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Golf in Cyprus Hotels

THE KANIKA GOLF HOLIDAYS

Cyprus is establishing itself as an attractive destination for golf holidays, especially among European golfers who are forced to take a break from the game during the winter months. But Cyprus’ climate during spring and autumn/winter season is in fact ideal with pleasant temperatures, low rainfall and almost daily sunshine, which stretch the golfing season to over 10 months.

In addition to weather considerations, golfers coming to Cyprus appreciate the fundamental differences between courses in northern Europe and the Mediterranean features of the Cyprus terrain, which has been largely preserved to create charming courses dotted with olive trees and other endemic trees and bushes. Moreover, the diversity of the courses themselves offers players the opportunity to enjoy a whole range of new challenges at various levels. Currently all golf courses are concentrated in the Paphos district.

Situated on an award-winning sandy beach in Paphos, our hotels (Amavi, Alexander The Great Beach Hotel and Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos) are less than half an hour’s drive from the four golf clubs of the island. We offer attractive packages for the most enjoyable golf holiday experience in Cyprus. Needless to say that we can prepare tailor-made golf packages to suit every guest’s needs and can assist with a wide range of additional services, such as club rentals, for travel stress free stays.

Our hotels are industry partner members of The Global Golf Tourism Organisation (IAGTO).

APHRODITE HILLS GOLF PGA NATIONAL CYPRUS

Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, PGA National Cyprus, and GEO Certified is unique, exotic and challenging. The Club has attained the highest standard of recognition in golf – the PGA National, Cyprus as well as the IAGTO Sustainability Award and the IAGTO Golf Experience Award 2020. This top recognition places the award-winning Aphrodite Hills Golf in the highest position for Mediterranean golf courses.

The 18-hole championship golf course occupies two plateaus overlooking the Mediterranean, and is designed to harmonise with the natural environment.

The American-style course measures 6,289 metres and plays to a par 71. Here you will find a game that will challenge players of every level - and enchanting sunsets to end the day. The club also provides an academy with resident instructors, a practice range, pro shop, and a clubhouse with bar and restaurant.

Driving time from Paphos Kanika Hotels: 20-25 minutes

PAUL DYER PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL
SECRET VALLEY GOLF CLUB

Paul has been a Golf Professional for over 20 years, over this time he has built himself a strong client base across Europe. Paul’s previous employment in England allowed him to collaborate and work for 10years, with one of the UK's top coaches.

Paul relocated to Cyprus in 2003, where he has been teaching for the last 16 years. In 2011 The Cyprus Golf Federation was so impressed with Paul’s leadership skills and natural talents that they appointed him as the National Junior Coach to cultivate the Junior Golf Team of Cyprus. It should be noted that Paul founded and runs one of the largest Junior Academies on the island which is still expanding. He teaches a wide range of students, from beginners to established golfers, where each lesson is tailored to each person’s individual needs and covers all aspect of the game.

Paul's proven abilities are not limited to juniors; he is available Tuesday to Sunday to teach adults too. Paul would be happy to look at packages to introduce and teach golf to whole families.

All equipment is provided for lessons and is also available for hire when playing on the course.

Driving time from Paphos Kanika Hotels: 20-25 minutes

MINTHIS GOLF CLUB

Set in a picturesque valley surrounded by vineyards and orchards and overlooking an unspoilt panorama of rolling hills, lays Minthis.

Minthis is a beautiful and challenging course that winds its way past a 12th-century monastery with breathtaking views of the Troodos Mountains and beyond. The 18-hole championship course boasts outstanding holes where views and vistas are a distinctive feature, organically following the natural undulations of the topography, looping past water features and ancient groves, with hundreds of olive trees, fruit orchards and grapevines with the mountains in the distance beyond.

Designed by legendary golf architect Donald Steel in 1994 and renovated by renowned course designers Mackenzie and Ebert, the course is a flawless example of their philosophy that golf courses should fit into the terrain, be in keeping with their natural setting and focus on the details. The course is a great challenge for players of all abilities and there is also a new golf academy with a world-class PGA Professional, dedicated to creating outstanding learning experiences to improve your game while making it all the more enjoyable.

To top it off, the contemporary Clubhouse Restaurant and Bar at Minthis is a welcoming social hub to meet before embarking on a round, or for a post-game analysis to compare scorecards. Take a seat, soak in the view and relive those spectacular holes.

The resort boasts a breathtaking hillside location, in the heart of Paphos’ wine producing region. Just 10 minutes outside Paphos, the resort is surrounded by quaint traditional villages, providing an authentic experience of Cyprus. It is located within easy reach of transport hubs: Paphos:12 km, Paphos International Airport: 23 km, Limassol: 71 km, Larnaca International Airport: 140 km and Nicosia: 156 km.

Driving time from Paphos Kanika Hotels: 20-25 minutes

ELÉA GOLF CLUB

Supported by the Eléa Golf Academy that sits alongside the clubhouse, Eléa Golf Club features a full length driving range, complete with target greens and bunkers, a short game practice area and a stunning putting green, which commands an imposing location overlooking the whole course. Eléa’s PGA trained golf coaches, who are all TPI qualified, offer a wide variety of lesson packages to Adults and juniors, as well as club repair and re-gripping services.

After driving into the Estate, visitors will be welcomed in a beautiful tiled plaza area which leads into a stunning Club House featuring multiple terraces overlooking the course. Inspired by traditional Mediterranean architecture, Eléa Estate’s stylish clubhouse incorporates several terraces and balconies offering unrivalled and uninterrupted views across the course and down to the Mediterranean, setting new standards in Cyprus golf clubs. Taking advantage of the unique Cyprus climate, blending indoor and outdoor space is a key Eléa Estate element and the sliding doors of the clubhouse’s stunning double height reception room create a warm and inviting yet stylish atmosphere.

The clubhouse boasts a number of exclusive member’s only spaces for golf club members as well as a golf shop with globally-recognised apparel brands, a relaxing lounge area, library, and extensive food and beverage facilities featuring internationally experienced staff and renowned beers, wines and spirits along with traditional Cypriot dishes.

Driving time from Paphos Kanika Hotels: 10-15 minutes

Note: All three courses offer individual coaching, golf carts and equipment for hire. A series of local tournaments are open to everyone. Further details are available from the reception at the Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, or from the clubs directly.

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