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Gran Canaria: A golfer's paradise

With his golf clubs over his shoulder and ready for another golfing adventure, our Head of European Sales, Tom Clayton, set off to the second largest of the 8 Canary Islands to uncover the very best of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the video below and see for yourself the beauty of this volcanic island.

Tom Clayton
Tom Clayton
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Having explored some of the other Canary Islands in the past, I was eagerly waiting for the opportunity to get onto the lush green fairways of Gran Canaria. It was fantastic to experience the island from a golfer’s perspective and see the way this volcanic work of art has developed into a world-class tourist destination and golfer’s hotspot.

Many regard the island as a miniature continent and it’s easy to see why. From its rich culture, top-class courses and hotels, excellent nightlife, vibrant beaches and hillside towns filled with character and colour, it is a versatile destination that caters for all.


As you can see from the video above, there are a range of excellent courses to play on the island. Situated in the resort town of Maspolamos, the Maspolamos Golf club is the perfect course for a few warmup rounds. Bordered by sand dunes and very close to the beach, it’s the unbelievable views and fun, light-hearted environment that makes this a great course. The town itself is very lively with lots going on, especially at night. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants offering local, traditional Mediterranean and continental cuisine using fresh high-quality ingredients.

Maspalomas golf course

Naturally built into the Volcanic rock, Salobre Hotel resort & Serenity 5* offers two fantastic courses, the Salobre Old ‘The Beauty’ and the Salobre New ‘The Beast’. I found that the old course is perfect for a classic game of golf and the new course offers brand new stunning holes with bright green fairways contrasting to the dusty desert rock. The beautiful modern 5* hotel is the ideal place for golfers to stay. The rooms are modern and luxurious and the service is even better.

Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity

Tom's Gran Canaria Highlights :

  • Visit the charming beaches surrounding the island and experience a taste of the Laid-back island life

  • There are plenty of outdoor activities to do off the course including, water sports, biking and going on one of the islands many hiking trails.

  • While summer is the warmest time of the year, tickets are cheaper in winter and the weather is still great.

  • For both top class accommodation and amazing golf on-site, the Salobre Hotel resort & Serenity 5* is the ideal place.

  • Experience the family holiday destination which is growing its golf profile every year.

Fancy a golf trip to Gran Canaria?
From the fantastic courses & gastronomy to the picturesque landscape and year-round sunshine, Gran Canaria provides the complete holiday experience...


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