With wonderful spring-like weather all-year-round, the Canary Islands are the perfect place to go if you’re in search of some winter sun. And with the temperatures at this time of year being a little cooler than they are usually, the winter season is the ideal time for practising outdoor sports – such as golf.
If you’re an avid golfer looking for your next holiday destination which will be warm and sunny enough for you to hit the green, but cool enough so you can play comfortably in your smartest golfing gear, check out our selection of five of the best golf courses in the Canary Islands.
5 of the Best Golf Courses in the Canary Islands
1. Abama, Tenerife
The golf course attached to the Abama Hotel in the south west of Tenerife is one of the island’s newest golf courses. This course is considered to be one of the designer’s, David Thomas, greatest achievements and is spread out over 6,271m2, incorporating over 25,000 palm trees, tricky white sand bunkers and dozens of rippling lakes connected by gushing waterfalls.
2. Los Lagos, Tenerife
Often overshadowed by the championship golf course which is found right next to it, Los Lagos golf course in Costa Adeje is made up of nine comparatively shorter holes which are perfect for newbies to practise on. ‘Los Lagos’ (which means ‘The Lakes’ in English) is named so because it contains six stunning lakes which make the sport just that little bit more challenging and interesting.
Fancy a round on the Abama or Los Lagos golf course? Grab some last-minute fights and a late deal on a hotel in Tenerife and you could be doing just that!
3. Anfi Tauro, Gran Canaria
If you’re looking for a tougher game surrounded by stunning scenery, the Anfi Tauro course in Gran Canaria might be just the thing. Set amongst acres of lush tropical gardens and lined by an impressive volcanic backdrop, this 18-hole championship golf course covers 650,000m2, making it easily the largest on the list. Not only are you treated to views of verdant gardens and Arizona-like mountains here, but you also get incredible coastal views which span across the Atlantic for miles.
4. Lopesan Meloneras Golf, Gran Canaria
Tucked in between the natural reservation zone which is home to the Maspalomas Sand Dunes and the beautiful Meloneras Beach lies Lopesan Meloneras Golf – another course which boasts breath-taking sea and mountain views. This course features 18 holes and has a par 71, with four driving tees on each hole, making it suitable for amateur and professional golfers alike.
Want to play a game surrounded by the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria? Snap up a deal on cheap flights, book yourself into a hotel in Gran Canaria and you could be on the green sooner than you can imagine!
5. Golf Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Golf Costa Teguise is the perfect course for a skilled golfer looking for a challenge. Declared the best designed course in the Canary Islands by Severiano Ballesteros, this course requires you to use all kinds of golfing knowledge, experience and talents – not to mention every single club you’ve got! – if you want to defeat it. Despite being created almost 40 years ago by British landscape architect John Harris, this golf course is meticulously kept and definitely stands up to the more modern courses.
If you want the chance to prove how developed your golfing skill are, bag yourself some cheap flights, check into a hotel in Lanzarote and head for the Golf Costa Teguise course!