Golf del Sur
On the southern coast of Tenerife, avid golfers and visitors love to flock to Golf Del Sur, an attractive resort town not far from the airport. It is, in fact, a premier golf resort and has been the host of the prestigious Tenerife Open golf tournament over the years. It was initially built as a private urbanization, along with the golf course, and was then converted into a holiday and residential village with villas that are available for short-term and long-term rentals.
- WEATHER IN GOLF DEL SUR
- THINGS TO DO
- RESTAURANTS/ BARS
- GETTING TO GOLF DEL SUR FROM THE AIRPORT
WEATHER IN GOLF DEL SUR
The weather at Golf del Sur is mild and stable throughout most of the year, although temperatures may spike in the summer months. Sand storms and hot air blowing from the Sahara can occur, while in the winter, sporadic rain showers may fall from time to time. As Golf del Sur is located right next to a marina and golf course, it has become more and more popular as a destination to spend a relaxing yet activity filled summer vacation. Many visitors will spend their entire summer months here, with some of the arriving via private yacht, made convenient by the direct access to the port.
THINGS TO DO
Golf Del Sur Golf Course
The Golf del Sur is a championship golf course that was opened in 1987. It is the only 27 holes course in Tenerife and has hosted several international competitions since 1989. With its three competition course, it has hosted the PGA European Volvo Tour, the Shell Wonderful World of Golf Tournament, as well as the LPGA European Evian Tour. The fairways are lined with exquisite gardens and offer a wide selection for golfers at any handicap. It resembles a true oasis by the Atlantic Ocean, with giant Cacti and palm trees adding to its already lush environment.
At the Gold Academy, avid golfers can take up lessons with professional golfers to work on improving their skill and game. Whether you are an individual or have traveled as a group, the Academy can make arrangements to create a lesson plan to suit your needs, complete with the appropriate equipment and golf balls. Individual lessons range between 28€ per half hour and 79€ for two hours, while two people can share a lesson which costs 56€ an hour and 94€ for two hours. Collective courses can be arranged for around 150€ for a group of 4-5, which can be divided into 10 lessons, and 144€ for a group of us to six children.
Green fees at Golf del Sur start at 58€ for 18 holes between May and September, while the costs can go up to 90€ between November and March. Junior players pay a little less than half the adult rates, at around 25€ for 19 holes between May and September, and 44€ between November and March.
Those who prefer to play a leisurely game of golf can expect green fees of around 36€ between May and September, with the prices going up to 52€ in the winter months. As for the junior golfers, these prices will range between 17€ and 27€ depending on the season.
There are many buses and shuttles available for transport to the Golf del Sur course, which can take you directly from the airport, or from scattered points across the town, such as the marina and hotels.
A fantastic trip for the whole family, the Submarine Safari brings you closer to the thriving marine life in a way like you haven’t observed it before. This activity is especially entertaining for children, as it allows them to be up-close and personal with underwater life, teaching them about life below the surface of the ocean. You will be able to view shipwrecks as well, which can be a mesmerizing and magical experience. Tickets for the safari can be bought on-site, although you can book them online at a discount, too.
Marina San Miguel
This port is home to many beautiful sailboats and yachts, as well as houseboats. The Marina San Miguel adds a very typical Mediterranean charm to the coast and serves as a lovely backdrop for your holiday photos. Restaurants and cafes line the port, giving you some options, should you decide to spend the day having lunch here.
Playa San Miguel de Abona
Visitors love this beach, as it is friendly and peaceful, with no noise other than the sound of the waves crashing on the shoreline. This is an ideal place to read a book and simply revel in your downtime. There are restaurants in the area where you can stop for a long and relaxing lunch while enjoying a jug of sangria and some traditional tapas while merely gazing out into the horizon.
Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
One of the most popular choices among visitors is the Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts, a spacious and beautiful hotel perched right by the water. Those who want to have a first-row view of the ocean and appreciate quick access to the marina prefer this hotel for how close it is to all the action. Several pools and spa amenities are available to its visitors, while children can find themselves well occupied with the Creature Club and playground. Book Now!
The Aguamarina Apartments at Golf del Sur offers golfers a shuttle service to and from the golf courses and is situated close to the water, with perfect views of the turquoise sea. Its accommodations consist of one-bedroom apartments that offer air conditioning, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access, while a housekeeper is always on call to ensure that your residence stays clean and has all the towels and linen changes you need. Two outdoor pools provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing happy hour drink or a few hours of sunbathing on the sunbeds.
The Palms Golf & Country Club
Those who prefer to book a quieter space in Golf del Sur can find their perfect holiday home at The Palms Golf & Country Club. It offers private golf bungalows with four swimming pools on the premises and its own pool bar and restaurant as well. On most nights there is an entertainment program for guests, with an on-site club where you can spend some time enjoying a drink.
Winter Gardens offers slightly simpler accommodations, but still, with all the amenities you may need or desire while on vacation. It is a residential complex that has apartments which are available for short term or long term rentals, complete with a heated pool, a pool bar, and a bowling green, where the whole family can join in on a fun game.
Old Fashioned 1986
The Old Fashioned 1986 is an upscale type restaurant that serves an excellent line-up of international dishes that is nothing short of incredible. The portion sizes are generous and well worth your money, while the plating artful. Among the recommended dishes are the beef carpaccio, the lamb shoulder with pureed cauliflower, but also the Irish coffee as a digestive.
The Reef Fish & Chip Shop
If you already miss the food from back home, fret not. The Reef Fish & Chip Shop is famous not only among Golf del Sur’s British guests but also with those who are craving for dishes that have a home-made quality, such as roast beef and chicken burgers. The serving sizes here are massive and will definitely serve as more than just a snack.
Tapas n Chill
Tapas n Chill is a hidden gem with a romantic atmosphere with a vast selection of tapas dishes and wines – all for an affordable price. It is wildly popular, so you should definitely consider making reservations here. Their steaks are excellent, as well as their seafood dishes. A tapas restaurant fit for a delicious family dinner.
For the freshest seafood in Golf del Sur, pass by El Tiburon for lunch or dinner – you won’t regret it. Their traditional Paella is to die for, while typical southern Spanish dishes such as fried calamari and gambas and lobster will just make you come back for more. The pasta dishes on the menu are spectacular and well worth an order or two.
GETTING TO GOLF DEL SUR FROM THE AIRPORT
To get to Golf del Sur, you will have to fly to Tenerife South Airport. From here, you are just a mere minutes away from Golf del Sur, and you have several ways of getting there from the airport. As it is only a mere few kilometers from the airport, you can simply take a taxi or rent a car from the airport and drive there. You will have several companies to choose from upon arrival, making it as easy as you can imagine.
You also have the option of booking a shuttle from the airport to your hotel, which can be the easiest and cheapest way to travel to Golf del Sur. Of course, there is a bus available as well, however, walking to the bus terminal and then waiting for the next bus will set you back much longer than it will if you decide to take a car or taxi. This is a good option if you are trying to spend as little as possible, and have some time to spare instead.