Golf de Andratx is located in the south-west of Mallorca close to the resort of Camp de Mar. The course winds it’s way through a stunning rural landscape, featuring old olive groves, almond trees and ancient Mallorcan stone walls.
Andratx is a championship standard 18 hole course. Recognised as one of the more challenging courses in Mallorca, Andratx is popular for it’s originality. Starting with a testing par 4, the first hole has an elevated green protected by a typical Mallorcan stone wall. An accurate straight drive is needed in order to give the best line into the green. Welcome to Golf Andratx! Hole 6, which is 609 meters from the championship tee, is the longest hole in Spain. It winds uphill, through trees and water hazards, and is fraught with danger. The tee shot from hole 8, offers a spectacular view of the sea, the resort of Camp de Mar, and surrounding hills.
Andratx back nine holes wind their way through the rural countryside and are surrounded by pine trees. Due to challenges with irrigation, special consideration has been given to grass varieties. These contrast in colour between the three different grass types used. Even high handicappers will have little difficulty finding and identifying their ball.
There are several ponds and lakes spread around the course. To add to these hazards there are a large number of bunkers which ensure that even experienced players rarely finish their round with the ball they started with.
Due to restrictions with the kind of water that can be used, Andratx is irrigated with a combination of recycled water and rainwater, which is collected and stored. The course also has its own desalination plant, which can be called on as required. This ensures the course condition can be maintained, whilst also protecting the environment.
Playing Andratx offers a rewarding experience, but due to it’s hilly terrain and large distances between some greens and tees, buggies are recommended for all but the fittest.
Do I Need a Buggy?
Essential for all but the fittest of players, due to the hilly terrain, and the distance between greens and tees. Buggies can be driven on some of the fairways, weather permitting.