ALCANADA BANG ON COURSE WITH RENOVATION PROJECT

Club de Golf Alcanada is laying the foundations for a successful 2019 as their green renovation project gathers pace.

The ambitious renovation project is part of a €600,000 investment to further improve what is already considered by many to be Mallorca’s premier golf course.                                                     

The diggers and experts moved in at the start of December to relay all 18 greens with new bentgrass T1, a superior variety of seed used at famous clubs such as Valderrama and Golf National, in Paris, which hosted last year’s Ryder Cup.

Anticipation is now growing at the prospect of playing some of the finest new greens in Europe, which will see the Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed course scale new heights when it reopens in March.

With the progress on schedule, the project is approaching the midway point. New irrigation and re-shaping has already been completed on some of the greens and the first batch of fresh turf – which has been grown and nurtured in Arévalo near Madrid – will arrive at Alcanada this week.

Director of golf at Club de Golf Alcanada, Kristoff Both said: “A lot of great work has been going on since the start of December and it is really taking shape now.

“It’s exciting and stressful at the same time. But we have a superb team of experts working on this and we are positive everyone will notice a huge improvement when the works are completed.”

Porsche-owned Alcanada, a member of the prestigious World of Leading Golf collection, is home to a centuries-old Mallorca clubhouse, which offers guests the opportunity to sample regional specialties in its first-class dining facilities on a sun-baked terrace that enjoys spectacular views.

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MARCH IS TAYLORMADE FOR CLUBS TO HIRE CLIENTS

The new year saw the much-anticipated release of TaylorMade’s M6 range of drivers, fairways and hybrids – and Clubs to Hire (CTH) customers can rent them on golf breaks from March 1.

What’s more, with every M6 set rental at its Alicante, Faro, Lisbon, Malaga or Palma outlets, CTH will provide a complimentary sleeve of TaylorMade’s new, enhanced TP5 balls (worth €14.50).

TaylorMade has taken Twist Face to the next level of performance with the introduction of Speed Injected Twist Face technology in the M6, to maximise speed to the allowable limit.

A thinner, more flexible face is initially designed above the legal limit before going through the tuning process, a process in which resin is injected to ensure maximum speed for each head. A significant benefit of the thinner, faster face design is that it provides a faster off-centre COR, effectively increasing forgiveness.

CTH co-founder Tony Judge said: “These are excellent new clubs – and balls – and will prove immensely popular with our clients, as TaylorMade products always do. They will be available in our outlets from the beginning of March although we are already very busy taking bookings now.”

A rental set comprising M6 metal-woods and TaylorMade M6 irons costs from just £70 for a week’s rental, with both men’s and ladies’ versions available.

Clubs to Hire handles more than 300,000 annual visits to its website and more than 80,000 bookings for rental clubs at 29 locations worldwide, including popular golfing regions in the USA, Thailand, Australia, South Africa and five countries across the Mediterranean, offering the latest clubs on the market, from leading brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway and Mizuno – for men and women, left- or right-handed – from just €35 per week, a potential saving of up to €193, with none of the hassle.

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HOTEL JARDÍN TROPICAL OFFERS WINTER ESCAPE ROUTE

Hotel Jardín Tropical is ready to provide a sizzling combination of hot deals, warm hospitality and the wall-to-wall Tenerife sunshine to tempt UK visitors to make their winter escape.

Situated in Costa Adeje in the south of the largest of the Canary Islands, the exclusive hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with stunning views towards the neighboring island of La Gomera and benefits from Tenerife’s constant year-round sunshine and temperatures of around 23-25°c.

 There is a already plenty of temptation to visit the 390-room hotel, which underwent an extensive renovation and relaunched just over a year ago.

 But a winter special offer has seen FIT rates reduced by up to 42-per-cent as an added incentive to head for the sunshine.

 With the addition of The Club – a fabulous five-star experience with additiional features and exclusive hotel areas to further enhance any stay – it’s the perfect excuse to leave the UK weather behind for a few days.   

 Hotel Jardín Tropical’s extensive facilities include:

 • Outstanding dining options including: Laguna Food Market buffet restaurant, Burger & Crab poolside snacks and lighter lunches, Ugo & Vandino’s authentic Italian cuisine, Las Rocas Ocean Food & Beach Club for a fresh seafood in a wonderful sunset terrace and Churrasco Argentine Steak House with mouthwatering dishes and live music. 

• Lively bars or a more relaxing cocktail terrace.

• Open air gym with state-of-the-art equipment and incredible sea views.

• Two outdoor swimming pools – one filled directly from the sea daily – and easy beach access.

• Close proximity and reduced rates to play any of Tenerife’s outstanding golf courses.

• Tropical Wellness, Health And Beauty Centre includes: jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and refreshing tropical showers as well as a wide range of massage and beauty treatments.

 For more details on Hotel Jardín Tropical, visit www.jardin-tropical.com