Tenerife is not wrongly nicknamed "Island of Eternal Spring", because it lies in the transition area between subtropics and temperate zones. The average annual temperatures in Tenerife are a pleasant 23 degrees Celsius and vary only slightly over the year. Tenerife owes this to the cool ocean current and the Azores high, in whose sphere of influence the island lies. In addition, the trade winds contribute to the constant breeze and ensure that people on the island feel good. Perfect conditions for every kind of sporting activity. Playing golf is particularly fun in these conditions.
Most of Tenerife's golf courses are concentrated in the south of the island. Here, the warmest and driest climate prevails, and in the area between Candelaria and Santiago del Teide, the tourist centers of Tenerife are concentrated. Once the most remote and sparsely populated region on the island, the south is today the fastest growing area on the island. It has the largest density of hotels on the island and the largest selection of golf courses amidst tomato and banana plantations. If you drive only a few kilometers into the interior, you will find villages where the charm of Tenerife has been preserved to this day.
Playa de los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Las Galletas and El Médano are the most important places in the south of Tenerife with six of the nine golf courses in Tenerife. You have the choice to play golf with a view of the highest mountain of the island, the volcano Teide, or the sound of the waves that blaze the island shore in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. The size of the golf courses varies from 9 hole to 18 hole courses, and passionate golfers will find the right golf course to suit their expectations.
Created by well-known landscape architects, the golf courses fit harmoniously into the nature of Tenerife and offer spectacular views of the volcano or the Atlantic Ocean. The golf course Centro de Golf Los Palos scores with its lush and colorful vegetation. Some of the golf courses are regularly venues for important golf tournaments. Golf del Sur, for example, was opened by 1987 with a professional tournament and has been the venue for many more tournaments ever since.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline