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Published on : Monday, November 30, 2015
In a remarkable achievement, users of the top German website had no hesitation in once again naming the stunning Mallorcan venue as their favourite course on the continent.
More than 2,000 golfers from 45 countries took part in the online survey, with golfers asked to name their three favourite European courses, with three points awarded for a first-place selection down to one point for being third choice.
And Alcanada beat off competition from a host of top courses to claim top spot including Spain’s renowned Ryder Cup venue Valderrama, which was rated fourth, and St Andrews’ world-famous Old Course, which claimed sixth place.
Kristoff Both, director of golf at Alcanada, said: “To be named as the best course in Europe five years running is amazing and for the accolade to be voted for by golfers makes it even more special.
“The whole Alcanada team is very appreciative and proud of this award, and it is reward for all the hard work that everyone has put in to continue to provide the best golf experience possible for all our players.”
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 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, having previously attained the number-one spot for an unprecedented five years in a row.
In addition, it was awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by Leadingcourses.com – the highest level awarded by the website – making it one of just 12 clubs in Spain to attain the level. Last year, it was ranked the highest-rated course in the Balearics by Golfboo – the world’s first golf travel search engine – while it has been shortlisted at the World Golf Awards for the title of Spain’s Best Golf Course’ for the last two years.
Alcanada sits in a breathtaking location overlooking the Bay of Alcudia. Adjacent to the Mediterranean – the only course next the sea on the island – Alcanada, which opened in October 2003, 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. A comprehensive golf academy, including a spacious short-game area and covered driving range, is also available.