Santa Ponsa 1 Golf Course - Golf Santa Ponsa 1
Santa Ponsa 1 Customer Survey Results 2018
Speed of Play: Average to good
Condition of Tee-Boxes: Average to good
Condition of Fairways: Average to good
Condition of Greens: Average to good
Overall Position: 13th
Customer Service Rating: Average to good
Overall Experience: Average to good
Comments: Everything about the course is consistent, and going into 2019 it’s very keenly priced. Greater attention to small details would see this course in the top 10, however it’s still a course we would recommend for players of all levels staying in the south / south-west of the island.
The Golf Santa Ponsa resort consists of three courses and a four-star hotel. Of the 3 courses only Golf Santa Ponsa 1 is open to the general public, as Santa Ponsa II and III are private courses reserved for members.
Opened in 1977, the 18-hole (par-72) Santa Ponsa 1 golf course is 6,542 metres long from the white (championship) tees.
Eleven lakes, forty-six bunkers, beautiful views of Puig Galatzó, and one of the longest par-5's in Europe (590 metres), set this course apart from others in Mallorca. Designed by the late Italian, Folco Nardi, it has a great pedigree, and was the second course on the island to open. It hosted the Balearic Open on the European Tour on six occasions between 1988 and 1998.
It is open, uncomplicated, and has fairways amongst the most generous on the island, making it an ideal place to enjoy ripping into your drives and approach shots.
There's a superb shape to the course, with several doglegs and intelligent use of water, particularly at the dramatic par-4 16th. At 400 metres, this sliding left-to-right dogleg is difficult enough, but it skirts an enormous lake on the right for the entire length of the hole. Good course management is required to safely negotiate a water hazard of this size, and for some, laying up and playing the hole as a par-5 could be the wisest option.
The par-4, 18th hole is a fine finish to a very enjoyable round of golf, and was the scene of an epic play-off between Seve Ballesteros and Jesper Parnevik for the 1992 Balearic Open. They played the hole 6 times before Seve eventually triumphed. The story goes that Parnevik's caddie was so exhausted, the Swede took up the bag for the final stretch.
As well as the course, there is a 250 metre long driving range with room for 50 players to practice, a chipping area, and two putting greens.
Inside the comfortable Hotel Bar Lounge, which also serves as a Clubhouse, there's a refreshing beer on offer, as well as a variety of dishes in the restaurant. There are also terraces beside the pool where you can chat about the day's round or sample the menu.
Factbox - Updated May 2018
Handicap Gentlemen: 28
Handicap Ladies: 36
Buggy Fee (18H): 42€
Buggy Fee (09H): 27€
Club Hire: 39€
Junior Rate: 50% discount on adult rack rates
Hollow Coring Dates
06 Aug 18 - 19 Aug 18
Do I Need a Buggy?
Golf Santa Ponsa 1 is a flat, but long course, which is easily walked. Buggies are allowed on the fairways, weather permitting.
Golf Santa Ponsa 1
Carrer Berenguer de Palou, 2, 07180 Santa Ponça, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain