Son Vida Golf Course - Arabella Golf Son Vida
Son Vida Customer Survey Results 2017
Overall Position: 9th
Customer Service Rating: Very Good
Overall Experience: Very Good
Speed of Play: Very Good
Condition of Tee-Boxes: Very Good
Condition of Fairways: Very Good
Condition of Greens: Very Good
Arabella Golf Son Vida is the oldest golf course in Mallorca, but it wasn’t the first to be built. The Hotel Golf Playa de Alcúdia built in 1934 was Mallorca’s first golf complex, however the Civil War paralysed the project, until 1964 when Son Vida opened.
In 2001 the famous German architect Kurt Rossknecht redesigned the course increasing its difficulty. The undulating fairways, and large, well designed contoured greens, offer numerous challenging pin positions, and are a good test for golfers of all standards.
A host venue to the Balearic Open on the European Tour in the 1990s – the great Seve Ballesteros won the event in 1990 – the course layout has stood the test of time and continues to attract golfers from all over the world.
There is a feeling of tradition and history as the fairways wind through the prestigious Son Vida estate, but the technical design, speed of the greens, and need for accuracy, creates a memorable experience at this 5,601m (6,125 yards) par-72 course. It is short by modern standards, but is remembered by most for its sweeping doglegs. And, its final signature hole, a stunning par-5, with a risk-and-reward feature to carry the water, which is the final tempting challenge on this historic course.
The design of the course can result in slow play, so morning tee-times are preferable.
Factbox - Updated November 2017
- Handicap Gentlemen: 54
- Handicap Ladies: 54
- Buggy Fee (18H): 30€ - 40€
- Buggy Fee (09H): 15€ - 24€
- Electric Trolley (18H): 15€ - 20€
- Electric Trolley (09H): 10€ - 15€
- Club Hire (18H - Callaway): 30€ - 40€
- Club Hire (18H - Srixon): 17€ - 25€
- Club Hire (09H - Callaway): 17€ - 25€
- Club Hire (09H - Srixon): 09€ - 15€
- Junior Rate (18H): 47€ - 60€
- Junior Rate (09H): 28€ - 36€
Hollow Coring Dates
04 Jun 18 - 08 Jun 18 (Greens)
27 Aug 18 - 28 Aug 18 (Greens)
Do I Need a Buggy?
Son Vida is a relatively short undulating course which is walkable if fit. However, buggies must be kept to the paths.