Ever since it’s 1987 inaugural event, a competition for professionals, the 27 greens and fairways of Golf del Sur have provided the backdrop for various international tournaments. In 1989 they bore witness to Jose Maria Olazabals victory in the Open de Tenerife, a feat he repeated in 1992. The following year they watched as David Gilford won the event, as did Mark James in 1994. In 1995, Golf del Sur hosted the Shell Wonderful World of Golf tournament and its head to head battle between Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.
Golf del Sur has also been the setting for two golf driving distance records, both of which were set by Britain’s Karl Woodward. First he set a new record of 398 yards and then, a few months later, he managed to break the legendary 400-yard barrier with a huge stroke, which sent the ball flying 408 yards.
This Tenerife golf course, designed by Pepe Gancedo, is a thoroughly enjoyable layout in which one’s attention is immediately caught by the black volcanic sand in the bunkers. The wide fairways are lined with such a wide variety of indigenous plants that, with it’s palm trees and giant cactus plants, this 800 square meter course beside the Atlantic Ocean is like a veritable oasis. Particularly difficult is the 3rd hole of the course. To the right of the wide fairway is a water hazard, behind which lies an impressive ravine with an ochre-coloured rockface, while to the left is a gaping bunker of black sand.
Another notable hole is the 2nd of the southern course, a par 3 of 193 meters whose green is surrounded by another immense bunker of black sand. The club offers a golf school as well as practice facilities, a tennis court, lawn bowls green, bar-restaurant and pro shop.
For groups Golf del Sur has a special instruction area for practice and initiation. Groups can bring their own teaching pros or may contract the services of the Golf del Sur professionals.
GOLF DEL SUR – Peanuts Golf Society
If your are coming to Tenerife on holiday as 1 or more players… and would love a game of competitive but fun golf with prizes and the chance to win a famous Peanuts shirt then for 5 Euros plus your green fee ( greenfee payable to Tenerife Golf Services Agency as per their advertised rates/hot deals) you can join in with us!!
Afterwards there is always a presentation with chicken / sausage and chips included in your 5 Euro entry fee ( entry fee payable direct to Peanuts Society on the day of play) and of course happy hour drink prices.
Thursday afternoon is “Peanuts” men only comp. Saturday is the Golf Del Sur “mixed” Members comp to which visitors are welcome on both days. Tee times start at 12.34 on Thursdays and 12.02 on Saturdays.the last time varies depending on the numbers playing.
Please advise Sue at Tenerife golf Services when you make your booking that you wish to join us.