Play a round of Golf in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is known for its lunar landscape. But there are some green spaces, particularly the island's two golf courses.
Why is Lanzarote such an ideal golfing destination?
British golf clubs can be quite stuffy places. Invariably, there's a long waiting list or excusive memebership.
Things are very different on Lanzarote. Golf's considered a young person's game. And just as you'll see more children in the restaurants on the island, you'll also find more kids on the golf courses over there.
The Lanzarote night sky isnoted for the number of stars you can see, with nearby La Palma home to some important astronomical observatories. Scientists explain this stellar activity's the result of low levels of light pollution across the island. These are evident during the day too with the clarity of the wild blue yonder creating some stunning views.
Around 140,000 people live on an island spanning 845.9 square kilometres (327 square miles). That's roughly equivalent to the population of built up town in the UK,residing in a land space over 20 times bigger. So, a golf course is rarely crowded and is instead a great place to go and relax.
The first Golf course on the Island is Costa Teguise Golf opened in 1978. Designed by British course architect John Harris, the course incorporates lava spilt from a now-dormant volcano, along with cacti and in excess of 3,500 palm trees.
You couldn't ask for a more amazing setting.
As well as offering golf courses and rental of clubs, buggies, putting green, Costa Teguise Golf also has a pro shop. You'll also find a restaurant. Restaurante Getaria specializes in traditional Basque cuisine as well as more modern fusion cooking.
There are some local rules to follow. For example, the unpaved paths are counted as part of the course. Also if the ball nestles amongst the lava stones, it can be dropped.
Contact details: Avenida del Golf, s/n, 35509, Costa Teguise . (+34) 928 590 512. website.
Green fees: 55-72€
The more recent Golf course is Lanzarote Golf's a par-72 course dating back to 2008. Designed by US architect Ron Kirby to fit in with Lanzarote's unique landscape. The hills are natural and old stone walls have been preserved.
You can get your clubs repaired and even cleaned at Lanzarote Golf's clubhouse. There are also changing rooms and showers. Along with a bunker and green in front of the clubhouse to work on your short game.
Contact details: Carretera del Puerto Carmen-Tías , s/n, 35510, Puerto del Carmen. (+34) 928 514 050. website.
Green fees: 58-70€
Why not try both of them out !