The Canary Islands is a great place for a golf break, all year-round. Despite being in Europe, even the winter months are pleasant on the island of Tenerife, with the temperature reaching up to 20 degrees, making it perfect for a round of golf. Where else in Europe can you get your shorts on in winter and enjoy a lovely round of golf? This is something you can do at Golf del Sur golf course.
Golf del Sur opened in 1987 and has since played host to a number of professional tournaments, including the Tenerife Open, which featured on the PGA European Volvo Tour and the Shell Wonderful World of Golf tournament. Big names in the world of golf such as Jose Maria Olazabal, Ernie Els, and Phil Mickelson, have all graced the greens at Golf del Sur.
Situated close to the coast and surrounded by a number of holiday apartments, Golf del Sur has undergone some renovation in recent years, updating holes 3, 4 and 5 on the links course and landscaping the 3rd hole on the North course. This work has improved both sets of nine, bringing them up to the standard one would expect of a popular course such as this.
A 27-hole golf course, Golf del Sur consists of three nine-hole loops entitled the North, South and the Links. Each set of nine is very consistent with the next in terms of types of hole and distance, with two par-3’s, two par-5’s and five par-4 are on every set of nine and the lengths measuring between 3,100 and 3,300 yards. Therefore, whichever set of nine holes you choose to combine, the overall length of the course is not very demanding and ideal for a round of golf while on holiday.
A stand out feature at Golf del Sur has to be the black, volcanic bunkers which are situated around the 27 holes. For those who know the nature of the land in Tenerife, this will come as little surprise in itself but nothing quite prepares you for the stark contrast of the black bunkers and the lush, green fairways. There are the odd palm tree and cactus here and there, but nothing major and it’s the greens that provide the biggest test here, in addition to any wind which may be present.
The course is always in great condition especially the greens and the bar and restaurant offer good food and drink. Golf del Sur makes a great addition to a golf holiday in Tenerife.