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Alcanada FAQS

How long does it take to play the course?
The average time to play 18 holes at the the Club de Golf Alcanada is for hours 30 minutes for a fourball. The course is marshalled to prevent slow play.

Is it obligatory to play with a golf buggy?
As the course is not too hilly, buggies are not mandatory. The GPS -equipped golf cars have to stay on the asphalt paths at all times. Handicapped players are allowed to enter the course with a 90° rule upon showing a medical certificate at check-in. This option will depend also on weather conditions.

Is it possible to play the course wearing shoes with metal spikes?
All players are required to play with non-metal/ soft spikes as, if they shed, they do less harm to the blades of the mowers working on the course.

What is the maximum handicap for Club de Golf Alcanada?
The maximum handicap for ladies is 35, and for gentlemen 33. Players are required to bring a handicap certificate and show it at reception at check-in.

Is there a dress code?
Yes, the staff at Club de Golf Alcanada is authorised to approach members and guests if the dress code is not adhered to: only collared shirts or shirts designed specifically for golf (ie with mock collar) may be worn on the course. Women may wear sleeveless golf shirts. Jeans, swimming costumes, leggings, tracksuits and cut-offs are not permitted on the course.
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Is it necessary to reserve tee times?
To avoid disappointment we recommend all players make their tee-time bookings before arriving, especially in the high season, during spring and autumn. This will also help the organisation on the first tee and, thus, the speed of play.

Is it possible to play only 9 holes?
After 12.00 hrs in the winter and 14.00 hrs in the summer 9-hole rounds can be reserved.

What type of grass is used on the course?
Tees, fairways and rough are seeded with seaside paspalum (paspalum vaginatum), a warm-season grass which grows best when temperatures are 25 degrees Celsius or higher. Therefore, the aforementioned areas on the course are over-seeded each autumn with a one-season wintergrass. Seaside II creeping bentgrass is used on the greens (which were reconstructed in 2008).

Can golf clubs be hired?
High-quality TaylorMade clubs for both ladies and men, as well as left-handed and junior sets, are available.

Can the practice facility be used without playing the course?
Players and beginners are welcome to use the practice facility for a fee. Clubs can be hired.