Whether you are an avid golfer, with a strong passion for the sport, or simply like to enjoy a few relaxed rounds while on holiday, we’re happy to say that Tenerife is the perfect destination for a golf holiday. With a year round warm, sunny and spring-like climate, the conditions are absolutely perfect almost everyday of the year. Unlike much of the rest of Europe and most other places in the world, here in Tenerife you generally won’t have to worry about extreme weather conditions.
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If you have a round of golf planned for the next day you can almost be guaranteed of great conditions whether you are here in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. By contrast, in somewhere like the UK, the weather can be so unpredictable so you never know quite what to expect. In addition to this, unlike some of the other Canary Islands such as Lanzarote, Tenerife has far less wind, meaning one less annoying factor to worry about. Instead you can just concentrate on enjoying a great round of golf amongst gorgeous surroundings. You will be able to enjoy stunning ocean views, palm tree lined courses and the sublime natural beauty of Tenerife such as the incredible volcanic landscape!
At present Tenerife has nine golf courses (two of which are nine hole courses) so there is plenty to choose from. This includes both the North and South of the island with a real variety in styles and design, plus varying difficulty levels and terains across the different courses that Tenerife has to offer. This is yet another reason why Tenerife is a perfect destination for a golf holiday.
For the past eight years Pearly Grey has organised an annual charity golf tournament to raise funds for the incredible Ingane Yami children’s village. Every year this popular tournament proves to be a big success among both the players competing and their families and friends watching, and this year was no exception.
Each year there is a large amount of money raised for Ingane Yami which does vital work supporting and caring for orphaned children in South Africa who would otherwise have little hope. At this year’s tournament there was over €22,000 raised which will be put to fantastic use!
The charity houses the children in a loving, caring environment and gives them a real chance to lead a wonderful life by providing accommodation, food, clothing, healthcare and education. Most of these children have had heart-breaking starts in life, but with the help of Ingane Yami they can look forward to a successful future.
Everyone was in good spirits for this event, enjoying a great day out among friends and colleagues. Of course it didn’t hurt that the tournament was played at the gorgeous Golf Costa Adeje course! This year was the fifth consecutive year that the tournament has been held at the course and once again it proved a brilliant experience.
The weather was absolutely perfect, with a bright blue sky, plenty of warm sunshine and only a light breeze which helped keep the players cool. The course was immaculate, making playing conditions excellent for those competing.
On the day there were over 100 competitors, with players from Tenerife, the UK and South Africa, and it was great to see such a large turnout for this charity tournament, supporting such a worthy cause!
Once again the team at Pearly Grey did a wonderful job organising this tournament, in conjunction with the friendly and professional staff at Golf Costa Adeje. We would also like to mention the excellent work that Oasis FM and the Canarian Weekly have done helping to promote the tournament.
This event is now firmly established on the Tenerife golfing calendar and is only expected to become bigger and better each year! Following the end of the tournament there was a prize giving buffet dinner which everyone enjoyed after their time out on the course.
Experienced and qualified team of paragliding pilots, fully insured institution, flying attraction in Tenerife.
About a pilot Denis
How long have you been paragliding for? How did you start? And why?
I’ve been doing this for 14 years, started when I was 15 with my father who also flies. I’ve spent 5 years flying alone, then started tandem flights. I never lost the joy of flying because every flight is a new start.
Unlike para-motors, there is no distracting noise, no motor, no vibration, no other construction, it is all natural. You only hear the wind. It’s also comfortable and feels like sitting on a sofa at home.
Why choose paragliding while on holiday in Tenerife?
It is a truly interesting attraction, definitely worth trying for completely new sensations. Paragliding is the closest humans can get to the feeling of flying like a bird, gaining height in thermals; hot air waves. It is a fun, safe way to experience flight in its simplest form.
You simply lay out a wing on a mountain, inflate it over your head like a kite, run a few steps and before you know it you’ve stepped off into the sky. Once in the air, a pilot is able to maintain and even gain altitude using lifting air currents and thermals. Landing a paraglide is extremely easy. A pilot simply steers it into the landing area, and glides down for a very gentle touch down back on to earth.
If it is safe, the client is offered to take over control and try steering. We also offer performing acrobatic flights for better sense of G force for those hungry for adrenaline.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is, and it is safe for all ages. We are a team of responsible pilots who perform no more than 3 flights a day so pilots don’t get tired. We care about our customers and their comfort. Paragliding is also safe for disabled people and children, we provide special seats for kids.
Landing is just like jumping of the chair, it does not require much effort at all. The scariest part is usually a take off, but once up in the air, people normally relax and once landed wish to fly again.
