Gran Canaria is a great island for sports. There are plenty of routes for walking and hiking in Gran Canaria for those who don’t want to lie on a sunlounger all day long. For beach holidays, it is also a great resort but if you like to scuba dive, swim, run, cycle or play golf, it is also a brilliant place where you can do all that and more.
Golf Courses in Gran Canaria
There are nine golf courses in Gran Canaria, designed by experts and considered some of the best in Spain and the great Gran Canaria weather means you can play any day of the year. There are four courses in the northeast and five in the south.
The first golf course in Gran Canaria was built in 1891 in Las Palmas. It was used by both residents and British tourists. This course moved to Bandama in 1957 and is still called “Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas”.
This is Anfi Tauro golf course (5 minutes from my house!) :
Golf Prices in Gran Canaria
In the summer you should expect to pay about 60 euros for a game, it goes up to 95 euros in winter, since there are not many other golf courses in Europe with guaranteed good golfing weather. If your other half is not a keen golfer, there are dolphin trips, fishing trips, guided excursions and plenty of beaches to visit too.
If golf isn’t your thing, how about mini golf? I think there are about 20 mini golf courses in Puerto Rico alone. Real golf players might scoff at mini golf players but at least we don’t have to wear those trousers!
I played with Mike last week on the Europa Centre mini golf course and it was a close score. Actually it wasn’t, he beat me by 20 points but don’t tell anyone…
Meanwhile over on Tenerife at Costa Adeje they have a great golf course and apparently even stars like Paul McCartney play concerts there!