Published on : Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Having been awarded an “outstanding” rating by the website in 2015, the acclaimed Mallorca layout was rated as one of Spain’s top five venues in the ‘best golf club overall’ category alongside Valderrama – host of the 1997 Ryder Cup – Golf Son Gual and top European Tour venues PGA Catalunya and Finca Cortesin.
All Spanish golf clubs are included on the Leading Courses system, among nearly 22,000 courses in 109 countries. The site – which is used by more than 250,000 golfers each month – is available in eight languages, enabling it to reach 92 per cent of European golfers in their mother tongue, and the ratings are determined by the reviews and scores provided by individual golfers.
Alcanada’s director of golf, Kristoff Both, said: “To have been included in Spain’s top five alongside some of the most celebrated in European golf is an outstanding achievement for the club and one that makes us all very proud.
“It’s always good to receive positive feedback and to know that we are continuing to deliver a first-class service to our visitors makes this new acclaim extra special.”
Alcanada’s 7,108-yard, Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed course has won a steady stream of awards since opening 12 years ago, including being named best golf course in Europe by visitors to 1golf.eu for five years in a row.
It was also voted runner-up in the ‘Favourite Course in Europe’ category of leading German magazine Golf Journal’s annual Golf Travel Awards for the second successive year and has been shortlisted at the World Golf Awards for the title of Spain’s Best Golf Course’ for the last two years.
Sitting in a breathtaking location overlooking the Bay of Alcudia and adjacent to the Mediterranean, Alcanada is the only course on the island next to the sea. Opened in October 2003, the layout blends naturally into the typical Mallorcan terrain and takes its name from an island with a lighthouse, situated just offshore, which can be seen from most of the holes.
Magnificent mountain and sea views and a mixture of pine and olive groves – ideal for the many bird species recorded in a recent ornithological survey – provide the splendid setting for a round at Alcanada and the course is recognised by the golf industry as one of the finest venues in Spain and Europe and is a member of the prestigious World of Leading Golf collection.
In addition, the club boasts a centuries-old Mallorca clubhouse which offers guests the opportunity to sample regional specialties in its first-class dining facilities on a sun-baked terrace, while its comprehensive Lighthouse Golf Academy, including a spacious short-game area and covered driving range, is also available.