Our customers are fully instructed prior to the flight. There’s always a reserve parachute in case of emergency landing which is highly unlikely. Fear is a sense of precaution so it is absolutely normal to be afraid.
Be cautious of illegal, uninsured companies, who offer cheaper services. There are quite a few here in Tenerife. They offer launching from higher, but insecure hills for additional price, later adamantly selling videos and photos for a double price. So don’t be fooled by cheap low-quality services, as later you will end up paying more. Safety first.
What height is it possible to get up to?
Depending on weather conditions and the type of flight, it is possible to get up to around 1.5km.
How long does the flight take?
Standard flight from Taucho or Ifonce, takes about 20 minutes, Height Performance flight takes about 45 minutes, but overall it takes around 2 hours. A VIP flight from Izana at the Teide National Park takes longer and it usually depends on weather conditions. For VIP flight there should be at least two people flying, so be ready to provide 4-5 hours of your day.
How much does it cost?
You can find prices in our website www.skyparafly.com. We are about the quality. It’s always best to buy directly through the company you’ve researched rather than an excursion selling agency.
What is seen from above?
It depends, in good weather conditions you can see anything from Los Cristianos to Los Gigantes, beautiful Adeje gorges, hills, sister islands La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma.
Is it cold above? What should I wear?
Depends on a season, warm in summer, cooler in winter, jumper and sports shoes are advised. Not to worry if you forget a jacket, we will provide you with one.
Skyparafly pilots speak in Russian, Lithuanian, English, French and Spanish languages, so wherever you’re from, they will talk to you.
It wasn’t just organizers Pearly Grey Ocean Club that raised the standard higher than ever at the fifth Ingane Yami Golf Tournament on Saturday 19 July 2014.
The Golf Costa Adeje course welcomed 20 teams of four and the Tenerife business community dug deep to sponsor the event and donate prizes for the grand draw. The end result was a record total raised of 14,765 euros to help the continued growth of the children’s village in Kwa Zulu – Natal, South Africa.
The intense heat could have been a factor but from the four ball Texas Scramble start at 9.30 am the teams made light of it to be finished in plenty of time for the sit down buffet lunch in the club house at 2pm. They were helped round by a cool breeze and food and drinks at holes five and nine.
Many of the sponsors had been involved since the project started in 2009 and the tournament has become a firm favourite on the Tenerife sporting calendar.
Competition was keen but the eventual winners were Alan Hardy, Rick McKenzie, Chris Elkington, and Danny on 57 closely followed by Paul Greenwood, Bradley Greenwood, Paul Sidney Fellows, and David Morales on 59. There were plenty more chances for glory with nearest the pin at six of the holes and the longest drive for Eugenio Vonk and Tina Pazera.
The ambitious Ingane Yami childrens village is rapidly taking shape with the first houses occupied but there is a long way to go and Pearly Grey Ocean Club in Callao Salvaje have plenty more fund raising efforts lined up. You can find out more about the difference the village is making at www.inganeyami.com
On Saturday 27th April 2013, Pearly Grey are once again organising their Dorada/Ingani Yami Golf Tournament at Golf Costa Adeje. Sponsored by Dorada and organised by Pearly Grey Ocean Club and Golf Costa Adeje, this is the fourth year the golf tournament has been held and is a hugely popular annual event where everyone has a brilliant time while helping to raise funds to give children a new life.
When Yvonne and Roger Greig travelled to iXopo in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa to visit their friend Jayne who had lost three children and a grandchild to AIDS, they wept at the sight of the mounds of earth that surrounded the communities of the hills and valleys. HIV/Aids was devastating communities and creating millions of orphans for whom the future held nothing but bleakness and hopelessness.
From those visits, the idea and then the project of Ingane Yami was born.
Giving orphaned children a real home, with a mother, in a village with the support of the community is the aim of the Ingane Yami project.
To date, the project has built its first cluster of five homes within the village and the first ‘family’ are now resident – Ruth, the house mother, her two biological sons and three foster children. Rescued from abject poverty, the three orphans are now part of a loving family home and are thriving under the care of their mother and their new big brothers. The rest of the completed houses are about to be furnished and the project is recruiting more house mothers to take up residence in the village.
For the past five years, Pearly Grey Ocean Club has been supporting Ingane Yami to realise their aim of giving hope to those born with none. Committing to helping with the building of homes, to date they have raised enough funds to complete one home and are half way to building a second.
