Undulating fairways bordering the waters of the Mediterranean Sea to greens set against a spectacular panorama of rocky hills - Cyprus has it all when it comes to golfing vacations. The island boasts three magnificent world championship golf courses, each possessing its own unique charms. One day, this sunshine paradise will rival the likes of the Algarve as the golfing Mecca of Europe, that much is certain.
Enjoying some fine sea breezes courtesy of its position 550 metres above sea level is the Tsada Golf Club. A course designed to blend effortlessly with its natural surroundings, the Tsada course can be found some 20 minutes outside of Paphos. Fairways and greens snake around the tree-lined slopes granting golfers with a grandstand view of the entire course from almost any point.
Close by to Tsada is the Secret Valley Golf Club - a golf course that builds on the natural beauty of its surroundings. Protected by tree-covered hillsides, Secret Valley offers undulating fairways and greens set within a subtropical paradise. Palms and pines sway in the light breezes that funnel up the valley, while dazzling lakes and hidden sand bunkers offer up a challenge to even the most experienced of golfers.
A little further to the east of Secret Valley is the golfing jewel in Cyprus's crown - Aphrodite Hills Golf Club. Taking its name from the Greek Goddess of Love & Beauty who is said to have risen out from the crystal waters of the sea nearby, Aphrodite Hills is a prestigious 18-hole golf course set amongst the resplendent opulence of the Cypriot coastline. Greens and blues merge together as land, sea and sky meet to become one at Aphrodite Hills. If you're looking for golfing luxury, this is the place to spend your tee-time.
An hour drive away from Nicosia is the Korineum Golf and Country Club in the North of the Island. Korineum is a 18-hole championship golf course and is harder to play than the rest of the golf courses in Cyprus. You can cross the border to North Cyprus easily nowadays and renting a golf holiday villa in Esentepe Cyprus is probably the best idea. By renting a villa in Esentepe region, you will only be a few minutes away from the golf course. There is a club house, an academy, a pro shop and a restaurant which offers superb buffet breakfast on Sundays.