Tenerife is the perfect winter destination, and what all golfers and sun-starved tourists dream about.
The volcanic island is located in the middle of the Atlantic, and is the largest of the Canary Islands. The climate is dry and sunny with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, Tenerife is a golf destination that can be visited all year round with an average annual temperature of 23 degrees, it is a destination that attracts many Europeans in the cold winter months.
The most popular areas are located on the south of Tenerife around Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. It is also here one finds the greatest concentration of hotels, and thus golf courses. Six of Tenerife’s golf courses, including Golf del Sur (pictured above), Golf Las Américas and Costa Adeje, are all located in this area.
Spanish colonial style
On the western side of Tenerife is the fabulous 5-star Hotel Vincci Selección Buenavista Golf & Spa. The hotel, with just 117 rooms, was built in true Spanish colonial style and the idea was to build the hotel that it should resemble a small cozy village. This has been fully achieved. Located at the foot of the Teno Mountains and with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean.
This is where one finds the magic of Tenerife, and this is where one gets the feeling of having come to the end of the world. ‘End of the world’ can also be experienced if you catch the ferry to La Gomera and play Tecina Golf. All 18 holes are played towards the sea and the view of the Atlantic is indescribable.
If you choose to take the trip to Buena Vista Golf, be prepared for a great golf experience. The course was designed by Seve Ballesteros and placed on a hillside facing the sea. The holes are beautiful and sometimes dramatic. During the round you get the feeling that the fairways end in the vast Atlantic ocean, where waves splashes are thrown over the highly placed greens. The course has also rightly been nicknamed ‘Europe’s Pebble Beach’.
Tenerife is not just volcanic craters, beaches, mass tourism and fantastic golf courses. The island has actually also some reallygood restaurants. Danish chef, Danny Nielsen, who in 2014 was named best chef in Tenerife has previously expressed his view on how to eat well on the Spanish holiday island. Click here and get the best restaurant tips for golf holidays.
Click also on GolfersGlobe.com if you want to read more about golf in Tenerife, view pictures and video clips from the courses and hotels.