you also choose to pre-book your Airport – Hotel and Hotel – Golf Course transfers, you can enjoy your golf holiday in Majorca with nothing else to pay once you are in your resort.
Majorca doesn’t offer any All-Inclusive Hotels with golf on-site, however below is a list of great hotels which are located just a short drive away from some excellent local courses.
- Hotel Globales Playa Santa Ponsa
- Beach Club Fond de Sa Cala
- Riu Playa Park
- Fergus Pollensa Park Spa
- Rui Bravo
How Much Will the Airline Charge me to Take My Golf Clubs to Majorca?
Depending on which airline you are flying with, taking your golf clubs with you can be an expensive business. Most ‘Budget’ airlines charge between £60 - £100 for golf club carriage.
- EasyJet £60
- Jet2 £50
- Thomson Fly Call 0203 451 2695 for a Price
- Thomas Cook £70
- British Airways £0
- Iberia £0
- Ryanair £60
- Norwegian Air £56
Should I take My Golf Clubs or Hire Them When I Get to Majorca?
The cost and the potential risk of club damage or loss makes the option of hiring clubs in resort an appealing option. If you are considering hiring clubs once in Majorca, services from companies such as Clubs to Hire
, offer the very latest golf clubs with prices starting at around £40 per week per set. Club are available for collection on arrival at Palma Airport and are dropped off back at the airport before you depart.
Which Airlines Fly into Palma, Majorca?
All of the Budget Airlines offer flights from the UK to Majorca with many offering multiple flights per day. The popularity of the island combined with the number of airlines competing for business means that flying to Majorca offers excellent value for money.
A full list of airlines flying from UK Airports is listed below?
- Thomas Cook
- Thomas Cook
- Leeds Bradford
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