Golf is a sport that will surprise you the first times you practice it and with which you can get fit. Find out more with Elba Hotels.
In addition to proper nutrition, sports are something that all experts recommend to lead a healthy life. For many, it can be difficult to find that sport with which to feel comfortable and enjoy: running, swimming, playing football, paddle tennis ... If you have tried everything and have not yet found your ideal sport, read on. In today's blog we will encourage you with a very specific proposal: practice golf.
Golf, a sport for all audiences
Practicing golf is very beneficial for our physical and mental health and is recommended for all ages. The average level of injuries is very low and they only occur when you don't have a correct knowledge of how to play, but don't worry, learning golf is simple
In addition, without realizing it, in a field of about 18 holes, you can walk around 17,000 steps on a day of golf. Being a sport that is practiced in a relaxed way, you won't even realize how much you have walked.
Yet another year the 12th edition of the ANJOCA Golf Cup Tournament, from the Hoteles Elba hotel chain, has been a success. Find out about the winners and the experiences had.
Last Saturday, the Fuerteventura Golf Club golf course hosted the twelfth edition of the ANJOCA Golf Cup Tournament, organised by the Hoteles Elba hotel chain. The competition has brought together many Spanish and international amateurs in an event which continues to grow on the island of Fuerteventura, this year with 80 participants.
The competition was played in the individual Stableford handicap modality, this year being the first of which had a restricted golf handicap, set at 26.4 for men and 30 for ladies. The competition was held at the Fuerteventura Golf Club, an excellent par 72 18-hole golf course.
“Hoteles Elba has been committing itself for many years to convert the golf offer into one of its distinguishing attributes, contributing to promote Fuerteventura as the wonderful golf destination that it is”, commented Sandra López García, Fuerteventura Golf Club director.
The Anjoca Golf Cup has been a resounding success for 12 years. Find out all about the tournament and spend a weekend on Fuerteventura.
Spring is here and with it comes milder temperatures and the start of the golf season. The courses are all looking green and well cared for, although in places like the Canary Islands you can play your favourite sport at almost any time of year.
Are you a golf fan who still doesn’t know about the ANJOCAGolfCup? It is one of the most important sporting events on the island in which both professional and amateur players compete and enjoy golf in incomparable surroundings. Are you really going to miss it?
The ANJOCA Golf Cup Programme
The 12th ANCOJA Golf Cup takes place on Saturday, 4 May and for the third consecutive year will be held in the afternoon, with tee off at 13:00. The event will be held at the Fuerteventura Golf Club (par 72 with 18 holes) at the Elba Palace Golf, our hotel with a golf course on Fuerteventura.
If you are just starting out in the wonderful sport of golf, here at Elba Hotels we’ll share a few tips and tricks as well as the top spots for playing.
Golf is a sport that requires moderate physical activity and some technique, and can be practised both individually and in pairs or groups. These characteristics make it appealing to both young and old and, therefore, more and more people are wondering how they can learn to play golf, the fourth most popular sport in the country.
Data tells us that the number of licenses has doubled over the last twenty years. This is largely due to the country's climatic conditions, with mild temperatures that make it easy to take care of the over 400 Spanish golf courses. More than one million tourists visit Spain every year just to play golf.
How to learn to play golf
Golf is a sport that you can always play, as it does not require extraordinary physical shape. The first step is to not be in a hurry to learn; there is plenty of time to perfect your stroke. The ball is still, but that doesn't stop golf from being a very precise sport.
Summer is here, and with it, outdoor sports. Enter and find out where to play golf in Fuerteventura.
Good weather is appreciated when playing most outdoor sports. Playing golf in summer is a real pleasure for all golf lovers. Especially if you can practise your hobby in a destination like the Canary Islands, since the archipelago is known for its moderate temperatures, even at this time of year.
The island of Fuerteventura in particular, offers wonderful conditions for golfing in summer, not only its climate, but also its excellent facilities.
If you are going to play golf in Fuerteventura, you have to visit the Fuerteventura Golf Club, the island’s first 18-hole golf course. It has an exceptional practice area, a driving range with more than 50 places, an 800 square-metre putting green, a green approach, bunker and Pro Shop, plus a golf school that teaches in Spanish, English and German, also offering classes for children and teenagers. Without a doubt, this is a perfect course to play golf as a family.
The Anjoca Golf Cup was a complete success, not only due to the turnout, but to the spectacle throughout the event.
On Saturday Fuerteventura Golf Club course hosted the eleventh ANJOCA Golf Cup, organised by the Elba Hotel chain. The competition attracted a large crowd, who closely followed the tournament’s 108 participants, which included both professionals and amateurs.
The president of the Canary Island’s Golf Federation, Diego A. Cambreleng Roca, didn’t miss this year’s ANJOCA Golf Cup edition, which, after 11 years, has become one of the island’s most anticipated sporting events. Ángel Jove Capellán, president of Anjoca –the parent company of Elba Hotels, and Fernando de las Heras, general manager of Elba Hotels, were also present on the side lines.
“It was a great sporting event and competition. Both the participating golfers and the audience were able to enjoy a day of good golf and the magnificent surroundings offered by the Fuerteventura Golf Club", said De las Heras.
The good weather has arrived and with it, the golf season. At Elba Hotels we have top courses for playing this wonderful sport. What are you waiting for?
The winter chill has left us with various weekends where we couldn’t enjoy what we love most— travelling! Practising sport and taking a few days off to rest is the best way to disconnect and return to the routine with your batteries recharged.
After many stark months, golf lovers are in luck. The courses are in perfect shape for kicking off this long-awaited season.
Where to play golf?
At Elba Hotels we have made our golf offer one of our distinguishing features, and to emphasise this we are collaborating with one of Fuerteventura’s biggest tournaments.
More than 35 golf courses around the Elba Estepona Gran Hotel and the Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club, Almenara, Sherry Golf, Golf El Puerto, Montecastillo… next to Elba Costa Ballena, make these two hotels favorites destinations for golf lovers. A perfect opportunity to relax in Elba Thalasso Spa, with friends, coworkers and family, discover Andalusia and practice your favorite sport in the best golf courses.
The programs includes:
Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort:
We have everything prepared for the eighth edition of the Anjoca Golf Cup Tournament!
On the 2nd of May, the Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel and the island of Fuerteventura dress up to celebrate for another year the tournament will bring together the best amateurs. The excitement of the event adds to the opportunity to enjoy the heavenly landscape and the beautiful beaches of the island.
The VIII Anjoca Gold Cup has a format of individual Stableford and will challange male and female participating in three categories.
As on other occasions: 1st: Handicap. 0-14, 2nd: Handicap 14.1 to 22 and 3rd: Handicap + handicap of 22. The handicaps will be limited to 26.4 for men and 30 for women.
There will be a shotgun start at 9:00 pm and from 14:30 to 16:00 hours you can enjoy the cocktail and awards ceremony. The top three player in each of the three categories will receive a trophy and some sports equipment. For the ruffle there will also be vouchers redeemable at the Pro Shop. Special awards will be given to male and female longest drive and closest to the pin.
Playing golf is, besides an exciting activity, a pleasure shared by amateurs and professionals alike from all around the world. Elba Hotels offer all kind special assistance and specific services that mark the difference and allow you to enjoy the countryside and the open air and improve your technique and personal qualities. A few hotels experience so intensively the world of golf as Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel in Fuerteventura or Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort. The views, quality service, peace, space and vibe will surround the golfer from the minute he crosses the threshold and heads to reception. At this moment the guests will understand that every detail is covered in their next visit to the green.