Anfi Tauro Golf resort is situated in the valley of Tauro in the south of Gran Canaria, near Puerto Rico. It hosts luxury three-bedroom villas, a timeshare hotel and two golf courses, which were designed by Robert Von Hagge, the famous golf course architect of more than a thousand golf courses world wide and his partners Smolek and Bari. The Arizona-desert style golf course it is surrounded by beautiful villas, botanical gardens, ravines and mountains.
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When playing there you will have some fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Arriving at this impressive golf course, you have to admire the landscape and the amount of work and engineering it took to make this course magnificent. It boasts one of the most expensive holes in Europe, as half a mountain was removed with explosives to build the 5 tiered green of hole 8. On the picture below you can see hole 6 of the Par 9 golf course, which is also the Anfi Tauro signature hole.
And this is how it looked in 2000. The ridge of hole 6 is the top of the mountain above the gentleman in the white shirt.
The gentleman in the white shirt is Bjørn Lyng, the founder of Anfi. To his far right is Robert Von Hagge, the architect. This is the only time Von Hagge was actually on Gran Canaria in person to get an impression of the project. You can read the interesting project history, opening in a new window when you click on the Anfi Tauro Golf Project, a blog from Van Hagge’s associate Richard A. Barril.
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There are two golf courses you can choose between, both equally impressive. On the Par 3, 9 hole chip and putt you can have a fast round of golf when you have only a couple of hours to play. The Championship Course is a spectacular golf course challenge. If you manage to play to your handicap you have played well.
The Accomodation on the Course
The Anfi Emerald Club Hotel is a luxury timeshare resort belonging to the Anfi Group, which is better known as Anfi del Mar. The Emerald Club overlooks the back nine of the course and is a perfect place to stay if you are coming just to play golf. Even though it is exclusively for the timeshare owners, there is a possibility that you can book a holiday there. The villas overlooking the golf course might be the right option for you:
The Anfi Opal Villas for 2 to six adults, each with their own swimming pool with modern style furnitures. This you can book by individual days. Cost about 350 Euros per day. Check the availability here… The Anfi Tauro Golf Villas are also a excellent option. These you can book weekly. The whole villa, sleep up to 6 adults, costs about 2,500 Euros per week. Check availability…
Tournaments in Anfi
Official tournaments on the Anfi Tauro golf course are mainly held in the summer and are open to anyone with a Spanish or Canarian golf federation card. If you do not own one of these cards, the course may allow you to play, but you will not be eligible to claim a prize if you should win.
There is also a friendly tournament every weekend organised by the course’s resident pro. This tournament is open for everyone and it is a Texas scramble 4 ball tournament. If you would like to enter this, you can put you name down on the list at the par 3 course/ driving range where the resident pro is based. The normal entry fee for this tournament is between 45 – 55 Euros which includes buggy and green fee. Plus 10 Euros extra towards the prize for the winning team.
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