Despite only opening in the summer of 2006, the Lopesan Meloneras championship golf course has already established itself as one of the island’s best golf courses. Situated in Meloneras Bay in the southern provenance of the island, here golfers will benefit from panoramic sea views, and an all-year round warm climate.
This course was designed by award-winning architect Ron Kirby to accommodate even those of a higher handicap whilst still providing a challenge. An example of his aim is shown clearly in holes 14 and 16, where golfers must play with caution and precision so that the ball successfully crosses over a gully. Golfers are treated when playing this course as it often feels like a tropical oasis here; palm trees and small lakes littering the perfectly manicured greens. Make sure you bring your camera for this course to capture the magnificent views provided from the tees. Situated in south Gran Canaria neighbouring the Maspalomas resort, this is a golf course for players looking to challenge their limits.
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Prevailing winds swept over by the Atlantic Ocean often characterise the player’s game and their scorecard. With a backdrop of the stunning mountains and with magnificent coastal views, players are consistently offered views of unrivalled beauty throughout the course. Due to the average yearly temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, golfers will often find themselves marvelling at the flawless conditions of this course that they can enjoy all-year round! Covering a surface area of 520,000m2, the landscape of this course is worthy of hosting a major international tournament.
Despite the challenge this course undoubtedly hosts, it still welcomes all players with open arms, irrespective of their handicap. It does this by offering players 4 different tees per hole to play on spacious and forgiving fairways. The neighbouring golf courses Anfi Taurp and the Salobre courses admittedly do pose more of a challenge, however you are still guaranteed an unforgettable golfing day out here on the Meloneras golf course.
The front nine holes are positioned slightly further in land than the back nine, therefore play is not susceptible to be affected by the coastal wind but players still benefit from breath-taking mountainous views. The opening par-4 hole gently eases the player into this course. On the other hand, the back nine is where the coastal location becomes very evident, with three holes situated directly on the coast. It would not be unfair to say that Ron Kirby, the course’s architect, has successfully integrated the natural terrain of this course with his own design to create a golf course worthy of global recognition.