Experience unmissable golf in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is another of Spain’s Canary Islands, located off the coast of north-west Africa and famous for its volcanic origin. Due to the island’s location and climate, it is one of the top golfing destinations and has produced eight stunning golf courses. Play on the volcanic soils high up in the island and next to the brilliantly blue ocean that surrounds the island for a memorable golf break.
Why play golf in Gran Canaria?
- Great selection of high quality golf courses in fantastic settings
- Option for a quiet resort based break away from the town at Salobre
- Las Palmas worth a visit for its gastronomy and old town
- Short transfers to hotels and golf courses in Maspalomas
Experience golf on volcanoes and coastal scenes
Gran Canaria boasts some of the best golf in all the Canary Islands with courses such as Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas. This picturesque course was designed in the crater of an extinct volcano and if that fact alone doesn’t have you itching to play there then the naturally undulating fairways leading to beautifully cut greens will.
There are no real hidden tricks to this course making it fun for all abilities and a chance to take in the stunning views of Gran Canaria. Salobre Hotel & Resort is an absolute gem with two onsite courses carved out of the volcanic rock that has formed to create the island. Due to Golfbreaks’ Exclusive offering at this resort it has become a customer favourite.
Play the dramatic New course, known as ‘The Beast’, if you fancy challenging your game with undulating fairways and large areas of wasteland that await errant tee shots. The Old course, known as ‘The Beauty’, is more forgiving with wider fairways and fairer greens, however, both act as a green oasis amongst the black volcanic soil.
Lopesan Meloneras Golf Course offers a change of scenery as it runs along the coastline for many of the holes and uses the natural terrain to form the fairways and greens. Maintained to absolute perfection you won’t find a bad lie in the fairway or the rough as you play down palm tree-lined fairways. There are no real hidden tricks to this course making it fun for all abilities and a chance to take in the stunning views of Gran Canaria.
Popular destinations in Gran Canaria
The go-to place for a sun-drenched golf holiday
Gran Canaria is very quickly becoming the go-to place for a golf holiday, and it’s little wonder. Known for its luxury golf courses, lavish hotels and stunning landscapes, it has all the ingredients for a relaxing golf holiday. The superb temperate year-round climate, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan nightlife are why many tourists flock to the island.
It is the perfect destination to escape the winter blues and play some of the best golf courses in the Canary Islands. The best part? It’s conveniently just a four-hour flight away from most major UK airports.
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Find the perfect base for your golf trip
Gran Canaria offers a plethora of accommodation options including luxury hotels, villas, beachfront resorts and more. Some of our top picks offering world-class hospitality and service, include Marina Sites Gran Canaria, Bandama Golf Hotel, Sol Barbacan Hotel and Hotel Gloria Palace San Agustin.
If you’re looking for beachfront accommodation close to Meloneras Golf Club, then Gran Hotel Lopesan Villa del Conde is for you. A five-star hotel built in traditional Canarian style, it features 561 rooms, either with garden or sea views and is located very close to the Maspalomas bars and restaurants district.
The beach is just 300 metres away and there is a medley of outdoor pools and a spacious sun terrace that creates the ideal setting for a well-earned siesta. Gran Hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras or Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity 5* are excellent alternatives.