Hills alive with the sound of golf

Many Mallorcan courses are situated on the south west coast near the cosmopolitan Palma and vibrant Magaluf, but Golf Son Termens is a golf course set in isolated tranquil surrounds – inland amongst the hills – yet only 20-mins from Palma.

Son Termens is a golf course harmonized with its natural surroundings and appealing for this very reason.

The only building you can see while playing is the attractive ochre Mallorcan style clubhouse, and the steady rise in the course enables you to experience stunning views from vantage points along the back nine.

It’s in an excellent location, between the village of S’Esglaitea and the Soller Road, 10-kms from Palma on the way to Valdemossa.

The drive here is also a welcome relief from the busy motorway that circles Palma.

Son Termens Golf - crafted into the Mallorcan Hills

The course was crafted by the Harris Group and Jose Rodriguez and opened in 1998, and so is one of Mallorca’s newest courses.

Despite its tender age, it’s already known for its quick smooth greens and magnificent course condition.

It’s rare to find a new course built to a par of 70, but at Son Termens they’ve got it exactly right.

Birdie opportunities abound here, and it’s fun to play a well kept course that offers a chance to score well.

The opening par-four first can be driven by the better player, and the courses two par-fives, the 5th and 6th, are reachable by the better player.

There are tough demanding holes here as well as short par-fours.

The 4th and 10th are two punishing par-fours, played uphill to raised greens surrounded by large bunkers, and will require good tee-shots if you’re to reach in two.

The most interesting hole at Son Termens is the short 2nd.

A blind narrow tee-shot requires just an iron from the tee, leaving a 100-yard pitch to a green protected by a deep rocky ravine to the front and right, while sand traps await behind for the nervy golfer to hit his approach too hard.

Website: www.golfsontermens.com

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