Tenerife is a paradise for golfers whatever the time of year and because of this I am sometimes asked about the courses. I’m not a golfer, so the following is based on what my friend Peter told me about his favourite pastime.
Apparently, all the courses not only offer spectacular views but also a variety of challenges. They are listed below, in no particular order, other than starting in the south and ending in the north of the island.
ABAMA GOLF – The newbie of courses. Built in 2005, this beautiful course is set amidst a creek and several lakes. It offers 18 holes and is the most expensive with Green Fees: 9 holes from 78€, 18 holes from 123€ – 200€. Each Spring, they organise a pro-am event. Visit Abama Golf Website
AMARILLA GOLF – In 1989, Donald Steel was given the task of creating the world’s best golf course, the result is Amarilla Golf. Set against the volcanic landscape of southern Tenerife, a major obstacle is to tee off from one cliff, and cross the ocean to reach the green on the next cliff. Green Fees: 9 holes from 14€, 18 holes from 20€ Visit Amarilla Golf Website
GOLF LAS AMÉRICAS – Situated in the heart of Playa de Las Américas. This championship course meanders through lakes, rivers, and ravines and is considered ‘a pure joy to play’. Green Fees: 9 holes from 34€ – 54€, 18 holes from 58€ – 97€ Visit Golf Las Americas Website
GOLF COSTA ADEJE – this 27-hole course opened in 1998 and takes advantage of the natural landscape, a former banana plantation. Apparently, the course is challenging but the views players can enjoy across the ocean to La Gomera are amazing. Green Fee: 9 holes 35€ – 45€, 18 holes 59€ – 96€ Visit Golf Costa Adeje Website
GOLF DEL SUR – Consists of three 9-hole courses. GdS has been the venue for international PGA tournaments. The undulating course has wide fairways and elevated greens, with striking black volcanic sand bunkers and some tricky water hazards. Green Fees: 9 holes 35€ – 51.50€. 18 holes 57€ – 87€ Visit Golf del Sur Website
REAL CLUB DE GOLF DE TENERIFE – Tenerife’s oldest golf course, also known as El Peñon opened in 1932. In the north of the island, with scenic views across the Atlantic. Its 18 holes and are known to be challenging. Green Fees: 18 holes 50€ – 75€ Visit Real Club Website
BUENAVISTA GOLF – Designed by Severiano Ballesteros and opened in 2003. The views are spectacular with the Teno Mountains on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Players are challenged to hit the ball along the coastline, and hopefully not into the sea. Green Fees: 9 holes from 34€, 18 holes from 57€ Visit Buenavista Golf Website