The course is a nice parkland course close to Palma de Majorca. It is part of the Arabella Sheraton Golf Resort which includes three 18 hole courses (Son Vida, Son Quint and Son Muntaner) and one 9-hole executive course (Son Quint Executive). I played Son Vida in the last week of August 2010. The course is relatively short (5600 metres from the yellow tees - the course only has red and yellow tees). The main difficulties come from the very narrow fairways. The first 12 holes are not very spectacular and I had the impression that there is just not enough space for the course because of all the residential developments. Holes 13-18 are nice and the fairways open up and the holes are getting longer. Hole 18 is clearly the signature hole - a nice double dogleg par 5 with two lakes and a large green right in front of the club house. The greens were in really great shape and the staff was friendly. The par 3's are interesting, but I had the feeling that they are a little bit the same (three short par 3's play from elevated tees). I think a ranking of #74 in Spain is a little bit overrated and Son Muntaner and Son Quint are more interesting and more of a challenge.
Date: September 07, 2010