As far as Tenerife golf courses go, you know that this one has to be special. After 40 years playing the game, Spanish professional golfer and one time world champion Severiano Ballesteros knows a thing or two about what goes into making a great golf course. So when he set about creating Buenavista Club de Golf in 2003 he worked with the beautiful canvas that nature had already provided and the end result was the stunning Buenavista Golf Course.

Buenavista Golf Course sits on the northern tip of the island as as it name implies it does indeed have a very good view. Much of the course hugs the coast and with the rugged landscape rising towards the Teno mountains you can be sure that there are plenty of suprises in store. The lush greenery of the area is beautifully woven into the course design and the Buenavista Club are very conscious of their responsibility to the natural flora and fauna of this part of the island. This is in part what led to the win the Madera Verde award for being a responsible environmental business.

There are 6 holes of par 3, 4 and 5 level and with plenty of trees and bunkers so you will need to be on top of your game. Beyond the greens, there is a putting green and a driving range and the Seve Ballesteros golf school with classes from 4 hours for starters to 10 hours for advanced lessons.

One of the pleasures of playing golf in Tenerife is relaxing after the game and enjoying the facillities. Buenavista has a restaurant with a great reputation that is perched on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, what a way to finish a great day out.

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