Severiano Ballesteros, world golf champion, said that Golf Costa Teguise was the best golf course in all the Canary Islands. Be that as it may and opinions aside, if one thing is clear it is that it is one of the most original playing fields since it extends along the slope of a dormant volcano.
The decoration of the environment is made with three very typical elements in the islands such as volcanic lava stones (you will recognize them by their dark tones), cacti and palm trees. Its shade facilitates the game and, at the same time, the presence of closed streets with more than 3,000 palm trees demands technique and skill from the players.
As a curious fact that we can provide about Golf Costa Teguise is that it was created by John Harris, a professional golfer in 1978 and is located to the east of the island of Lanzarote, between Costa Teguise -municipality from which it is named- and Tahiche.
Very close to the Lanzarote airport we find the golf course that is named after the island itself, Lanzarote.
Fully integrated into the environment and with privileged views of the sea, Golf Lanzarote was designed by the architect specialized in golf courses, Ron Kirby. In its planning, it was totally adapted to the terrain that magically makes it easier for us to see the Atlantic and, in the distance, the island of Fuerteventura.
Unlike Golf Costa Teguise, more focused on professionals, Golf Lanzarote allows the game, thanks to its fairways and large greens, to all handicaps.
The wind can go in our favor on some holes. For example, in Golf Lanzarote, it can be our enemy if it blows on hole 3, par three, and become our great ally if it blows from the north when we are at hole 7, par five.
The movement of the ball due to the resistance offered by the air is not the same in winter as in summer. We must know that with the cold the field hardens, that with dense air the flight of the ball loses bellows and, therefore, distance. Something that does not happen when the temperatures increase since the hot air offers less resistance to the ball. Playing golf is also playing with the weather and knowing how to adapt the game and the movement to any circumstance that the environment presents us with.
Knowing how to probe these "unforeseen events" will allow us to be able to play throughout the year. Something that in Lanzarote it is not necessary to take into account. The temperature and climate - more or less constant and without sudden changes - allow us to be able to play at any time of the year without having to consider the weather conditions.