Secret Valley Ave,
Kouklia, Paphos 8062
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Open, countryside and woodland.
Original design by Iacovos Iacavou (1996). Redesigned by Hans-Georg Erhardt & Snorri Vilhjalmsson (of Golf & Land Design), with input from Tony Jacklin (2013).
4 km E of Kouklia / 24 km SE of Paphos / 47 km W of Limassol.
Secret Valley Golf Club: nestling down in its "secret" valley between two lines of hills, this out-and-back layout offers one of Cyprus's best-rated championship courses. Surrounded by mature trees and natural rock formations, the course provides a pleasant and scenic golfing challenge.
This tree-lined and open parkland layout, crafted with input from former Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin, contains many attractive natural features. Several elevated tees require tee shots that play down to the valley floor. Plenty of golfing challenge and usually good upkeep contribute to the appeal of this well-crafted and pleasantly testing design.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
The Secret Valley course lies a few kilometres from "Petra tou Romiou" (Aphrodite's Rock), the exact spot where Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and passion, is said to have emerged from the sea. In Roman mythology, her counterpart is Venus. Most of the tales of Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus are identical.
Cyprus: 3rd best course in Cyprus (Golf Digest, 2022).
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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