Two essential requirements for the creation of a top category golf course are: a privileged setting and a first rate architect. Both exist at Club de Golf Alcanada in Alcudia, Mallorca. A virgin terrain gently slopes down towards the shoreline, with its pine, olive and oak trees and the mountains of the Sierra de Levante in the background.
Robert Trent Jones Snr. & Jnr. designed the beautiful Alcanada golf course, which opened in October 2003. Typical Trent Jones features, like 58 well placed green side fairway bunkers, challenging greens with hidden breaks, and difficult but fair tee shots, already make this golf course a must for all experienced golfers travelling to Mallorca.
Almost as spectacular as the design of the course is the view across the bay of Alcudia. Club de Golf Alcanada is the only course in Mallorca that is right by the sea. The lighthouse on the island of Alcanada, just 150m into the sea, forms part of the club's logo. The golf course is located in an environmentally important area, and you will frequently find a variety of wildlife and rare birds on the course, particularly in the early morning. The restaurant overlooks both the course and Alcudia bay, and is as inviting as the staff who will cater to your every need.
In 2007 Alcanada changed the tee-time intervals from 10 to 12 minutes. The 20% reduction in available tee-times means that you do have to plan ahead in order to secure your favoured slots. More importantly, the reduction in players has resulted in a reduction in the number of divots, pitch-marks and other damage to the course, meaning that it is in a better condition than many of the island's other golf courses. Furthermore, it is almost unheard of to spend longer than 4 and half hours playing 18 holes here.
At the end of 2012 Alcanada was voted as the best course on the island and in the last 5 years Alcanada has repeatedly been acknowledged as one of the best golf courses in Europe by many different golf magazines. It is also a founding member of the “Leading Golf Courses of Spain”.