Flying over Tenerife nowadays, visitors to the island will realise that green is definitely this season’s colour. In fact every season’s colour in the Canary Islands.
Golf is big business in the land of eternal spring. With average temperatures of 20 degrees in winter and 25 in summer, playing conditions are eternally perfect – where else can you find that at less than four hours flying time from the UK?
Golf courses in Tenerife
There are currently eight golf courses in Tenerife, with the stunning Abama Golf, designed by Paul Thomas, due to open shortly and several others in various stages of planning.
A number of major tournaments have helped put Tenerife firmly on the international golfing map. The PGA Canaries Open of Spain was held at Golf Costa Adeje in 2003. Buenavista Golf, a championship course designed by no less than Mr Golf himself – Seve Ballesteros – will also soon host one of the golfing world’s major events. Watch this space!
Whatever your level, from complete beginner to scratch, there’s a golf course in Tenerife to match your needs. The 9-hole par 27 courses of Los Palos and Amarilla Golf in the south, and La Rosaleda in the north provide a fantastic opportunity to sharpen up your short game and for those with little time to spare. Golf Las Américas, Real Club de Golf, Buenavista Golf and Amarilla Golf provide 18-hole rounds in magnificent sub-tropical settings, whilst Golf Costa Adeje, Golf del Sur offer a variation of 27 holes with the ocean to one side and a mountain backdrop on the other.
Check out our archive of articles and course guides to get the best out of golfing in Tenerife.