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Golf Las Americas is in a privileged setting, sitting as it does, in a natural ampitheatre, with a dramatic backdrop of mountains to the back and views across the sea to La Gomera at the front. A very gently sloping course, protected from the wind by the surrounding range of hills which create a pleasant environment. The course opened in 1998 and was designed by John Jacobs & Associates.
The designers gave priority to the obstacles on this 18 hole, par 72 course, which covers a total of 6,039 metres; covering over 90 hectares of land the course is maintained to the highest standard and many holes have attractive water features which are home to breeding families of ducks, geese & swans. Once on the course, it is hard to believe that the hustle and bustle of Las Americas and Los Cristianos, Tenerife’s main tourist resorts, is only a stone’s throw away. But wait, there’s more
On the southern coast of Tenerife the Amarilla Golf Club is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, that without a doubt, inspired golf architect Donald Steel to create an exceptional 18 hole golf course overlooking the sea where you are sometimes obliged to drive the ball over the waves onto the next green.
Inaugurated in 1989, it has hosted the Tenerife Open on the European PGA Tour. From the first tee, the player discovers the spectacular ocean views. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes are surrounded by a broad variety of typical Canarian flora, the enormous Cannas Indicas, the beautiful Washington Palms and the very exclusive Canarian Pines. The most impressive part of the round reaches its peak at the 5th hole: This is truly a gem for golf lovers, where the sea becomes a fairway, making it necessary to cross in order to reach the green.
Amarilla is a Par 72 golf course with 6077 meters providing provides a defying challenge for the professional golfer while, at the same time, offers an attractive and enjoyable game for those of a more modest ability. Amarilla Golf also offers with the recently inaugurated Pitch and Putt, 9 holes and par 27, which is only 20 meters away from the Pro Shop. Other installations include driving range, putting green, equestrian centre and Club House, which in itself, includes tennis court, swimming pool, bar and restaurant with views of the ocean and the Golf course.
Abama Golf Club is located on the South West coast of Tenerife, on the gentle slopes of the Teide Hill, the highest mountain on Spanish soil. Part of the Abama Hotel Resort this demanding golf course has on its layout 22 lakes linked by impressive waterfalls and white-sand bunkers, and 25,000 palm trees and other plant species, which make for a charming tropical garden.
The designer, Dave Thomas put more than 50 years of experience of the professional golf industry into the creation of Abama’s golf course, now widely regarded as one of his greatest achievements. But wait, there’s more
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If you are booking your golf travel to Gran Canaria, the superb layouts at Anfi Tauro Golf will offer you a unique experience, with its Arizona course styling and dramatic mountain and coastal backdrops, the numerable tees on the course will speed up play and offer players of all levels a challenging and entertaining game.
Situated in the southwest of the island of Gran Canaria, more specific in Tauro, belonging to the municipality of Mogán; the course is laid out in a valley 40m above sea level the course has a perfect view of the mountains and the sea. The area now occupied by Anfi Tauro golf was previously nothing more than wasteland but today is a fantastic golf resort planted with flowers and lush greens that meander around beautiful lakes. But wait, there´s more
Although the island of Tenerife lies only a little way to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, the unique combination of both Gulf and Trade Winds that sweeps the island, somehow prevent it from mirroring its nearest neighbour the Sahara desert.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island, a city of 230,000 people with golden beaches and commercial centres with fine shops and boutiques. The city is rich in art and history with several fine museums and theatres and well as sculptures and monuments. In the north of the island, Puerto de la Cruz is the main tourist area. This is a cosmopolitan coastal town which boasts a casino as well as its famous Botanical Gardens which date back to 1877.
The old town of La Oratava has been declared of national historic interest which gives an idea of the monuments to be found there. Many hiking trails extend through the mountains of La Orotava and stretch up to Gran Circus de las Canadas del Teide, a protected national park. There are also magnificent botanical gardens to be found here, as well as three beautiful beaches.
Adeje has a tranquil coastline, along with the impressive Barranco del Infierno, ravines with narrow vertical walls covered in vegetation. Ancient burial caves have also been discovered on ledges under the sea. But wait, there’s more