Planning a Golf Holiday in Gran Canaria

November 16 2011

It’s commonly believed that the modern game of golf was first played in the 15th century in Scotland, although some historians trace the game back to Roman times, where a bent stick was used to hit a leather ball.

Whilst Scotland still boasts world famous golf courses, many golfers prefer to play under year round sun, rather than the unpredictable Scottish skies.

This desire has led to an increase in golfing holidays in paradise islands like Gran Canaraia.
Unlike Scotland, sunshine is virtually guaranteed in Gran Canaria, as the island enjoys one of the best climates in the world.

The climate has encouraged developers to build outstanding golf courses and facilities on the island.
If you are planning an excursion from your golf club, Gran Canaria is the perfect choice, thanks to regular, affordable flights from most European airports.

Many of the golf resorts on the island boast exceptional greens coupled with equally magnificent accommodation.
After a hard eighteen holes in the Gran Canaria sunshine, retire to some of the finest restaurants and bars on the island, within the grounds of your chosen golf club.

Many of the leading clubs offer both local and international cuisine and fine wine from around the world.
If you book your holiday via an adventure holiday agent, you can choose to play several courses during your stay.

Specialist companies can guarantee you pay the most competitive green fees and secure the most desirable tea-times.

They can also recommended exceptional self-catering accommodation, if you choose to stay off the golf course, rather than on one of the many golf resorts.

Even the keenest golfers might want to sample some of the other activities Gran Canaria has to offer.
If you are feeling adventurous, you could combine golf with cycling or diving. Adventure holiday companies can offer escorted diving trips for people of all ages and abilities. Gran Canaria is world renowned for offering outstanding diving in the warm ocean surrounding the island.

If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, bicycles can be hired by the hour, day or week, from many local companies. Its great fun, and very good exercise, to escape from the tourist trial to enjoy the glorious landscapes of Gran Canaria.

There are also some fantastic tourist attractions in Gran Canaria, with Maspalomas being home to two of the most popular, Holiday World and the Botanical Park of Maspalomas.

Holiday World is a real landmark, with a 27 metre high Ferris wheel, that can be seen from afar.
The park also boasts a roller coaster, a laserdome, amusement arcades, internet cafes, a gym and spa, two night clubs, cafes and restaurants and a bowling alley.

The attraction is open year round until as late as 11.00PM at weekends.

If you prefer a more tranquil escape form the golf course head to the Botanical Park of Maspalomas. The park is situated near the golf area of Maspolomas. There are more than 50 different species of plants in the garden, ranging from palms to vegetables, from around the world. The park is a great place to relax and contemplate another day on the golf course.

Gran Canaria offers everything a golfing party could need. From a wide choice of outstanding golf courses, to five star facilities, other sports and activities, plenty of leisure attractions and fantastic fresh local and international food and drink.

The island also boasts year round sunshine, all within a few hours of most major European airports, at very affordable prices. It’s no wonder that golfing parties continue to head to Gran Canaria to enjoy a game, and plenty of food and drink, in the glorious sun!

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