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Alcanada, Mallorca

Alcanada is one of my favourite courses in Mallorca and the Balearic islands. It is usually in pretty good condition and offer some spectacular views of the mediterranean sea.

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On the range warming up. You can practice on either mats or grass. It is one of the better facilities in Mallorca, but I prefer Son Gual if it is for practice.

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Approach shot the 1st hole, which is a short par 5 downhill. You can spot the pin between the trees and the approach shot is the tricky part of this hole due to hazard and trees in front of the green.

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I managed to get my second shot on the green and 2 putted for a birdie, nice start to the round…

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5th green, a dogleg rigth par 4 to a green with trees and water in the background. Managed to get my par after a good drive down the fairway.

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Par 5, 7th where you really start to get the great ocean view. Downhill with a steep slope after the bunker in the middle of the fairway. If you can get the ball down the slope you will have a chance for the green in 2 shots. I hit my drive right and got a par

Billede 22-07-2016 18.06.14A view of the 7th green and back up the fairway.

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Tee shot on par 4 9th hole. Great view and a nice hole overall. Got a nice birdie on the hole with a chip in from the rough – lucky, but sometimes that also golf…. I was 1 over par after the first 9 holes. The course is not that difficult and only plays around 6100 yards from the yellow tees. My 3 birdies on the front nine obviously made a difference to my score…

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Stunning views on par 5 11th.

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elevated tee box on 13th with sea views.

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Another great hole with spectacular views. Par 5 13th. Hit your drive over the bunker in the middle will leave a mid to long iron. I hit my drive left of the bunker and my second shot was a little to long and ended up behind the green.

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13th green

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Par 3 14th where I hit a good 9 iron and made birdie.

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Par 4 15th where I hit my drive down the fairway and a good wedge just short of the hole. Didnt manage to convert the birdie.

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15th green

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Approach to 16th green.

I shot a 1 over par 73, which I was pleased with. 4 birdies was great and I generally played well with 61% GIR.

I have seen the course in better shape and the greens were slow compared to when I have played before. It is always a good experience and if you get a chance visit the restaurant.

 

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