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Golf Poniente

Poniente Golf Course. Mallorca.

Designer: John Harris

Opened in 1978, Poniente has the kind of status on the island that is afforded to the older Scottish clubs in Britain, and is a favourite of British & German golfers staying in the coastal resorts around Palma.

Its 7,032-yard, par 72 layout was created by John Harris, and combines woodland, lakes, sweeping terrain and large, quick greens. The first four holes form a gentle start but the course bares its teeth on the intriguing stretch between the 7th and 10th.

The 8th hole plays blind and steeply downhill with a ravine to the right. Place your drive on the fairway and you'll have a medium iron left to a big green surrounded by palms and offering panoramic views.

Poniente's best - number 10 - will scare you from the tee. Water and reed beds loom on the right while bunkers guard the run-off at the end of the fairway. The green at first seems unreachable, but it is possible to carry the water with a sweet strike.

For discounted green fee prices, we recommend Simply Mallorca Golf.

Poniente is the closest golf course to Magalluf, and because of this many golfers choose to stay in the hotels in this resort:-