Golf in Cyprus

Cyprus is the new hotspot for golfers seeking golfing breaks in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. Cyprus offers challenging world-class championship courses, top-quality accommodation, warm hospitality and almost year-round sunshine. A small number of excellent courses are operating and more are planned, both to meet growing on-island demand and the requirements of quality tourism given the sport's worldwide popularity and continuing growth, there is no doubt that it will continue to develop and thrive here in Cyprus.


Minthis is a beautiful and challenging course for all seasons that winds its way past a 12th-century monastery with breathtaking views of the Troodos Mountains and beyond.

The 18-hole championship course boasts outstanding holes where views and vistas are a distinctive feature, organically following the natural undulations of the topography, looping past water features and ancient groves, with hundreds of olive trees, fruit orchards and grapevines with the mountains in the distance beyond.

Designed by legendary golf architect Donald Steel in 1994 and renovated by renowned course designers Mackenzie and Ebert, the course is a flawless example of their philosophy that golf courses should fit into the terrain, be in keeping with their setting and focus on the details. They are famed for their work on the British Open Championship courses, the same design company used by the R&A for many of the courses on the Open Rota. And they are fervent believers that golf courses should fit into the landscape and be in keeping with their setting, Minthis is a perfect example of this that offers a great variety between holes.

To top it off it is a looped course, with each nine returning you to the clubhouse, perfect for halfway refreshments!

The impressive Clubhouse is the social heart of the golf club, enjoying fantastic views of the golf course and dramatic valley. The impressive architecture has been complemented by designer interiors and commissioned sculptures providing an ideal social atmosphere. The lounge, golf terrace and cocktail bar offer the perfect space for pre and post-game drinks, while the restaurant transforms the finest local and international ingredients into culinary delights.

Minthis is situated in the hills around the village of Tsada, 15 km northeast of the town of Paphos.


Near the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, lying in a scenic valley surrounded by mature trees and beautiful natural rock formations is this highly prestigious golf course. It plays to a par 71 and measures 5904 metres.

Secret Valley Golf Club was the second golf course to be opened in Cyprus. Designed by local man Iacovos Iacovou, the first tee shot was struck back in September 1996.

The front nine has four warm-up holes, two birdie opportunities and an easy dog leg. The back nine is much more challenging. Practice facilities include putting greens, chipping areas, fairway bunkers and a large driving range. Tuition can be tailored to suit individual requirements and teaching can be on an individual or group basis.

Renovated in 2006, the attractive clubhouse has verandahs overlooking the artificial lakes and the golf course. Other facilities include a fully stocked Pro-shop, locker rooms, buggy rental and electric trolley rental.

Situated 18 km east of Paphos and 49 km from Limassol, near "Petra tou Romiou".


Officially opened on 2nd November 2002, Aphrodite Hills Golf Club is the first leisure and golf development of its kind in Cyprus. Situated in a stunning location near Paphos overlooking the Mediterranean, this magnificent course takes its name from the birthplace of Aphrodite which it overlooks.

A magnificent 18-hole championship standard golf course designed by acclaimed course architect, Cabell B Robinson who believes the course to be the perfect mix of challenging pot bunkers, manicured fairways and generous tiered greens. The manicured fairways of this undulating course follow the scenic contours of two plateaux cutting through lakes, olive and carob trees overlooking the Mediterranean. It plays to a par 71 and measures 6299 metres.

Beginners and experienced players of all abilities are encouraged to learn and improve their game at the Aphrodite Hills three-hole golfing academy, where a team of resident PGA-qualified golf professionals can provide the very best one-on-one tuition.

The Clubhouse Restaurant open to golfers and visitors alike offers an elegant and intimate dining experience. The Aphrodite Hills Pro-Shop is located on the lower level of the Golf Clubhouse and carries an extensive range of golfing equipment and stylish apparel from the world's leading brands.

Situated between Paphos and Limassol, only 2 minutes from the main highway and easily accessible from both towns.


Situated at the heart of the prestigious Elea Estate in Cyprus, Elea Golf Club offers world-class golf in a stunning setting. The challenging Par 71 course, designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, incorporates numerous natural features and boasts stunning views of the Mediterranean. The course has been created to be sympathetic to its stunning setting, while still embodying the traditions of the game. Skill, strategy, precision – and maybe a little luck – is needed if you’re to be victorious here. But, win or lose, playing at Elea Golf Club promises to be a memorable experience. The fascinating layout of the Elea Golf Course circulates through stands of mature carob and olive trees, while the dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone strike a contrast with the deep green of the Paspalum grass fairways and semi-roughs.

In a carefully planned ecological design, individual holes are fringed by undisturbed and unirrigated swathes of colourful native ‘garrigue’ flora. This stunning visual effect invokes a truly Mediterranean feel while retaining the ethos of a traditional and dramatic experience for the golfer.

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