The Son Muntaner Golf course forms part of the Arabella golf complex in Son Vida, to the north west of Palma de Mallorca. Created in 2000 by Kurt Rossknecht, the course is considered one of the more challenging on Majorca. Son Muntaner Golf is a player’s course, and from the 1st hole you’re confronted by difficult approach shots over water to bunkered greens. A slithering lake runs the length of the 2nd and 3rd holes, testing your accuracy on each shot.
Broad fairways and large greens, capable of having several different pin positions, mean high handicappers can play alongside pros. That said, taking 3 attempts to sink a putt can become the norm if you’re not careful, with the omnipresent wind a distinctive feature of the course.
Son Muntaner boasts Mallorca’s oldest olive tree – “Sa Capitana” is said to be 1,000 years old. It stands near the 15th tee, so do try to avoid belting it with a golf ball!
The joy of playing in Son Muntaner golf course not only lies in having to shape the ball off the tee to get the ideal position for your second shot, but also in the size of the greens which offer the opportunity for varied pin positions, making the course play differently every day.