Fuerteventura Golf News, Canary Islands , Spain

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Wednesday 10 August 2011

The golf championship for the young categories starts today in Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria

The Canary Championship for the young categories starts today until Friday evening at the premises of the Salobre Golf, Gran Canaria. The tournament for the sub-25 category will take place as well on the same course. The registration will be free said the president of the Canary Islands Golf Federation.
The federation also reports that the full amount of the ticket, whether you travel by plane or boat, may be subsidized and around 50 euros per day of competition for the hotel as well  plus a day of training that players will have to justify with invoice.
Any player who wants to benefit of this subsidy, will have to attend the tournament if summoned, representing the Canary Islands Federation.

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Wednesday 6 July 2011

Enjoy your summer in Fuerteventura playing golf

An amateur Golf circuit will take place from the 9th of July to the 16th of October in the province of Las Palmas, Canary Islands

The golf course of Las Palmas, Canary Islands will held this circuit. This event will end up with a Ryder Cup tournament. The amateur golf tour starts in the golf club of Salinas de Antigua in Fuerteventura and will go on in the golf club of Salobre in Gran Canaria.The Canary federation of golf expects an average of 100 players for each tournament. The participants could win hotel stays, golf equipment…

• 09/07, Club de Golf Salinas de Antigua (Fuerteventura)
• 30/07, Salobre Golf&Resort de Gran Canaria
• 02/09, Lanzarote Golf
• 24/09, El Cortijo Club de Campo
• 01/10, Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas
• The closing 15-16/10, Ryder Cup Tenerife-Las Palmas en el Salobre Golf

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Friday 30 April 2010

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Thursday 18 June 2009

Jesus Villaverde, Javier Poladura and Paul Cabrera Schorn, winners of the XV Trophy of Golf disputed this weekend in Lanzarote.

The facilities of the golf course on Coast Teguise have received this last weekend the XV edition of the Trophy Atlantic Ocean Golf Rotary, organized by Rotary Club Lanzarote with the collaboration of the Canary Federation of Golf, and which benefits will be destined to the social dining rooms of Lanzarote tutelado by Cáritas.

The trophies delivery developed in Teguise Golf's facilities. During this event a raffle was realized auctions with several pictures and obsequiousnesses donated by several artists and companies of the island, betweenamong them stays in hotels of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.


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Wednesday 9 April 2008

Are Golf Homes the Best Investment?

According to a recent report the Canary Islands and Spain offers some of the best Golf investment opportunities for the golf homes and holiday investment opportunities, Golf offers that safe haven for your long term investments .

Golf tourism across the world is worth in the region of €10 billion each year; and as a leisure sector, golf tourism is growing at a rate of up to two and a half times faster than other leisure based travel sectors.
These factors have led to the creation of some of the world’s most exceptional property developments built around golf courses with luxurious hotels, restaurants, spas and other amenities on site, ensuring that golfers, golf widows and their families and friends all enjoy the experience.
Many of these golf resorts are located on the Canary Islands and the Balearics, attracting keen golfers, people seeking holiday homes, and anyone who yearns to live within a community with top-notch leisure facilities, as well as investers.
“The real estate options are appealing to savvy property investors who are well aware that such resorts make the very best investment locations for both a high yielding rental strategy and a strategy relying on consistent capital appreciation and consistent resale demand,” says James Wyatt, Partner & Head of International Sales at Barton Wyatt.

