Clube de Golf Alcanada was nominated by Ian and was added as a gem to the Top 100 site on 15th November 2006, since then the course has progressed to a ranked Spanish course. Ian's original nomination comments are as follows:
"Alcanada is on the Northern tip of Majorca close to the town of Alcudia. It is perhaps a less well-known course to the more famous Santa Ponsa in the south. It is however every bit as good, if not better.
Firstly the scenery is spectacular running from the coast up in to the rolling hills. The view across the bay to Alcudia with the island and its lighthouse is a unique feature. The layout of the course is varied crossing valleys and ravines, plenty of very elevated tee shots and a stiff coastal breeze on the flatter section close to the coast.
This Robert Trent Jones Jnr design is, as you would expect, perfectly manicured with the greens fast and true. The fairways are lush and you are guaranteed a good lie everywhere. I cannot recall a hole that I did not enjoy – the elevated tees were a real buzz, with a couple of reachable par fives. The par fours are varied from short and tight holes to 450 yards plus. There are also four good par threes, a couple over 200 yards.
I have played several courses on the island and this is easily the most enjoyable but is also the sternest of tests. It was however on the pricey side (approx.100 Euro), but was also very quiet and proved to be an effortless round of golf – if you have not got a handicap certificate, forget it you will not be allowed to play. This course is worth playing for the setting and scenery alone but that said, I can not see how someone could come away from here feeling disappointed with the challenge of the course either – I will certainly be playing it again when I am next on the island. A hidden gem given that the north of the island is not renowned for its golf courses. Alcanada has put it on the map!"
The club closed from December 2018 to February 2019 to allow a €600,000 renovation to take place, involving the reconstruction of putting surfaces, the replacement of bunker sand, an upgrade of the irrigation system and the repair of cart paths.