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The Best Golf Courses to Play in Tenerife

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 11 Jul 2019

There is a huge selection of golf courses on Tenerife, all of which offer spectacular views of this beautiful island. A feature of many is that the bunkers contain black volcanic sand. It is a great place to lay golf on account of its temperate climate all-year round. Thousands of Brits spend their winters in Tenerife because it gives them the opportunity to escape the cold winters back home. You can expect temperatures of around 20C most of the year - and very little rain.

Here, we look at seven of the best.


Type: Parkland

Green fee: 57 euros

This 18-hole parkland course was designed by Seve Ballesteros and is located on top of the cliffs close to the Teno Country Park. It is one of the best courses in Tenerife. It measures 6,582 yards and is a par 72. It opened in 2003. Several of the greens hug the coastline to provide glorious views.

Reason to play: amazing views

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Amarilla Golf and Country Club

Type: Parkland

Green fee: 74 euros

Designed by the renowned architect Donald Steel, Amarillo measures just 5,431 yards and is a mix of parkland and links. Don’t be fooled by the length  This is a proper course. Steel’s masterpiece carves its way between ravines on the coastline. The signature hole is the fifth, where an accurate shot over the ocean is required to reach the green.

Reason to play: short and sweet

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Old Course, Golf Costa Adeje

Type: Parkland/links

Green fee: 102 euros

This 27-hole complex was designed by Pepe Gancedo and is set on the coast with views of La Gomera, the Adeje mountains and the sea. It features plenty of bunkers, ravines, a valley and water. There are also several doglegs, so strategy is required. It offers views of La Gomera, the Adeje mountain range, Playa de la Americas and the sea. Every single tree and plant on this course has its own irrigation system. The opening hole is a stunning par five that features lots of bunkers and will set the tone for the rest of your round. You have to be accurate off the tee if you are going to score well here.

Reason to play: course that requires strategy

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Golf Las Americas

Type: Parkland

Green fee: 88-110 euros

One of the features of life in Tenerife is the wind. But Golf Las Americas, a 6,607-yard, par 72 parkland course, is built in an amphitheatre, which protects golfers from the breeze. It features a number of lakes, streams and bunkers along with wide fairways and undulating greens. The wide fairways lead to undulating greens. If you can put your approach shots in the right place on the putting surfaces you will score well here

Reason to play: relief from the wind!

For more information, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Abama Golf Club

Type: Links

Green fee: 250 euros (includes buggy and practice balls)

Dave Thomas, who was responsible with Peter Alliss for designing The Belfry, considered this to be among his finest pieces of work. Many of the holes overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the island of La Gomera. It is a true links course, measuring 6,857 yards. It combines large greens and wide fairways. The signature hole is the 10th, a dogleg that rises 500 yards above sea level, with out of bounds to the right and a series of lakes to the left. Obama features more than 2,500 trees and 22 lakes and is a must for anybody taking their golf clubs to Tenerife.

Reason to play: Arguably the best course in Tenerife

For more information, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Golf Los Palos

Type: Parkland

Green fee: 25 euros (18 holes, 29 euros)

Los Palos is a nine-hole course that opened in 1994 and was designed by Jose Maria Olazabal. It is a par 27, located in the south of the island in the municipality of Arona, five minutes from Play de la Americas and Los Cristianos where temperatures are pleasant all year round. It may be short but there are plots of water hazards and the greens are small and tricky. Water come into play on five holes on this course, which is surrounded by banana trees. It features a driving range, chipping area and putting green where individual and group classes are given in various languages. From the terrace of the clubhouse the golf course dominates the view. The atmosphere is relaxing and housed within are a restaurant, golf shop, changing rooms and showers. There is also a children's play area.

Reason to play: perfect for families

Golf del Sur

Type: Parkland/links

Green fee: 50-90 euros

Designed by Pepe Gancedo, Golf del Sur is a 27-hole complex that features three nine-hole loops and is a combination of parkland and links. The bunkers here are filled with black volcanic sand. The signature hole is the third, which has a water hazard to the right, with a massive ravine beyond that, and a huge bunker to the left. This is a gorgeous complex and although fairly short, it will provide golfers of all standards with a really good test.

Reason to play: a really fair test

For more information, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Other courses include:

  • Real Club de Golf de Tenerife
  • La Rosaleda Golf Club

For more information on golf in Tenerife and packages, visit Golfbreaks.com.

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