Gran Canaria is, together with Tenerife, an ideal destination for golf enthusiasts. The island features a well endowed platform for practicing golf as pastime or professionally. Its several golf courses yield a range of options all golfers should appreciate, whereas the wholesome climate makes it possible to play golf all the year round. The popularity and success of golf playing is ascertained, among others, by the fact Gran Canaria is the place where numerous golf tournaments and golf-related events are held each year. Most of the said courses are located in south Gran Canaria, more precisely in San Bartolome de Tirajana and Mogan, whereas others are concentrated in north, in the area delineated by Las Palmas and Telde.
The golf course within El Cortijo Club de Campo was opened in 1999, on the site of a former farm, and it features an 18-hole track, stretching on three valleys, nearby the city of Telde.
The course is rather challenging, both due to the fact it is dotted with trees and endemic species and because several artificial lakes have been created in order to enhance the challenge.
Hagge, Baril and Smelek enjoy the worldwide reputation of being three of the best golf course architects. Anfi Tauro Golf is but one of the more than 1,000 golf courses designed by this small team in the entire world.
Besides covering the 9 or 18-hole tracks while playing at Anfi Tauro Golf, players can enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Atlantic shore and of the Valle de Tauro Mountains. This green oasis stretches on a surface of 650,000 square meters and is opened to the public all the year round.
Located in south Gran Canaria, in one of the sunniest regions of the world, hidden between sand dunes quite close to the sea, Maspalomas Golf is a cool oasis even during the hottest days. This impressively large 18-hole course hosts countless international sports events each year.
Sailing in Gran Canaria is possible due to the fact the island features several leisure ports, that is, besides Las Palmas with its Puerto de la Luz.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the island and the most important commercial port. It is also a source of considerable tourist opportunities.
Tourists who want to get around and keep fit at the same time should opt for cycling in Gran Canaria. There are plenty of cycling centers on the island.