Tenerife is a golfer’s paradise, with its year-round temperatures averaging 23 degrees and light winds that never threaten your long game. Golfing on Tenerife is a pleasure, where you can wake up at the crack of dawn and get two or three games in under the mild sun. Build up an appetite and then refresh yourself with a leisurely lunch when the mid-day heat reaches its peak.
The constant clear weather means you’re never likely to have a day rained off, and the lush landscape provides rolling tracts of green that are perfect to play on.
It’s easy to gush about how fantastic the golfing on Tenerife is. It’s harder to nail down exactly where you should head for the perfect 18 holes. There’s just so much variety in courses. Most would agree that it’s in the busy south where the best ones lie. In fact, some of the best golf is found around the sunny resort town of Costa Adeje. Here, in a part of Tenerife usually associated with idyllic family holidays and luxury hotels, you’ll find world-class links and service.
Golf in Costa Adeje is a premier affair. It’s where you will get pampered while you play. Most, if not all, of the major courses are connected to luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants. What’s more, they all give you the authentic Tenerife experience.
There are four big resorts on the Costa Adeje golf scene, and below is a breakdown of what to expect from each one.
Golf Costa Adeje
This scenic 18-hole golf course is the most popular one in the region, and for good reason. You’ll find it’s been designed to integrate the natural beauty of the area right into the course. As a result, you’ll find old stone walls, former banana plantation buildings and the wonderful Tenerife palm trees dotted about the links.
A fantastic luxury hotel also sits on the grounds, attached to the clubhouse. This means extra features for golfers to use, like a full modern gym, pro shop and fantastic restaurant.
Golf Las Americas
This site is often praised by members, who declare it to be the best golf course in Tenerife. And they might just be right. With its scenic links just a stone’s throw from vibrant Playas de Las Americas, you get great golf in a superb location.
This is a flatter course, offering tight links for those looking for a more challenging game. The wonderful scenery almost begs you to stay out for one more game.
The onsite restaurant is above and beyond what you’d expect from even a premier hotel, and club’s Golf Academy is a fantastic way to sharpen up your game or bring someone new into the fold.
Compostela Beach Golf
This hybrid hotel/golf resort makes sure it’s delivering luxury service to all its guests. The superb golf course is just the icing on the cake. There’s a choice of 380 wonderful rooms, all equipped with great amenities and furnishings. The best part of this location might be the hotel facilities with 24-hour room service, classic English-style pub, fine dining restaurant and a business centre.
And the golf is great. Across the 18 holes, you get incredible water features, Sahara sand traps and smooth greens that are a joy to putt.
The course’s close location to the mountainous centre of the island gives you some incredible views as you make a line drive down the course. And there’s a sister set of apartments in the centre of Playa de Las Americas, so you have a chance to head into the city for some shopping and nightlife if you fancy.
Abama Golf Resort
Abama is a luxury golf club with its own private resort, dining and pools. It prides itself on ‘the art of simplicity’. You get simple deluxe rooms, simple fantastic service and simply amazing golfing.
It’s a vast course, with some fantastic long holes and fantastic features. When you’re not teeing off across its 400 acres, you’re eating at Michelin-star restaurants and receiving world-class service. It’s perfect for people in love with the high-end of travel. It even has its own private beach and is linked to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Perfect for a truly 5-star luxury golf experience.
Wherever it is you decide to base your Tenerife golfing holiday, you’re sure to find an incredible course. Tenerife is a golfers’ paradise, so it’s not just these resorts to be found. There are close to two dozen fantastic golf courses all over Tenerife. Each one benefits from the island’s incredible climate, green and fertile grass and wonderful scenery to deliver an awesome year-round adventure.