Golf Gran Canaria. The island of Gran Canaria could proudly be called a “Golfers Paradise”. If you came for 1 week, you could play golf in a different club every day and you would still have to return here again, to try them all. You can choose from 8 clubs of different difficulty, views and terrain, most of them in a beautiful and quiet area with amazing mountain and/or sea view and your drive from the first one to the last one would´t take more than 1 hour. Just continue reading to choose the best club for you.
REAL CLUB DE GOLF DE LAS PALMAS – the oldest golf club in Spain. It was established by the british colonists in 1881. Originally it was settled in Lomo de Polvo, in 1959 it has been moved to Crater of Bandama. The camp is built in the ragged lava terrain without having affect the original caracter of the landscape. Among others, mimosas and palm trees grow there. The camp of English type is very well mainteined and especially during the workweek it is not very busy.
Characteristics of the camp: 18 holes, par 71, HCP: 26/34, length: 5 915metres, price: 18 holes 85-95 €, 9 holes 45-50 €. Price for the guests of Bandama Golf Hotel: 18 holes: 69 €.
Equipment: restaurant, coffee-shop, miniclub, golf academy, driving range, putting green, club room, dressing room, golf shop, golf-sticks rental, golf-car rental.
Non-members of the club are allowed to play golf only in the morning hours.
EL CORTIJO CLUB DE CAMPO – course designed by Blake Stirling and Marco Martín and built on the gentle slopes of the old ranch. The course is unique for its 6 lakes and many antique palm trees, some of them even 600 years old. Thanks to its environmental management the club was given an ISO 14001 TUV Certificate.
Monday-Friday visitors are welcomed (reservation required), during weekends the club is opened only for its members.
Course characteristics: 18 holes, PAR 72, length: 6308m (white), 5833 (yellow), 4635 (red).
Maximum HCP – women: 36, men: 34.
Equipment: putting green, driving range, golf lessons, golf shop, golf trolleys, golf buggies, club house, parking, restaurant, lockers, showers, sauna, massages, gym, swimming pool.
MASPALOMAS GOLF – the uniqueness of this course consist in the fact that it is surrounded by the waste sand dunes of Maspalomas.
Playing golf here, you can see the ocean and palm trees on the horizon.
The course was built on a large plateau and it was designed by Mackenzie Ross.
Course characteristics: 18 holes, PAR 73, length: 6398-White, 6047-Yellow, 5265-Red. Price: 70€ summer.
Equipment: driving range, putting green, restaurant, golf shop, parking, golf lessons, golf trolleys, GPS buggies.
Maximum hcp: for women – 36, for men – 34.
LOPESAN MELONERAS GOLF – the only golf course in Gran Canaria, where you can enjoy several holes on the cost, designed by Ron Kirby. With beautiful views of the ocean, a lot of palm trees and water areas. Four tees in each hole allows players of different level to play together.
Course characteristics: 18 holes, PAR 71, length men 5653m/4982m, women 4589m/4066m. Price: 115€ winter, 59€ summer.
Handicap certificate required. Handicap limit: 30.
Equipment: driving range (40 tees), putting green, pitching green, chipping green, practise bunker, snack bar, golf shop, lockers, private parking, golf academy, golf sticks and trolleys rental, GPS buggies.
Visitors allowed to play every day.
SALOBRE GOLF CLUB demanding golf club consists of two courses, north and south. Both of them offer 18 holes so that it is the only golf club in Gran Canaria that offers 36 holes. The area is surrounded with volcanic rocks and canyons and has views of the mountains and ocean. The green colour of the course and of the gardens contrasts with the desert style countryside.
Norh course: PAR 72, 18 holes, length 4736 women, 5051/5524 men, desert style, undulating ground, sometimes necessary to cope with slopes, some of them brusque and long. Price 86€ winter/54€ summer.
South course: PAR 71, 18 holes, length 5016 women, 5565/6412 men, course surrounded by trees. Undulating ground, necessary to cope with few slopes. Price 99€ winter/60€ summer.
Possible to play during all the week, but it is essential to make a reservation in advance. Handicap is required. Possibility to hire golf carts (in the north course recommended).
ANFI TAURO GOLF – two courses designed by world known designers von Hagge, Smelek and Baril. In the Arizona style course contrasts the green colour of the grass and sofisticated water areas with the local desert countyside. It has also a beautiful view of the mountain scenery and of the ocean.
The original course had only 9 holes (PAR 3, length 986m men/758m women) and was intended more likely for the beginners practisins. Price approximately 25-35€.
Later on the course was complemented by a new one with 18 holes and moderate or hard difficulty. The terrain is undulating with several water hazards, PAR 72, length 5807/6987 men, 4498/4988/5410 women. Price approx. 100€ winter/60€ summer.
Facilities of the club: driving range (30 tees), putting green, pitching green, chipping green, practise bunker, 3-hole short course, clubhouse, lockers, bar, snack bar, golf carts for hire.
LAS PALMERAS GOLF – this golf course Pitch & Putt consists of 18 holes PAR 3, length 1237 meters. It was designed by Strirling and Martín and has beautiful view of the ocean and of the beach of Las Canteras. The holes are from 50 till 110 meters long, varied, entertaining and demanding.
The first 9 holes are “simple” with easy reachable holes, and then you are expected by difficult greens with deep bunkers, that should complicate your good score.
From 10th till 18th hole, there are feared lakes, where you must make a considerable effort to keep your balls out of water. For example the holes 14, 15 and 16 are allways a good matter of conversation in the coffee shop of the club.
Price: 9 holes – 10 €, 18 holes – 15 eur.