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Abama Golf Course, Tenerife

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Among golf courses in Tenerife, they do not come any better than the Abama Golf Course. The 6,232 meter course was designed by Mark Thomas (a former member of Europe’s Ryder Cup team) and opened in October of 2005.

Abama Golf Course is perched on a hill side on the west coast and close to the enchanting Playa San Juan fishing village. The prestige of the course was acknowledged by the fact that Abama’s very first tournament carried points on the European PGA circuit. The course also won the best golf resort award by Rheingolf.

In its short history, Abama Golf Course has developed a strong reputation not just for the golf played on it but the facilities that match the best in the world. It was thus not entirely surprising that just two years after its launch, Abama was taken over by international luxury resort chain, Ritz Carlton.

But the golf course and its new owners have been careful not to fall into the mistake of trying to remodel it so as to fit into a ‘Ritz Carlton profile’. Instead, Abama Golf Course has retained its Moorish architectural style as it simultaneously benefits from the skills, experience and financial backing of an international resort chain.

The 18-hole course gently slopes down to its lowest point 79 meters above sea level. Based on its location alone, Abama Golf Course already had a spectacular view of the ocean and La Gomera Island. So the man made waterfalls, 22 lakes and 25000 trees are the icing on the cake.

There is a five star hotel whose amenities include eight swimming pools, several tennis courts,a 2500 sq. meter spa and an award winning restaurant. Multiple World Footballer of the Year,Zinedine Zidane  and former US President Bill Clinton are some of Abama’s most famous visitors.

The golf course was developed as part of a larger complex that comprises luxury residential units including town houses, villas and apartments. The houses, designed by the seasoned architect Melvin Villarroel, were sold and are now home to a lucky few. There’s a beach reserved for exclusive use by Abama guests and residents. A clubhouse, golf academy and bar complete the complex.

As would be expected, the fees at Abama Golf Course are higher than majority of courses on Tenerife Island. The extra cost is however a small price to pay for anyone intent on a luxurious golf holiday. In fact, Abama Golf Course is a popular family getaway with both locals and international visitors.

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