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Son Muntaner

Son Muntaner


Built: 2000
Designed by: Kart Rossknecht
Green Fee: € 130 (18 holes) € 75 (9 holes)
Buggy: € 45

Facilities

Proshop, Bar, Restaurant, Driving range included in Green Fee

Location

Carretera de Son Vida
Palma de Mallorca
Tel.:+34 971 783 030

www.sonmuntanergolf.comwww.sonmuntanergolf.com

About Son Muntaner

At 5,968m off the yellow tees this is a fairly long course which feels longer given the fairly narrow fairways and well protected greens. Son Muntaner is a truly unique course with its own character and like nothing else on the island. There is more than enough challenge to get you coming back for moretime and time again. Our advice is get a buggy as it sometimes a fair distance from green to tee, and it can also be a hilly course in places.

The Son Muntaner golf course is part of the Arabella Resorts outstanding trio of golf courses located very close to the bay of Palma. As with all these golf courses Son Muntaner is a stand out golf experience that offers something to all levels of golfers.

With its fair share of water on number of holes and a very high bunker count Son Muntaner is a superbly designed course which keeps interest levels high for players of all levels. The course is kept in superb condition all year round and we cannot recommend Son Muntaner highly enough to all golfers visiting Mallorca.

Given its proximity to Palma, Son Muntaner can be played in the same day as Bendinat and Puntiro and as well as its nearby sister courses Son Quint and Son Vida.

Typical of the front 9 is the Par 5 8th hole. This is a fairly long Par 5 at 482m off the yellow tees and is a dogleg right with an uphill approach to the green. It sums up Son Muntaner very well as it is a fairly narrow fairway with Out of Bounds tight on the left and a carry over water off the tee. Having said that there is plenty of room on the right of the fairway so it is a well balanced hole. With plenty of greenside bunkers to top it all off this is Son Muntaner through and through!

The Par 4 14th on the back 9 is another classic example of the golf at Son Muntaner. The water feature is the king of this short hole where a lake wraps around the front and left hand side of the green meaning that strategy not distance will win this hole every time.  It may be worthwhile looking at our Shot Saver section on the right for more details on how to play this hole and others at Son Vida.


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Son Muntaner Shot Saver

1st – Par 4, 355m, dogleg right with Out of Bounds along the right hand side. A short Par 4 to start the course with a slightly elevated tee. The advice here is to keep it simple and straight and fairly close to the corner without risking the Out of Bounds. Water on the left hand side of the green with a bank on the right hand side means staying right and allowing the ball to kick onto the green is the strategy here.

2nd – Par 5, 482m, long and narrow Par 5 with water right and Out of Bounds left. With water to carry off the tee as well as down the right hand side this is a perilous hole. Stroke Index 3 means that you may be able to afford to keep it short and safe the whole way and still make points. Deep bunkers short left and right of the green with a road at the back of the green make the approach here very important.

3rd – Par 4, 332m, dogleg right with water on the right hand side. A short hole with few surprises means that staying to the right of the tree allows a nice line into the green and avoids the water.

4th – Par 4, 370m, a long Par 4 with Out of Bounds left and a water hazard running in front of the green. Even though this is a fairly long hole for a Par 4 we recommend you take an iron off the tee to make sure you avoid the Out of Bounds on the left. On approach a deep bunker on the left close to the Out of Bounds meands we recommend staying right on approach.

5th – Par 3, 181m, over a valley with a sharp drop off left. A long Par 3 with no room to bail out short or left. A bank at the back of the green means that you can afford to hit the green without running too far off the back. We say take extra club and be happy if you are not short.

6th – Par 4, 332m, elevated tee with water on the left. The elevated tee encourages you to go for a large strike, although be warned that the water on the left is in the range of a well struck drive. Less club than you may imagine will still let you pitch onto the green safely, avoiding the water on the right hand side of the green as well.

7th – Par 3, 131m, elevated tee and very undulating green. At only 131m and with an elevated tee club selection is essential on this hole. With a large step in the green pin placement is important and you want to make sure you are on the same step as the pin. Consider less club if the pin is at the front.

8th – Par 5, 482m, dogleg right with Out of Bounds on the left and an uphill approach. Stroke Index 1 given the length of the hole, carry over water off the tee and Out of Bounds tight left. There is room on the right past the water and the uphill approach makes club selection difficult, especially given the well protected green with deep bunkers back right and left of the green.

9th – Par 4, 365m, elevated tee with Out of Bounds on the right. A long hole which goes uphill at the end means distance of the tee will help here. You will have to be a relatively big hitter if you want to stay tight the trees on the left off the tee otherwise they will be in the way on the second shot. There are to deep bunkers short right and left of the green so we recommend you club up for the final approach to avoid them.

12th – Par 4, 355m, dogleg right with a very well protected green. There is no benefit from cutting the corner on this dogleg as it is not a long hole and it is quite tight on the right behind the trees. Plenty of greenside bunkers means that staying accurate on approach is essential.

14th - Par 4, 297m, a devilish dogleg left with watersurrounding the green. Although this hole is a short one for a Par 4 it plays considerably longer due to the dogleg and the water. The only teeshot is wide right of the tree in the middle of the fairway in order to leave a shot to the green for your second. Anything left will either be in the trees, or leave an almost impossible approach over water. There is water and a wall running around the back of the green as well so a sensible tee shot and second is required.

15th - Par 5, 517m, a long Par 5 with a blind second shot and slight dogleg right close to the green. A narrow tee shot into a valley is fairly straightforward but leaves a blind second shot. The fairway continues straight over the brow of the hill, as should your second, favouring the right side if anything. At Stroke Index 2 slow, straight and steady can still lead to points on this hole.

16th - Par 5, 444m, narrow fairway with Out of Bounds on the left. Another Par 5, although a little shorter this time with a kink left to the green at the end of the fairway. The third shot this time is downhill with a steep drop off behind the green and deep bunkers short right and left of the green. A green that is reachable in two but not without danger.

17th - Par 4, 308m, dogleg right with an elevated tee. A short par 4 where if you can land a drive on the downslope it leaves a pitch onto the green. There is a drop off on the right hand side of the fairway so it is best to stay left on this hole.

18th– Par 4, 352m, a narrow hole with an uphill approach to fininsh. A fine hole to finish with with a narrow fairway, Out of Bounds left and a well protected green. A steady finish is the best approach here with no heroics required.

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