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Best Golf Courses in Cyprus

from the experts in Golf Holidays

✍️ Oliver Gunning | ⏰ 6 min read

Best Cyprus Golf Courses

Cyprus Golf Courses

The sun soaked country of Cyprus is slowly becoming one of the Europe’s leading golfing destination thanks in part to the beautiful year round weather and the stunning coastal beaches it has to offer. With courses designed by the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, it is no wonder that it is not just the warm climate that is drawing people to this brilliant country.

Away from the golf, Cyprus is rich in culture and is home to a number of incredible restaurants. As a country that relies heavily on tourism, the locals pride themselves on their impeccable hospitality and ensure all visitors feel comfortable welcome. For those looking to experience some excellent golf courses in an even better location then be sure to check out Cyprus for you next golf holiday.

Read on to discover the courses our experts have played and consider the best in Cyprus or check out some of the best golf holiday deals in Cyprus >>

Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, Paphos - Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills - PGA National Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills golf course is the result of a 5 year long project headed up by world renowned designer Cabell B. Robinson. The course itself is a true masterpiece and its rank inside Europe’s top 100 is testament to this. As it winds its way through the regions indigenous trees and glides over the naturally undulating terrain, players are constantly challenged by testing tee shots or strategically placed hazards.

Skirting across the cliff tops of Paphos the course provides golfers with unparalleled views of the Sea and surrounding landscape. Regardless of how you play, a round at Aphrodite Hills is an unforgettable experience and one that every golfer should have.

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PGA National Cyprus facts
Location Paphos
Length 6,889 yards
Par 71
Designed by Cabell B. Robinson
Established 2002
Where to stay Aphrodite Hills

"The golf course here is spread across a cliff-top and so the views are unreal and the condition of the course is superb."
Max (European Team: Handicap 10)

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Secret Valley

As the name suggests, the course carves is way through the beautiful valleys of the surrounding mountains. Featuring rocky outcrops and cluster of trees, accuracy is imperative when playing a round at Secret Valley as it renowned for being one of the toughest tracks in the Paphos area.

Golfers heading here are assured of fantastic views, courtesy of it’s unique location within valleys with vistas towards both the mountains and sea. The year round sun and unique challenge that Secret Valley provides makes it a must play for any golfing fanatic.

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Secret Valley facts
Location Paphos
Length 5,989 yards
Par 71
Designed by Tony Jacklin
Established 1996
Where to stay Paphos

"Golfers heading to Secret Valley are assured fantastic views, courtesy of it’s unique location within valleys with vistas towards both the mountains and sea."
Ian (European Team: Handicap 1)

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Elea Golf Club

Designed by English golfing legend turned designer - Sir Nick Faldo, the course at Elea Golf Club is nothing short of high class. In its relatively short existence the course has already been firmly ranked inside Europe’s top 100 courses due to both the stunning vistas it offers and its excellent design features.

The course sits overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and incorporates the dramatic limestone cliffs of Cyprus’s coastline. With the way the course is designed it has the capabilities of propelling Cyprus onto the European Tour stage by testing some of the best players in the world (when the time comes) but it is also a manageable challenge for the more social golfer too.

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Elea Golf Club facts
Location Paphos
Length 7,409 yards
Par 71
Designed by Nick Faldo
Established 2010
Where to stay Paphos

"The design of Elea has an emphasis on thoughtful, rather than big-hitting, golf meaning there are plenty of strategic riddles for the golfer to explore and unravel over all 18 holes."
Bronagh (European Team: Handicap 2)

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Minthis Golf Club

Located north the capital city of Paphos, Minthis Golf Club has received a massive boost in popularity since it was refurbished by Mackenzie & Ebert. Originally the designed by Donald Steel, the course is in the heart of a 12th century monastery which creates an idyllic setting for a round of golf.

Cool sea breezes waft across the elevated landscape, which is home to the par-71, 6,373 yard layout. Minthis is both challenging and beautiful, and is another string in the bow around the holiday resort town of Paphos.

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Minthis Golf Club facts
Location Paphos
Length 6,373 yards
Par 72
Designed by Donald Steel
Established 1994
Where to stay Paphos

"The elevated landscape provides superb views, sit in the clubhouse after your round and enjoy a cool pint while taking in those views."
Max (European Team: Handicap 10)

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Frequently asked questions about Golf in Cyprus

How many golf courses are there in Cyprus?

There are 10 golf courses in Cyprus, PGA National at Aphrodite Hills, Minthis, Secret Valley, Elea, Nicosia, Vikla, Limassol, JSGC Dhekelia, JSGC Episkopi in the South and Korineum in North Cyprus.

When is the best time to take a golf holiday in Cyprus?

Paphos ideal for a sunny escape from September right through to early summer and what’s more, the climate is more than golf-friendly, apart from the fiery months of July and August.

How long does it take to get to Cyprus from the UK?

A direct flight from the UK takes around 4 hours 35 minutes to get to Paphos.

More About Oliver

Handicap: 1
Favourite Course: Sunningdale (Old)
My 'Expert' areas: Algarve, New Zealand, Dubai
Best trip I've done: New Zealand playing Kauri Cliffs & Cape Kidnappers
Where my next trip is to: Valderrama

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