Taking a holiday to Lanzarote with Cosmos can be anything you want it to be. The perfect chance to relax on the beach, a tour of historical sites or an opportunity to get your fill of watersports. But for golf lovers there will be just one thing on your mind.
Since the weather is good all year round there is no reason not to get out on the green. Read on to get the lowdown on the world-class courses available on the island and start planning your golf itinerary now.
Since 2008 golfers have been flocking to Lanzarote Golf in Puerto del Carmen to enjoy the 18-hole course designed by Ron Kirby. He was keen to use the natural landscape to enhance the facility so it features a variety of undulations.
At the time of construction, Kirby noted: “I want the course to be fun and enjoyable for all players but never regarded as easy.”
Having said that, beginners can get enjoyment from Lanzarote Golf as well as those with more experience. Professional lessons are available upon request, making your holiday a good time to start if you have never picked up a club before in your life.
The green fees are reasonable and visitors can hire all their equipment as well as buggies and trolleys to carry it around. All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the course and its stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Costa Teguise Golf Club
The Costa Teguise Golf Club is quite different to Lanzarote Golf and has been on the scene for a lot longer. For a start it is situated adjacent to a volcano and is dotted with 3, 500 palm trees. John Harris designed it back in 1978 and it has remained a firm favourite with golfers holidaying in Lanzarote ever since.
You will need to exercise each and every club in your bag on this course as it has varied terrain to contend with. These challenges are what make Costa Teguise addictive, with the wind and volcanic sand new obstacles for many.
It offers courses for those wishing to spend their holiday improving their skills, ranging from five half hour sessions to an intensive 12-hour programme. Also be sure to spend some time relaxing at the Manrique-inspired club house, where delicious food and drink is served.
Hesperia Playa Dorada
So the die-hard golf fans may not understand why we are including a pitch and putt course in this guide, but for some people it is exactly the sort of activity they enjoy on their holidays. For those of you who have stumbled across the article without the insight into golf, here is the difference:
The main discrepancies are that pitch and putt is for amateurs, the maximum hole length is 100 metres and only three clubs are used. This makes it easier than golf to master and great for all the families to get involved in.
Hepseria Playa Dorada in Playa Blanca features a nine-hole pitch and putt course in lovely surroundings. There are also a number of other facilities on offer in the vicinity, such as a swimming pool and spa if you want to spend the whole day here.