Incomparable weather conditions enjoyed in the Canarias grant unbeatable opportunities for the practice of outdoor sports. Golf enthusiasts will find the course that best suits them in Tenerife. There are nine golf courses dotted around the island, all of them boasting excellent facilities and perfectly blended into the landscape.
Over 25,000 palm trees, white sand bunkers and several lakes and waterfalls complete the luxurious setting of this 18-hole course designed by Dave Thomas, who has designed courses for the Ryder Cup and the European Tour. Its features make it a real challenge for any experienced golfers, but it is also appropriate for high-handicap players.
Located beside the San Miguel Marina, this course is spread over 18 holes and was designed by the landscape architect Donald Steel, who masterfully incorporated the course into the idyllic surroundings dominated by the sea. Hole number 5 stands out from the rest. It was laid out so that it is necessary for the ball to “fly over” the ocean in order to reach the green. It also boasts a horse riding club.
This is one of the most popular courses in the island, largely owing to its unrivalled natural setting, enclosed in the beautiful Teno Rural Park. The central lake, half-way through holes 9 and 18, and several water hazards give this tour designed and opened by Severiano Ballesteros its character. A perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a serene golf outing.
Tenerife Golf Los Palos
Set in the southern region of the island, this 9-hole course is particularly suitable for those taking their first steps in golf, looking to better their short game or alternatively for those who don’t have a lot of time on their hands, for the course can be completed in about an hour. Spanning over a primarily flat surface, the game takes place amongst water hazards and abundant greenery.
Golf Costa Adeje
Pepe Gancebo was the man behind the original outline of the Golf Costa Adeje, taking the peculiarities of the land into account and blending them in, namely stone walls enclosing ancient terraced orchards. It offers 18 holes and a par of 72, as well as a 9-hole, 33-par course. It has hosted Man’s Spain Golf Open in 2003 and Tenerfe Ladie’s Open in 2005, 2008, and 2009.
Golf del Sur
Yet another example of perfect adaptation and land use. Three competition courses, a number of natural hazards, indigenous flora, wide and winding streets and striking ravines make up this course located in the municipality of San Miguel de Abona. Some bunkers made of volcanic black sand require great skill in order to negotiate.
Golf Las Américas
In the very heart of the touristic hub of southern Tenerife we will find this 18-hole and 72-par golf course designed by John Jacobs. The many water hazards along with magnificent sea views and panoramic vistas of La Gomera create a cool and relaxing atmosphere. It has been the course of choice for numerous national and international tournaments.
Located as little as 5 minutes away from Puerto de la Cruz town centre. This 9-hole Pitch & Putt will best suit anyone wishing to be introduced to golf for the first time or to improve their short game. Golden sand bunkers, lakes and waterfalls are the most attractive features of the course’s fun-filled outline. Golf Club La Rosaleda has also pioneered the introduction of footgolf -an interesting sport in which golf meets football- in the islands.
Real Club de Golf de Tenerife
Founded in 1932, the Real Club de Golf is one of the oldest golf clubs in Spain, and it still retains a certain distinguished British air about it. It boasts 18 holes in total and a par of 71. This demanding course comes to live thanks to several ravines and a dense copse. It is, furthermore, the only golf course located nearby the Santa Cruz – La Laguna metropolitan area.