Situated in the north east of Mallorca, close to the resorts of Cala Bona and Cala Millor, Son Servera is a beautiful golf course. Set amongst pine trees close to the coast, with a backdrop of rugged hills, there are great views from many parts of the course.
Originally just a 9 hole course which opened in 1966, at it’s inception it was named Punta Rotja Golf Club. Shortly afterwards the name was changed to Club de Golf Son Servera. The original design by John Harris and Francisco López Segales made good use of the natural countryside features. Son Servera became only the second golf course in Mallorca after Son Vida, which opened 2 years earlier.
Spring of 2012 saw development work completed, extending the course from 9 to 18 holes and Son Servera finally fulfilled it’s dream, becoming a true gem of a golf course. The 6050m par-72 parkland style course has generous fairways with well maintained graduated rough, keeping golfers of all levels honest.
Son Servera’s holes 3 to 7, referred to as ‘The Pine Trap’ require accurate hitting given how tight these holes are. Winding between Mallorcan Pines, there is little margin for error off the tee. All the original 9 holes were like that, however in November 2001 a ferocious storm struck flattening around 2,000 pine trees. This natural tragedy completely changed the dynamic of a large part of the course. Thankfully, nature has staged a recovery and Son Servera has never looked better.
Despite the tightness of some fairways, the greens are generous, but with subtle undulations, requiring focus on the short game. With water coming in to play on six holes, there is a varied selection of hazards and natural features to challenge all.
Son Servera has a welcoming club house. There are elevated terraces surrounding the restaurant and bar area. Son Servera has a large number of members who live locally, so the 19th hole is a favoured haunt, with a friendly atmosphere. Being tucked away in the north east corner of Mallorca, Son Servera can be overlooked by visiting golfers. However, it really is another ‘must play’ course. With 3 other courses close by, a golf break playing all 4 courses and staying in the area makes for an attractive proposition.
Do I Need a Buggy?
Son Servera is a relatively flat course, which is easily walkable. Buggies can be driven on the fairways, weather permitting