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Designed by:  Donald Steel

Founded:  1988

Course Information:  18-holes, par 71, 5512 metres (yellow tees)

Location:  San Miguel de Abona, south Tenerife

Characteristics

Amarilla Golf & Country Club is sandwiched between the bright blue Atlantic Ocean and Spain's highest mountain, the majestic El Teide.  There is residential and holiday accommodation with about half the fairways having villas or apartments running along part of their length.  Playing here now has a further attraction, the new 344 berth San Miguel marina is situated just off the twelfth tee and the sight of these sleek yachts is something special.  The course features long par fours and short par threes which need considerable thought.  It's a fair but punishing course for the golfer trying too hard, who gets a little wayward.   Push or pull a shot here and you won't find an accommodating adjacent fairway from which to play the next shot.  The hole that grips everyone is the short par three fifth; 115 metres off the yellow tees there is no fairway, just the sea to cross and then to land on a small green.  It can play anything from a wedge to a five iron depending on wind conditions.  This hole must rank as one of the most spectacular par threes in the world.

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