Freeze-beater break: Tenerife

Golf del Sur an ideal destination

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 8 Dec 2010

Freeze-beater break: Tenerife

For those looking for a break from frozen or waterlogged courses in the UK, we're here to highlight some of the best deals for winter golf

Golf Del Sur - Tenerife

The bright lights of Las Americas aren’t to everyone's taste but if you're a golf nut looking to test your game in the wind, with the sun on your back Golf Del Sur, opened in 1987 and re-designed by Manuel Pinero in 2005, is one to tempt you in Tenerife.

Only a short drive from the island's main attractions this coastal course close to the southern airport is home to distinctive volcanic ash bunkers and a undulating terrain that provides spectacular views.

It has hosted European Tour, Ladies Tour and a made for TV challenge match between Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. Its three loops of nine holes help ease traffic issues usually associated with a resort courses while each delivering a breezy challenge.

Contrary to what we're currently experiencing temperatures are usually around 25C until February, when it really warms up!

Where to play:

Due to its variety and prime location, 18 hole green fees at Golf Del Sur start from €50, which should keep you occupied for a few days. There are also a number of other quality courses nearby including  Costa Adeje (€47), Golf Las Americas (€33), and Amarilla (€20).

Where to stay:

With its thriving tourism, choices for accommodation in Tenerife are vast - from private villas overlooking the golf course to high-class hotels with beach views.

Typically villas and apartments sleeping four in Golf Del Sur cost around €300 a week (during January) while a room for two in a 4-star Hotel in Las Americas costs around €100 a night.

Flights and car hire

Here's a selection of costs of January return flights from 'London' airports: Monarch £85; RyanAir £77 and Thomson £110. Hiring a Ford Focus, appropriate for all that golf gear, costs around €180 a week.

 

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