Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Aphrodite Hills is a coastal resort in Cyprus located in the Paphos district. It is named after the goddess Aphrodite and the resort is only one mile away from Aphrodite's Rock. The resort is built on two elevated plateaus divided by a natural ravine. It is also just a short drive from Paphos Airport for international visitors to the country and resort.

The Aphrodite Hills Resort is the home to a Championship golf course, one which has played host to the DP World Tour. Thanks to the nature of the resort, Aphrodite Hills became the perfect place for a DP World Tour event to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic, with players able to stay on site. The Championship course played host to the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open and the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown in back-to-back weeks in 2020.

The golf course itself is a stunning design from Cabell Robinson, and it blends into the landscape of the region. The resort is the only one in Cyprus to hold the prestigious PGA National Cyprus title, thanks to its incredible facilities and golf course. As well as the Championship course, Aphrodite Hills also is the home to a six-home PGA National Academy course, along with the Golf Academy, which houses a state of the art driving range and short game area for practising.

Golf isn’t the only sport on offer at Aphrodite Hills either. There is a Tennis Academy which houses nine tennis courts and two padel courts, the Dream Team Soccer Schools for the children and the Aphrodite Hills Riding Club, while the area is also perfect for cycling and hiking.

The Hotel by Atlantica offers a sublime place to stay during your time at Aphrodite Hills, while there are also real estate options for those looking to buy property for the future in the glorious Mediterranean climate. Aphrodite Hills is available for year-round stays due to the aforementioned climate, with the golf course being in stunning condition all 12 months of the year. For those looking for a trip to the Mediterranean to play golf, look no further than Aphrodite Hills.

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A DP World Tour Venue

Aphrodite Hills is the home to a wondrous championship golf course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Cabell Robinson. The course only opened in 2002, but it has gone on to be described as one of the best golfing venues in the Mediterranean. 

The Aphrodite Hills Championship Course is laid out across more than 6,800 yards of stunning Cypriot landscape, and it overlooks the site where Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, is said to have emerged from the sea.

There are some incredible holes on the course, starting with the 3rd. This par-5 measures at more than 620 yards from the back tee, which sits over the canyon. The 7th is a 230-yard par-3 which is all carry over a large ravine. The 10th and 18th are the only two holes with water hazards, with these hazards making golfers think about wanting to go for the green on two.

The course played host to the DP World Tour during the COVID-19 pandemic. For back-to-back weeks in October and November 2020, the Championship Course at Aphrodite Hills was the venue for the tour. Callum Shinkwin won the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open, before Robert MacIntyre was victorious in the unique Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown, which saw 16 players feature on the final day in an 18-hole shootout.

PGA National Academy

Along with the Championship Course at Aphrodite Hills, the resort is also the home to the PGA National Academy Course. This 6-hole par-3 course is the ideal place for beginners to learn the nuances of the game, from approach shots to those subtle undulations on greens. This exceptional facility was fully opened in 2023.

The PGA National Academy Course is just one part of the PGA National Academy that calls Aphrodite Hills home. There is a 400-yard, state of the art driving range which is double ended, allowing practice from both sides. There are also a number of short game areas for golfers to practise their putting, chipping and bunker play. 

The PGA National Academy also offers tuition and coaching to players of all ages and abilities. The team of qualified professionals are on hand to help, with lessons tailored to each individual or group.

Sports & Activities On Site

Along with golf, there are plenty of other sports and activities on offer at Aphrodite Hills. Apart from golf, the main sport at Aphrodite Hills is tennis. Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy in Cyprus features nine professional courts, of which five are plexi-cushion hard courts and four European red clay courts. There are also two Padel Courts – designed to offer players of all standards a surface that is of the highest quality.

In association with the Dream Team Soccer School, a UK based professional soccer and sports coaching organisation, Aphrodite Hills offers children of all ages the opportunity to develop their soccer skills as part of their holiday at Aphrodite Hills Resort. The Dream Team Soccer School offers professional training for both boys and girls.

There is also the opportunity to play basketball, go horse riding, cycling and hiking at Aphrodite Hills, which has activities for everyone.

The Hotel by Atlantica

The Hotel by Atlantica is the luxurious accommodation offering at Aphrodite Hills. The 5-star hotel is located on a plateau which overlooks the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

The hotel combines contemporary design with Cypriot culture and mythology to provide a glorious accommodation option for guests from all walks of life. It is the first Resort Hotel of its kind to be based on the island of Cyprus.

