Golf in Cyprus
In honour of Golf Day, celebrated every April 25th, we’re giving some insight into why Cyprus is an ideal golfing destination, and we’re throwing in some fun golfing facts for good measure!
Small as Cyprus may be, the island is home to a sophisticated selection of golf courses, concentrated in the Paphos area.
Minthis Hills, Aphrodite Hills, Elea Estate, and Secret Valley Golf Club have worked tirelessly in recent years to elevate the island’s golf status, succeeding in shining a spotlight on just why Cyprus is – and should be – a coveted golfing destination.
From its long, sunshine-infused summer days and mild, dry winters, to its varied mountainous and coastal landscapes, Cyprus has all the ingredients for the making of challenging courses with inspiring vistas, and prime conditions in which to fully enjoy them.
Luckily for guests of Columbia Beach Resort, our five-star retreat is a mere 30-minute drive at most from the farthest course, and we collaborate closely with each golfing institution in bringing the best service and facilities to our guests.
From booking a tee time and arranging transfers, to offering dedicated golf packages, Columbia Beach Resort’s guests can anticipate an engaging and winning golf holiday in Cyprus when staying with us.
Did you know…?
Walk this Way: Golf is good for your heart as it is, with a standard 18-hole round estimated as burning some 1,300 calories. But if you choose to walk rather than ride said18 holes, it equates to walking four miles, and burning a massive 2,000 calories as a consequence.
Moongolfing: To this day, golf is one of only two sports to have ever been played on the moon. Back on February 6, 1971, Apollo 14 member Alan Shepard hit a ball with a six-iron, swinging one-handed as a result of his pressure suit.
French Lessons: The word “caddy” comes from the French word for student, “cadet”, which is pronounced cad-DAY.