Golf in the Canary Islands
Whilst many tourists come to the Canary Islands for the year round sunshine, golfers visit the islands to experience some of the most amazing courses available in Europe. Also, the larger islands offer a choice of courses and mean that golf holidays do not need to be restricted to just one course.
Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas.
18 holes, par 71
Designers: Mackenzie Ross
+34 928 350 104
Carretera de Bandama s/n
35380 Santa Brigida
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
British group calling themselves Lomo del Polvo founded Las Palmas Golf Club on 17 December 1891, the first golf course in Spain. Designed by British golf course expert Mackenzie Ross and Gran Canarian Juan Dominguez Guedes. The Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas moved to its present site in 1957. This is a relatively short course, with narrow fairways, small greens and deep ravines. Set next to the crater of an extinct volcano, there are spectacular views of the sea and mountains.
18 holes, par 54 Designers: lake Stirling (former design manager to Pete Dye) y Marco Martín.
+34 928 684 890
Autopista del Sur GC1 Km 6.4
This par 3 course is like a smaller version of typical golf courses in North America, with lakes, white sand bunkers, palm trees and slopes. With views to the sea and the mountains, and outdoor lighting, golfers can play during the evening warm temperatures.
El Cortijo Club de Campo.
18 holes, par 72 Designers: Blake Stirling y Marco Martín
Autopista del Sur 1 Km 6.4
+34 928 711 111
Close to the capital Las Palmas, this is one of the longest courses in Spain. The design allows up to six tees per hole and is suitable for golfers of all abilities. The course is set in interconnecting valleys with palm trees and other Canarian plants, with stunning views of the sea. The Spanish Open was held here in 2002.
18 holes, par 73 Designers: Mackenzie Ross.
Avda. Tour Operator Neckerman s/n
+34 928 762 581
Based between the tourist resorts of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas it is one of the closest golf courses for tourists to reach from their hotel or apartment. The south of the island has the most sunny days in the year, so year round golf is possible with little chance of rain. It is set next to the protected nature reserve of sand dunes and close to the sea. The course is flat with wide fairways. The fresh breeze from the sea means that temperatures are never too hot to play.
Lopesan Meloneras Golf.
18 holes, par 71 Designers: Ron Kirby
Autopista GC 500, s/n
+34 928 145 309
The course is set next to the luxury tourist destination Meloneras with hotels and shopping nearby, with lakes and palm trees and excellent views of the sea and mountains. Each hole offers four tees and so allows golfers of all abilities to play here. Nine holes offer mountain views and nine holes offer sea views.
Salobre Golf & Resort.
SOUTH COURSE: 18 holes - par 71 Designer: Roland Fauré quien trabajó estrechamente con Robert Trend Jones. NORTH COURSE: 18 holes - par 72 Designers: Ron Kirby
Autopista Gran Canaria 1, Km 53
Urbanización Salobre Golf
+34 928 010 103
The course is set in an elevated setting with views of mountains and the sea, and the green course contrasts with the surrounding desert like landscape. Golfers of all levels are welcome here and the course is easy to find a short distance from the tourist area of Maspalomas along the motorway to the south that is clearly signposted.
This course has been designed into the volcanic natural surroundings and offers new challenges for the golfer. The surrounding natural beauty is stunning and can be described as an unusual location. The north course was first opened in 2006 with the first nine holes.
Anfi Tauro Golf.
18 holes, par 72 Designers: Von Hagge, Smelek y Baril
GC 1 km 61 Barranco del Leuchugal
Valle de Tauro s/n
+34 928 560 462
This course is similar in design to courses in Arizona and offers great views of the sea and surrounding mountains. Set next to the southbound motorway, this course is easy to find and get to from the tourist resorts of Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan.
Anfi Tauro Golf Pitch & Putt.
9 holes, par 27 Designers: Von Hagge, Smelek y Baril
GC 1 km 61 Barranco del Leuchugal
Valle de Tauro s/n
+34 928 560 462
This nine hole course was opened in 2001 and is beautifully landscaped with trees, plants, flowers and a lake. With lakes and waterfalls, the green backdrop offer a very attractive setting for golfers. The driving range is considered one of the best on Gran Canaria.
Las Palmeras Golf Pitch and Putt
Avda. Dr. Alfonso Chiscano Diaz, s/n
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
+34 928 222 333
Opened in 2006, this course is in the capital Las Palmas and very convenient for those tourists staying in the north of the island. This eighteen hole course offers spectacular views of Las Canteras Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The course is ideal for all players and the first nine holes are designed to be similar to British golf courses and the next nine holes are similar to golf courses in America. The course is designed with lakes and of course, palm trees and other plant species natural to the Canary Islands.
Tenerife Golf Courses
Golf Costa Adeje
+34 922 710 000
The course is set in the area of Los Olivos and found from the motorway TF1 towards Adeje. The course was designed to integrate the natural surroundings into the course and has an impressive setting with views of the sea. The eighteen hole course has a par of 72 and the nine hole course has a par of 33.
Golf del Sur
Avda. Galvan Bello, Salida 24
38639 San Miguel de Abona
+34 922 738 170
The course has wide fairways that are surrounded by lush vegetation that makes a real oasis next to the sea, with palm trees and cactus plants. The course was first opened in 1987 and has hosted many international tournaments. The course is set near the tourist areas in the south of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos and so very convenient to reach for holiday makers.
