When we are browsing the golf holiday market looking to book a Spanish golf break, the Canary Islands may not instantly spring to mind but this collection of islands offer a wonderful climate and some world class courses to test golfers of all abilities.
For some of the finest golf on the islands, head to Tenerife, where there are a number of superb courses that will have golfers coming back again and again, but the finest of all is undoubtedly found at the 5* Abama Golf & Spa Resort.
If you are looking to check out the credentials of your next golf holiday venue, then being named Best Resort in Spain in the Spanish Conde Nast Traveller’s 2011 Reader’s Travel Awards should put the Abama Resort right at the top of any golfers list.
Whilst the resort boasts a host of amazing facilities that will appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike, we’ll start off with the outstanding golf course.
The Abama golf course is one of the best in Spain and somehow it remains a well kept secret!
Designed by Dave Thomas, the man responsible for world renowned venues such as the Brabazon Course at The Belfry, Abama reaches a healthy 6,815 yards from the back tees, offering a stern test to even the most talented players and with the stunning landscape that is awash with some 25,000 trees, a host of lakes and waterfalls and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll be grateful for every last yard of your march to the 19th hole…especially when your game isn’t quite on par!
The signature hole is the fantastic 10th that dog-legs left, bordered by out of bounds on one side and a threatening series of lakes on the other. Get out of here with a 5 for par and you’ll be a happy golfer!
Reflecting the quality of the golf course, the accommodation at the Abama Resort is top class and will ensure your total comfort throughout your stay in Tenerife.
Although the golf course is the main attraction here, it is not all that Abama has to offer when it comes to golf. Before heading out to the first tee you can to brush up on your chipping in the dedicated short game practice area or warm up on the three hole par 3 academy course; this is also a great place for beginners to get a taste of what is to come on the full course. When you get onto the fairways you needn’t worry about your legs tiring under the Spanish sun as state-of-the-art buggies complete with on board GPS are available to all, meaning you’ll also have no excuse for pulling out the wrong club on your approach!
Situated just a stone’s throw from the coast, the Abama Resort offer easy access to local beaches which are as peaceful as they are beautiful.
Away from the golf Abama offers guests sumptuous 5 star accommodation both in the hotel and the deluxe villas situated around the estate. These accommodations cater for every need and allow golfers travelling alone, as a group or with their families to enjoy the very best accommodation on the island. Throw in a tennis centre, ultra modern gym and sumptuous spa – the perfect place to unwind after a day on the fairways or to simply recharge the batteries before the evening’s festivities – and you’ll find yourself in golf holiday heaven. The resort is of such a standard that, if you wish, you will never have to set foot outside of its gate during your Tenerife Golf Holiday.