The Hotel by Atlantica has 290 rooms which are located around the hotel’s gardens, offering up stunning views of the golf course and of the glistening Mediterranean Sea. The offerings range from Standard and Family Rooms up to Family Suites and even options with a private pool.

All the rooms have been recently refurbished to maintain their luxurious feel, with different options designed to suit every need. Each type of room is also available with a private pool or as a swim-up room, just for that added touch of luxury.

Real Estate in Aphrodite Hills

Not only can you stay in the stunning Hotel by Atlantica at the Aphrodite Hills Resort for a week or two while playing the beautiful game on the Championship Course, but you can also buy a piece of the action as well for the future.

From apartments, to villas, and even plots of land for you to then design and construct your own dream house, there is something for everyone when it comes to the real estate options at Aphrodite Hills.

The Retreat by Aegeo Spas

The Retreat by Aegeo Spas is ready to offer the most wonderful and unforgettable body, facial and body care experiences, leading guests to the well-being of the future!

A number of different treatments are on offer at The Retreat by Aegeo Spas, including a range of massage styles. Thai massages, Ayurveda massages, hot stone massages and Guasha massages are all available. 

There is also a fitness centre which has been recently upgraded with cutting-edge ‘TechnoGym’ equipment. That includes a full range of CV stations, resistance and free weights and is complemented by a multi-purpose Aerobics Studio, offering a wide variety of fitness classes.

FAQs about Aphrodite Hills

Where is Aphrodite Hills located?
Aphrodite Hills is situated on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is named after the goddess Aphrodite and the resort is only one mile away from Aphrodite's Rock. Paphos is the nearest city, which is just under 20 miles to the west from the resort.

What is the nearest airport to Aphrodite Hills?
Paphos International Airport is even closer to Aphrodite Hills than the city itself is. Just 10 miles to the west of Aphrodite Hills sits Paphos Airport, which provides daily flights and transfers to the majority of European countries, and several per day from the United Kingdom.

What golf facilities does Aphrodite Hills offer?
The Clubhouse offers a wide range of services to make your visit more pleasurable. The Clubhouse overlooks the 18th green giving an intimate and friendly ambience, combined with the highest standards of comfort and quality.

Locker rooms with changing and shower facilities, a large retail outlet for all your needs, a half-way house, a stylish contemporary Clubhouse for dining including a Members / Owners Lounge with terraces for special events, are just a few of the services on offer.

There is also the stunning PGA National Academy, which has a 6-hole par-3 course, incredible 400-yard driving range and a number of short game areas, for putting, chipping and bunker practice. 

Does Aphrodite Hills offer golf lessons?
The PGA National Academy at Aphrodite Hills offers golf lessons to players of the game from all walks of life. From those just starting out with the game, to experienced players looking to fine tune their skills, the PGA National Academy has something for everyone. 

The Academy is the home to a high-class driving range and short game area, with a team of qualified professionals ready to teach you what you need. 

Is Aphrodite Hills suitable for families?
The Aphrodite Hills Resort is one of the most child-friendly resorts on our European Golf Resorts list. The majority of hotel rooms in the Hotel by Atlantica are aimed at families, while there are plenty of activities for the young ones to get involved in.

Each of the sporting academies - Aphrodite Hills Golf Academy, Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy, Dream Team Soccer Schools and Aphrodite Hills Riding Club - all offer tuition and packages for kids to get into. The Retreat Spa also offers exclusive treatments for kids aged 8-15. 

What accommodation is on offer at Aphrodite Hills?
There are plenty of options to choose from inside the incredible Hotel by Atlantica at the Aphrodite Hills Resort. There are standard rooms, family rooms and rooms with a private pool, along with separate family suites for the bigger groups making the trip to the south of Cyprus.  

What other resorts and courses are nearby?
There is one other resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list in Cyprus. Korineum is based on the northern coastline of Cyprus, around 120 miles from Aphrodite Hills by road. 

There are also a number of golf courses in the south west region of the country. Secret Valley Golf Course is just a couple of miles to the north of Aphrodite Hills, while Elia, Limassol and Minthis are all within driving distance. 

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