Destination Golf - August 2017 * - Page 21

Stunning breakfast views The Spa at Sheraton well known as the ideal place to play golf, every single day of the year. Six generations on, Gran Canaria remains a firm choice as a golf destination for thousands of Europeans. Canaria, with ravines, volcanic rock and spectacular mountain and ocean views. Manicured green gardens contrast with the rugged desert landscape, creating a tranquil oasis in which to enjoy a round of golf. Gran Canaria’s golf experience is not only just tradition, a modern infrastructure has been developed around the sport over the last couple of years with it being host to a myriad of tournaments in the last decade, and its relevance as golf destination grows by the day. Gran Canaria boasts eight magnificent golf courses that are spread evenly out around its territory. These courses were designed by professionals and experts do not hesitate in affirming that they are some of the best in Spain. Here, you will find golf courses that are a veritable oasis of tranquility, where you can enjoy the calm and peacefulness that you need to improve your game, or simply just to play your favourite sport. Gran Canaria » Salobre (South/Old): Just a few minutes from Maspalomas, is an area of outstanding natural beauty characteristic of the island of Gran The Old Course (South Course) was inaugurated in 1999 and is one of the oldest commercial courses on the island. It was designed by Roland Favré in close collaboration with Robert Trent Jones, has 18 holes and is a PAR 71 course. The course design has been sympathetic to the local surrounds and blends in with the topography of the area and local vegetation flawlessly, where some 600 different native species of plants and trees have been planted. It has been the venue for very important championships such as the 2006 Spanish PGA and the Senior and Women’s Championships in Spain in 2001. The course, has a wide variety of holes and is very enjoyable for all levels of golfer. Gran Canaria » Salobre (North/new course): The New Course (North Course), Volume 3 • Issue 40 21