Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Robert Trent Jones II created the course for Club de Golf Alcanada, which takes its name from an island just offshore, in 2003. The club is located in the north of the island of Mallorca, which is no longer the low-end tourist destination it once was. The peninsular site has quite varied topography and features stunning views in all direction, and is graced by a lovely lighthouse. The layout blends melds with the island's natural landscape of olive and pine trees. Jones' course is long, measuring nearly 6500 meters, and has roominess to match, so it is ready if the pros come calling. All of the greens were refurbished in 2008 and brought up to US standards, though they remain difficult to read. The clubhouse is an ancient, terraced mansion that features fine Mediterranean cuisine. Practice facilities include a driving range and a short game area, all run by a helpful, multilingual staff.