Son Vida often looks very tight from the tee, and this can cause surprise, but the fairways open out to reach a fair width at driving length. F.W. Harwtree has made good use of average hilly terrain but was obviously not attempting any real architectural exploit. In particular, the greens are round, fancy-tree, flat not very large and slightly elevated. The very many doglegs provide the opportunity to take risks and shorten this course still further. The main hazards are the bunkers (on either side of the green), a few rare water hazards (on the 16th and 18th holes) and the pine, palm and almond trees. The Son Vida golf course is situated near the capital of the island, Palma. Majorca's oldest and most time-honored golf course was renovated in 2001 by the renowned golf course designer, Kurt Rossknecht. Those who have been here claim that it is impossible to describe Son Vida - you have to experience it yourself.