Son Vida Golf Course - Arabella Golf Son Vida
Son Vida Customer Survey Results 2018
Overall Position: 8th
Customer Service Rating: Good to very good
Overall Experience: Good to very good
Speed of Play: Average to good
Condition of Tee-Boxes: Average to goo
Condition of Fairways: Good to very good
Condition of Greens: Good to very good
Comment: Son Vida moved up one place from 9th to 8th place in 2018. It’s a well maintained course that delivers a great experience year on year. Speed of play can be an issue here, particularly for tee-times from late morning onwards. This is an issue the stops the course from achieving a higher ranking in our survey.
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.
Factbox - Updated February 2019
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): 39€ - 51€
Hollow Coring Dates
03 Jun 19 - 07 Jun 19 (Greens)
26 Aug 19 - 27 Aug 19 (Greens)
01 Jun 20 - 05 June 20 (Greens)
17 Aug 20 - 18 Aug 20 (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.
Son Vida Golf Course
C/ Solleric 1, E07013 Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain