Tenerife: A Striking Golf Destination

In Tenerife, golfers can practice their best swing all year round, all while being surrounded by volcanic rocks and mountains overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Gripping a golf club under the warmth of Tenerife’s sun, preparing for tee off while overlooking Spain’s highest peak – Mt. Teide – is nothing short of unbeatable. With such conditions, it’s easy to imagine all golfers acing it on the Dance Floor.

There are eight golf courses and two pitch and putt courses around the island, each of them striking in their own unique ways. They are designed by professional golfers, such as Donald Steel and Severiano Ballesteros, among others.

Amarilla Golf, in the South of the island, was designed by Donald Steel. The 18-hole fold course overlooks the sea and has a distinguishable 5th hole, where golfers are obliged to drive the ball over the waves onto the next green. Palm trees, cannas indicas flowers, Canary pine trees and obstacles liven up each hole, while offering fantastic views of Tenerife’s jewel, Mt. Teide. The club has a pitch and putt course, a swimming pool and a horse-riding club, offering a heightened experience.

The 18-hole Buenavista Golf is designed by Severiano Ballesteros. Located on striking cliffs and flanked by the impressive Teno Country Park, this golf course in the north of Tenerife enjoys close proximity to the stunning coastline. Golfers will feel like they are hitting the ball straight into the ocean. In the first half, the most demanding holes are the par fours and in the second half the par threes require greater precision, particularly the 15th and the 17th holes, with both located on the cliff edge. This unusual course in north Tenerife, includes a large central lake in front of the Club House and a waterfall.

Other golf courses on the island include Abama Golf, Golf Costa Adeje (south), Golf del Sur, Golf las Américas, Real Club de Golf de Tenerife, Tecina Golf and Centro de Golf Los Palos.

More sports in Tenerife…

For those who’d like to try a different outdoor sport, Tenerife is the perfect place to do so especially as it boasts average annual temperatures of 23°C. There are many ways to explore the island while being active.

Cycling is extremely popular in Tenerife, with plenty of routes to choose from to suit all cyclists. From cycling at sea level or at altitudes of over 2,000 metres (6,500 feet), all while never being too far from any amenities that might need. With such distinct conditions, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s top cyclists repeatedly choose Tenerife as their training destination.

For those who want to uncover the secrets of the Tenerife sea, scuba diving is the way forward. From swimming surrounded by sea turtles, manta rays and striped grunts, among many others, scuba divers will find many wonders under the waves.


June 29, 2023

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