Tenerife is a great island on which to play a round of golf, with good weather available 12 months of the year. The southern tip of the island is very popular, due to the excellent climate and there is a good choice of golf courses available, including Amarilla Golf in Tenerife.
Amarilla Golf Tenerife was designed by Donald Steel in the late 1980s, a notable golf course designer, golf writer, and journalist. The course played a part on the PGA European Tour in the 1990’s and due to its location, players can see the magnificent Mount Teide on one side of the course and the blue Atlantic Ocean on the other.
Two courses to choose from
There is a main 18-hole course and a 9-hole pitch and putt course to choose from at Amarilla Golf Tenerife. The 18-hole course plays close to the sea and the Marina San Miguel, which is viewable from the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. The par-3, 5th hole is perhaps the pick of the holes and is located just across the coast from the marina. It’s a short hole, played across a rocky inlet and when the wind picks up, it can be a real test of nerve. Do you attack the pin but risk seeing your ball land in trouble or play safe, cutting out the majority of the rocks between you and the green?
The 16th hole is also noteworthy, due to the very undulating fairway, which stretches some 550 yards. Wherever the ball seems to land on the fairway, it seems impossible to get an even stance and despite hitting a nice drive, the second shot can be difficult.
The course is suitable for players of all abilities and good, low scores are possible, especially on a calm day. The 9-hole pitch and putt course, which opened in 2000, is a great way to get the whole family playing golf, as it’s very relaxed and no license is required. It also provides a good opportunity to practice your short game.
Other facilities include a driving range, putting green, café, bar, clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, and even a horse riding club.
There are some wonderful holes at Amarilla Golf Tenerife, especially those closest to the sea. It’s a great place to play, with experienced golfers and those who are just starting to play the sport. The additional facilities make it a good choice for the whole family.