As well as Andalusia, in southern Spain, and the Portuguese Algarve, Mallorca is a dream destination for golf lovers in Europe.

Sun and delightful temperatures throughout the year, the natural beauty of this Mediterranean island, quality leisure facilities and 26 top-category golf courses less than an hour away from one another, create the perfect cocktail for golf aficionados.

Here, we present 10 incredible golf courses in Mallorca, located between the sea and the mountain, all of them close to your Iberostar hotel in which, after having played a game, you will be able to relax in your spa and enjoy excellent healthy food

Son Gual, among the best golf courses in Europe

Would you like to play on one of the best courses in Europe according to such prestigious magazines as Golf World or the Rolex Golf Guide?

Designed by the prestigious Thomas Himmel, an expert when it comes to combining classicism and modernity, environmental harmony and a challenging game, this golf course has been compared by players such as the legendary Ian Woosnam with the Augusta National Golf Club, in the United States of America, home to the Augusta Masters.

Prepare to discover another dimension in a championship course whose numbers talk for themselves: 6.621 meters long in total, 66 bunkers – one of them, hole 2, is 120 meters long-, six tee boxes in each hole- among them is the largest in Europe, in hole 10-, and four courses considered standout holes, which are in number 7,14,15 and 18.

After your game, you can relax in the 1.300 m2 spa located in the Iberostar Selection Llaüt hotel, which is less than 10 minutes away from Golf Son Gual. And enjoy some privileged views of Palma Bay from Katagi Blau, its excellent Asian-fusion restaurant.

Golf Son Vida, the taste of a legend

In the Club House of the oldest golf course in Mallorca, opened in 1964, there is still talk of one of the most legendary triumphs of the great Severiano Ballesteros during the 1990 European Tour, when he beat the 18th hole with a masterful blow. Fields built in recent years may be longer, more technical or more open, but none have the taste and personality of Son Vida.

Feel the mystique of this field designed by F.W. Hawtree, inspired by the lush Mediterranean landscape, and in which narrow holes alternate with wider ones, with its undulating characteristics that make it a demanding but fun course.

By Playa de Palma, 10 minutes from Golf Son Vida, stay at the 5-star Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma hotel and relax in its Star Prestige Adults Only area enjoying its infinity pool, open to the sea.

Golf Son Muntaner and the oldest olive tree in Mallorca

In addition to playing in one of the best golf courses in Europe, according to World of Leading Golf, next to the 15th hole of Son Muntaner Golf you will be able to see and touch the oldest olive tree in Mallorca, called Na Capitana, which is more than a thousand years old.

The extraordinary design of Kurt Rossknecht offers you greens that allow you to overcome continuous challenges, and two holes, 5 and 6, which are extremely competitive and at the height of the most demanding in the international circuit.

In the driving range and pitching area of Son Muntaner Golf you can improve the performance of your strokes. And if your putt is not up to standards, don't worry! Here you practice on the biggest putting green on the island.

Maioris Golf, between Scottish and American design

This golf course in Mallorca has a particularity that makes it unique: the first 9 holes are of "Scottish type", with very moved greens, while holes 10 to 18 obey a typically American design, respecting and conserving the natural environment and its orography to the maximum.

Golf Maioris is located just ten minutes from the 5-star hotels in Playa de Palma.

Andratx Golf and the Green Monster Challenge

In this field, located southwest of Mallorca, you will surely face one of the biggest challenges of your life as a golfer: the 6th hole, known as Green Monster, which is the longest par 5 in Spain with its 609 meters.

The entire circuit is an example of the island's native landscape, with its characteristic trees - pine, oak, olive and carob trees - and the gentle Mediterranean breeze that its proximity to the sea offers.

Real Golf de Bendinat, tribute to the Mediterranean landscape

Designed by Martin Hawtree, the Bendinat Real Golf course is an ode to the Mediterranean forest, which will captivate you between the valleys and mountains that surround this demanding course south of the island.

Most of its 18 holes are well defined between rows of trees and bunkers, which will force you to select your shots very well, if you do not want to pick up your ball at the bottom of one of the lakes that cross the field.

Less than 10 minutes away, at the 5-star Iberostar Grand Portals Nous hotel you will live the true experience of luxury and relaxation, on the seafront and two steps from Puerto Portals, the most exclusive marina in the Mediterranean. Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Astir restaurant!

Golf Son Termens, natural world heritage site

Get ready to discover one of the most impressive courses in Europe, located in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains, declared World Heritage by UNESCO thanks to its outstanding natural beauty.

This course full of slopes is located between the imposing landscape of valleys and mountains, holm oaks and ancient olive trees.