Located just 10 minutes’ drive from Palma is the group of courses that fall under the umbrella of Arabella Golf Mallorca – of which Son Quint is the newest. Inaugurated in 2007, the 18-hole course was designed by Kurt Rossknecht and Ramón Espinosa to be somewhere between Son Vida and Son Muntaner in terms of difficulty. Handicap certificate must be shown on check-in.
The course has two large lakes and rolling terrain amid superb Mallorcan countryside of gnarled old olive trees and pines. There are always commanding views of the coast and at hole 8 you’ll tee off with a prime view of Palma’s cathedral, La Seu. There are well-watered fairways and superbly maintained greens.
The back nine is much tougher than the front, with more dog legs, hazards and undulating fairways, calling for accurate tee shots.
The opening of the 9-hole Executive Course at Son Quint means that Arabella Golf is the biggest golf resort in Spain, with a total of 63 holes. The landscape of the 9-hole course features olive, carob and pine, as well as Leyland cypresses to protect one side of the course. Along its 655- metre-length, there are typical Mallorcan stone walls, oleander bushes and lantana shrubs. It’s a fun but challenging short course, with green fees from €10.
Son Quint has a 60 m2 warm-up area directly next to the clubhouse, where the poolside restaurant Sun Quint is located. There’s a driving range at Son Muntaner. Son Quint Golf also has a physiotherapy practice, specialising in treating golfers.
Son Quint Golf in Mallorca is also home to Europe’s first on-course Nike Golf Store, where you’ll find the brand’s latest golf fashions and equipment.
The Starwood group of hotels offers three well-located properties for visiting golfers who want to stay and play at Son Quint: Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Sheraton Mallorca Arabella, and the seafront St Regis Mardavall Mallorca.
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