Alcanada - Balearic Islands - Spain

Clube de Golf Alcanada,
Carreta del Faro s/n,
07400 Port D’Alcudia,
Majorca,
Spain


  • +34 971 549 560

  • Golf Club Website

  • 60km NE of Palma de Mallorca

  • Welcome - handicap certificate required

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.

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Description: Set on the bay of Alcudia with stunning views across to the lighthouse on Alcanada Island from which the course takes name, this is a true Robert Trent Jones Jnr gem. Rating: 8.3 out of 10 Reviews: 22
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Paul Eeles
Played the course in September and it was immaculate. The course is beautiful and some of the views are breathtaking. The general feel of the place is classy and the helpful staff add to the feel. I hired clubs to play and was surprised at the quality of the equipment. The course itself is very up and down and if the heat is in the 30's it makes it a little tough to walk it. I can't think of a hole that I didn't enjoy.A particular favourite was the 7th with an elevated tee that looks over the course and out to the lighthouse on an island in the bay. The greens are tough with plenty of breaks and I defy anyone not to enjoy this course. I will certainly go back. Its well worth the trip. The restaurant is also excellent.
September 12, 2010
8 / 10
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Javier Pintos
I played this course last Monday, just one week ago. It started as a sunny day but on 6th the wind changed and it turned into a clowdy windy typical links day, so even I took some good pictures some of the beauty could be more appreciated on sunny moments. The course is located in an amazing pice of land and RTJ jr has done a great job creating a fantastic, playable and challenging at the same time golf course: 2 reachable par 5s and to over 600yds, some short par 4s (15th and 18th I almost got the green with strong wind helping) and 3 nice par 3s (6th is just average, nothing special). Although heavy rain has been falling on the last 2 months, the course is in excellent condition and the greens roll really fast (10 at the stimpmeter). I played great golf but windy days are not good for 46" putter, it is very tough to putt with long putters on windy days. My 4 over 76 felt like poor, as I missed 4 very short ones for birdie. My favourite hole turned to be 12th, a short par 4 with an elevated green in which if the distance is not accurate, bogey will be the result always. Nice club house with a terrace with views of the Alcudia Bay, this is a must play course in Mallorca, but a little behind Son Gual.
March 01, 2010
8 / 10
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