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Arabella Golf Son Vida

Urb. Son Vida,

Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca 07013

  • Office

    +34 971 791 210
  • Pro shop

    +34 971 791 210
  • Fax

    +34 971 791 127
  • Golf pro

    Toni Planells (Academy Head Professional)
  • Academy

    Arabella Golf Academy Mallorca (located at Son Muntaner Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Fred Hawtree (1964); remodelled by Kurt Rossknect (2001).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5601
4738
Par
71
71
SSS or slope
69.9
70.3

At the same location:

In close proximity to each other at Arabella Golf Mallorca are the following courses: Son Muntaner (18-hole, par-72, 6266 m from back tees); Son Vida (18-hole, par-71, 5601 m); Son Quint (18-hole, par-72, 6205m); 9-hole Son Quint Executive course (655 m).

Location

Latitude:

39.588121

Longitude:

2.598181

How to get there:

7 km NW of Palma city centre.

Arabella Golf Son Vida

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1964

Arabella Golf Mallorca is home to three championship golf courses - Son Vida (the oldest), Son Muntaner (the highest rated) and Son Quint (the newest and most forgiving). The separate clubhouses of each course are situated about a kilometre apart from each other, with the Son Vida course heading out and back in two nine-hole loops from the onsite Sheraton hotel.

Although the oldest and shortest of the Arabella trio, Son Vida is the only one to have twice hosted the European Tour (see the Did You Know section below). This venerable old course, originally designed by renowned English architect Fred Hawtree, provides plenty of variety. The routing of the holes was left largely unchanged by Kurt Rossknecht's restyling in 2001, with some holes occupying flatter terrain and others with more pronounced elevation changes. There are occasional views beyond the course, although much of the time the individually routed holes journey through a pleasantly wooded estate of opulently large mansions and villas.

With its tight and often tree-lined fairways, especially on the front-nine, this not overly long course demands accuracy from the tee on many occasions. Sweeping doglegs characterise several holes. Water rarely threatens until you come to the more open closing stretch of holes. Here water hazards certainly play their part at the testing downhill par-3 16th and snaking par-5 18th. On the final hole a large pond on the left of the fairway will catch errant drives from the tee. As you play your second shot and approach to the final green, an even more threatening pond looms large on the right.
List of courses: Spain - Mallorca
  • Photo of Arabella Golf Son Vida
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap certificate required. Maximum handicap: 54 (men & women).

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March, April, May, mid-Sept thru mid-Nov): €115 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Walking permitted. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited (driving range located at Son Muntaner).

Did you know?

Son Vida has hosted many top level events, not least the European Tour's Balearic Open, won here in 1990 by Seve Ballesteros and in 1994 by Barry Lane (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Son Vida). | Son Vida is a member of the Arabella Golf group, which manages a number of golf facilities in Mallorca, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (see Son Muntaner - Did You Know section).

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 28th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.

Where2Stay

  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel5-star

    Carrer de la Vinagrella, Urb. Son Vida, Mallorca 07013.

    +34 971 78 71 00

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    The design of the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel echoes the traditional Spanish country house, where splendour meets blue skies and unparalleled golf. Your green fees for the Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Quint courses are included in your room rate at this Sheraton hotel. Apart from a few golf courses on the west coast, all Mallorca's top golf layouts are inside a 30 km radius of this hotel.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Son Vida

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Son Muntaner; Son Quint; Real Bendinat.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Son Termens; Poniente; Santa Ponsa; Andratx; Puntiro; Son Gual; Son Antem; Maioris.

  • St Regis Mardavall Resort5-star

    Passeig Calvia S/N, Costa d'en Blanes, 07181 Palma De Mallorca

    +34 971 629 629

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    The breathtaking Serra de Tramuntana Mountains and the azure-blue sea create the stylish backdrop for this luxury hotel in Majorca. This hotel charms guests with its subtle elegance and St. Regis butler service, which is attentive and discreet. The 133 luxury rooms offer stunning views of the ocean and the hotel's lush gardens. The Arabella Spa provides a unique sense of well-being. You can indulge true culinary art and unique flavours in the hotel's restaurants.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Bendinat; Poniente; Santa Ponsa.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Andratx; Son Vida; Son Muntaner; Son Quint; Son Termens; Puntiro; Son Gual.

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