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Golfing Destinations

In this section we will be writing articles about different states, provinces and countries which are popular with golfers or noteworthy destinations for you to consider for a golfing holiday. This week we continue from the first issue, talking about the winter golf capital of Europe, the Canary Islands, where the staff of Golfing Weekly are based.

 

The Canary Islands (continued)

Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are both lesser islands in the province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Lanzarote is famous for its black volcanic landscape and camel rides across "fire mountain". Fuerteventura, in contrast, has long stretches of golden sand dunes and often hosts international windsurfing competitions.

Although neither island could be individually touted as a perfect golfing holiday location, each has one golf course which could add a nice bit of variety if you fancied a day trip during your stay on one of the main golfing islands, Tenerife or Gran Canaria, the latter being nearer for ease of transportation.

Fuerteventura Golf Club does not appear to have its own website at this time but a certain amount of information can be obtained by visiting
http://www.hoteleselba.com/elbaPalaceGolf/en/web.html
which is the website of the hotel that also acts as the clubhouse for the course.

More information about Golf Costa Teguise in Lanzarote is available at
www.golf-lanzarote.com.

As with all golf courses in the Canary Islands, due to the shortage of other locations in Europe where you are virtually guaranteed fine weather in the winter months there is great demand for tee times in the high season (October to April). Consequently, green fees are, on average, 25% lower in the summer months (May to September).

There is one other golf course in the Canary Islands that we have not mentioned so far and that is Tecina Golf on the Island of La Gomera, close to Tenerife. We will be visiting the Golf and Hotel complex soon and will write a special feature article in a future issue of Golfing Weekly.

 

 

 

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