Andalucia: sustainability innovations at Isla Canela Golf Club

In a notable effort to promote sustainability and enhance its environmental impact, Isla Canela Golf Club has launched an improvement project with an investment exceeding €120,000. This initiative focuses on two key areas: the complete renovation and waterproofing of the existing lake and the modernization of the electrical system at its pumping station.

The 6,380 square meters lake has been newly waterproofed to ensure the optimized use of both rainwater and irrigation water (non-potable). Simultaneously, a comprehensive upgrade of the electrical system at the pumping station has been completed, along with the fabrication of the essential boiler components. These improvements are crucial for distributing water efficiently across the golf courses.

Tino Cordero, Director of Golf at Isla Canela, expressed his enthusiasm for the project: “This initiative follows a similar investment last year when we inaugurated our Solar Garden. We set an ambitious goal for the project timeline, as we needed to operate alongside the international golf season, and we met it successfully. This achievement is thanks to the excellent work of the various contracted companies and the coordination by the responsible departments at Isla Canela.”

With these improvements, Isla Canela aims to reduce its water consumption by 15% and lower its electrical consumption by 10%. This reduction is further supported by the photovoltaic energy production plant installed on the golf course, achieving nearly 50% energy self-sufficiency. Undoubtedly, these actions raise awareness among golf course managers, who are making consistent and realizable efforts toward sustainability.

At Tee Times Golf Agency, we are unwavering in our commitment to promoting the sustainable growth of golf. We actively support using renewable energy sources to power our facilities, significantly reducing our carbon footprint. We aim to enjoy the game while preserving the planet for future generations.

Isla Canela Golf Club facilities

Hotel Isla Canela Golf offers a peaceful, relaxed, and friendly setting where visitors can enjoy various activities at Isla Canela and the nearby village of Ayamonte. The hotel features 58 exclusive and elegant rooms with Andalusian-style architecture.

Isla Canela is home to two exceptional golf courses: the Isla Canela Old Course and the Isla Canela Links Course. The Old Course, with its proximity to the sea and unique vegetation, offers an unforgettable golfing experience. On the other hand, the Links Course, nestled on the left bank of the Guadiana River, provides a distinct riverside parkland that feels seamlessly integrated into a nature reserve. Both courses offer unique challenges and stunning landscapes, making them the perfect choice for those seeking a sustainable golfing experience.

Isla Canela Golf Club is an excellent destination for those looking for an unforgettable experience in their Spain golf holidays. Of course, it is part of Tee Times Golf Agency’s fantastic range of golf courses, which are offered with special packages and green fees.

Golf Torrequebrada: A gem in the heart of the Costa del Sol

Discover the unique charm of Golf Torrequebrada, a hidden jewel in the heart of the Costa del Sol. Just a short 20-minute drive from Málaga Airport, this prestigious course, founded in 1976 and designed by the renowned José Gancedo, offers a golfing experience like no other. Known as the ‘Picasso of Golf,’ Gancedo’s design is a testament to his artistry, with each hole presenting a unique challenge. The course’s stunning beauty and diverse layout make it a must-visit for players of all skill levels.

Convenience meets beauty at Golf Torrequebrada. Located in the charming town of Benalmádena, the course is a stone’s throw away from major tourist destinations like Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Marbella. The nearby beach, marina, and a wide range of hotels and tourist activities make it an excellent destination for golf lovers and their families. The course’s vibrant vegetation and perfect climate create an inviting atmosphere for golfers, adding to the allure of this golfing paradise.

Golf Torrequebrada design

The course’s exquisite design ensures an enjoyable experience throughout. Each hole presents a unique test, featuring large, undulating greens and fairways lined with lush trees, including palms, pines, and olive trees. Elevated tees provide panoramic views, enhancing the strategic play on each hole. Strategically placed bunkers and lakes add to the challenge. At the same time, the gentle terrain offers spectacular vistas of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains, making Golf Torrequebrada a truly unique course.

The diverse fairways, expansive greens, numerous lakes, and well-positioned bunkers ensure that Golf Torrequebrada is both a challenge and a pleasure for all golfers. The course’s lush vegetation, featuring over a hundred species of trees, evokes a subtropical jungle feel, enhancing the overall golfing experience.

Golf Torrequebrada offers a 300-meter-long driving range with 15 tee positions, a putting green, a bunker, and a short game area for those seeking a well-maintained practice area. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

The Clubhouse

With its panoramic views of the course and the Mediterranean, the clubhouse is a haven for golfers. It offers various services, including a pro shop, locker rooms, a terrace, a bar restaurant, and meeting rooms. After a golf round, players can relax on the terrace with a refreshing drink, enjoying the dazzling views of the sea and the 18th hole. The clubhouse is the perfect place to de-stress and socialise, adding to the overall golfing experience. The clubhouse restaurant is open daily from 8:00 AM, serving breakfast, snacks, and international cuisine.

In the heart of the Costa del Sol, Golf Torrequebrada is one of the top destinations offered by Tee Times Golf Agency, making it a prime choice for those looking to enjoy their golf holidays in Spain.

Tenerife: Abama Golf Course setting new standards in sustainability and quality

Abama Golf Course, nestled on the stunning island of Tenerife, is not just a golf course; it’s a commitment to excellence and environmental stewardship. In a move that underscores their dedication to quality, they have announced a temporary closure until the end of September. This exclusive period will see them undergo a transformative upgrade, transitioning from Bentgrass to the environmentally friendly Bermuda TifEagle variety.

This change isn’t just about enhancing the quality of their putting surfaces; it’s about embracing sustainability and reducing their environmental footprint. The Bermuda TifEagle variety is renowned for producing top-quality putting surfaces while conserving water and resisting infections and diseases that commonly plague traditional grasses. By making this switch, Abama Golf aims to significantly reduce its reliance on fertilizers and harmful chemical pesticides, furthering its commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Tenerife is one of the most sought-after destinations by Tee Times Golf Agency clients looking for something different and unique for their Spain golf holidays.

Abama Golf sustainability paradigm

But their dedication to sustainability continues beyond there. During this closure period, they’ll also be renovating the clubhouse facilities with the customers in mind. Every clubhouse aspect, from the golf boutique to the Club House restaurant, will be revamped to provide unparalleled service and comfort.

Abama Golf isn’t just a golf course; it’s a masterwork conceived by the legendary golf architect Dave Thomas. Nestled on the western face of the Teide volcano, the 18-hole course offers dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean and a unique landscape with over 25,000 palm trees, white sand bunkers, and cascading waterfalls. Abama Golf is a true oasis for golf enthusiasts.

But what sets Abama Golf apart isn’t just its picturesque scenery—it’s the commitment to excellence in every aspect of the course. From the meticulously maintained greens to the diverse array of subtropical plants and 23 sprawling lakes, every detail has been carefully crafted to provide an unparalleled golfing experience.

Thomas, a professional golfer turned renowned golf architect, Abama Golf is a testament to his legacy. With over 100 courses bearing his signature, including prestigious venues like The Belfry and La Manga Club Resort, Thomas’s influence on golf is undeniable.

At Abama Golf, they’re not just setting new standards in quality and sustainability—they’re redefining what it means to be a world-class golf destination. Join Tee Times Golf Agency as we embark on this voyage towards a greener, more sustainable tomorrow, one swing at a time.