Golfing in Gran Canaria

October 06 2011

 

The paradise island of Gran Canaria is thought to be the birth place of golf in Spain. The first club to pioneer golf on the island was founded in 1891. 

It’s easy to see why Gran Canaria is so closely associated with golf, as year round sunshine and dry conditions provide perfect playing conditions.

There are eight magnificent golf courses in Gran Canaria, all designed by professionals, offering world class golf in calm and tranquil conditions.

Many of the best courses on the island are located close to fantastic quality accommodation in Maspalomas. 

As Gran Canria boasts excellent road networks, it’s quick and easy to travel between courses and accommodation, making for a hassle free holiday. There are good public transport links and very affordable car hire deals.

Maspalomas Golf is regarded as one of the best courses in Gran Canaria. 

This 18 hole, par 73 golf course is located next to the Maspalomas Dunes. 

The course was designed by Mackenzie Rose. The course is close to the sea, providing wonderful views, and a gentle breeze on glorious hot days. 

Salobre Golf and Resort (North) is an 18 hole, par 72 golf course, designed by Ron Kirby. The course is one of the newest on the island (inaugurated in 2008) providing an exciting new challenge for golfers visiting the island.

Sanbre Golf and Resort (South) is an 18 hole, par 71 golf course, designed by Roland Faure. This varied course is suitable for golfers of all abilities. The course offers magnificent views over the sea and mountains of the upscale area of El Salobre. 

Lopesan Meloneras is an 18 hole, par 71 golf course designed by Ron Kirby. The course is located next to the sea in the resort of Costa Melonerias. The course boasts 9 holes with views of the mountains and 9 holes with magnificent views of the clear ocean. 

Golfers of all levels visit Gran Canaria to enjoy a wide range of courses. Specialists on the island can advise which courses are best suited to the abilities of each group. 

Golf equipment can be hired, or purchased, on the island from a range of club shops and general sports stores. 

After a competitive game, there are plenty of ways to unwind, with many leading golf clubs boasting fantastic restaurants, bars and private clubhouses. 

Visitors who don’t play golf can often join the golfing party for a relaxing glass of wine and traditional tapas overlooking the greens. 

There are plenty of other activities for non-golfers to enjoy in Gran Canaria. The island is also popular for diving, cycling, hiking, surfing and fishing. 

Gran Canaria also boasts fantastic tourist attractions for all the family including Holiday World. This popular attraction boasts a 27 metre high Ferris wheel that can be seen from afar. 

There is also a roller coaster and a laserdome, bowling alley, shops, restaurants and bars. 

Another popular attraction, situated near the golfing area of Maspalomas, is the Botanical Park of Maspalomas. There are more than 50 different species of plants in the garden, ranging from palms to vegetables, from around the world. 

There is also a popular water park, with rides and attractions for all the family, considered by many to be the perfect way to cool down in the Gran Canaria heat. 

Gran Canaria is the perfect destination for golfing holidays, boasting fantastic golf courses for all abilities, great sightseeing locations, exciting tourist attractions, wonderful food and drink, and a wide range of self catering accommodation to suit all budgets. 

It’s no wonder that thousands of golfers choose Gran Canaria is the destination for fun filled golfing holidays. Let the golfing adventures begin. 

 

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