|Golfing in Cyprus
Cyprus is home to four golf courses - three near Paphos (all of which are championship standard) and one near Limassol.
Tsada Golf Course: Tsada Golf Club, some 20-minutes north of Paphos near Tsada village, was the first grass golf course on the island. Designed by the much-respected golf course architect, Donald Steel, the course opened for business in 1994. It is an 18-hole, par 72 course, taking in two loops of 9 holes. Total length of the course is 6060 metres. There is a handicap required to play the course (men 28 and ladies 36), and a formal dress code is in force. Visitors without a handicap certificate can play the course, however they may not be able to play during peak times. Putting greens and a driving range are available to all on site.
Secret Valley Golf Course: To the east of Paphos by some 18kms is the Secret Valley Golf Course. It is situated on the coast close to the village of Kouklia in the very impressive Petra tou Romiou area. Secret Valley is an 18-hole, par-72 golf course of 6120m in length. Maximum handicaps of 28 for men and 36 for ladies are expected, and there are putting greens, chipping & pitching areas, and a large driving range on site. Golf tuition is available from a PGA qualified instructor, or if you wish you can try out the video coaching option.
Aphrodite Hills Golf Course: Designed by Cabell Robinson, the Aphrodite Hills Golf Club near Pissouri is the most recent golf course addition to Cyprus. Built in 2002, it is part of an exclusive five-star hotel and villa complex overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The course is an 18-hole, par 71circuit that runs to 6665m in length. Without doubt this is the most sought-after course on which to play golf in Cyprus, and again requires a maximum handicap of 28 for men and 36 for ladies. On site there is a wealth of facilities including a three-hole academy and 350m double-ended driving range.
Vikla Golf Course: The 18-hole, par-68 golf course at Vikla Village near Limassol is fun for all the family. The club puts the customer first with facilities for children as well as for the serious golfer. Total length of the course is 4081m and there are four starting tees. Unlike the other courses in Cyprus there is no formal dress code at the Vikla Golf and Country Club, and no handicap certificate is required.
Korineum Golf Course: This is a newly built 18 hole golf course in Esentepe region, in the northern coast of Cyprus. It is set among the olive trees. The driving range at the Academy has superb sea views and you will want hit the golf ball again and again. We recommend you check the hotel reviews in North Cyprus before you book your hotel there.
Golf Club Addresses:
Tsada Golf Club, P.O. Box 62085, 8062 Pafos - Tel. +357 26 64 27 74/5
Secret Valley Golf Club, P.O. Box 62085, 8062 Pafos - Tel. +357 26 64 27 74/5
Aphrodite Golf Club, Paphos - Tel. +357 26 818 700
Vikla Golf and Country Club, Vikla Village, Kellaki, Limassol, 3508 Cyprus - Tel. +357 99 674 218