The Dorada/Ingani Yami Golf Tournament 2013
There are lots of ways in which you can get involved with the Dorada/Ingane Yami Golf Tournament 2013:
Participate as a player – entry fee is €70 which includes green fees, buggy hire and lunch. There will be raffles and great prizes on the day and a hole in one wins a car. Tee off is at 10am and players need to be at the course 45 mins before. Sponsor one of the holes – for as little as €200 your company can sponsor the event which will get you a 2 metre by 1 metre banner at your sponsored hole. Support – pop along to Golf Costa Adeje and lend your support by buying raffle tickets, participating in the auction and enjoying the buffet and live entertainment.
This is a project which is very close to the hearts of those involved in bringing new hope to KwaZulu’s orphans because ‘everybody deserves to be recognized and loved, to feel accepted and secure‘.
For more information or to register to play in the tournament please contact email@example.com or telephone 922 743 903
Australian Stacey Keating birdied the first extra hole in a sudden death play-off to secure her maiden Ladies European Tour victory at the Tenerife Open de España Femenino on Sunday.
Keating holed a five-footer for birdie on the 494-yard / 452-metre par five 18th hole at Golf Las Américas after she tied on nine under par with Germany’s Caroline Masson.
“It was a tough day out there and Caroline and I both played well. It was nice to take it to a play-off and then get over the line,” said Keating, 26, from Cressy in Victoria.
Keating closed with a two under par 70 to come from a stroke behind Masson but it was a close final round duel in hot and windy conditions, with temperatures at 29C.
The pair tied for the lead after two holes and the lead exchanged several times before Masson made a mistake in the play-off by hitting her second shot into a water hazard. Her third came up short in the rough while Keating hit a superb approach shot to five feet short of the flag.
“All day it was very close and Caroline holed some putts when she needed to so it was nice and it’s always nice to birdie the play-off hole,” said Keating, in her second year as a professional.
She added that the victory would make amends for the massive disappointment of the previous week at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, where she was disqualified for signing for an incorrect score when lying in a tie for 32nd place.
“I’ve probably had the worst week of my life and the best week of my life in two weeks. It was very disappointing last week but this makes up for it, I can tell you. It will be all forgotten, last week,” she said, paying tribute to her caddie, Darren Peters, who is also her boyfriend and the support of her mentor, Karrie Webb.
“After the disappointment of last week she’s been great. Her and Karen Lunn, I have to mention her as well. They’ve been unbelievable. I don’t like to say, the veterans out here, but they’ve been great and they really have helped me and Kaz has been great out here this week.”
Masson, the South African Women’s Open champion in July, was left close to tears having come so close to her second victory this season.
She said: “If you hit the worst shot of the week in a play-off it’s a bit unlucky and I got lucky that I could actually hit that ball. If you hit a shot like that you don’t deserve to win and Stacey played well. She made birdie and just congratulations to her.”
Masson was a stroke ahead on 10 under par after a birdie on the par-five 16th, but she dropped a shot at 17 after hitting a poor tee shot behind a group of palm trees.
She chose to chip out to the fairway rather than play a risky shot but missed her par putt. Masson had a shorter birdie putt than Keating on 18, but both players made par to stay tied for the lead.
“You have to scramble and I think she did that really well,” Masson said. “A few more putts could have dropped but it’s always like that. I did it pretty similar to her when I won in South Africa, didn’t make many mistakes, a few good putts for par and that’s what she did today.”
England’s Trish Johnson also came close to her 22nd career victory with a final round 67 that left her in third position.
She made a spectacular start with an eagle on the first and a birdie on the sixth. A two under par back nine left her one stroke short of making the play-off and she said: “To shoot five under on the last day in pretty tricky conditions, you’ve got to be fairly happy. I’m a little bit disappointed to come up one short, I guess. I had a couple of chances. 17 was disappointing, I had a straightforward birdie putt and left it in the jaws short. You know the greens are slow but to be fair to them, they are slow but you can hole some putts: you’ve just got to hit them harder than you’re normally used to. I thought if I could finish birdie, birdie, birdie, I might have a chance, which obviously I did.”
Australian Nikki Garrett, who led after the first two rounds, shot a final round 70 to finish in fourth place, while Carlota Ciganda and Tania Elosegui were the leading Spanish players in a four-way share of fifth place with Esther Choe and Lee-Anne Pace on six under par.
