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Tenerife – the golf island

British Guild of Travel Writers 2010

Annual General Meeting 26th to 29th January

The island boasts nine superb golf courses, all very different and with their own character and flanked by Tenerife’s breathtaking mountain and coastal vistas. Golfers can also enjoy spectacular views of Mount Teide which can be seen from some of the courses. The 18-hole Buenavista Golf is a true golfers’ delight. This impressive course enjoys close proximity to the coastline but watch out for the waterfall and lake which require great precision but lend a fresh feel to this unusual course in North Tenerife. Also located in the north of the island is the Real Club de Golf de Tenerife – Spain’s second oldest golf course. Several courses congregate in the south of the island where visitors will be perfecting their swing to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Literally next to the ocean, the 18-hole Amarilla Golf & Country Club, designed by Donald Steel, is one of the island’s most spectacular courses if not a little challenging when golfers have to drive the ball right over the waves to the next green on the 5th hole! There’s also Golf del Sur – a 27-hole course which played host to the first Tenerife Ladies Open in 2002. Last year’s Open took place from 22 – 27 September at Costa Adeje golf course and attracted some 120 professional players. The next Ladies Open will run in the Buenavista Golf Course, in Tenerife North.

British Guild of Travel Writers 2010 - Annual General Meeting 26th to 29th January

Tee off in Tenerife, fast establishing itself as a world-class golfing destination, and be amazed by the range of courses on offer. And with average temperatures of 23-degress, visitors can play golf all year round.

Also popular places to play a round in Tenerife South are Golf Las Americas and Abama Golf courses affording stunning views of La Gomera and lush tropical gardens. The high standard of the island’s courses, plus the overall facilities, have enabled Tenerife to host major international professional tournaments. Since hosting its first major international tournament in 1989, the island has gone on to stage a total of twelve competitions on the PGA European Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Renowned names in the world of golf have won tournaments on Tenerife like José María Olazábal, David Gilford and Mark James, three Ryder Cup players; and Raquel Carriedo and Elisabeth Esterl, both Solheim Cup players. Other top players that have teed off at Tenerife’s golf courses include; Sergio García, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, José María Cañizares, Manolo Piñero, Pepín Rivero, Antonio Garrido, Santi Luna, Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance, Bernhard Gallacher, Paul McGinley, Vijah Singh and Ian Woosnam.

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Abama Golf Amarilla Golf Buenavista Golf Centro de Golf Los Palos Golf Costa Adeje Golf del Sur Golf Las Americas Real Club de Golf de Tenerife Tecina Golf (La Gomera)

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British Guild of Travel Writers 2010 - Annual General Meeting 26th to 29th January

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Tenerife Tourism Corporation For more information visit or contact Raquel Fonseca Email: Tel: (0) 20 8334 7026