Tenerife Golf - Real Club de Golf de Tenerife, El Penon

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The picturesque El Penon golf course dates back to 1932 making it the oldest golf course in Tenerife, the second oldest in the Canaries and the eleventh oldest course in the whole of Spain. The course which is situated 600 metres above sea level has an ‘olde worlde’ clubhouse which is very "English” in style and is a genuine members club rather than the pay and play situation at the other Tenerife golf courses. Club membership at El Penon is coveted as a ‘must have’ if you wish to have social standing in the hierarchies of Tenerife Society.

The fairways of El Penon are lined with lovely, mature, old Canarian Pine trees, Bay trees, some very large Eucalyptus and an abundance of other floral shrubs. The climate here is very different to the dry and arid South of Tenerife, the scenery here could be taken from any parkland course in the UK although here it’s rather more mountainous. Par for the course is a challenging 71 of 5687 metres with the emphasis on accuracy rather than out and out length.

During some winter months El Penon offers a scenic backdrop of the  stunning snow covered Mount Teide on several of the holes, after winding uphill for the front nine the course starts its downward journey and then the seventeenth and eighteenth holes have truly stunning tee positions with both having spectacular elevated tees as one approaches the clubhouse. In winter time it’s advisable to check the local weather before playing.

Visitors have restricted access to the course; tee times are only available Monday to Friday before 1300. No availability on Saturdays, Sundays, or Public holidays. Buggies must also be booked in advance as numbers are limited.