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Buenavista Tenerife » Golf Del Sur Golf del Sur opened in 1987 with a professional golf tournament, the first of a history of sporting events. Pepe Gancedo designed the layout which was later modified by Manuel Pinero. Pinero enhanced all the natural protected areas that surround the 27 holes, between the ravine, highlighting the beautiful indigenous flowers; cacti, palm trees and other large colourful plants. The course is known for its difficult holes 3 (par 5) and 4 (par 4) on the northern part of the course. Its wide paths are flanked by an impressive ravine of coloured rocks where spectacular indigenous cacti grow with views of Mount Teide. The entrance onto the green for the second hole (par 3) is surrounded by a large bunker of black sand which requires a great deal of accuracy. Tenerife » Real Tenerife Founded in 19 , this is the second oldest golf club in Spain and still preserves a typically British air of distinction. Situated at 600m above sea level it boasts 18 holes in undulating fairways that ascend with a spectacular view of Teide. The dry stream beds play a part in several holes. The 4th hole is one of the most difficult because you have to be on the green at the second stroke, as there are out of bounds to the left and drops to the right. Impressive old trees make it very pleasant and give some shade in parts of the round. Tenerife » Buenavista Located on striking cliffs and flanked by the impressive Teno Country Park, the Seve Ballesteros designed Buenavista Golf enjoys close proximity to the stunning coastline. On several of the greens it feels like you are hitting the ball into the ocean. In the first half, the most demanding holes are the par fours and in the second half the par threes require greater precision, particularly the 15th and the 17th holes, both on the edge of a cliff. A large central lake in front of the Club House between the 9th and 18th holes and a waterfall are water obstacles that lend a fresh feel to this unusual course in North Tenerife. An enjoyable 18 holes and a Club House boasting superb panoramic views of the entire course. Tenerife » Las Americas In the centre of Playa de Las Américas, one of the most famous holiday resorts in the south of the island, Golf Las Américas stands out for its fantastic location in a natural amphitheatre facing the sea with superb ocean views of the island of La Gomera. The designer, John Jacobs, gave priority to the obstacles on this 18 hole, par 72 course, which covers a total of 6,039 metres. The club house is an architectural gem with comfortable balconies offering excellent views of the golf course. 21