You may have heard of Mallorca but not of the Balearic Islands. Some of the most scenic islands – Ibiza, Mallorca, Minorca and Formentera make for the clutch of these islands If you are thinking of playing golf, then this region can be the perfect option. There are may reasons for this. These are just some of them.
Great temperatures all year round. Their geographical location, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, gives the Balearic Islands a pleasant, warm climate throughout the season. You can even get the clubs out in winter.
So easy to get to! Communications with the Balearic Islands are excellent. By air it takes little more than two hours from the main European airports, with flights to Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza. There are also ferries and scheduled maritime services between the islands and other destinations on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, such as Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante. Whether you are coming for a weekend or a long holiday, travelling to the Balearics to play golf is easy.
Variety is the key. If choice is essential for you, then you are in luck: there are more than 20 golf courses on the archipelago. The vast majority are in, meaning that a short drive (you can cover the length of the island in an hour and a half) will take you to a wide variety of courses, ideal for beginners through to expert players.
With views of the sea, the mountains… As you play you are sure to love the peace and beauty of the surroundings. And it is hardly surprising: many of the courses are on the coast and offer wonderful sea views; others are inland, in stunning settings such as the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains in Majorca.
And after the green… there is a host of options for culture, leisure and entertainment: from beach sports, to the wealth of monuments to be found in cities such as Palma de Mallorca or Eivissa (Ibiza Town), which has the UNESCO World Heritage designation. You can also discover the archipelago’s valuable countryside on an excursion, visit one of its many museums, go shopping in the famous street markets of Ibiza, enjoy the packed cultural agenda of Majorca…