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The finest weather adds to the island’s strong golf tradition, born in the 19th century with the opening of Spain’s first golf course in Gran Canaria, in 1891. Six generations afterwards, Gran Canaria remains as a golf destination for thousands of Europeans. Ideal climatic conditions allow the possibility of practicing your favourite sport 365 days a year.
But Gran Canaria’s golf experience is not just tradition; the island boasts eight magnificent golf courses that are spread out over its territory. These courses were designed by professionals and experts do not hesitate in affirming that they are some of the best in Spain. Here, you will find golf courses that are veritable oasis of tranquillity, where you can enjoy the calm and peacefulness that you need to improve your game, or simply to play your favourite sport.
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With year round spring-like weather Gran Canaria is the ideal location for a golf holiday. Whether you prefer the warmer climate of the North East, the fresh trade winds of the South West, Championship standard courses or beginner level Par 3 courses, Gran Canaria is a refuge close to home where to calmly enjoy your favourite sport.
Meloneras Golf Course, Gran Canaria, Spain – via Meloneras Golf « Blog Justteetimes.
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.
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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