Hmm. I can only assume that some of the lustre has left this course in the last year or so because I think it is very hard to give this more than a three ball rating. The whole place looks like it needs a bit of a kick up the backside to get it going. The staff were nice enough but they could have mentioned the infestation of mosquitos which bit us alive in the first hour. The water on the front nine was very contrived - one oval lake to play around on the par 4 7th and 8th - and needed a good filling up. There is something quite depressing about seeing the black lining as the water level drops. Early on, balls leaving the straight and narrow were penalised overly hardly for such a tight course - balls either lost or unplayable - and that definitely took some pleasure away. Greens were too small on the longer holes and run-off areas too punishing. All-in-all it was just about OK. In fairness the water on the back 9 was a lot more reasonable and actually added to the par 4 15 and par 3 16. It was a relief to get in and if we are back on the island won't be rushing back. Son Muntaner and Son Gual were both a different class.
Date: May 31, 2010