Palma de Mallorca, 29th Oct 04
GOLF MOVES TO THE FORE
British Golfers visiting the island are on the increase and four new courses are under construction around the island.
Mallorca has enjoyed a phenominal Autumn this year with temperatures in the high 20ºc’s as this October is proving to be the warmest the island has had in 17 years and golfers can't believe their luck.
The Balearic Golf Association believes that Mallorca has a great deal of potential with the golfing market. A further four courses are currently under construction around the island at Majoris, Puntiro, Son Vida and Santa Ponsa, further underlining the industry’s investment in this sector and its’ determination to ensure that Mallorca is regarded as a key location within the Mediterranean for golf.
According to The Association, Mallorca is experiencing a marked increase in British golfers this season which looks set to continue. It is estimated that approximately over 50,000 British golfers will visit the island this year and they currently have a choice of 16 courses to play on which are open to the public year round. Prices vary slightly from course to course but the average cost for 18 holes is approx 60 euros (approx £41.00).
Among the most recent to open on the island is the Alcanada Course in Alcudia. This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, and is recommended for confident players and considered hard to fair. Course fee for 18 holes is 70 euros (approx £48.00).
Golf will also be an important feature of the Mallorca Tourist Board’s Centenary, which it celebrates next year with two golf tournaments planned one on the island and one in the UK at the London Golf Club, which is twinned with Royal Golf Club Bendinat on Mallorca.
Herewith a selection of some of the best websites for reservations and further information: www.mallorcaonline.com www.allspaingolf.com www.golfmallorca.com and www.magoco.com
The Mallorcan Tourist Board remains a private, independent entity. When it was founded in 1905 its’ objective was to create awareness of Mallorca as a destination and to study and implement how to promote the island to potential visitors. Throughout the years its role has changed with the evolving holiday market but it remains committed to constantly improving the tourism product and functions as a forum where tourism professionals debate important issues, policies, and decide on the future tourism strategy.
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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