Tenerife golf guide: best courses

Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, offers superb golf all year round. Here are it's best tracks.

Charlie Lemay's picture
Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Warm weather for 12 months of the year maintains a constant stream of golfers to Tenerife, but it is especially popular in the autumn/winter months.

The volcanic Canary Island is a four-hour flight from London, and offers an intriguing local culture, golden sunsets, and distinct cuisine. Even without the golf, it is a rewarding holiday destination.

The variety of golf courses will suit all abilities and budgets, and most offer superb views over the coastline.

These are the best layouts on Tenerife.  

How to get to Tenerife

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Tenerife from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports with fares, including taxes, starting from £60 one way (£121 return)

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit www.monarch.co.uk

 

 

 

Ritz-Carlton Abama

Located in the baron, volcanic south side of Tenerife, the Ritz-Carlton Abama was created at vast expense – and it shows.

The extravagant layout features steep gradients, offering numerous blind shots and stunning views.

Hardly taxing off the tee, but the unruly greens are some of the toughest on the Canary Islands, and will test your short game prowess.

Tough, beautiful and oozing luxury.

FULL REVIEW: RITZ-CARLTON ABAMA

Head to the club’s website for more information.

Golf del Sur

A course of great contrast, Golf del Sur is also located in the south. Lush, manicured fairways line arid, volcanic landscape, always offering up stunning panoramas.

Boasting three loops of nine, the club features black bunkers, a homage of sorts to the natural land.

Again, not too difficult with driver in hand, but a stern examination on the putting surfaces.

Quintessentially Tenerife golf.

FULL REVIEW:GOLF DEL SUR

Head to the club's websitefor more information. 

Buenavista Golf

Seve Ballesteros’s sparkling design is our favourite course on Tenerife, blending a charismatic layout with numbing natural beauty.

Based in the greener, north-west region, the club is quite different to those found in the south.

The back nine hugs the coast and offers some paralysing views on a course that can be got at by all handicaps.

With six par-threes, fours, and fives, both the strategic and long player will be able to prosper and exhibit their skills.

The triplet of stunning closing holes are risk-and-reward, and will settle any close matches.

FULL REVIEW: BUENAVISTA GOLF

Head to the club's website for more information. 

Amarilla

Located next to Golf del Sur, Amarilla is a decent holiday golf layout, with an 18-hole test and pitch and putt to boot.

The round starts by descending towards the Atlantic before making its way back in land. Undulating throughout, so rarely will players be playing from a completely flat lie.

Head to the club's website for more information. 

Las Americas

Located in the south of Tenerife, not far from popular tourist destinations, Las Americas is an meandering layout with spectacular views.

It consists of three loops of nine, each of which contain numerous water hazards. The course is not long, so big hitters can look to overpower this layout.

Head to the club's website for more information. 

Costa Adeje

Developed by the same man that birthed Golf del Sol, Jose Gancedo, this sloping southern course incorporates black sand and low stone walls into the design.

The front nine goes up and down, while the closing stretch is on the side of a hill. Consists of six par-threes, fours and fives.

Head to the club's website for more information. 

Real Tenerife

Situated in the green north-east of the island, Real Tenerife is located near the North Tenerife Airport on hilly landscape.

The club hosted the Spanish Open in 1964, and has a number of strong par threes.

Head to theclub's website for more information. 

 

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