Real (Royal) Club de Golf de Tenerife


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Real (Royal) Club de Golf de Tenerife Est. 1932

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Real (Royal) Club de Golf de Tenerife: Located between 600 and 725 metres above sea level in the hills behind Santa Cruz, the Real Club de Golf de Tenerife enjoys a cooler (and sometimes wetter) climate than other courses on the island. The additional moisture that comes with this higher elevation gives "El Penon" (as the course is often called) a surprisingly green and lush character, reinforced by a wonderful variety of trees that line many of the tightish fairways. Pines, laurels, chestnut and stands of eucalyptus are all much in evidence, while several dry stream beds skirt alongside some holes and straddle one or two fairways. The layout is one of constant elevation change. The first five holes provide a steady climb to the highest part of the course, where a mixture of open and more tree-lined environments set the scene for the layout's middle section. Here again the holes are mainly played up and downhill, with only a few traversing the slopes laterally. The long par-5 15th starts your final descent back to the clubhouse, which is at times gentle, at others more dramatic. There are many spectacular sea and mountain views to be enjoyed along the way; one of the most scenic vistas comes at the 17th tee. The excellent and testing collection of par-3's includes the water-protected 7th and the very good 16th. With the need for accurate tee-shots and even more accurate approach play, this older style golf course still lays down an enjoyable challenge for both amateur and professional golfers alike.

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Making Contact

Real Club de Golf de Tenerife
Campo de Golf 1,
El Peñón Tacoronte, Tenerife 38050
Spain
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Office   +34 922 636 607
Pro Shop   +34 922 636 607
Fax

  +34 922 636 480

Email   info@rcgt.es
Website   www.rcgt.es
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (although many members walk the course).
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Antonio Lucena, Joaquin Laynez, Aureliano Yanes and Andres Alberto
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5740 5503 4950
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope
 
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How2Get There?

15 km W of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Heading west on highway TF-5 (direction Tacoronte), and just 2 km after exit to Tenerife Airport (Norte), leave the highway at exit 14 (Guamansa). At first roundabout turn left (i.e. second exit). After o.4 km at roundabout, turn left (i.e. second exit) and go back under highway. After 200m, at roundabout, turn right. After o.6 km turn left into Calle Campo de Golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct 2012 thru April 2013): €75. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (8am - 12:30pm); no outside visitors on weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 28. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Electronic trollies available for hire; enquire in advance about golf cart availability.

Practice facilities
Limited - but plans are in hand to significantly improve the practice facilities.
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Did you know?

Records show that golf was played on the island of Tenerife in the late 1890s, with the Orotava Golf Club organising competitions for the resident British community. The Real (Royal) Club de Golf de Tenerife, or "El Penon" as it often called locally, was founded in December 1932, making it the second oldest in the Canaries and the 11th oldest courses in all of Spain. In 1964 the Spanish Open Championship was played at Real Club de Golf de Tenerife (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Royal Tenerife).

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Location

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Latitude: (28.488095)
Longitude: (-16.379805)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hotel Principe Paz 3-star
33 Valentin Sanz, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
+34 922 24 99 55
www.principepaz.com

A comfortable 3-star hotel located in the bustling heart of Tenerife's capital city, Santa Cruz.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 30 km Royal Tenerife
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Hotel Puerto Palace 4-star
C/ Dr. Cobiella Zaera, s/n. San Antonio, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
+34 922 372 460
www.puertopalace.com

A comfortable, modern hotel located in Puerto de la Cruz, on Tenerife's northern coast. About 20 km from Royal Tenerife and 35 km from Buenavista Golf Clubs.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 30 km Royal Tenerife; Buenavista (35 km)
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