Las Americas

Las Americas

Las Americas

Las Americas | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Las Americas is not the only resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list to be based in Tenerife. However, it certainly shows why it should be your first pick if you are looking at a golf trip to the Canary Islands. The 18-hole championship golf course, a range of accommodation options and glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean - Las Americas has a little bit of everything.

The 18-hole golf course winds its way around the resort, and can be playable in two loops of nine, both of which end up back at the clubhouse. John Jacobs was the man to design the course, which achieved its championship status in the early 2000s. The Ladies European Tour have visited Las Americas on four occasions in the last two decades.

As well as the golf course, there is also a stunning Golf Academy. The practice facilities include a driving range which features target flags, and a short game area that includes both putting and chipping greens. There is also a two-man team of PGA-qualified professionals who can provide coaching and guidance to help lower that handicap.

Las Madrigueras is the linked hotel with the resort, and offers a stunning range of 57 rooms and suites. It is an adults only hotel, with golfers receiving complimentary access to golf buggies to get to and from the course. Gara Suites Golf Hotel & Spa occupies the land that the golf course flows around, and although it is not linked to the course, it provides some amazing rooms. There are a range of rooms and suites for guests to choose from, all with either golf course or swimming pool views. 

There is a little bit of everything at Las Americas, and the opportunity to play a championship golf course just seals the deal really!

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Las Americas Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

An LET Venue

The 18-hole championship course at Golf Las Americas is the brainchild of John Jacobs Associates, with construction taking place in the late 1990s. 10 of the 18 holes face some form of water hazard, while there are also ravines and plenty of trees for golfers to work their way around during a round at Golf Las Americas. 

The golf course winds its way around the resort’s accommodation, which sits in the centre of the course. The opening nine flows around the eastern side and back to the clubhouse, with the back nine taking the western side of the property. The two loop system means that golfers can easily play either 9 or 18, depending on how they are feeling. 

It is not the longest of courses, playing at just over 6,600 yards from the back tees, but there are challenges throughout a round at Golf Las Americas. There are some holes with wide fairways, like 4, 8 and 12, but there are also some holes where driving accuracy is key. The hardest hole on the course is the 6th, a 470-yard arrow-straight par-4. Take a par and run to the par-5 7th. These two holes come after Golf Las Americas’ signature 5th. It is a 215-yard par-3 which plays mostly over water to a narrow green.

The course achieved its championship status in 2003, when the Ladies European Tour hosted an event there. Both the Tenerife Ladies Open and the Open de Espana Feminino have been held at Golf Las Americas over the last two decades. 

Las Americas Golf Academy

There is a glorious set of practice facilities at Golf Las Americas. The practice area at the resort sits between the 2nd, 3rd and 9th holes, and allows golfers to hone their skills before taking to the golf course.

The driving range is wide, allowing for a large number of players at once. It is fully turfed with the same grass you will find out on the course. There are also a number of target flags so you can dial in your distances before a round. Prior to taking to the first tee, there is a putting and chipping green to work on the short game as well. 

David Bosa Santana and Javier Toll-Messia are the two PGA-qualified professionals that work at Las Americas, and the pair are on hand to provide coaching and tuition for golfers from all walks of life. Individual and group coaching, as well as intensive three-day courses are all available from the Las Americas Golf Academy. 

Hotel Las Madrigueras

Golf Las Americas is linked with Hotel Las Madrigueras, which is located to the eastern side of the resort, next to the 4th hole. The hotel is an adults-only hotel, with more than 50 rooms and suites available for guests to stay in. Those coming to play golf at Las Americas also receive complimentary buggy hire to and from the golf course. 

The Double Superior is the standard offering at Las Madrigueras. Even so, every single room comes with its own large terrace, Wi-Fi, TV, desk, minibar and stunning bathroom facilities. The Junior Suites and Duplex Suites are the next level up, with a separate living area and a walk-in shower. The Suite Hole-In-One overlooks the golf course and has stunning views of the region. It features a large living area and double bedroom, whilst also having two bathrooms. 

The Royal Suites are the creme de la creme of offerings at Las Madrigueras. The two options are named Eagle and Albatross, thanks to the hotel’s golfing connections. Both of these glorious suites feature three rooms, with each having a living area and then two double bedrooms. The Eagle room has direct access to the swimming pool from its terrace.

Gara Suites Golf & Spa

The Gara Suites Golf Hotel & Spa is situated in the centre of the resort, and it is the hotel that the golf course loops its way around. There are a range of offerings, including rooms that overlook the golf course, and those that look towards the inner space, where the swimming pools are housed.

The offerings start with a One-Bedroom Apartment, which comes fully-equipped with its own kitchen area, lounge and double bedroom, all with a balcony that has views of either the golf course, gardens of the swimming pool.

There are then Standard Suites, Golf View Suites and Duplex Suites, which add that touch of class to a stay at Gara Suites, while the Two-Bedroom Suite provides the perfect place for larger groups to enjoy a stay in Tenerife.

Gara Suites is also the home to a luxury spa facility. The wellness centre occupies almost 1,000 square metres of space at the resort, and features saunas, steam rooms, waterfall showers, a Turkish hammam and an ice fountain. There are also a range of body treatments and massages available for guests of the hotel. 

FAQs about Las Americas

Where is Las Americas located? 
Las Americas is situated in the southwestern region of Tenerife, an island in the Canary Islands just off the coast of Africa. The resort is situated close to the Atlantic Ocean coastline, near to Costa Adeje.

What is the nearest airport to Las Americas? 
Tenerife South Airport, the busiest airport on the island of Tenerife, is located just ten miles to the east of Las Americas. The airport operates daily flights to the majority of European countries, including several flights per day to the United Kingdom throughout the year.

What golf facilities does Las Americas offer? 
Along with the 18-hole golf course, Golf Las Americas is also the home to a stunning driving range and short game area. The driving range features all grass tees, with a range of targets to dial in the distances, while the short game area includes both a putting green and a chipping green. 

Does Las Americas offer golf lessons? 
There are two PGA-qualified professionals on site at Golf Las Americas: David Bosa Santana and Javier Toll-Messia. The pair are on hand to provide coaching and tuition for players of all levels, whether that be individual or group coaching, through to intensive multi-day packages.

What are the green fees at Las Americas? 
Due to the gorgeous year-round climate of the Canary Islands, it is actually more expensive to play at Las Americas during the winter months. Green fees are as follows:

October - April: €125
May and September: €90
June - August: €75

Those prices then come down to €75, €50 and €40 if you are only looking to play a 9-hole loop of the course. 

What accommodation is on offer at Las Americas? 
Las Madrigueras is the linked hotel to Las Americas, and it provides its guests with glorious luxury and incredible views of the golf course. It is an adults only hotel, and has more than 50 rooms available, with golfers receiving complimentary access to a buggy so they can get between the hotel and the golf course. 

There is also the Gara Suites Golf Hotel & Spa, which is the accommodation that sits in the middle of the golf course. Although it is not the linked hotel, it provides a stunning range of rooms and suites, with those facing outwards having great views of the golf course. 

What other resorts are nearby? 
Las Americas is not the only venue on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list to call Tenerife home. Abam and Buenavista are also located on the island, with the former within a 20-minute drive to the north. 

Visit the Las Americas website here.