Vall d'Or Golf Golf Course - Vall d'Or Golf
Vall d'Or Customer Survey Results 2018
Overall Position: 11th
Customer Service Rating: Good to very good
Overall Experience: Good to very good
Speed of Play: Good to very good
Condition of Tee-Boxes: Average to good
Condition of Fairways: Average to good
Condition of Greens: Good to very good
Comment: Work to the course at the start of 2018, followed by disappointing course conditions during the spring, dented our customers enthusiasm for this course. It dropped 8 places from 3rd to 11th in 2018. As there are no ongoing issues at the course that we are aware of, we would expect better results in 2019.
Vall d'Or Golf is the closest course to the resort of Cala d'Or, and about a 40 minute drive from the resorts of Cala Bona and Cala Millor.
It opened in 1986 as a 9 hole course and was redesigned in 1993 by American architect Bradford Benz to make a full 18 hole course. Vall d'Or is a short (5,538 m / par-71) but wonderfully presented course. The first 9 holes are set amongst pine trees, with rolling fairways 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 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.
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. The best word to describe this course of average difficulty is 'undulating', and due to its location it is well known for its cooling afternoon sea-breezes.
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 gaze out to sea.
Its rural setting, the magnificent views, and its contrasting holes, mean that this course is a firm favourite of golfers visiting the East of the island.
Factbox - Updated February 2019
Handicap Gentlemen: 36
Handicap Ladies: 36
Buggy Fee (18H): 45€
Electric Trolley (18H): 20€
Club Hire (King Cobra): 34€
Junior Rate (15-21): 64€ - 84€
Junior Rate (0-14): 43€ - 56€
Hollow Coring Dates
03 Jun 19 - 16 Jun 19 (Greens)
09 Sep 19 - 22 Sep 19 (Greens)
Do I Need a Buggy?
Vall d'Or is a hilly course, so a buggy is desirable unless you're fit. Buggies are allowed on the fairways, weather permitting.
Vall d'Or Golf Course
Ctra. Cala d’Or - Portocolom km 7,7, 07669 S’Horta (Felanitx), Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain