There are three top class 18-hole standard championship golf courses (par 71/72) within 20 minutes drive.
Aphrodite Hills Golf Club
4 Aphrodite Avenue, 8500 Koulia, Cyprus
Tel +357 26 828200 Fax +357 26 828201
Par 70/71 (6,269m) Handicap Men 28, Women 36
Prices from €49 per round
Difficulty Challenging pot bunkers
The Aphrodite Hills Golf Club is located near Paphos in Cyprus, overlooking the Mediterranean, taking its name from the birthplace of Aphrodite, which it overlooks. Aphrodite Hills has been described as an award winning 18 hole championship golf course and academy.
Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, this Cyprus golf course was officially opened in 2002 and is considered to be one of the best in Cyprus. Surrounded by a protected forest, the fairways cut a swathe through lakes, olive and carob trees and the golf course comprises two plateaux separated by a dramatic ravine which offers golfers an original and breathtakingly stunning backdrop.
The Aphrodite Hills golf resort itself spans a massive 234 hectares (578 acres) with the golf course weaving in and around the development. The golf course is 6,299m long and plays at a par 71/70.
The golf resort includes facilities such as a luxury hotel, spa, championship tournament golf course, double-ended 350m practice range, PGA qualified instructors, golfing academy, 3-hole academy course for beginners, luxurious clubhouse with restaurant and bar, and a pro shop offering the latest in golf apparel.
The Aphrodite Hills golf academy features first class practice facilities, including a challenging 3-hole course consisting of two par 4s and a par 3. The academy caters for all ages and abilities under the expert tuition of PGA qualified professionals such as Andrew Darker and Giles Johnson.
Property in Aphrodite Hills is much sought after. Nestled around the Aphrodite Hills golf course are some of the finest examples of modern Cyprus architecture in the form of luxury villas and apartments, all with excellent views of the Aphrodite Hills golf course.
Secret Valley Golf Club
P O Box 62085, 8062 Pafos, Cyprus
Tel +357 26 274000 Fax +357 26 274001
Par 72 (5,904m) Handicap Men 28, Women 36
Prices from €48 per round
Difficulty Back 9 holes are very challenging
The Secret Valley Golf Club is probably the most prestigious golf course in Cyprus, located in the famous area of Petra tou Romiou, the birthplace of Aphrodite, 18km east of Paphos and 49km west of Limassol.
Opened in 1996, the Secret Valley golf course, designed by Iacovos Iacovou, nestles in a scenic valley, surrounded by grand trees which add an aura of maturity to this fairly new golf course. The Sty Kingly rock formation offers panoramic views, giving golfers both the beauty of nature and the pleasure of golf.
The golf course measures 5,904m and plays to a par 71, and players without a handicap certificate can play after noon on request, depending on availability.
The facilities at the Secret Valley clubhouse in Cyprus offer a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms, bar, a restaurant with verandas overlooking the golf course, putting greens, chipping areas, fairway bunkers, a large driving range, buggy rental, trolley rental (electrical and manual) and locker rental. Tuition is tailored to individual needs and can be conducted on a one-to-one or group basis.
Tsada Golf Club
P O Box 62085, 8062 Pafos, Cyprus
Tel +357 26 642774 / 5 Fax +357 26 642776
Par 72 (6,060m) Handicap Men 28, Women 36
Prices from €42 per round
Difficulty Challenging due to sloping hills
The Tsada Golf Club can lay claim to being the first grass golf course built in Cyprus. Completed in 1994, it is located 20 minutes from Paphos and is elevated 550m above sea level, ensuring a calming cool breeze during the warm summer months.
This 18 hole golf course, designed by Donald Steel, blends effortlessly into its natural surroundings. The fairways, lined with numerous fruit trees and grape vines, mostly have uphill, downhill or side hill slopes. The golf course measures 6,060m, plays to a par 72 and accommodates players of all abilities.
The facilities at the Tsada clubhouse include a restaurant, bar, ladies and gents changing rooms equipped with showers, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a driving range, putting green and pitching and chipping area. The pro shop offers clients other facilities such as golfing accessories, a boutique, electrically powered golf carts and trolleys, and there is help at hand in the form of tuition and guidance for those who feel they need it, given by a PGA professional.