Although country has been a favoured holiday destination amongst sun-worshippers for a number of years, North Cyprus golf holidays is only recently took its place on the golfing holiday map. However, recent course developments in the country, teamed with the opening of a number of luxury golf resorts, means that Cyprus is now one of the fastest growing golf holiday destinations in the Mediterranean.
From most destinations in Europe, the travel time to Cyprus is under 4 hours, meaning that if you are looking for a short haul destination, golf holidays in Cyprus are the perfect choice. For those who want to keep down costs, the island is also serviced by a number of low cost carriers. Many people choose the country as a short break destination for this reason. Golf holidays in Cyprus can range from a few days to a few weeks.
The majority of the popular tourist courses are congregated around the island’s South-West coast. With four courses within very easy driving distance of one another, it is very easy for visitors to get around. Choose Paphos and the surrounding area if you want a holiday where you can play a range of different courses in a short space of time. This area of the island is more commercialised and generally more popular with people who are looking for more established courses. Alternatively, a new golfing region has sprung up in Northern Cyprus, centred around the small harbour town of Kyrenia. This area is just 90 minutes drive from the major international airport at Larnaca, and less than 35 minutes drive from Ercan airport. The new Korinieum Golf & Country Club has already won over legions of golf fans, for its testing play and the truly magnificent setting. This course is the first 18 hole club in the region, but the success of this course is rumoured to have sparked plans to create more courses in future. Cutting through a natural forest of pine, olive and carob trees, and giving players spectacular views of the Five Finger mountain range in the background, this course is perfect for those who want a peaceful round in the Mediterranean sunshine. Designed by British course architect David Hemstock, the course meets European course design standards, and is well-suited to players of all ages and abilities. The adjoining luxury resort is also is also the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the surrounding area, which is fringed with beautiful beaches and a rich cultural heritage.