If you fancy a leisurely golfing holiday in the agricultural heart of Mallorca, staying in a hotel just metres from the course, Rotana Greens might be for you. It’s peacefully located in the countryside, a few minutes’ drive from the island’s second largest town, Manacor, which is linked to Palma by an excellent dual carriageway.
Rotana Greens is a 9-hole course, but they’re all challenging and only very good golfers play their handicap. Behind the hotel there’s a putting green, driving range, chipping green and practice bunker; there’s also a PGA Pro, if you want to improve your technique. The downside is that you do have to be a guest of the Reserva Rotana hotel or its (very good) Sa Rotana restaurant to play here, which is why the course is rarely busy.
The upside is that you don’t pay a green fee or have to book your tee time, can play at your own pace and as many rounds as you like. Discounts can be arranged if you want to play some of the other courses on this side of the island, such as Capdepera, Vall d’Or and Pula.
Reserva Rotana is one of the largest fincas on Mallorca, covering some 250 hectares of a fertile valley used predominantly for agriculture.
As well as the Rotana Greens golf course, the estate includes a working farm and some luxurious properties that can be rented for holidays. The enchanting rural hotel itself was sympathetically converted from some 17th century residential buildings.
A real getaway-from-it-all golfer’s choice and, if you can bear to give your golf clubs a rest, Reserva Rotana is close to virgin beaches such as that at Son Serra de Marina, and the public finca Son Real, with its well-marked walking and cycling routes and typical flora and fauna of Mallorca.
Length 2815 m