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Golf in Tenerife - about as close to perfect as it gets
May 13, 2012

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.

Sunset at Benijo Beach

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.

The Dave Thomas designed Abama Golf

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.

Buenavista - designed by the late, great Seve Ballesteros

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.

Staying in Tenerife
Golfbreaks.com offers a range of accommodation suited to different clientele. Playa de las Americas provides a really vibrant area full of bars and clubs. Los Cristianos next door is slightly quieter and more sedate, while still enjoying a central location, plenty of restaurants and other activities, and for these reasons is the most popular spot amongst our customers. Meanwhile, just down the coast you have some of the finest hotels in Spain, namely Abama Spa & Golf Resort and Hotel Las Madrigueras, both of which have golf on site, and are certainly worth the extra expense.

The Playa El Medano

Climate in Tenerife
“The land of eternal springtime” is fortunate enough to be blessed with an ideal climate, where the average temperature year round of 24 degrees, meaning that a day of golf is rarely ruined by a lot of rain or sweltering heat. If the UK had this weather I am not sure I would ever leave… (except to golf in Tenerife of course!).

What else?
Over 5 million tourists come to Tenerife annually and there is a good reason for that. Teide National Park offers an unrivalled experience of travelling near the peak of a volcano (don’t worry it hasn’t erupted since 1909). Scuba diving, yachting and whale watching are also on the agenda for those of you feeling more active.

How to get there
Tenerife is serviced by 2 airports – the main one being Tenerife South (Reina Sofia), with all the low cost airlines offering a regular service to the Island for the UK (Ryanair, EasyJet, Monarch, Aer Lingus, Jet2, Thomas Cook and Thomson to get you started!). Flight time is around 4 hours and Golfbreaks.com also have a partner on the ground, with whom we organize reliable and comfortable transfers, including golf transfers if you require.

Tecina Golf - a 40 minute ferry ride from Tenerife on La Gomera island

The easiest way to enjoy a golf break in Tenerife...
Golfbreaks.com offers packages to Tenerife from just £239 per person including half board and 3 rounds of golf (flights not included).











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