Ctra. Gral. TF-47, Km 9, Playa San Juan,
Guia de Isora, Tenerife 38687
Office+34 902 105 600
Pro shop+34 922 126 300
Fax+34 922 126 303
Golf proMark Pursey
AcademyThe Academy at Abama Golf
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb. Hilly at times.
Desert hills / rural countryside
18 km NW of Playa de Las Americas
Heading north on highway TF-1 from Playa de Las Americas, follow the highway to the end, where it finishes at a roundabout. Take the third exit onto the TF-47 (Av de Adeje), direction Armenime. After 8.7 km turn right at Abama sign. At top of ramp turn right, direction golf. After o.5 km turn right at Campo Golf sign, then immediately right into Abama Golf.
Abama Golf & Spa Resort is home to one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Spain. Always maintained in top condition, this dramatically undulating layout initially takes you into the quiet tranquillity of desert hills. On the back-nine you plunge down past the huge pink Abama hotel, and almost reach the sea's edge. A walled banana plantations prevents you going all the way down to the rocky seashore.
There is nothing flat about Abama. Most holes are characterised by dramatic elevation changes, and even more dramatic ocean and mountain views. Around the course an abundance of palms, cactus, flowering shrubs and bushes, as well as cascading waterfalls ensures a verdant and lush environment, which sharply contrasts with the arid rock-strewn environment beyond the course.
Abama has a reputation for being tight and difficult, which is not entirely the case. Dave Thomas's design certainly exacts a price for seriously wayward shots, but for most of the time the immaculately presented fairways are bounded by a generous area of mounded, light, grassy rough. Around the often large, fast and sloping greens your game will be thoroughly tested with deep bunkering, slick grassy run-offs and clinging bermuda rough. There are potentially many shots to be dropped should you fail to hit some of the more elevated greens.
Although the green fee is expensive for Canary Islands golf, Abama is a thrilling course by any standards. It's up there with the best, and more than capable of challenging and humbling amateurs and professionals alike (photos courtesy of Abama Golf & Spa Resort).
Visitors welcome weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap may be required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) are included in green fee; the GPS is a valuable aid to manage your game around this undulating and testing course.
Golf course architect Dave Thomas, designer of the Abama layout, has a much deserved reputation as one of the elite of modern course designers. The formidable list of courses he has designed includes among others: The Belfry's Brabazon course (of Ryder Cup fame); Spey Valley (a gem in the Scottish Highlands); Slaley Hall's Hunting course; Almenara; San Roque Old course; Terre Blanche (both courses) and Alaidesa Heathland.
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses and 39th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
Carretera General, TF-47 km 9, Guía de Isora, Tenerife 38687.
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The 5-star Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers luxury rooms, suites and villas, in a top-quality resort on Tenerife's west coast. The area has some of the best preserved flora and fauna on the island. All Abama's rooms and suites have terraces with spectacular views. You can play on the acclaimed Abama golf course, sample exquisite cuisine, take a dip in 8 swimming pools, sunbathe on a private beach or unwind in the exotic Spa.
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