Capdepera Golf

In the foothills of Mallorca’s beautiful Llevant mountains lies Capdepera Golf, an idyllic and charming 18-hole course renowned for its relaxed atmosphere.

Surrounded by almond groves and with spectacular views over the nearby coast, this hidden gem offers golfers a tranquil escape from the busier resort courses.

Course Overview

Designed by renowned American architect Dan Maples and opened in 1989, Capdepera Golf features a clever mix of easier holes in the flatter valley below, once home to an almond plantation, blended with more challenging holes that climb up into the Levante mountains.

With generous fairways punctuated by water hazards and tricky doglegs, the layout keeps golfers on their toes while showcasing the stunning natural scenery. The course culminates in a spectacular uphill par 3 15th hole with panoramic vistas to the sea.

Amenities and Facilities

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The attractive Mallorcan-style clubhouse at Capdepera Golf is generally considered one of the best in the area, overlooking the 18th green and housing the renowned Roca Viva restaurant.

Golfers can enjoy local cuisine on the terrace with sublime views over the course. The pro shop is well-stocked with equipment and there’s a large driving range plus short game practice areas. Electric trolleys, buggies and club rental are available.

Course Layout and Design

Capdepera Golf cleverly combines a mix of easier holes on the relatively flat former almond plantation in the valley, with more undulating and challenging holes threaded through the Llevant mountains from the 10th.

The par 72 layout features five lakes integrated smoothly into the design, and a smattering of testing doglegs. The standout hole is the short par 3 15th, playing from an elevated mountain tee down to a cliff-edge green, with sublime sea views.

Playing Experience

With wide fairways and large greens, the front nine holes at Capdepera Golf pose little difficulty for higher handicappers. But low-markers are kept on their toes by cunning bunker placement guarding many greens, and the ever-present risk of water.

The back nine holes climb up into the foothills, becoming tighter and more challenging. Accuracy and strong shot-shaping skills are required to tame doglegs hemmed in by olive groves. The par 3 15th is a picturesque signature hole, but with a tiny green perched on the edge of a ravine, it demands precision club selection.

Conditions and Maintenance

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Visitors indicate Capdepera Golf is nicely maintained, with lush fairways and slick greens – although the summer heat can cause the putting surfaces to slow. Some comments suggest the tee boxes could benefit from renovation due to wear and tear.

The club is commended for keeping the course in respectable shape even during hot dry Mallorcan summers. Maintenance schedules aim to provide good playing conditions year-round.

Scenery and Atmosphere

The natural beauty of the surrounding Llevant mountains sets Capdepera Golf apart, with pretty much every hole showcasing lovely vistas. The back nine in particular provides stunning elevated views over olive and almond groves to the sea beyond.

Golfers report the friendly, low-key ambience adds to the delight of playing here. As one reviewer put it: “Mallorca golf at its most relaxing and welcoming”. The charm and character of the clubhouse enhances the whole experience.

Local Knowledge and Tips

Local advice is to reserve tee times well in advance to secure a spot, as demand often exceeds supply for golf at Capdepera, especially during peak seasons. For those struggling to navigate the mountainous final holes, seasoned local caddies are available. They know the course intimately and provide invaluable guidance on tricky blind shots and where to avoid danger zones.

Visitors savour relaxing on the clubhouse terrace after golf, drinking in spectacular sunsets behind the 18th green while sampling renowned Spanish hospitality.

Hole Distance, Par & Handicap

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Customer Service and Staff

If gracious service and a warm welcome are high priorities, then reviews suggest Capdepera Golf delivers pleasingly. The professional staff are repeatedly singled out for going the extra mile for visitors.

Their friendliness and attentiveness seemingly combine to make guests feel relaxed and well taken care of. As one happy travelling golfer put it: “the owner/manager was very friendly and accommodating”. Such charm enhances the whole Capdepera golfing experience.

Value for Money

Green fees at Capdepera Golf generally offer reasonable value compared to other Mallorcan courses, with pricing structured to be affordable for visitors rather than elite. Guests feel they get good golf at a fair price point.

The high-season rack rate for 18 holes starts from €89 rising to €115, with discounts often available for early bookings, multi-round packages, juniors and replays. Compared to certain nearby five-star venues where 18 holes can cost €200+ in summer, cost-conscious golfers rate Capdepera as good value.


For golfers seeking picturesque views and a relaxed game away from crowded resort courses, Capdepera Golf ticks all the boxes. This hidden gem combines a cleverly-designed layout full of interest, with the stellar backdrop of Mallorca’s magnificent Llevant mountains.

The charm of the clubhouse and genial service add further appeal. Golfers visiting this beautiful corner of rural Mallorca will surely reward their senses and refresh their spirit with an idyllic round at Capdepera.


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