Club de Golf Alcanada is in sparkling mood after landing the coveted Diamond Award at the 2020 Tagmarshal Awards.
The 7,108-yard, Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed layout in north Mallorca, the only one on the island by the sea, is no stranger to winning top awards and has steadily added to its bulging trophy cabinet since it opened in 2003.
The latest accolade – the highest honour at the Tagmarshal Awards – was presented for “exceptional on-course performance and player experience over the past year”. Alcanada was one of only eight courses to receive the prestigious recognition and the only venue in Europe, with Baltusrol Golf Club, Country Club at Castle Pines, Cypress Point Club, Erin Hills Golf Club, National Golf Links of America, Pinehurst No. 2 and Quaker Ridge Golf Club the other Diamond Award winners.
The Tagmarshal course management system has been in operation at Alcanada since 2017 and has played a pivotal role in maintaining pace of play and providing real-time data.
Alcanada is widely regarded as one of the best courses in Spain with spectacular panoramic sea views over the Alcudia Bay towards its iconic picturesque lighthouse. Measuring 6,499 metres and boasting 18 beautiful, yet challenging, holes, the Robert Trent Jones Jnr-designed layout is a must for any golfer.
Surrounded by pine and olive groves throughout, the course often appears in Europe’s top 100 rankings and is a great test for golfers of all abilities, from beginners to professionals. This was shown when it was selected as the host venue for the European Challenge Tour Grand Final in November 2019.
And director of golf, Kristoff Both, believes the Tagmarshal award shows the club’s commitment to enhancing the experience for golfers.
Both said: “It’s fantastic to win this highest Tagmarshal award. We’re delighted with the system since we installed it and it works really well.
“We never had a huge problem with slow play at Alcanada before, but the Tagmarshal system ensures we should never face it. It is one of the biggest annoyances on the golf course and it’s great recognition for us.”