Hole by Hole - Calvià
“Hole 10 is one of the best Par 4’s that I have played in my life. This hole is one of magnificent designer John Harris’ very best. The sensations that the player feels at the tee, its seductions and dangers, the perfect placement of its bunkers, the strategically placed lake, the windmill, its tight out of bounds and the design of the green are all unique. No matter how many times you play this hole you always find something different. For me, as a golf course architect, it has served as a lesson” (Pepe Gancedo).
White 6450 m
Yellow 6080 m
Blue 5620 m
Red 5195 m
The starting hole is a long Par 4, slightly sloped, straight and fair.
With a good, long tee shot, the bunkers on the right side could come into play.
The driving range is on the left side of the fairway, so if the ball would go in that direction it would be in danger of being out of bounds.
The second shot easily reaches this generous green which is protected by a lake on the left and flanked by two perimeter bunkers.
On the first Par 5 of the course, be sure not to get too close to the left for two important reasons: on one side, out of bounds, and on the other side, its slight left dogleg that would prevent us from attacking the green with the second shot and thus be in a privileged position to get an Eagle!
Otherwise, the second shot must be in the centre of the fairway, so you can attack the green with a third iron shot. The green is protected by a bunker on the front right as well as on the back left.
With this Par 4, the tee shot is crucial to play this complicated low handicap hole.
Too far left, a lake comes into play and the fairway is interrupted on the right by two bunkers.
The green is on an elevated position, protected by a front and two side bunkers.
The starting tee is on an elevated position that allows the player to see the general situation of the fairway, which is protected by two lakes on the left, and a lush pine forest on the right.
The strong hitters will encounter a bunker that protects the entrance to the green.
This Par 5, slightly shorter than usual, opens the possibility of achieving a good result and even the much desired Eagle, if we get the perfect “fade”.
But be careful, the landing area is not too wide. On the left and opposite, there are strategically located lakes, and on the right, a leafy pine grove.
The green, as you would expect, is surrounded by wide bunkers and white sand.
It is the first Par 3 of the course, surrounded by bunkers and pine forest.
This colossal green of 950 m2 will be waiting for you with its unevenness, which makes it have this low handicap on the course.
This uniquely beautiful Par 4 opens through a forest corridor where a large front and rear bunker defend the ball’s landing area. The perfect play is to make a draw with an iron 4.
We should then play a wedge to place ourselves on a large elevated green.
Take a break at this hole and enjoy the panoramic view of the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From the Tee, in a very high position in relation to the green, you will be able to identify the layout of the fairway, with all its dangers, both on the right side and the pine forest on the left. A drive assures you the second short and close shot.
This interesting Par 3, in which you first have to pass a lake, where a llaut (Majorcan fishing boat) rests, is defended by several bunkers.
If you stay too far to the left, the ball threatens to roll down a steep slope.
This superb hole has all of the difficulties a golfer will encounter on a golf course, 90 degree dog leg to the right passed a double lake also 2 bunkers in front at the end of the fairway. You may risk an aggressive drive to carry the lakes towards the T-Club tower which will leave you with a wedge to the green, or drive down the middle of the fairway and attack the green with a long iron, which is protected by a double lake on the right, bunker at the back and bunker and out of bounds on the left.
This is a long par 5 especially when the wind is against, with a long lake to the right which comes into plat on the second shot and another lake protecting the entrance to the green.
A very long Par 3 with a very narrow entrance to the green which is protected by a lateral and frontal lake and a bunker at the back. The green has a downward right slope towards the lake.
This hole has a long and wide fairway with 2 large bunkers strategically placed on the right. A short second shot to a green protected by 3 bunkers.
This hole is strait forward, but your tee shot must avoid the bunker on the left and the trees on the right. The second shot is not long but the green is elevated and protected by 3 bunkers one of which is semi blocking the entrance.
An easy short par 3 with bunkers left and behind a complicated green with downward and curving slopes.
From the tee this hole is a continuous incline, narrow to begin with and then widens with trees on the left, a bunker on the right to save you from a fall off down a hill to a possible lost ball. This enormous green is protected by 2 bunkers on the left and another on the right covering half the entrance and the full right side of the green. Over the back of the green is trouble.
A long straight hole from the tee where it is easy to avoid the bunker on the left, but the trees on the right are a little tricky. The second is a long uphill shot to a narrow green protected by 3 bunkers, left, right and frontal.
A spectacular finishing hole with a panoramic view of the 1027 meter high Galatzo mountain where the famous golfer Severiano Ballesteros wished to build a summer home while he was negotiating the purchase of the golf course.
The long hitters can easily reach the green in 2, but be careful as there are 3 lakes to the left , running along the fairway and the length of the green and 2 bunkers to the right.