Pula | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Pula is one of the most historic resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts, but not due to its golfing heritage. The manor house, which now plays host to the Pula Golf Resort Hotel and the country club facilities, was first built in 1581. Add a championship level golf course and a spa into the mix, and Pula has quickly become one of the best resorts in the Balearic Islands. 

The manor house overlooks part of the golf course, and provides a stunning setting for the hotel. The Pula Golf Resort Hotel offers up a range of accommodation, from smaller rooms to suites, and even a range of apartments in the annex building of the resort. There is something for all groups travelling to Mallorca for their holiday.

The golf course is stunning, with a Spanish legend having played a hand in the facility. Two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal redesigned the course in the mid-2000s, bringing the venue up to standard so it could satisfy the demands of both professional and international golf. There is also the Pula Golf Academy, which offers lessons and tuition to golfers from all walks of life. 

The Spa at Pula is an essential part of the resort these days, with some accommodation packages coming with unlimited time in the spa and on the golf course. Treatments, massages and much more are available in the Spa at Pula, which incorporates several types of shower and sauna into its facility. 

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Pula Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

The Golf Course

The golf course at Pula was originally founded in 1995, but a decade later it received a major redesign. Two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal was the man brought in to do so, with the course reopening in 2006.

It has been transformed into a large and neat golf course, and is a Par-72 track measuring more than 6,900 yards from the back tees. Olazabal’s influence on the golf course is still seen to this day, and the changes he made truly improved the golf course.

Water doesn’t come into play into the 5th hole, but from that point, it feels like it never quite goes away. The 8th is a 220-yard par-3 with a lake to the left of the green, with the same lake then coming into play on the side of the 9th fairway. 

Unlike most courses, Pula finishes with a par-3. Measuring more than 195 yards from the tips, it is a brute of a finishing hole. Bunkers either side of the green will catch an errant shot. Be happy to finish with a par. 

Pula Golf Academy & Fitting Centre

Along with the championship golf course, Pula is also the home to a Golf Academy and Fitting Centre. The Golf Academy features a state of the art driving range and short game area for golfers to hone their abilities.

Along with the technology, there is a team of qualified PGA professionals on hand to help coach golfers of all ages and abilities. From individual lessons to group clinics, there is coaching for all at the Pula Golf Academy.

The Fitting Centre by Callaway makes state-of-the-art golf clubs available to customers and guests. The most innovative techniques are used to be able to provide clubs tailored to the swing and level of play of every golfer.

Pula Golf Resort Hotel

The Pula Golf Resort Hotel is situated in the old manor house which dates back to the late 16th Century. The manor house is also the home to the country club facilities, with both parts welcoming guests in true Mallorcan fashion.

Each of the rooms and suites is a small, authentic piece of the Mediterranean, a light-filled awakening, a spectacular blue sky, where the warm, light sea breeze blows. The Caddy Room is the basic room at Pula, but even that has all the mod-cons you could need during a stay at the resort. 

The standard Suite at Pula is as luxurious as you would expect. With Wi-Fi, air conditioning, LED TV and more, a Suite at Pula is a glorious place to stay. There are then Deluxe Suites and the Presidential Suite, which has its own stunning terrace, and comes with free entries to the spa and golf course throughout your stay.

There are also apartments for guests to stay in during a stay at Pula. There are both Deluxe and Superior Apartment options, with both prices coming with unlimited golf at Pula. Both come with spacious kitchens and bathrooms, as well as a glamorous bedroom to relax in after a long day. 

Spa at Pula

The Spa at Pula Golf Resort has a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as a whirlpool where guests can relax and improve their physical and mental state. 

There are also three types of showers: a Scottish shower for muscle relaxation and tension relief, as well as natural exfoliation, a hydromassage shower and an ice shower which relieves pain and helps you to rest better. 

Guests can also unwind in the dry sauna or Turkish bath, where in addition to relieving pain, it also allows for greater oxygenation and revitalisation of the tissues. The Spa at Pula also offers a range of massages and treatments for guests, to help remove any built up stress and tension. 

Where is Pula located?
Pula is located on the island of Mallorca, based on the eastern side of the Balearic Island. Son Servera and Canyamel are the nearest towns to Pula, with the city of Palma - Mallorca’s capital - approximately an hour away by car. 

What is the nearest airport to Pula?
Palma de Mallorca Airport is the biggest airport on the island, and the only airport that operates flights daily to the majority of European countries. It is located about 50 miles to the west of Pula, within an hour’s drive on a good day.

What golf facilities does Pula offer?
The Pula Golf Academy works out of the state of the art driving range on the property, which is equipped with the latest TrackMan range technology. This allows for accurate shot data and allows some fun whilst practising, with guests able to play a range of courses on the screens. 

The driving range consists of several matted and covered bays, along with some grass tees on either side. There is also a large short game area, for golfers to hone their short game skills before taking to the course. 

Does Pula offer golf lessons?
The Pula Golf Academy offers tuition and lessons to guests of the resort and those just coming for a round of golf. With a team of qualified professionals, guests receive tailored instruction to help their game improve. Whether that is for the beginner who is first learning the game, or for the experienced player looking for that slight change, the Pula Golf Academy can help.

What are the green fees at Pula?
The most expensive green fee at Pula will cost in the region of €130, to play during the months of March to May, and September to October. During the rest of the year, prices drop down to €100 for a round at Pula. 

What accommodation is on offer at Pula?
There is a lovely range of accommodation at the Pula Golf Resort, with its hotel playing host to several types of rooms. The Caddy Rooms are the standard rooms at Pula, but come with a contemporary design and all the amenities required during a stay. There are also a range of suites, including the Presidential Suite, and a choice of apartments, for guests to stay in during their time at Pula. 

What other resorts are nearby?
Arabella, another resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, is also situated in Mallorca, It is around an hour away from Pula, on the other side of Palma. 

There are plenty of other golf courses on the island as well. Right next to Pula is Son Servera, while Canyamel is located just ten minutes up the road. 

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