Golf Poniente is one of Mallorca’s oldest courses operational since 1978. This is a John Harris course.
This 18 hole, par 72 and 6.430m long course is a combination of flat and raised holes. A spacious driving range, two short play greens with a bunker and a wide putting green of 2.000 square metres makes this course a golfers delight.
A flat open course. A walkable track with only a couple of up hill holes (3rd and 16th). Greens are not to difficult, not top quality but acceptable. Enjoyable round with not to much pressure off the tees to reach the landing zones.
Nice relaxed club house and bar with terrace, don’t be but off with the chickens running around. Basic but clean changing rooms with shower facilities.
The club has a grass driving range, chipping and putting area, though the balls are a bit old – you need to buy the token in the club house.
Short distance from Magaluf and a few miles from Portal Nous. At the roundabout with the large number 8 in the centre, next to the water park, take the road for EL Toro, at 100 meters past the BP garage turn left and the course is up a lane.
Very close to the costal towns of Magaluf and Palmanova and a few mile from Potal Nous and Palma, the location of the course is excellent.
One of the original courses developed on the island. The club and a relaxed laid back feel which makes a pleasant change to the more corporate feel
of many of the modern developments.
The clubhouse is a development of the original farm and has a nice terrace. Chickens running around the fairways close to the club give it a informal feel.
The course itself is not as highly manicured as the new resorts and although the greens are not top standard they are more that acceptable for the course price range.
The course is not overly difficult and makes a good venue for groups wanting a to party and play a bit of golf.
Depending on the night you’ve had the course in general is walkable but there are a few hills to climb on the back nine. There appeared to be a shortage of buggies when we were there, so you may have to wait a bit if you are a large group going out early afternoon.
The club has a nice grass driving range though the balls were a bit old. Make sure you get a token from the club house as its quite a walk back.
Hole 1 par 4
Not a bad starting hole, all down hill, not a far as it looks. Water on the left of the green on the approach in
Hole 2 Par 5
Easy par 5 with a slight dogleg to the left. Carefull of the water on the right with your second shot. Approach into a large green which falls away at the back.
Hole 3 Par 4
Another slight dog leg with a small landing zone to put you in position for a good approach. A Good 3 wood should carry the bunkers that protect the faireway, though be carefull not to go to long as the fairwary drops away into light rough. Long second shot up hill to a well protected green.
Hole 4 Par 4
Nice driving hole with a wide landing zone. Short second iron shot to a large green.
Entrance to the green protected by bunkers to the left and right.
Hole 5 par 5.
Dog leg to right. A good drive is need to get int a position for a good second shot. Green is reachable for a low handicapper with a good fairway wood, but is well protected with pines trees to the right and a bunker to the right.
Hole 6 par 3
Straight forward par 3, though pine tress around the tee area mean a good strike is need to get away.
Hole 7. par 4.
Dog leg par 4 to the left with a small landing area protected by 2 bunkers. A mid iron shot into a long green is need for the second shot.
Hole 8 par 4
Down hill drive and quite stright. A good drive is need to get a good fairway lie for you second shot in which will be a short iron.
Hole 9 Par 3
Long par 3 all carry to the green protected by a front bunker.
Hole 10. Par 4
Dog leg to the right. Drive is to a wide landing zone, make sure you don’t over cook it though as bunker with collect any shots that are long. A very good second shot is need to reach the green it two with a long iron or fariway wood to a very well protected green with water all around the right, a long bunker to the left and trouble at the back.
Hole 11 Par 5.
Nice driving hole , bit hitters need to watch they don’t reach the frist pond on the right of the fairway.
Second shot is a lay up to the 150 m post as there is water after this covering most of the left fairway. Easy aproach to the green to be on in regulation.
Hole 12 par 3
Another long par 3 with water to the right.
Hole 13 par 4
Not a long par 4 but with a slight dog to the right. Bunkered to the right to catch any drives trying to cut the corner. Relative easy second approach shot.
Hole 14 par 4
Shortish straight forward par 4 up to the club house. Tee shot to fairway is protected by a large bunker to the left. Lay up in front with a 3 wood or long iron and a good medium iron should get you on in regulation into a slightly elevated green
Hole 15 par 3
Difficult par 3, shorter that the previous 3′s but well protected with overhanging pines to the left and water to the right
Hole 16. par 4
Very tight drive from tee, rock to left and a bank to the left that falls way to scrub. Approach is not to difficult if you managed to get off the tee well. A meduim iron should get you to the well protected green.
Hole 17 par 4.
Nice driving hole. Bunkers to the left will catch a miss hit drive, long 2nd shot in uphill to a green well protected with bunkers and not much space at the back.
Hole 18 par 5
Par 5 down hill. Good landing zone from the tee. Green may be reachable for the big hitters in tow but the narrow entrance at a slight skew with water to the left and trees to the right would need a very good shot.