Despite being one of Mallorca's more recent layouts, the course at Golf Son Termens is known for its excellent condition and idyllic hillside location.
The only building you can see while you're out on the course is the attractive ochre Mallorcan style clubhouse, and the steady rise in the course enables you to experience stunning views across the landscape from vantage points along the back nine.
The course is in an excellent location, between the village of S'Esglaieta and the Soller Road, 10km north of Palma on the way to Valldemossa. Even the drive here is a relief from the busy motorway that circles Palma.
The course was designed by the Harris group and Jose Rodriguez, and opened in 1998. Despite its relatively young age, Son Termens is renowned for its quick, smooth greens and its magnificent condition. It's rare to find a new course built to a par of 70, but at Son Termens the designers have got it exactly right.
Birdie opportunities abound, and it's enjoyable to play a well kept course that offers a chance to score well. The par-4 1st can be driven by the long hitter, while the course's two par-5s, the 5th and 6th, are reachable by the better player in two.
But there are some demanding holes too. The 4th and 10th in particular are two punishing par-4's, played uphill to raised greens surrounded by bunkers. Both require good tee-shots if you're to reach the greens in two.
The most interesting hole at Son Termens is the par-4 2nd. A blind tee shot to a narrow fairway requires just an iron, leaving a 100-yard pitch to a green protected by water to the front and right, while a huge bunker awaits behind for the nervy golfer who hits his approach just a little too hard.