Real Club de Golf de Tenerife

Real Club de Golf de Tenerife

Origins and Founding

The origins of Real Club de Golf de Tenerife are to be found long before its own constitution. It was in 1896, when some prominent members of the British colony on our island created "La Orotava Golf Club" and a playing field in La Quinta in the borough of Santa Úrsula. A document of the British Golf Museum of St. Andrews proves that La Orotava Golf Club already organized competitions at that time. Years later, some of their descendants would become founding members of our club.

After a few years without a golf course on the island, on 18th December 1932 "Tenerife Golf Club" became official under the chairmanship of D. Juan A. Yanes Rodríguez. AT the beginning, the course, designed and executed by D. Andrés Albertos Díaz, was only 9-holes with a distance of 3,153-yard round and a par of 36, and was finished in the first quarter of 1933. Finally on the 19 of March 1934, both the golf course and the clubhouse of "Tenerife Golf Club" were officially inaugurated. The course was first increase to 12 holes and later on in 1959 to the current 18 holes.

On the 6 of April 1989, his Majesty King Juan Carlos I granted the title of "Royal" to our Club, and the club was renamed "Real Club de Golf de Tenerife" and in 2001 the Royal Spanish Golf Federation awarded the club the Commemorative Plaque of Golf Merit.

It is the second oldest club in Spain and still retains the distinguished British atmosphere introduced by its ancestors.

Location and Weather

The course of The Real Club de Golf de Tenerife is located at an altitude which ranging from 600 meters at the lowest point to 725 meters above sea level at the highest. These features account for the diversity of the flora on the course. Its beauty lies in its abundant autochthonous vegetation which is perfectly integrated into the course. The fairways of the golf course run through many fully grown pines, laurel and chestnut trees and adding a special beauty to the course.

The weather, as in most of the northern part of Tenerife, is relatively cool all year round, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees depending on the season, meaning golf can be played in optimum conditions most of the year.