Tenerife Golf Guide
The volcanic island of Tenerife is dominated by the stunning Mount Teide. This is the site of arguably the finest yet most challenging golf courses in the Canary Islands called Abama Golf Club.
Abama Golf Club
The golf course works its way up the west face of Mount Teide before you turn around and enjoy some unbelievable views of the Atlantic Ocean and over to the island of La Gomera. Abama Golf Club
is a Dave Thomas design and is renowned for its tricky greens….higher handicappers can expect a 3 putt to be a common affair if out of position. The course is a joy to play with some true camera golf shot moments particularly when playing back down the side of the mountain. This is a true buggy golf course and one is included in your green fee. After your amazing Abama experience, enjoy a beer and some incredible food on the clubhouse terrace and enjoy that view! You can choose to stay onsite at The Ritz Carlton, Abama
, an impressive 5-star hotel.
Costa Adeje Golf Club
Another of Tenerife’s best golf courses is Costa Adeje Golf Club, in our opinion. A great 27 hole set up and unlike the tougher challenge of Abama, it's a very good balance of championship-style golf with more score making opportunities than Abama hands you. Costa Adeje is one of the golf courses that simply must be included in your golf holiday itinerary in Tenerife. There are some exhilarating golf holes heading towards the coastline and some really good holes where you need to plot your way around. The club has a friendly atmosphere and a very warm welcome. Do not miss it.
Las Americas Golf Club
An inland course and another of Tenerife’s must-play courses if seeking a more holiday golf experience. Las Americas Golf Club
is well thought out and is one of those courses you would happily play again and again during your golf holiday. A popular members golf course and with some really enjoyable holes, it is not a long golf course by more modern championship set ups and therefore has a certain appeal to it. It is more target golf. You receive special treatment if staying in the neighbouring Las Madrigueras Hotel
where you can enjoy your own buggy and unique access to the golf course direct from the hotel garage straight onto the fairway!
Buenavista Golf Club
Quite simply one of the very best golf courses in the Canary Islands. It is a must-play and well worth the day trip – the course is around 1-hour drive from Las Americas and the popular South west of Tenerife. Buenavista
is a Seve Ballasteros masterpiece and arguably one of his best designs. In typical Seve style, the course has 6 par 4s, 6 par3s and 6 par 5s. The piece of land that Buenavista Golf Club is built on is truly unique – you have the mountains to the back of you, the crashing waves of the Atlantic ahead and the incredible cliffs of the North West Coast to the side. There are some gettable par 5s and scores to be made but then the course takes them away on some of the trickier par 3s. We absolutely love it and sure you will too! If you want to enjoy complete escapism and play golf on Buenavista Golf every day (which we recommend!) then stay at the onsite Melia Hacienda del Conde
hotel – they also own and manage the golf course and have some brilliant value luxury golf holiday packages.
Golf del Sur
The previous 27-hole course set up at Golf del Sur has been re-imagined as an 18-hole championship golf course. The North and Links nines are what will be Golf del Sur Golf Course and a better combination would be hard to find. It was once famed for its black sand bunkers - now replaced with more conventional sand, the landscape is rugged and beautiful and always makes for an enjoyable round of golf.
The front nine (North), plays down towards the Atlantic Ocean and tests players ability to find the correct side of the fairway to then play some fantastic approach shots to elevated and downhill green locations. There are also some volcanic waste areas that are to be avoided, though all are marked as a hazard to save you hurting yourself or your equipment. The back nine (Links) plays more in front of the golfer from the tee, with less undulations, but just as much treachery – should your driver not be behaving. The course is designed around large ravines and there are a number of well-located water hazards to ensure you are paying attention.
Golf Del Sur is a must play for any golfer wishing to enjoy testing approach play to superbly maintained putting surfaces.
Situated alongside Golf del Sur, Amarilla Golf offers golfers a relaxed clubhouse atmosphere and entertaining golf course. Playing inland and then turning to play directly towards the Atlantic Ocean (as well as over it!), there are some fantastic infinity views over fairways and greens, playing against some testing breezes.Driving the ball well off the tee is the key to a good score around Amarilla Golf Course, with some runoff areas into wasteland best avoided. All of the par 3s are a joy to play, with different yardages testing many clubs in your bag. They play in different directions too, so being able to flight the ball in different wind conditions will prove to be crucial.
You can also hone your short game skills on Amarilla’s 9-hole short course. Dialling in you chopping and wedge play before and after your round.
Not part of Tenerife, but only a short 45 minute ferry from Los Cristianos Port over to the neighbouring island of La Gomera, Tecina Golf can be found, nestled into the hills. With the unique design of the 1st hole being at the highest part of the course and the 18th at the lowest - it is a 10 minute shuttle from the clubhouse to begin your round, where you are met with incredible views of Tenerife and Mount Teide.
The golf course then meanders down and across the beautifully lush grounds, with natural flowers and trees lining the fairways and greens.
Whether you are choosing to visit Tecina for a days golfing adventure or staying at the onsite Jardin Tecina Hotel, visitors are sure to fill up their cameras and phone with plenty of photos from Tecina Golf.