Home of Ladies European Tour Professional, Sara Beautell. Site of the 1995 Shell Wonderful World of Golf competition between two time US Open Champion Ernie Els, and present Masters Champion Phil Mickelson.
The 27-hole golf course in Tenerife and its excellent practice facility were designed by Pepe Gancedo.

How to successfully play this magnificent golf course in Tenerife, from a pro and amateur point of view.

There are three separate courses:

  • Campo A-Links is a 2,469m par-34
  • Campo B-Norte is a 2,949m par-36
  • Campo C-Sur is a 2,957m par-36

I’ve chosen Campo B and C for this 18-hole route but any combination can be played.

Campo B-Norte

1st hole – A dogleg right – par 5

459m from the whites; 444m from the yellows.

  • Pro; a drive should be aimed straight ahead, working the ball left-to-right past the palm tree. This will leave a short sand wedge onto a downhill green.
  • Am; hit a 235m drive to the centre of the fairway. If you’ve warmed up well, this par 5 is reachable in two as the hole is downhill from the palm tree centre right of the fairway. Birdie should be no problem.

2nd – A deceiving, back-to-front two-tier green – par 3

131m from the whites; 126m from the yellows

  • Pro; depending on the wind and the pin placement, hit a short iron to this green.
  • Am; hit one or two clubs longer than the yardage says depending on the wind, making sure the front bunkers are out of play.

3rd – A slight right-to-left – par 4

415m from the whites; 395m from the yellows

  • Pro; drive the ball 265m to the centre of the fairway. An accurate 150m second shot to a well-protected green would then be required.
  • Am; a 230m drive centre-right of the fairway. An accurate second shot of 165m would be required to a well-protected green. Play short, and try to save your par with the short game. Bogey is as good as par.

4th – A short uphill – par 4

289m from the whites; 279m from the yellows

  • Pro; go for it off the tee, hitting towards the left side of the green and using the embankment to roll the ball towards the flag for a chance of an eagle, or at least a birdie.
  • Am; hit a 180m drive to the left centre of the fairway leaving a short 99m pitch shot to the elevated green. Take your time on club selection as it plays longer than the yardage says due to the elevation of the hole. Play the second as though it was 10m longer than the yardage. Par should not be a problem.

5th – A long uphill then downhill – par 5

473m from the whites; 463m from the yellows
This par 5 is no pushover. It’s long and uphill with a second shot to a blind green.

  • Pro; hit a 280m drive to the middle of the fairway. Because the green is not visible, a short second shot should be to the top of the hill. This would leave a short wedge onto the green for an easy par – or maybe a birdie.
  • Am; a 235m drive centre-left of the fairway, leaving a short 128m second shot to the top of the hill, and an even shorter 100m third shot to a fairly flat green. Par is great, bogey is still good.

6th – A straight downhill – par 4

302m from the whites; 287m from the yellows

  • Pro; a long downhill drive to the middle of the fairway for a sand wedge to the green.
  • Am; drive to the left-centre of the fairway and let the slope take the ball all the way down the hill for short second shot to the green.

7th – A slight dogleg left – par 4

330m from the whites; 320m from the yellows

  • Pro; a 225m drive over the chequered pole, leaving a relatively easy 105m second shot over water for a par or better.
  • Am; a 200m drive centre of the fairway. Unless confident, lay up to the front of the water. If confidence is not a problem, go for the green. Remember it’s better to be long than in the drink.

8th – A medium to long downhill – par 3

191m from the whites; 166m from the yellows
Club selection is the key. The wind can play a factor, so take your time. If you miss, miss to the left side. Take your par or bogey and run.

9th – Short and straightforward – par 4

359m from the whites; 336m from the yellows

  • Pro; use a driver and go for the green as the fairway goes downhill at about the 250m mark. If missed, a short pitch or chip shot would knock the ball close for a certain birdie.
  • Am; a chance to get a par maybe even a birdie on this hole. Hit a 235m drive centre-left of the fairway to leave a short 101m second shot to a large green sloping back-to-front. Be short of the flag stick in order to putt uphill with the grain.

Campo C-Sur

10th – An uphill – par 4

352m from the whites; 342m from the yellows

  • Pro; hit a 270m drive, aiming slightly centre-left of the fairway and working the ball left-to-right. This would leave an 82m sand wedge shot to the green.
  • Am; a 230m drive to the centre of the fairway leaving a 112m second shot to the green. Par shouldn’t be a problem.

11th – A long, slight downhill – par 3

193m from the whites; 173m from the yellows
This is a tricky hole. If you’re going to miss the green make sure it’s short as the green is well protected with bunkers. Par is great, bogey is good. There are some easy holes coming up.

12th – Long and straight – par 4

381m from the whites; 374m from the yellows

  • Pro; hit a 275m drive centre-left of the fairway for a 106m second shot to the green.
  • Am; hit a 230m drive, centre-left of the fairway, leaving a 144m second shot. Par is your objective, but bogey is good.

13th – Short and straight – par 4

268m from the whites; 253m from the yellows

  • Pro; hit a 210m iron to leave a short sand wedge to an elevated blind green.
  • Am; a 173m drive to the middle or left of the fairway, leaving a short 80m second shot to the same elevated blind green. Par should not be a problem.

14th – A straightforward downhill – par 5

482m from the whites; 460m from the yellows

  • Pro; a long 272m drive to the centre or right side of the fairway leaving a long iron or 5-wood second shot to the two-tier green.
  • Am; hit a 235m drive to the centre-right of the fairway. Laying up with a 130m second would be a good idea for a 95m third shot to the green. Birdie is possible, but par should be no problem.

15th – An uphill – par 3

135m from the whites; 130m from the yellows
Choose your club carefully as the hole is uphill. You may require hitting 5 to 10m farther than what the yardage says. Aim left, play the slope. It could help if you miss the green on the left. Note: Danger awaits you on the right, stay away.

16th – A short dogleg, right-to-left – par 4

284m from the whites; 264m from the yellows

  • Pro; hit a mid-iron from the tee to centre-right of the fairway, leaving a sort sand wedge onto a slightly elevated green.
  • Am; hit a mid-to-long iron keeping away from the hazard in front of the green. This will leave a simple short pitch to the centre of the green. Par shouldn’t be a problem.

17th – A short dogleg right – par 4

319m from the whites; 314m from the yellows

  • Pro; hit a 3-wood aiming to the left side of the fairway and working the ball left-to-right, leaving a short pitch to the green.
  • Am; hit a driver also aiming to the left side of the fairway. This will leave a short pitch to the centre-right of the green. Note, the green it well protected on the left.

18th – A long dogleg, right-to-left – par 5

543m from the whites; 508m from the yellows

  • Pro; aim down the middle with a 285m drive, working the ball right-to-left. With 258m remaining to the green the pro should lay up the second shot to the 100m mark for an easy pitch to a good size green.
  • Am; drive 230m to the middle, or just left of the fairway. The second shot would require a precise and long 278m shot to the green, so lay up as well and hit to within 100 and 125m from the green. Stay away from the hazard on the right of the tee. Par shouldn’t be a problem

Golf del Sur – the greens

There are many sloping, back-to-front greens. Use the slope to your advantage and as a means to stop the ball. Always try to place your shots on the green where putting uphill is required.