Calle La Finca s/n
Buenavista del Norte
+34 922 129 034
The course is set in the northeast of Tenerife near the Teno Mountain range and has a mild climate throughout the year. The course has palm trees and natural Canarian vegetation that includes many rare and unusual species and views of the sea and mountains.
San Miguel de Abona
+34 922 730 319
This eighteen hole course is set in the south of the island and close to tourist resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. There are wonderful views of the sea and San Miguel Marina. There is also pitch and putt, a nine hole course and driving range.
Golf Los Palos
Ctra. Guaza - Las Galletas, km 7
+34 922 169 080
This course was opened in 1994 and is easily accessible from the Santa Cruz highway. The course has a slight incline and is surrounded by banana trees and ideal for golfers of all standards. Set in the south of the island, the course is only five minutes from Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos and temperatures remain consistently pleasant all year. This is a par 27 nine hole course.
Golf Las Americas
38660 Playa de las Americas
+34 922 752 005
The course is set in the tourist resort of Playa de las Americas and only ten kilometres from the airport in the south. Temperatures remain at around 25º throughout the year and present ideal conditions for playing golf. This eighteen hole par 72 course contains lakes and rivers as well as attractive palm trees and vegetation.
Ctra. Gral. TF 47 km 9
Playa San Juan
Guia de Isora
+34 922 126 700
Opened in 2005
This course was designed by Dave Thomas and covers a continuously changing landscape with lakes and waterfalls and thousands of palm trees. There are spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island of La Gomera from the highest point on the course at 315 metres from sea level. With flexible flag positions and wide tee areas, the course is suitable for golfers who are beginners and provides a challenge for experienced golfers.
La Rosaleda Pitch and Putt Golf Club
Camino Carrasco, 17
Puerto de la Cruz
+34 922 373 000
Opened in 1998
The course is only five minutes from the tourist resort of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and is set amongst banana plantations with wonderful views of the Orotava Valley, Mount Teide and the Atlantic Ocean. This nine hole par 27 course is ideal for families with children who want to learn and for experienced golfers to enjoy the challenge of the course.
Real Club de Golf de Tenerife
C/ Campo de Golf, nº 1
+34 922 636 607
Opened in 1932, this is the second oldest golf club in Spain and was designed by a number of the club’s players over several years. The course enjoys the mild climate of the island that allow golf to be played throughout the year and at a height of 600 metres above sea level offers great views of the surrounding area and the sea. The eighteen hole course offers a par 71.
Fuerteventura Golf Courses
Fuerteventura Golf Club
Carretera de Jandía, km 11
+34 928 160 034
This course is set a short distance from the tourist beaches and hotels and holiday accommodation and was designed by Juan Catarineu. The course is landscaped with lakes and palm trees and bunkers and course obstacles provide extra challenges for the golfer, as well as great view of the sea. This eighteen hole course offers a par 70 with a practice area, driving range and putting green.
Salinas de Antigua Golf Club
Ctra. de Jandia, km 12
+34 928 877 272
This par 70 eighteen hole course was designed by Manolo Piñeiro. The course is landscaped with hills and dunes that protect golfers from the wind, and it includes desert areas and four lakes.
Las Playitas Golf Pitch and Putt
Urb. Las Playitas Gran Resort
+34 928 860 400
This eighteen hole course offers excellent lessons with a PGA Golf Academy and with good temperatures all year and only thirty minutes from Playitas tourist resort, it is popular with golfers. The course was designed by John Chilver-Steiner and all holes are typically par 3 or 4 and greens set around bunkers and water features. Tee options are available for different hole lengths to suit all standards of golf performance.
Lanzarote Golf Courses
Avda. el Golf s/n
+34 928 590 512
Opened in 1978
The course is an oasis set amongst the dramatic volcanic landscape of the island with amazing views. It was designed by John Harris and was first opened in 1978 and offers a par 72. The course offers challenges for professional players as well as offering an enjoyable game for golfers with modest skills. There is also a driving range, putting green and pitch and putt.
Ctra. de Puerto del Carmen s/n
Puerto del Carmen
+34 928 514 050
Opened in 2008, this course was designed by Ron Kirby with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and is situated near the tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen and only ten minutes from the airport. The eighteen hole course offers a par 72 and is perfect for golfers of all levels of handicap to enjoy golf in weather conditions that remain pleasantly warm (24ºC) throughout the year with little rain.
Hesperia Playa Dorada Pitch and Putt
Avda. Papagayo, 24
+34 298 517 120
Opened in 2005, this nine hole pitch and putt course is found in Playa Blanca and offers a par 27. There are a number of gentle slopes with splendid views of the surrounding landscape and sea. The course offers challenges for the professional golfer as well as an enjoyable game for less experienced players.
La Gomera Golf Courses
Lomada de Tecina
+34 922 145 950
Opened in 2003, this eighteen hole golf course is unique in many ways. It is played much like descending a ski slope of about 175 metres from start to finish. Players have wonderful views of the sea at all holes and very few golf courses can match this experience. There are spectacular views of the island’s landscape, as well as great views of Mount Teide, the volcano on Tenerife nearby. The area of Tecina is one of the most beautiful in the island.