Tunisia's newest golf course
Mix the royal and the ancient on Tunisia's newest golf course, The Residence
For a golfing holiday that is way above par, chip off to Tunisia for a couple of rounds on the brand new Residence Golf Course.
The ideal place for a weekend on the fairways; the year-round temperate climate makes Tunisia a superb golfing destination. Tunis is only a two and a half hour flight from London - it takes longer to cover 18-holes than it does to fly there.
The spectacular five-star hotel The Residence , will be home to Tunisia's 10 th 18-hole golf course. Opening fully in November 2008 the course is set in an idyllic spot between the Mediterranean Sea and a picturesque salt lake. Located just ten minutes from the ancient sites of Carthage and 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Tunis, The Residence is the perfect base for a leisurely holiday or a mini-break. ( www.theresidence.com/tunis ).
Tunisia's oldest golf course, Golf De Carthage is situated nearby. A well established green strewn with pine, palm, olive and orange trees make it a challenging yet enjoyable course ( www.golfcarthage.com/english ).
The Gulf of Hammamet has something to offer everyone, from the luxurious resorts and restaurants of Yasmine Hammamet to the bustling medinas and street life of Sousse. The bay also boasts a number of glorious greens.
El Kantaoui Golf Course offers two hillside 18-hole courses; The 'Sea Course' which extends from the beach to the hill and the 'Panorama Course' which starts on the hill and winds its way through the residential district of the Port El Kantaou. ( www.kantaouigolfcourse.com.tn ) In Hammmamet Golf Citrus is home to a further two 18-hole courses ( www.golfcitrus.com ) adjacent to which lies the more intimate Yasmine Golf Course ( www.golfyasmine.com ).
An additional two courses can be found in Monastir; Flamingo Golf Course ( www.golfflamingo.com ) and Palm Links Golf Course ( www.golf-palmlinks.com ) which is perfect for beginners.
Located in the Tunisian desert, the oasis town of Tozeur is home to the exotic Oasis Course offering 18-holes amidst striking desert scenery www.tozeuroasisgolf.com .
Stretching between sea and forest on Tunisia's northern Coral Coast is Tabarka Golf course ( http://www.tabarkagolf.com/en/index.htm ), idyllically situated for taking in the scenic landscapes whilst enjoying a round.
Tunisia's southern most golf course can be found on the artisan island of Djerba. Djerba Golf Course overlooks the Mediterranean and consists of three nine-hole courses which wind through date palms and around sand dunes ( www.djerbagolf.com ).
More golf courses are being developed in Tunisia, with five planned to open in the next few years.
For more information on Tunisia's golf courses or for a full list of tour operators and golf tour specialists go to www.cometotunisia.co.uk
September 22, 2008