Having stayed at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort with my partner for a week over the New Year period we found the resort first class and high quality throughout. It is situated on a hillside overlooking the sea, comprised of high class private villas, a championship golf course, international high class hotel and modern shops arranged in a village square.
My partner was highly impressed with the golf course and the efficient way they were run by the pleasant and obliging staff (most staff seemed to be British). The admin and golf tee off times went well from the booking stage to the actual event, well done YourGolfTravel.
The fairways are wide with top quality greens, it is no problem for a straight hitter (like my partner) but I managed to lose an impressive amount of balls. The greens are well flanked with bunkers and putting is not easy on the fast surface, I got one birdie in 4 rounds!
The signature hole is a par 3 across a gorge, if you don’t hit the green and your short, bye- bye ball, 3 off the Tee. I came in to my own steering the required buggy down the cart path to the hole, some holes have up to 1000m distance between the greens and the next tee position. Ladies Tee positions are well advanced of Gents, a help for the shorter hitters. We loved the course, the best overseas course we have played so far!
The hotel had excellent rooms, very friendly staff and the buffet style meals were good, plenty of choice. You need a car if you want to explore and get down to Paphos which is about half hour easy drive, a pleasant coastal town with a harbour for the sailors amongst us! The Trudos Mountains are an impressive inland drive, we found the car rental from the airport very cheap and the best way to make the transit journey.
We would have to score 9 out of 10, for the golf course and hotel ( this is very good for a Yorkshire man with a Scottish Christian name). We would also give a 10 to YourGolfTravel, who was competitively priced, pleasant and efficient with the booking and admin. This was my first booking with them and will not be the last.
To sum up – we would go back there and intend to, in a few years.
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