Golf in Tenerife: Meliã Hacienda del Conde
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When looking for somewhere to go on a golfing holiday, Tenerife may not be the first place that comes to your mind. But located in North West Tenerife, just an hours drive from Tenerife North Airport is the Meliã Hacienda del Conde resort. This golf resort boasts the Buenavista Course, it was designed by the great Seve Ballesteros so you are guaranteed a truly unique test of golf.
Buenavista Golf sits in the region of Daute Isla Baja where you can find the district of Beunavista del Norte, named after the wonderful impression of the conquistadors - viewing the beautiful land. This location also provides enviable golfing temperatures which average at 22 C for the year!
The resort’s outstanding onsite 18 hole golf course is the Buenavista Course, designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. His design is well known as maybe the most stunning course in Tenerife thanks to the breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Unuaually for many courses, but not for a Seve design the Beunavista course features six par-3s, six par-4s and six par-5s. The main challenges on this course are the water features, including the Atlantic Ocean, however a mixture of doglegs and undulating greens also add to the stern test. After all, Seve did say: “I have designed a unique golf course,” when describing his creation.
It is generally considered that the stand out hole on this course is the par-5 5th. This is because the green sits right on the cliff top and when you play the hole, it feels as if you are hitting your ball right into the ocean. Delightfully the central lake between the 9th and 18th holes and opposite the clubhouse is connected by natural waterfalls and offers a totally unique and special atmosphere.
The fairways at the Beunavista course have been designed with the utmost respect for the natural lay of the land and the new areas of the course have been planted with local plant species. Seve himself said: “I have designed the course so that the majority of the holes offer different ways of approaching them.”
In addition to the stunning 18 hole layout, there is also a Golf Academy with specialist programmes for beginners and experts which features two putting greens, a chipping area and a driving range that faces south with a slight rise so golfers can easily see the flight of the ball.
The Meliã Hacienda del Conde hotel is located in a privileged location by the sea, and is an adult only luxury hotel. The hotel sits next to the Teno cliffs and is surrounded by the Buenavista golf course and has imposing views of the Atlantic ocean, with the area considered a protected natural park.
This resort is perfectly integrated with its natural environment and is built and decorated in a colonial Canary Islands style. The hotel offers spacious and elegant rooms and junior suites, with professional and superior quality service. Guests can take advantage of the fantastic swimming pools, including an infinity pool, with views of the ocean, the relaxing YHI SPA and the best local and international cuisine in the onsite restaurants.
All of the above are just a few of the factors that make this hotel a jewel on the coast of the beautiful island of Tenerife, perfect for those looking to combine business with pleasure.
What to do?
There are several restaurants on site at the Meliã Hacienda del Conde. The hotel offers surprising dining spaces, each with their own personality in which you can enjoy the best gourmet experience in the whole of Tenerife.
You can discover the exclusive and elegant á la carte restaurant with its Mediterranean signature cuisine. This restaurant offers a respect for traditional local cuisine, full of tender and delicate flavours, combines with cutting-edge modernity in each of the dishes on offer to make your Meliã experience simply unique and unrepeatable.
Another option is the full range of cuisine in the buffet restaurant, with the option of several local and international dishes. Alternatively you can indulge in the sensual charm of the restaurant next to the pool and enjoy the romance of a Canary Island sunset. On top of the food, you should also savour one of the delicious cocktails.
If you’re looking for complete relaxation of your holiday then look no further than the YHI Spa at the Meliá Hacienda del Conde hotel. This hotel offers a complete YHI Spa where you can find treatment cabins and a fully equipped gym.
The YHI Spa Ritual package offers hydrotherapy treatments to improve bone, muscle and circulatory ailments as well as treating disorders such as anxiety, stress and mental fatigue. Features include a heated dynamic pool, hydromassage, footbath, sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain, Bi-thermal showers, changing rooms, lockers and showers with towels and bathroom amenities.
If you are looking for a treatment or a massage, then the hotel has eight treatment cabins. Here you can take advantage of facial, body and beauty rituals, as well as various massages.
How to get there?
The hotel is just an hour drive from Tenerife North Airport and 1 hour 30 minutes from Tenerife South Airport. Both of these airports are serviced most UK airports.
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