As the nights close in and the weather starts making you feel a bit glum, why not think about heading off to the sunshine island of Majorca for a luxury six-night golf break at Son Gual golf course while relaxing at Son Julia - one of the island's most elegant boutique hotels.
Son Julia's special SON golf package includes three rounds of golf at the exclusive Son Gual course, which has been rated Majorca's top course and the ninth best in Spain by Golf World magazine.
The exclusive Son Julia / Son Gual package includes six nights' bed and breakfast at Son Julia; three dinners at the hotel's award-winning Las Bovedas restaurant; two 30-minute special golfer's shoulder-and-neck massage; a 60-minute full body massage; six days' car rental (VW Polo or equivalent); and cava and fresh fruit upon arrival.
It costs from €1,325pp, including VAT, based on two sharing a room, and is valid until November 28.
The €30m Son Gual course features large lakes, 66 bunkers, 800 olive trees - some over a thousand years old - wild flowers in the rough areas and vineyards in several areas around the course, while Son Julia comprises of a 25-room, country hotel located in a 15th centry manor house that overlooks the island's 300-year-old Arabic-style rambling gardens.
In May 2009, Son Gual hosted the Mallorca Senior Open and received gushing praise from a number of the participants: former Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam even compared the greens to those at a certain Gerogia track.
“It's a bit like Augusta,” said the 1991 Masters champion. “There are a lot of slopes on the greens. You've got to get the ball on the right side of the hole - if you don't you'll be struggling. Miss it on the wrong side and you're dead.”
And tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, who was born on the island, is a frequent visitor to Son Gual when his schedule allows.
If you have had the privilege of playing Son Gual, then why not write your own course review for the chance to win a GolfBuddy Platinum or Voice? To see what we thought of the Majorcan masterpiece, click here.