Golf in Majorca, Alcanada Golf ClubDesigned by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, Club de Golf Alcanada’s 18-hole course opened in 2003. Situated in the northern part of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Alcanada is located right by the sea and the 6,499-metre lay-out blends naturally into the typical Mallorcan landscape. The club takes its name from a nearby island just off the shore which, complete with its own lighthouse, can be seen from most of the holes. Apart from the splendid sea view, players are surrounded by pine and olive groves throughout their round and, even though a young course, Alcanada is already recognised by a number of well known golf magazines and golf guides as one of the finest courses in Spain and Europe — including being named the best course in Europe by leading German magazine Golf Journal for the fourth year in a row in 2012.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. is a noted golf course architect. He is the son of legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones and the brother of golf course designer Rees Jones. Born July 24, 1939 in Montclair, New Jersey, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. joined his father’s firm, Robert Trent Jones Incorporated, and rose to become vice-president of the company before assuming control of west coast operations in 1962.
In the 1960s, he began designing courses on his own and formed his own company, Robert Trent Jones II, and he has designed or remodelled more than 250 golf courses during his career.
His masterpieces include Alcanada, which Trent Jones designed on behalf of owner Hans Peter Porsche in the late 1990s. The course opened in 2003 after three years of construction and is now considered one of the best in Europe.
Jones, who continues to design courses and currently lives in California, has also published a book, Golf Design, created to help players understand the design of the golf courses.