Inaugurated in 1978 and designed by John Harris, Golf Poniente is one of Mallorca’s oldest courses and located in the municipality of Calvià, home of many of the island’s popular holiday resorts.
The well-designed and well-kept large 18-hole course offers a mixture of level and raised holes, numerous bunkers and seven lakes, and is surrounded by pine trees and Mediterranean shrubs. Beyond the front nine holes, the course takes in varied scenery of dense forest and steep inclines.
Many pine trees line the wide fairways – some of which have surprising slopes – and both the trees and the lakes can be hazardous to players.
The course is long and difficult, and can be testing even for professionals and good players. The 10th hole (par 4) is considered unique and one of the best on the island; it features a water hazard and is bordered by an out of bounds area; regulars here say it can feel different every time you play here, so special care is needed. Achieve your par and you’ve done well.
The course’s beautiful views are best at the 8th and 16th holes. You’ll find it hard to believe that just a few minutes’ drive away is the lively resort of Magaluf (it’s located about a kilometre past the resort’s water parks).
Facilities include a spacious driving range, two short-play greens with a bunker and a wide putting green. Players can improve or perfect their game with the availability of private lessons from a team of teaching professionals. Groups of players, with pros, are also welcome.
Length 6430 m
Crta Cala Figuera s/n
Tel +34 971 13 01 48