Although golfing is a relatively new sport on Cyprus, it has the advantage of being one of the few places in the world that offer golfing as a year round sport. In other areas of the world, tourism often slows during the colder winter months. Due to the location and year round mild climate of Cyprus, the island is becoming one of the best places in the world for year round golfing and other tourist activity.
Golf courses, clubs and resorts on Cyprus range in difficulty from beginner to professional level. The Cyprus Golf Federation (CGF) is golf's official ruling body on the island. Five of the major resorts on Cyprus offer luscious 18-hole golf courses. They offer special training areas for beginners, some in the form of a golf academy. Aphrodite Hills Golf Club and Korineum Golf and Country Club both offer three-hole academy courses to accommodate beginner golfers.
Aphrodite Hills Resort
The Aphrodite Hills Golf Course is named after the area it overlooks: the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite. Located near Paphos, where it overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, the Aphrodite Hills Golf Course was designed by Cabell Robinson and built in 2002. This 578 acre golf course encompasses the resort, offering great views of the hotel and village center. A dramatic ravine between two of the course's plateaus offers a unique golfing opportunity. Surrounding the golf course is a protected forest.
Korineum Golf and Country Club
The Korineum Golf and Country Club is a private club. It was the first 18-hole golf course built on the northern part of Cyprus. The course offers great views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Five Finger Mountain Range. Located near Esentepe, the course consists of 18-holes, a driving range, Korineum Golf Academy and a shop where golfers may purchase or rent equipment. The Club House houses a fitness center, spa, massage parlor, hairdresser and sauna, as well as executive meeting rooms, conference rooms, restaurants and bars.
Secret Valley Golf Course
Considered one of the most prestigious golf courses on Cyprus, the Secret Valley Golf Course is situated about 11 miles east of Paphos. The resort offers an excellent golfing experience for beginners to expert golfers. The Club House offers facilities such as a shop where golfers may buy or rent equipment, a bar, a restaurant and a locker room. The verandas of the resort's primary restaurant overlook the golf course and provide amazing scenic opportunities. Guest villas and apartments were built to accommodate the many visiting golfers it receives each year.
Tsada Golf Course
At 500 meters above sea level, the Tsada Golf Course is an incredibly beautiful, scenic course. Completed in 1994, the Tsada Golf Course was the first full grassed 18-hole golf course built on Cyprus. The gently sloping fairways are lined with fruit trees and grape vines. Nearby Coral Bay offers golfers the opportunity to relax and enjoy one of Cyprus' best and most popular beaches. As with most other golf clubs, Tsada offers academy-style training. What sets Tsada Golf Course's training apart from others is the fact that training is provided by a PGA professional.
Vikla Golf and Country Club
Designed by Robin Houry and built in 1992, the Vikla Golf and Country Club is open to the public and one of the most relaxed golf clubs on the island. For just over 25 pounds (or $30), you can golf all day. Club rental, golf balls, tees and water are included in the price. The Club House offers a wide variety of activities for golfers and non-golfers alike. Non-golfers can enjoy the swimming pool and other amenities while their golf-loving counterparts enjoy a day filled with golfing enjoyment.
More information about Cyprus and Cyprus holidays is available with the travel guide yourcyprus.info
For new visitors hoping to find their way around included is a Cyprus map which includes the location of the Cyprus airports, plus airlines who have Cyprus flights