With 9 original golf courses scattered all across the island, there is something for every skill level and taste in Tenerife. Right from the Buenavista Golf Courses situated on top of cliffs overlooking the azure blue Atlantic with the Teno Mountain range serving as a backdrop, to the exclusive and stately Real Club de Golf (Spain’s second oldest golf club) with astonishing views of Mount Teide, there is so much Tenerife has to offer.
The Ritz-Carlton Abama is set in gardens sitting on a cliff top in Guia de Isora, with the Atlantic Ocean serving as a backdrop and is one of Tenerife’s most impressive courses. In fact, it is considered to be one of the toughest golf courses in Spain. The course was designed by Dave Thomas and was built in 2005. It offers 18 holes and sits at an elevation of about 300 metres. The course is also home to an annual Pro-Am event during spring. With several guest activities, a tennis academy, seven swimming pools, a spa and fitness centre and a beach, the Ritz-Carlton does not disappoint.
Situated on Tenerife’s southern coast is Golf del Sur, one of Tenerife’s best golf course and holiday resort. Between the Atlantic and the Las Canadas National Park, the course, which boasts an astonishing 27-holes is divided into 3 parts: The Links, North, and South. Surrounded by local black sand and palm trees, playing here feels like you’re playing in Tenerife instead of on a common resort course. The resort has hosted several international tourneys and is where two golf driving distance records were set.
Buena Vista is located on Tenerife’s north coast and it holds true to its name which means beautiful view. With its fast, large greens and unique 1st hole, Buena Vista overlooks the Ocean and Teno cliffs. And while its outer greens are close to the island’s rocky coastline, no one ever hits the ball into the ocean. In fact, holes 18 and 9 are connected by a waterfall. The 18-hole course is the brainchild of Severiano Ballesteros and was opened in 2003.
Real Club de Golf is a British-styled golf course that sits in the north-west part of Tenerife and is the island’s best-kept golfing course. Opened in 1932, the course boasts the recognition of being Spain’s second-oldest golf course. At just 600-metres above sea level, Real Club de Golf offers breath-taking panoramic views of Mt. Teide. Its 18-holes offers a rather challenging 5750 years of play at an elevation of 300m. Not a member? Do not worry. The club allows non-members to play on the course Monday to Friday 8 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
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