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Vall d'Or Golf Course - Vall d'Or Golf and Restaurant

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Vall d'Or Golf Course

Vall d'Or golf course is set in a splendid location, close to the sea, in the municipality of Felanitx, about a 40 minute drive from the resorts of Cala Bona and Cala Millor.

It began life as a 9 hole course in 1985, and was redesigned in 1993 by American architect Bradford Benz to make a full 18 hole course. Benz appears to have succeeded in creating the classy standards more often associated with the cars that share his name, for Vall d'Or is a short but wonderfully presented course. The first 9 holes are set amongst pine trees, and have unrelenting views over the Mediterranean sea. The course opens with a short par-3, and is followed by a difficult par-4 that winds steeply into the hills. These holes give no hint to the first time player of the breathtaking revelation that is the next hole.

The 3rd must rank among the 10 best and most beautiful golf holes on the island. It is a par-5 with an elevated tee that offers spectacular views over the bay of Porto Colom. The hole plays downhill through a valley and turns left to where the green is lofted into a hillside by intricate rock bouldering. A good drive leaves you in range to reach in two, but with a hanging lie that promotes a fade. Ideally placed at the green's front right corner is a tall willow tree, a magnet for the brave who take on this approach.

The next four holes are beautiful, short but tricky and on the tree-lined front 9 it pays to leave the driver in the bag. The back 9, the original 9 hole layout, is more open and here you can really play for a score.

Along the course are three lakes and a good number of bunkers with limestone sand. It cannot be described as either a flat or mountainous course. Undulating is probably the best word, and due to its location it is well known for its cooling afternoon sea-breezes.

The 16th is an intriguing spectacle of the inward half and needs a 40-yard fade from the tee. The par-3 18th is a strong finishing hole. Its raised green, with well mown run offs, sits in front of the stylish Vall d'Or Clubhouse from where you can see the whole of Calas de Mallorca, the south-east coast of the island.

Vall d'Or golf's clubhouse has comfortable changing rooms, a sports shop, bar and a restaurant which is renowned for its quality and excellent service.

Its rural setting, its magnificent views and its contrasting holes, means that this course is a firm favourite of golfers visiting the east of the island.

Reproduced by kind permission of Golf Monthly & the ACGB.

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Customer Survey Results - 2016

The following scores represent the percentage of our clients who marked the course as good or excellent in each of the following categories, and the rating in comparison to other courses. The scores are updated at the end of each year:-

  Ranking %
Overall Rating 2016 3rd  
Speed of Play 4th 86%
Condition of Tee-Boxes 8th 75%
Condition of Fairways 1st 100%
Condition of Greens 9th 83%
Quality of Design / Layout 4th 95%
Level of Customer Service 8th 84%
Overall Enjoyment 6th 89%
Overall Value for Money 5th 74%

What Our Clients Say:

Excellent front 9. Jun 15

Holes 1-9 are spectacular; mountainous but very fair! Holes 10-18 are a bit too flat, but still have their challenges. May 14

Condition of course very good; staff helpful, but green fees too expensive. Oct 12

A nice course in excellent condition. Jul 11

Opening 9 holes are fantastic. Jun 11

Awesome back 9. Challenging front 9 and more open back 9. Great fairways. Jan 11

Vall d'Or seems to have taken amazing care of its greens over the summer, and it showed, playing in mid-October. One thing about that is a disappointment about the course is the price - It's one of the most expensive on the island. Nov 10

Very good condition, friendly and extremely helpful staff. A little bit expensive, but probably worth it to enjoy your golf. Would definitely play again if I returned to Mallorca. Jun 10

Beautiful views, and established course. Well maintained. May 10

Good condition. Excellent course - the first 9 holes are some of the best we have ever played. May 10

Views fantastic, and the course is a good challenge. Oct 07

Very friendly the course was 30 times better than last year. It was good to see you again Mark. Hope to see you next year. Oct 07

Good challenging course for all levels, pro shop and club house very friendly, and not over-crowded. Oct 07

The course layout and condition was immaculate. The variety of holes and challenges was excellent. The views were simply stunning. The clubhouse and welcome were great. Oct 07