Golf in Tenerife - about as close to perfect as it gets
Tenerife is one of the undiscovered golf destinations in Europe, with all the ingredients required for a great golf break, no matter what your requirements. Whether it is jumping nightlife you crave, totally exclusive, secluded relaxation, guaranteed sunshine, recession busting all inclusive packages or simply a great golfing experience, you can find it all on an Island just off the North West Coast of Africa - smaller in size than Luxembourg.
Tenerife boasts seven golf clubs on the Island and they really are unique and diverse. Due to the volcanic ash from the local Mount Teide, you will come across many bunkers full of black sand, and this volcanic feature of the Island also makes for some really stunning views.
Golf Del Sur in the South of the Island has played host to the Tenerife Open on a number of occasions, and was even the location for the first drive ever recorded over 400 yards!
Costa Adeje has seen many Spanish greats such as Seve and Jose Maria Olazabal compete over its Pepe Gandecho designed Old Course. It also has the shorter, wetter (by this I mean lakes) Los Lagos course for a warm up/warm down/9 hole showdown venue!
Golf Las Americas has 27 holes to enjoy and the difficulty of the day is dependent on the winds swirling around (or not) the amphitheatre that the course is layed out in. Host to the Ladies European tour in 2011, it is a must play during your time in Tenerife due to the location and great value green fee.
Amarilla is one of the more interesting courses located right next to the sophisticated San Miguel marina and offers a great test of Donald Steel designed golf. If your game is anything like me be sure to stock up with balls and pluck up your courage to take on some of the testing shots teeing off over the sea (5th hole) or pin seeking on the island green (15th hole).
Abama Golf was created by Dave Thomas of Belfry fame and really epitomises the meaning of luxury and service. Tee times don’t come easy and you really need to be resident at the 5* onsite hotel to get the best value.
Buenavista is located in the North West of the Island and was designed by the late Seve Ballasteros. It is one of the more dramatic and scenic courses, and is one of few to have 6 par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s. The 9th & 18th holes even have a waterfall connecting the lakes adjacent to each green.
Real Club de Golf de Tenerife is the oldest golf club in Spain and was the 2nd golf course to be opened in the country. A little greener and lusher than some of its counterparts, due to its location 600m above sea level, it is one to check off the list for sure.
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