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Posted on 11 Nov 2023

Categories: Event Report

Gran Canaria Golf Tour – Nov 2023

The Gran Canaria week followed on from Valle del Este, and due to our beloved airlines cancelling flights, rearrangements meant 3 of us departing the hotel for a three hour drive to Malaga at 1:30 a.m.! However, leaving a week of sunshine with temperatures in the low 20’s for another week of sunshine in the mid/high 20’s it was a small price to pay!

The 5 star H10 Playa Meloneras Palace Hotel proved very popular and indeed we are responding to a demand for a repeat next year. On the final evening at the fabulous Samsara fusion restaurant (quite an experience), the majority were not ready to depart the Island. Therefore we are now putting in place a 10 day program (shorter duration will be available) including 6 rounds of golf. While not confirmed as I write, the likely date is commencing 16th November

The superb Samsara restaurant, our final night dinner.

The hotel offered a half board package on arrival that was impossible to refuse, the equivalent of one meal out in local restaurants for 7 meals in the hotel. The group snapped up the offer, but also went out for several dinners to make a flexible solution to evening dining.

The golf on Gran Canaria is very good too. 5 minutes from the hotel is the Melonares Course featured on the DP World Tour, always in lovely condition, eminently playable, two quite different 9’s and fabulous sea views on the second half. Along with Anfi Touro Golf, set back a little higher in an almost unique situation in the mountains, again in super condition, for me they are the best two courses on the island.

Anfi Touro’s spectacular par 3 13th hole.

David

18 holes at Maspalomas Golf, a flat, more of a links test layout, Salobre Old a more rustic version of Anfi Touro and one of Spains oldest courses, Las Palmas, completed our 5 rounds. Friendly team events and a couple of 4bbb games were played each day, with Patrick and Ronnie proving to be the lady and gent on form!

Along with Costa Naverino in south west Greece, I believe this venue to be one of the best winter destinations in Europe we visit, with almost guaranteed sunshine.

David


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