Real Club de Golf de Tenerife

Campo de Golf 1,

El Peñón Tacoronte, Tenerife 38050

  • Office

    +34 922 636 607
  • Pro shop

    +34 922 636 607
  • Fax

    +34 922 636 480
  • Golf pro

    Several

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
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5740
5503
4950
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

28.488095

Longitude:

-16.379805

How to get 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.

Real (Royal) Club de Golf de Tenerife

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1932

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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Visitors

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.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct 2012 thru April 2013): €75.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

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.

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).

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Principe Paz3-star

    33 Valentin Sanz, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    +34 922 24 99 55

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

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Tenerife

  • Hotel Puerto Palace4-star

    C/ Dr. Cobiella Zaera, s/n. San Antonio, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

    +34 922 372 460

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    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Tenerife; Buenavista (35 km)

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