From October 19th – 23rd 2022 the amazing Club Golf Son Muntaner near Palma de Mallorca will be host of the Mallorca Golf Open as part of the 2022 schedule of the DP World Tour. The elite of the DP World Tour is fighting for a total purse of 1,75 million Euros the second edition of this top event.
In mid-October, Mallorca will welcome the stars of the DP World Tour to the popular holiday island for the eighth time. The premiere in 1988 was won by none other than the legendary Spaniard Severiano Ballesteros. At last year’s Mallorca Golf Open the Dane Jeff Winther celebrated his emotional debut victory on the DP World Tour, having his family on site.
The top golf course Golf Son Muntaner acts as the venue for the event. The course was designed by German golf course designer Kurt Rossknecht in 2000. As early as 2009, Golf Son Muntaner proved that the slightly hilly course, which leads through magnificent Mediterranean vegetation, is ready for major international events: During the Mallorca Skins Games when Martin Kaymer (D), Justin Rose (ENG), José Maria Olazabal (SPA) and Robert Karlsson (SWE) were teeing off at Golf Son Muntaner, showcasing the challenging setup of the golf course.
The Mallorca Golf Open is part of the DP World Tour’s “Spanish Swing”, with three events on the Iberian Peninsula. You can expect a strong field of participants, as the DP World Tour is heading towards the home stretch towards the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai at this stage.
The Mallorca Golf Open is an event that also has the support of the local public institutions.
As in 2021, the e|motion Group is responsible as the promoter and organizer of the Mallorca Golf Open and is once again bringing a top international sporting event to the Balearic Island: “We are looking forward to hosting the Mallorca Golf Open again this year. We believe in premium sports in Mallorca like golf and tennis and we are embracing the chance of having Mallorca as the perfect location for events of this international top level,” says Edwin Weindorfer, CEO of the e|motion group, “Furthermore the DP World Tour event will produce a huge global media exposure on all platforms, ranging from live TV-coverage to social media, and will, on top of all, have a positive long term economic impact to Mallorca.”
Golf Son Muntaner: the new home of the Mallorca Golf Open
With Golf Son Muntaner, one of three golf courses in the Arabella Golf Group, the choice fell on one of the best and iconic courses in Mallorca that is also a member of the prestigious association European Tour Destinations. The golf course is situated only 10 minutes by car from the famous city-center of Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands.
The course impresses with well-defended greens, demanding doglegs, and numerous water hazards.
Golf Son Muntaner and the Arabella Golf Resort with its 3 hotels and 3 golfcourses are nominated in two main categories (best golfcourse in Spain & best eco-friendly golf resort worldwide) at the prestigious World Golf Awards and is looking forward staging the Mallorca Golf Open 2022.
Francisco Vila, CEO Arabella Hoteles e Inversiones de España, S.A.: “Arabella Golf Mallorca is very proud to announce the upcoming DP World Tour tournament, the Mallorca Golf Open. This will be the first time that our flagship course, the only one in the Balearic Islands that is member of the prestigious association European Tour Destinations, will host a professional tournament of the highest level, following the legacy that Golf Son Vida started in 1990 and 1994, where Severiano Ballesteros and Barry Lane were proclaimed champions. Are you ready to swing your best shot? The best golf in the world is about to arrive at Arabella Golf Mallorca.”
The DP World Tour is also very excited to have the Mallorca Golf Open on their schedule for a second time in a row. Ben Cowen, Chief Tournament Business Officer for the DP World Tour, said: “After making our first visit to Mallorca in ten years in 2021, we are delighted to be returning this October for the second edition of the Mallorca Golf Open. We are also looking forward to visiting Son Muntaner Golf Club, which is part of the European Tour Destinations network, and showcasing golf on the island of Mallorca to our global television audience.”
Facts & figures: Mallorca Golf Open 2022
Date: October 19th – 23rd Prizemoney: 1,75 Million EurosVenue: Golf Son Muntaner, Mallorca, SpainField: 120 playersDefending Champion: Jeff Winther (DEN)