The first tee at Son Vida gives you a taste of what is to come. Short dogleg, not too much bother and a slight annoyance that you won’t be hitting more than a 4 iron on a par 4. The first eleven or twelve holes are all pretty short and tight, surrounded by houses which while impressive add nothing to your enjoyment of the round. The course is clearly played a lot and the pace was slow to start off with (not helped by two early par 3s) but it speeded up thank goodness. Carts on paths only did nothing to help anyone’s speed of play. It is only on the back 9 that the course opens up and there is the opportunity to hit a driver off the tee and open the shoulders. All in all probably a 3 ball club which is in fine condition but feels squeezed into an area probably not conducive to great golf course architecture.
Date: May 24, 2010