Las Americas Golf
The largest of the Canary Islands and the most popular destination for winter sun in Tenerife. Over 4 million people every year take their holidays in Tenerife. Superb weather all year round guarantees that your golfing holiday in the Canary Islands will be a memorable one! Tenerife features a range of natural contrasts, the south being totally different both visually and climatically to the North. The volcanic rock formation looks almost prehistoric which gives a fantastic backdrop to the golf courses.
A climate that’s generally dry and hot all year round is a natural attraction for a golf holiday to Tenerife or any kind of holiday for that matter. Throw in the stunning scenery and craggy volcanic landscape, and you have all the elements in place for some spectacular, challenging and hugely enjoyable golf experiences that you can regale to your heart’s content in the abundant bars and restaurants across the resorts at night.
There may not be as many courses to choose from as you’d get on the Spanish mainland, but you’re certainly not short of quality, as this selection will demonstrate.
A true golfing holiday complex, Golf Del Sur has been a popular destination for golfers since it first opened up in 1987. Just a short drive from the airport in the south of the island, this is a classic example of resort-style golf, replete with adjacent apartments and villas and a host of places to eat and drink.
As for the golf, you’ll find a truly impressive championship standard course (it’s a past host of tour event The Tenerife Open) that is beautifully set out while blending into the natural volcanic terrain. Walks along pristine fairways and greens seamlessly blended against craggy lava fields, although deviating away from the greenery is the pathway to dropped shots and lost balls.
The South of the island tends to be the favoured base for golf holidays in Tenerife and Golf Del Sur retains a favoured place among the regular visitors and a course that we’d highly recommend adding to the itinerary.
It may only have opened in 2005, but this Dave Thomas designed course in the south of the island has quickly developed a reputation as not only one of the must-play courses in the Canary Islands but in all of Spain and its island territories.
Part of the plush and prestigious Ritz-Carlton resort, this is just about the classiest golf experience you’ll find in Tenerife. And, while that is reflected in the green fees, believe us, you certainly get what you pay for.
From spectacular views across the Atlantic to sensational surroundings, lush greenery and a collection of thrillingly designed holes, this is the kind of golf that makes a memorable holiday occasion.
As you walk, or perhaps buggy, your way along the undulating and simply spotless fairways, winding their way through palm-lined corridors, you can’t help but appreciate the golfing treat, and a joy to play whatever your handicap.
It’s certainly a golf course that benefits from location, sitting adjacent to the holiday hotspots of Los Cristianos and Playa De Las Americas. But that’s not the only reason to come and play here.
The course itself stands on its own two feet, offering plenty to enjoy for golfers basing themselves at the southern end of Tenerife. Never less than beautifully presented, the course is a friendly track for all abilities while baring just enough teeth, in the form of well-placed bunkers and water hazards, to offer the right kind of challenge.
It’s the type of course where your round can be defined by the way you play the opening holes, with the general aim of ensuring your card is still intact through the first six.
Las Americas is one of a collection of cracking courses close to the tourist hotspots in the south of the island and one that ought to be considered when planning any trip to Tenerife.
While there’s certainly more choice around the resorts in the south, they don’t have a monopoly on great golfing experiences in Tenerife, as a trip to Buenavista in the North West will demonstrate.
Another Tenerife course that combines interesting design with high-quality maintenance and the spectacular scenery of the island’s natural volcanic terrain, Buenavista offers stunning backdrops on almost every turn.
With a somewhat unusual layout comprising 6 par-threes, 6 par-fours and 6 par-fives, wide fairways and receptive greens are helpful for golfers of any handicap. But veer off track into the rocky landscape and natural vegetation, and you’ll soon see your score sail.
Opened in the late 90s, as the resort of Adeje was starting to boom as a holiday hotspot, this is another course that benefits from its natural surroundings, convenient location and design that’s set up for holiday golfers.
As with Buenavista, the course offers an equal number of par-threes, fours and fives, and is similarly enjoyable because of it. And, while the layout and clubhouse welcome are geared toward the tourist, there is plenty of bite on the course to offer a genuine test for all golfers.
The wide greens are receptive but require a degree of accuracy in approach, while dog-legs on the longer holes need to be navigated with care. And, with the hardest two holes on the course being long par-threes that require accuracy with a long-iron, there’s a lot of fun to be had (and perhaps the occasional swear word).
Designed by former Ryder Cup star Manual Pinero, Sancti Petri Hills offers a quirky yet utterly delightful golf experience. Known as the golf garden, the course is lined by umbrella pines to give it a distinctly tropical feel.
The course is neatly laid out, with bunker placement and water hazards causing you to plot your way with care on most holes. And, with the pines offering borders to the fairways, keeping it straight off the tee is always helpful.
As well as the enjoyment of the course itself, Sancti Petri offers an ideal spot to base yourself on a golf holiday in Costa De La Luz, thanks to the abundance of accommodation, amenities and additional courses within a gap wedge away.
Throw in stunning views across the Atlantic and out towards the Adeje mountains, and this is a true golfing treat for visitors to the south of Tenerife.
Tenerife is the classic holiday golf destination
With year-round sun, stunning scenery and well-established resorts, Tenerife is a destination for golfing holidays where there’s equal emphasis on the golf and holiday aspects alike.
Off the course, there’s so much to enjoy, from quality beaches, treks into the volcanic heartland and amazing nightlife. But if you’re coming for the golf then it offers treats aplenty, with courses that are always beautifully presented and offering an abundance of experiences, challenges and thrills across every fairway, green and sand trap.
Make Tenerife your next golf holiday destination, and get in touch with our team today.
The South of Tenerife is the most popular with tourists and is generally hot and dry, this is why holidaymakers crowd onto beaches, like Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos. The North of the island is green and lush, which, of course, means occasional rain.
Tenerife offers plenty to the golfer and to the holidaymaker with an abundance of places to eat, a late and buzzing nightlife, or peace and tranquillity if you prefer it. Tenerife is a great location for golf holidays with some outstanding Golf Resorts spread around the different towns with the most fantastic views of the surrounding islands.
There is of course far more for the holidaymaker than just golf, Tenerife is packed full of exciting restaurants, bars and nightlife that will satisfy almost any taste. Designed around the holidaymaker, this little island provides very well for the English traveler, while still retaining a little of that Spanish culture and heritage. Tenerife is also a very good destination for value, with so many accommodation options and stiff competition between bar and restaurant owners, it can provide for a superb low budget option, without compromising on quality.
Tenerife is the Major holiday destination of the Canary Islands, popular with British and European sun-seekers, however in recent years that popularity has been extended even further due to the creation of some superb golf courses. What makes golf popular in Tenerife is a climate that allows golf to continue all year round and makes for a superb getaway from the Cold climates of mainland Europe in winter months.
Over the past years, Tenerife had grown into a popular golfing holiday destination due to its steady climate of all-year-round sunshine. As a tax-free destination the Canary islands make an affordable destination for golfers to hit the bars and restaurants after each round of golf. with championship courses such as Golf del Sur, Abama and Adeje golf you are sure to experience some excellent golf. See more information on the golf courses and hotels in Tenerife. Also the Island of La Gomera with La Tecina Golf Resort, the only one on the island!
Tenerife offers you the perfect alternative to mainland Spain and is ideal for all year round golfing, as the temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees in the winter and doesn’t often go above 25 in the summer make for a comfortable golf holiday.