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Spain: Gran Canaria


With two 18-hole courses, and five- star accommodation on-site, the Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort is an obvious, and extremely comfortable base from which to enjoy any golf-orientated trip to Gran Canaria. Carved out from desert,


scrubland and rock, the resort’s South and North courses are dubbed ‘beauty and the beast’. Although the former is the longer of the two, at 6,713 yards, it’s arguably the more playable, as the Ronald Fream-designed North course, which measures 5,800 yards, is extremely tight and features several long carries over ravines. Both courses encounter challenging typography, making buggies essential. The hotel boasts 313


rooms, seven outdoor pools, three restaurants, and a spa. Further first-class golf can be found at nearby Lopesan Meloneras (green fee: £115; lopesan.com), a stunning Ron Kirkby-designed layout which opened in 2006. Framed between high mountains on one side and the harbour of Pasito Blanco on the other, it requires numerous carries over volcanic barrancas, and is always presented in superb condition. The same can be said for Anfi Tauro (green fee: £98; anfi.com) a superb Robert von Hagge desert- style creation that makes the most of its coastal location.


Sample package Prices for a five-night, half-board stay at Sheraton Salobre, with six rounds of golf, starts from £785pp with golfbreaks.com.


From top: Anfi Tauro; Sheraton Salobre


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