Report Courtesy of Homes Worldwide

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Monday 14 January 2008

Corralejo Golf Society - Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY

Although we had a fun day warm up comp on Friday 4th, Tuesday the 8th was our first official comp of the year. A few changes were voted in at our AGM, so we are now running on an official computer program that calculates handicaps with each game we play. Other changes are we’ve dropped the Sunday fun days this year to make way for the occasional special comps so watch out for those. We also welcome in our Captain for 2008, last year Dennis May did a splendid job and has set the precedence for our new captain, John Burgess. Elected vice and next years captain was Vince Price, who also fills in for any duties whilst John is away.
We had a good turnout for our fun day last Friday, but our first main comp of the year was sold out! We actually had to squeeze in an extra person at the last minute but still managed to get everyone out 10 minutes ahead of schedule! So 37 of us including 11 guests set out to tackle the course. The weather was pretty much perfect, there was a slight breeze which grew as the day went on, but blue skies mostly and a blazing sun was what we had to cope with on that fine January morning.
With the extra person we had to send out three groups of three on the first tees of which I was in the 2nd with Rob from the Kings Arms, our unofficial clubhouse and Alan Wrigley a café owner and entrepreneur from Blackpool! Rob had a bit of luck on the first after bouncing out of the houses on his tee shot and me and Alan played the hole more conventionally. The tee on the infamous 2nd hole, the hardest hole on the course was from the whites for the men, making it more or less a par 5, and a hard one at that! Despite actually getting off the tee without being out of bounds (for the first time in 3 weeks!), I still didn’t manage to score on the hole but Alan did. In fact Alan was clocking up a tidy little score on the front 9. The most eventful hole for us though was the dog leg par 4, sixth hole. Myself and Alan were in the middle of the fairway with our tee shots, but Rob hit a corker cutting the corner and ending up about 60 yards from the green. Rob came up short on his 2nd and left himself a 20 foot putt for birdie, which he sank! Alan duffed his 2nd shot into trees at the side of the green and after eventually finding it he hacked it out to the side of the green and then chipped in for par! I on the other hand, was at the side of the green for 2 and 3 putted for bogey! The back 9 was eventful too, with some great golf shots as well as some awful ones! I managed to pull it back a little and played to my 10 handicap scoring 36 points, Rob had lost the will to live, and Alan chipped in again on the 18th giving him 37 points and joint 3rd with Gordon Gilhooley, Vince Price and up and coming rookie Lynden Bartlam. In 2nd place was our very own thespian, Paul Benham with 38 points and the days’ winner, Steed Ansell, just back from getting hitched to his fiancé Jenny, romped in with a staggering 42 points off an 18 handicap. It seems that the taste of wedding cake has given him some extra zing in his Ping! Well done Steed!
In the guest comp, Lynden Bartlams’ brother-in-law Paul Wilson beat off competition from the other 10 guests and won it with a very respectable score of 33 points off a 26 handicap with his 15 year old son Richard in 2nd place with 30! Nearest the pins were won by Steed Ansell on the 7th and new member, David Galavan got nearest on the tricky 15th hole. Only one person managed to get a 2, so the 2’s comp and also lucky sweep winner, was Terry Blood, it was a good day for him!
Check out our website www.CorralejoGolf.com to see this year’s fixtures and please note that due to both courses being very busy in winter months, we have limited spaces for players so please contact myself or Derek in good time (at least 4 days before the comp) to guarantee a place in any of our comps.
Don’t forget our next event is on Tuesday 22nd January to be held at the Salinas golf course, tees from 11am. The following two games are at the Fuerteventura Golf Club, 29th January and 5th February tees are from 10am. If you would like to join us for these or any other events, or if you would like any further information about the society, please call Derek Mac on (0034) 646 672888 or drop me an email to corralejogolf@yahoo.com

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Thursday 20 December 2007


It was our penultimate game of the season and also the day of our AGM. We had a great turnout with 31 players including 10 guests. I was drawn Jo McKernon along with husband and wife, Bernie and Carol O’Boyle who are currently scouting the Canaries to decide where they want to settle. We certainly had a great day, and despite mishaps on 2 holes, I managed to come off with a very good score of 38. Guest Bernie also did well scoring 33, not bad considering it’s the first time he’d played the course. Unfortunately, neither of us were leading in the clubhouse when we returned, as 2 of the first group out, consisting of Captain Dennis May, Dud Tanton and guest Pat O’Hogan, had beaten our scores, Dennis had scored 40, and Pat had scored 36. Dud was only 1 behind me on 37, but it meant I’d won our little side bet! So it was a waiting game to see how far down the pecking order we’d fall.
Generally it was a high scoring day with 21 of the 31 scoring 30 points or more, and although we’d done our best, Bernie slipped down one more place to 3rd in the guest comp and I slipped into 4th in the members comp. Colin Webb, a 10 handicapper who’d played with us earlier in the year, scored 2 more points than Pat with 38 and won the guest comp, despite feeling somewhat under the weather from the night before, in fact he even had to make a sharp exit before the presentation as he’d gone a little green round the gills! See his brave face on the picture! In the members comp, Dennis McKernon beat me by 1 point with 39 and came 3rd, Dennis May came 2nd with 40, and romping in with a gross 73, just 3 over par was 11 handicapper, Tony Fawcett with 44 points. Tony was hacked by 3 shots, Dennis by 2 and me, Dennis Dud and Aly all lost half a shot for beating our handicaps.
Nearest the pins were won by guest Pat O’Hogan for nearest the pin in 2 on the 9th, and he was only about 2 feet away, not bad when consider he had to hit a little white ball just twice to reach 324 metres and get only 2 feet away! Nearest the pin on the short 14th hole was Aly Tanton who also got pretty close. Three of us managed to get a 2, Captain Dennis May, Aly Tanton and myself! Lucky sweep winner was that old dog, Dennis McKernon.

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