If a beach holiday just isn’t for you why not go away to challenge yourself on a new golf course? If you enjoy playing the sport with your friends in the UK whilst it’s cold, wet and windy you’ll really love golfing holidays on the hot and dry island of Tenerife. The resort of Playa De Las Americas is one of the islands most popular resorts and has a number of courses around it that you can challenge yourself on.
Abama Golf & Spa Resort
One of the best golf courses in all of Spain, Abama Golf & Spa Resort is always in pristine condition. Only built and opened in 2005 the course offers a challenge to even the most seasoned golfers with lakes and sand pits dotted throughout and around the site.
Possibly the most dramatic of the island’s courses, Amarilla Golf is situated along a rocky course so be careful approaching the green, you might end up losing your ball to the Atlantic Ocean. Opened in 1989 the course is still a challenge with some low par holes and regular elevation changes; however the real challenge is when the wind picks up, you can’t judge where the ball will land.
Golf Costa Adeje
One of Tenerife’s most popular golf courses, Golf Costa Adeje is one of the most scenic courses with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding resorts. It regularly hosts professional tournaments with some of the sport’s biggest names coming to compete to be the champion of the island. The first 9 take you down to the ocean’s edge, but it’s the last 9 that takes you up a steep incline which will test your skills to the max.
Golf Las Americas
The closest golf course to the centre of Playa De Las Americas was opened in 1998 and is maintained in a resort-style. The two 9 hole loops that make up this testing 18 hole course have some excellent views of Mount Teide and La Gomera in the distance. If you’re staying in Playa De Las Americas you’ll want to return day after day to perfect your score before returning home.
Golf Del Sur
The biggest of the 5 courses on this list, Golf Del Sur offers you 3 courses with the Links (a-course), North (b-course) and South (c-course). Each loop is 9 holes so you can pick and choose which course you’d like to try. Each one offers you a different level of complexity and difficulty. Since opening in 1987 the course has matured into a beautiful parkland with flowers and trees lining the greens.