Tenerife Open de España Femenino, Golf Las Américas (par 72), 20-23 September 2012, Final Scores:
279 – Stacey Keating (AUS) 70 69 70 70 ““ (won on 1st extra hole of play-off)
Title: CD Tenerife v SS Los Reyes Location: Heliodoro Stadium, Santa Cruz Link out: Click here Description: Blimey a night game, pretty rare this season. CD Tenerife are well placed for the promotion play offs and crowds are now above 10,000. Kick off at 8.30 pm. Start Time: 20.30 Date: 2012-03-21
Not even a dodgy referee could crush the Carnaval spirit as CD Tenerife set the terraces dancing with a 1-0 win over Getafe B in Santa Cruz. Newly elected Carnaval Queen Carmen Gil was guest of honour, hopefully she won’t always expect six sendings off, two disallowed goals and a late penalty winner.
The game was a slow burner, maybe just as well as hangovers and lack of sleep had to be overcome by the party crowd of 9,424. Chechu should have opened the home scoring in the first minute but hit a post, setting the tone for a half of missed chances. Confidence was high after new coach Garcia Tebar had seen his charges win their first three games under his command. The referee was lost from the start, Getafe players were allowed to roll around at the slightest touch, even the widows at the sardine funeral would struggle to be so dramatic. As gentlemen clicked their high heels in frustration at the spoiling tactics of the visitors, Tenerife forward Kiko wasted free headers in front of goal.
Life in Segunda B has not been as easy as some thought Spain’s third tier would be but after two successive relegations expectations of recovery were high and coach Calderon paid the price just into the new year. The club brought in some new faces in the January window and new coach Tebar has encouraged free flowing play but the goals weren’t coming by half time.
Pop stars, superheroes, and cross-dressers were all a little frustrated at the break. Security staff tried to look menacing but it’s not easy when three hairy men in dresses are using glove puppets to fire sweets into the crowd from a very intimate launch zone.
Back at the game Getafe were starting to threaten. Tenerife brought on Aridane, one of the new forwards, and he put the ball in the net only to see it ruled offside. Then a hammer blow as midfielder Kitoko had to go off injured and with the subs used Tenerife were down to 10 men. Tarantino followed up a booking with a ill judged tackle and was also off ““ nine men.
Local hero Pablo Sicilia urged the crowd to raise the noise and they responded giving their all. Meanwhile anger at the ref from the benches brought red cards for both coaches and Tenerife’s back up goalie. The roar from the crowd swept Tenerife forward and a penalty with just two minutes left was crashed home by Loro amid wild scenes from the home fans.
There was more drama even as the sound of Chicharrero de Corazon echoed through the stadium. The ref added six injury minutes on. Getafe thought they had scored and when it was ruled out their complaints reduced them to nine men. The tension was unbearable as the last minute ticked away before the final whistle unleashed a cauldron of noise, even the men in high heels were dancing. The party has another week to run in Santa Cruz and this sweet victory will fuel plenty of celebrations. The CD Tenerife players were promised two free days to enjoy Carnaval if they won ““ the city is all yours boys.
Seven years after sarcoma cancer cut short the promising career of Marcia Garcia Estrada, 40 teams of golfers gathered at Abama Golf Resort, Tenerife to raise 95,000 euros for continued research through the foundation set up to honour the Santa Cruz born player. On 14 January the teams of three amateurs with one professional played golf battled it out before pro star Miguel Angel Martin and his team, Justo del Castillo, Juan Manuel RodrÃguez and Luis Bunueri emerged victorious.
The Marcia Garcia Estrada Pro Am is more about the competing than the overall result, and raising awareness of this aggressive form of cancer that killed Maria in September 2005. It was a gripping finale to the action as the winners shared a score of 53 strokes with teams led by Paula MartÃ, José MarÃa Cañizares and Josh Jenkins from North America. All the players and spectators that headed to the west coast course in Guia de Isora enjoyed the day and the boost it gave the foundation.
The on course play was backed by some sterling fund raising efforts and star-studded contributions before the tournament, resulting in a pre-match balance of 21,250 euros. A special auction featured a team shirt and ball from Spain’s World Cup winning football team which alone raised an amazing 7,500 euros. Other big names were also generous with unique offers; Rafa Nadal gave up a pair of his tennis shoes signed by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball player Pau Gasol, tempting a bidder to part with 4,000 euros. There was also a bag of 14 golf balls from Pablo Larrazábal and VIP tickets to a Grand Prix.
The search for answers to beating sarcoma cancer is not publicly funded and relies on the generosity and dedication of organisations such as the Maria Garcia Estrada Foundation. Thankfully in Tenerife there are plenty of major companies willing to support the Pro Am tournament. This year the organisers were very grateful to Abama Golf Resort, Turismo de Tenerife, Gobierno de Canarias, Ayuntamiento de Guia de Isora and DISA.