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Golf at Vall d’Or Majorca

written by Steve Harris 02/07/2016

Just returned from 9 days in Porto Colom in Majorca. This was a chance for quality family time with my wife, 23 month old son, and parents in this small scenic port resort which is a real hidden gem. Whilst away I was fortunate enough to play two rounds at Vall d’Or Golf (http://www.valldorgolfclub.com/golfclub/intro_en.php ).   It was also a chance to give the Bunker clothing a Mediterranean outing.

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The course was just on the outskirts of town in the overlooking hills. Built in 1986 and originally a 9 hole course, it was transformed into an 18 hole venue in 1993.   The two 9s are of real contrast. The front 9 winds its way through the hills providing a real test of accuracy and shot choice. The second 9, whilst less hilly, still provides a good test to all golfers.   Small greens, well-guarded by traps and other hazards, make ball striking and club selection key.  Quality of the greens was excellent on both our trips.

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Although driving the ball well, approach play and my short game provided a real challenge as you can see from the scores and stats below.  Too many putts, missed greens and failed up and down attempts.

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The course has some stunning holes. The 3rd hole, a medium length par 5, provided a panoramic view of the coast and the whole of the Porto Colom resort.   The hole snaked its way down into the valley and provided a risk / reward opportunity for longer hitters to attempt to hit the tiny green in two.

 

The club house had a terrace balcony overlooking a number of the holes on the back 9 and the putting green.   It provided an enjoyable setting for some lunch and a well-earned ice cold ‘Cerveza’ after the game.

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If you are heading to Majorca, I would recommend a visit ,especially if staying in the Porto Colom area.

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