THE CLUB

History

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. This proverb perfectly sums up the history of Club de Golf Alcanada, a place which started with a dream…the dream of the owner, Hans-Peter Porsche.

1985

During a dinner between Mr. Hans-Peter Porsche and our current club president, Mr. Federico Knuchel, a discussion commenced about building a golf course on Mallorca. A few weeks later an ideal site was found in the north of the island.

1998

13 years after the purchase of the land and a lot of perseverance and negotiating skills, all the necessary permits and licenses were finally in place to start building the golf course.

Hans-Peter Porsche contracted the world-famous golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr., asking him to blend the course into the natural terrain to maintain the typical Majorcan landscape.

1998 – 2002

The existing andover 100-year-old buildings, which serve today as the club house, pro shop, restaurant and locker rooms, are renovated.

2002

On the 11th of November Mr. Hans-Peter Porsche hits the “golden ball” during a private tournament with a group of friends. The same year the Club de Golf Alcanada was officially founded.

2003

On the 1st of October, the course opened for members and guests.

2007

In May the first major tournament took place, the Spanish Senior Championship. Miguel Preysler won with a score of 227, ahead of Gustavo Larrazábal with 229 and Carlos Tinturé with 230.

2009

Ambitious to improve service and quality, Alcanada installed GPS screens in their buggies - the first course on the island to do so.

The same year, the iconic Alcanada clock made by VERDIN was installed on the first tee. VERDIN is an American bell and clock making company founded 1842, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2010

Alcanada was certified with the Spanish quality seal for golf courses, UNE 188.001. Since then, the certificate regarding quality, service and environment has been renewed annually.

2011

On the 5th of May, the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse of Alcanada was celebrated. The light house on the small island in front of the golf course is the icon of the course and used for the club’s logo.

The lighthouse, built in 1861, was inhabited until 1960 and since then functions as a fully automated working lighthouse.

2012

In February, the “Copa del Rey” - one of the most famous amateur tournaments in the world took place at Alcanada.

Englishman Jack Hiluta won the competition in the final matchplay against Marcel Schneider, beating the German 4 to 3. Basque player (and former World #1) Jon Rahm was eliminated in the quarter final. During the same tournament, Frenchman Romain Langasque – now a European Tour player – shot the course record of 64, which still stands today..

Since 2012, Alcanada has been a member of “World of Leading Golf”, a group of high end and top golf courses around the world. In order to ensure the expectation of high standards for quality and service of the associated golf courses, Club de Golf Alcanada is audited several times a year by “mystery” guests.

2016

The service was extended by opening a Halfway House. serving warm and cold drinks as well as snacks. The halfway house is located between holes 9 to 10 and again between 15 and 16.

2017

The club president, and former President of the Balearic Island Golf Course Owners Association, Mr. Federico Knuchel, was awarded with the gold medal from the “Fomento de Turismo” for his long-time work for golf tourism on Mallorca.

2018

Our entire fleet of buggies is equipped with solar panels, extending the battery life of the buggies from 18 holes to 36 holes without recharging.

2018 – 2019

During the winter of 2018/2019 the course was closed for 3 months. During this time all 18 greens were renovated, drainage and irrigation improved, and the pro shop completely redesigned and renovated.

2019

In October we adopted two donkeys as a new "clean-up crew" and they are in charge of clearing grasses, pruning branches and tending the forest in the wooded area of the 13th hole.

The donkeys will be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the forest. These animals feed on the shoots of all the species they find. From the point of view of environmental sustainability, it is considered a good option, as it eliminates the application of herbicides, as well as preventing fires..

At present we have 3 donkeys; Estrella, Luna and Tomeu.

2019

In November the final of the “European Challenge Tour” took place at Alcanada.

Italian Francesco Laporta was the winner in Alcanada with a score of 278.

German, Marcel Schneider and Frenchman, Robin Sciot-Sigrist finished tied for second place with 280. The top 45 players of the Challenge Tour ranking were invited to play Alcanada for one of the 15 tour cards available for the European Tour 2020.

2020

In June we installed a total of 6 bee hives on the outskirts of the farm, and in October 2021 we had our first harvest of about 6kg of honey.

2021

Club de Golf Alcanada joins the commercial brand "Golf East Mallorca", which aims to promote the golf product in this region of the island of Mallorca.

2022

In 2022, the first driving range in Mallorca powered by Toptracer was installed at the Club de Golf Alcanada.

Additionally, the final of the “Rolex European Challenge Tour supported by the R&A” will be returning to the course in November.

2023

For December 2023 the return of the “Copa de Baleares” to Club de Golf Alcanada is scheduled

2024

The “Copa del Rey” will return to Alcanada in February.