Spain – ‘Birdies in the Canaries’

Spain – ‘Birdies in the Canaries’

‘Birdies in the Canaries’


The Canaries offer the perfect opportunity for island hopping, and on three of them -Tenerife, La Gomera and Gran Canaria- you’ll find some spectacular golf.

It’s a sunny March evening in the bustling port of Los Cristianos on the Canarian island of Tenerife, and the unmistakable summit of Mount Teide, the world’s third largest volcano looms large in the distance. This is the scene from the top deck of the 7.00pm Fred Olsen ferry as it departs for the less visited island of La Gomera, 28 km away. With our important cargo of golf clubs stored safely inside our hire car in the vehicle hold below, it’s the beginning of a week-long Birdies in the Canaries golf trip by ‘ Car, ferry and plane’, teeing it up on half a dozen of the best tracks on La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria…

Story length: 2,000 words (plus Off-Course activities & Fact File)
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Photography by Paul Marshall
Text by Andrew Marshall