Tenerife Golf - Abama Golf

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Abama Golf is part of the most luxurious Tenerife golf and spa complex situated at Guia de Isora in the South-West of Tenerife. The course was designed by Paul Thomas, son of British golf legend/Ryder cup player Dave Thomas (San Roque Golf Club, The Belfry, etc.). The immaculate golf course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, winds it’s way through some spectacular holes, with 22 lakes, 25,000 palm trees, bunkers of marble sand and very large greens. The design of the course moulds beautifully into the surrounding area with the lowest hole being 78 metres above sea level and the highest 315.

The championship course is 18 holes, 6857 yds, Par 72 with a three hole academy course for the use of golfers under tuition. Abama’s “signature hole” is the tenth a par-5 of 480 meters - a left dogleg -protected by a series of lakes on the left and the course boundaries on the right with impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island of La Gomera.

Abama Golf and Spa Resort has quickly earned an excellent reputation for both its golf and the five star facilities of the whole resort. Abama Golf was intended to be an up market self contained five star resort catering for all aspects of quality tourism and not just a golf course to be open to the masses. In their first full year of operation they scooped the Rheingolf Award for best golf resort. The resort was taken over by the Ritz Carlton group in June 2007, a group that has worldwide experience of running top quality resorts.

The 5 star hotel boasts tennis courts, 8 swimming pools a 2,500 square metre spa and a wide variety of different restaurants ranging from Japanese through to traditional Argentinean cuisine. There is also a cliff top restaurant, El Mirador, specializing in seafood dishes with breathtaking views of the Atlantic and the island of La Gomera. The 3-star Michelin Guide chef Martin Berasategui is leader of the M.B. Restaurant which features the best gourmet cuisine. No wonder big names like Bill Clinton and Zinedine Zidane are among the famous visitors.

Abama Golf is rather more expensive than other Tenerife golf courses but it is a superb set up.