If you are looking for somewhere to venture to for your golf escape this year then look no further than the fantastic Aphrodite Hills Resort which is situated in Paphos, South Cyprus. In December, IAGTO named Aphrodite Hills Resort as the 2018 European Golf Resort of the Year in the prestigious annual IAGTO awards. Aphrodite Hills Resort was competing against hundreds of different brilliant golf resorts and it isn’t hard to see why they stole the crown for this award.
The Aphrodite Hills Resort is the only comprehensive golf, leisure and real estate development in Cyprus and has been developed over the last 10 years to produce this luxurious and unique resort. You can choose from staying at the luxurious five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel or you can stay at The Residences in one of the fantastic apartments of villas which range from one bedroom to five bedrooms with their private swimming pools and fully equipped kitchens. The resort boasts a fantastic location nestled in the hills above Paphos and surrounded by the stunning multi award-winning golf course. There is a range of different luxurious amenities and activities for you to enjoy on the resort with the Tennis Academy, the Greco-Roman Retreat Spa, the exclusive Zias Beach Club, nature trails for jogging or horse-riding and many other activities await you at the resort. Not only is there so much to do and see, but there is also so much to eat and drink. The resort boasts 18 different restaurants and a wide array of different bars, so you are never far away from somewhere brilliant to unwind, relax and enjoy good food and drink.
The brilliant five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel is situated at the heart of the Aphrodite Hills Resort and boasts luxurious and contemporary accommodation and facilities. Each of the rooms is beautifully decorated and boasts a private terrace from which you can either see out across the pool, gardens, the magnificent golf course or the sea. Just two minutes’ walk from the hotel will take you out to the brilliant Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus sits. Most of our packages to the hotel are B&B and so for your other meals you can enjoy venturing out to one of the 18 different restaurants that sit within the Aphrodite Hills Resort. This is a beautiful, luxurious hotel with so much to do and see including relaxing in the Retreat Spa or on the private beach which includes a beach club and a kids’ club if you choose to come here as a family.
The Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences are perfect if you are looking for a spacious place to stay with your own fully-fitted kitchen which means that you don’t have to eat out all the time and you can enjoy cooking and eating a meal out on your private terrace attached to whichever apartment or villa you choose to rent. From the Residences, you can enjoy sweeping views of the Mediterranean, the Aphrodite Hills golf course and the unspoilt natural landscape of Paphos. Just a short walk from the Residences is the Village Square and the clubhouse where you can find a great array of different bars and restaurants and enjoy what you find whilst soaking up your beautiful surroundings.
No matter whether you feel that the Hotel or the Residences are the perfect fit for you and whoever you are travelling with to the Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort, you will get to experience the same luxury experience with all of the amenities, facilities and surroundings to enjoy. Whether you want to spend your days hiking along the trails and enjoying the different sporting facilities including a gym, or if you prefer to relax on the golden sand or in the Retreat Spa where you can choose from a range of different massages and health and beauty treatments, Aphrodite Hills has you covered. The best thing that the Hotel and the Residences have in common is the outstanding Aphrodite Hills Golf Course which was designed by the acclaimed architect Cabell Robinson.
Re-opened in January 2018 after a full refurbishment, the newly appointed PGA National, Cyprus boasts a unique layout across over 6,289 metres and overlooking beautiful landscape. This magnificent 18-hole championship golf course officially opened in 2002 and it is the perfect challenge for golfers of all abilities. With difficult pot bunkers, manicured fairways or lush Bermuda grass and tiered greens, this is an enjoyable but tricky course. The course follows the contours of two plateaux with the fairways cut through olive groves, lakes and the villas of the Residences. As you play the course, you wind through indigenous olive and carob trees and experience some breath-taking scenery including a dramatic ravine along the course from which you can see across the Mediterranean Sea. This ravine can make play difficult, as during the 7th hole you must travel your ball across the 130-metre gorge. This is quite a hilly course but with our packages, a buggy is included to make your life easier and you can still see out across the stunning landscape.
This is a truly breath-taking course and many of the most memorable holes from the course run alongside or across the central ravine. After your round, enjoy some time in the extensive clubhouse which overlooks the 18th green and is somewhere which is perfect to enjoy a well-earned beverage and a bite to eat. This course is a spectacular one and one that tops off the luxurious and exclusive Aphrodite Hills Resort perfectly.
We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are considering booking your next golf holiday, you think of Cyprus and this award-winning, fantastic resort which has everything that you could possibly need for the perfect Golf Escape.