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LOCAL GOLF COURSES Golf is one of the fastest growing sports on the island and Mallorca is blessed with many fantastic courses, attracting regular golfing visitors to the island, many of whom return year after year. SANTA PONSA Santa Ponsa is lucky enough to have two Championship golf courses, both having staged the Balearic Open, which has formed part of the European PGA Tour. As a visitor to the town you can only play on the Santa Ponsa I course; Santa Ponsa II, and Santa Ponsa III are for the exclusive use of shareholders. Santa Ponsa I opened in 1977 and is a par-72 course at 6,106 metres. Green fees are expensive, as they are throughout Mallorca and a round will cost you 88 euros, 9 holes is 40 euros but discounts are available if you travel with certain tour operators. Enquire with the company you travelled with to see if you are eligible for a discount card. The green fee is for a round and not the day. Tee reservations are recommended and can be made by phoning 971 69 02 11. You can hire clubs, buggies and golf trolleys. Buggies are 40 euros for 18 holes and 25 euros for 9 holes. Club hire is 20 euros. There are full club house facilities to relax in after your round. The location of the course is marked on the Santa Ponsa map (centre pages), but don’t be fooled by its apparent proximity to the centre of Santa Ponsa. The entrance to the golf course complex is within walking distance, but it is a long way from there to the club house. You’ll need a car or taxi to take you. MAGALLUF & PALMA NOVA The nearest course to Magalluf and Palma Nova is the Poniente Golf Course designed by John D Harris. It’s situated just outside Magalluf, not far from Aqualand, which you can find on the map (centre pages), and although it’s not within walking distance from the resorts, it’s only five minutes from Magalluf, and ten minutes from Palma Nova, by car or taxi. Open since 1978, this well designed course has long been popular with British holidaymakers and residents alike. It’s a very challenging course to play, offering a blend of severity and fairness with some spectacular views. The 10th is one of the best holes on the course, and one is relieved to come away with your par 4. The 16th hole is another tough one, but you can be let off for not faring too well, as the views from the fairway across the Calvia area and towards Palma are quite outstanding and one can easily take their mind off the job in hand - trying to get that little ball into a hole, not much bigger, a quarter of a mile away! A round of golf at Poniente will cost you 88,00 euros. If you only want to play 9 holes it’s 45,00 euros, but you can only do that after 5pm in the Summer and after 3pm in the Winter. Buggy hire is 40 euros for the round, a trolley 4,50 euros and club hire is 20 euros per set. There is also a driving range available at a cost of 20 euros. Tee times must be reserved in advance. Tel: (00 34) 971 130 148


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Scene Magazine August  
Scene Magazine August  

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