Aphrodite Hills - Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills Golf,
2 Aphrodite Avenue,
8509 Kouklia,
Cyprus


  • +357 2682 8200

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  • On coast road from Paphos to Limassol

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  • Andrew Darker

  • Cabell B. Robinson

  • Giles Johnson


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Cabell B. Robinson – course architect writes: “If you can carry 200 metres with your driver, you should try the back tee on the 3rd. It looks forever over the gorge, but it is only that far to reach safety. It is a thrill of a lifetime shot if you succeed. The 7th deep within the bowels of the canyon is another dramatic shot, while fantastic sea views are to be had at the 8th and 15th… reaching for the back pin position on the 12th needs the most courage, while the 16th is my pick for the toughest par-4, and the 18th is a reachable and wonderful par-5.”

American golf course architect Cabell B. Robinson has been involved in course design for 35 years and he considers Aphrodite Hills to be the culmination of his work over that time. The 18-hole Aphrodite Hills course is part of a 290-room hotel and residential development just a 10-minute drive from Paphos airport in sunny Cyprus and it’s a very popular golfing attraction for holidaymakers.  

Five years in the making and opened in 2002, the course is routed over two relatively level landforms, separated by a deep canyon which Robinson has incorporated into the design to fashion two spectacular holes (3rd and 7th) on the front nine. Indigenous carob and olive trees on the property were supplemented with additional planting to complete a mature Mediterranean landcape. 

And, as if typical Robinson design traits like horseshoe greens, cross bunkers, ponds – at holes 10 and 18 – and doglegs were not enough, he even included an 18th century kiln and an old olive press in the middle of the fairways on holes 1 and 8 to add further character to the course!

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Description: Routed over two plateaux, Aphrodite Hills is one of the best and most challenging Mediterranean courses. Rating: 4.7777777777778 out of 6

A great course and set up for a golf holiday, the resort is very good with everything you need onsite, and the course a pleasure to play without being too difficult or without a few signature holes. Ive played the course five times now over the last couple of years and each time enjoyed it, you must play from the back tees to appreciate the course fully, the third hole alone justifies half the green fee. True it has a few filler holes and the greens are not always perfect in the summer heat, but good value if you are on a packaged trip. I would put this place above Elea and cant understand the massive gap between them in the ratings, must purely be on the faldo name in my opinion...
October 14, 2013


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Sarah Forrest
December 13, 2013
Aphrodite Hills is a course for golfers. It is a challenge without it being too easy or too hard. In good condition from tee to green.
I had read a previous review which mentioned slow greens and long buggy rides between holes so was on my guard playing the course for the first time off the white tees. The greens were very good; I asked in the clubhouse about their pace and in Summer they sometimes have to keep them longer to avoid burn. The course is a challenge off the whites and you will be looking back at the tiger tees, especially on the third' wondering how the pros would play it! I played in the Xmas Open off the yellows and the course tones down to a very good challenge for handicap 18 or under, with stunning views from the high points..There are plenty of bilingual or native English and other language speakers;,the course marshals and caddie master were very helpful and friendly. You are encouraged to book online to receive better rates. A standard round in December was 85 euros/ twighlight on the net 55 euros so excellent value compared to Spain and Portugal, especially given the quality and condition of the course. You will not forget the holes over the gorges as they are truly spectacular, along with the buggy ride to get to them. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience.. The Hotel, especially the kids club was also excellent; something for all the family.
January 03, 2013


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I played a round here yesterday and was very impressed. In my opinion this is a better,more rounded course than Elea and should be number 1. The service was brilliant, the course tough but playable and the experience with the buggy drives, unique. I was lucky enough to tee off at 7:20 and had the course to myself which was great but the fairways were sodden due to the sprinklers so my advice would be to tee off around 8-830 am. . If you're going to Cyprus then play it. It was pricey at 110 euros but it offers a unique golfing experience
September 21, 2012


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This is a tough review to write; as I refer to my notes from during the round it is difficult to fault the experience but in all honesty it can only be a 4-ball rating from me. The hotel, the restaurants and all of the après golf is first class and I defy anyone not to have a wonderful time here but as a golf course I am remembering the dramatic setting more than the holes. The first couple of holes are pretty Aphrodite Hills Golf Course - Photo by reviwerstraight forward, then the first piece of drama;- a 1000 metre trek from the 2nd green to the 3rd tee – nice par-5 when you get there though. More drama after the par-5 6th… a very tricky buggy drive down the side of the ravine (ultra slow is the order of the day) to the par-3 7th – A spectacular hole example of a tee, a ravine with a 100 metre drop needing a mid-iron to carry, then the green, a fun hole to play that is for sure. The 8th is another that is pleasing on the eye, especially at the green. On the back nine, I enjoyed the short par-4 14th (probably as it suits my left to right shot!) – also the 18th is very good, a reachable par-5 in two but water short and front of the green adds to the difficulty. All in all I really enjoyed my day here (despite the very slow greens) and I would love to return again but this is based on the whole day and experience rather than just the course – this certainly is holiday/resort golf but done very well . As a side note, there is a fair bit of investment in Cypriot golf at present (new courses and re-designs) which is great news for the island.
April 02, 2011


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Aphrodite Hills occupies a stunning location, built on two plateaus split by a deep canyon and with views out to the Mediterranean.It has some spectacular holes. A good drive is required to make the carry across the canyon from the back tee of the 573m, par 5, third hole, but it is only a 413m par four from the white tees. The par three seventh plays across the canyon; there are no prizes here for being short and the chicane buggy route from the previous hole is great fun too! The 8th is a short par four that offers options from the tee and a green site that gives great views out to sea. There is a premium on finding the green in regulation on the par 3 twelfth. To finish, the 18th is a fun par 5, where the tee shot is required to carry the fairway bunkers and catch the down slope to give a chance of reaching the well protected crescent shaped green in two. The course was in immaculate condition when I played it in the middle of March, 2011. The greens were running fast and true while the fairways, tees and bunkers were excellent too.Despite the spectacular holes I have previously mentioned, the course is characterised by very wide fairways, almost no rough and very large, often undulating, greens. In fact, it is the undulations in the greens that provide the course with its main defence. This makes it very much a ‘resort course’ and in truth is very much a second shot course. Two other points detracted from overall experience. Firstly, you do really need to use a buggy as there are some very long treks between holes and keeping to the cart path is compulsory. Secondly, the pace of play was very slow and on the day I visited there was a large group of holiday makers who really were not good enough to be playing; their round must have taken well over five hours!Nonetheless this doesn’t detract from Aphrodite Hills being a good, fun course to play and thoroughly enjoyable.
March 20, 2011


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Having played a great deal of holiday resort golf, my partner and I have decided to change our strategy, there is no doubt that this course is a fine example which must be played if visiting cyprus but like a lot of resort courses the management try to get as many people on the course as they can regardless of ability. We encountered so many people who in my mind should not be on the golf course, they seem to have all the gear and no idea! I'd had enough of watching fourballs hacking around the course without even a second thought if somebody is behind them. I'm no golf snob and I know we all have to start somewhere, but start on the academy course and don't spoil the pleasure of other people. sorry for the rant but in my mind It has ruined a fine golf course. I'm going to rate the course as very good but that applies to the course alone.
March 15, 2011


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Hmmm...Aphrodite Hills...mixed feelings really. I think this is a course that is in a great location and enjoys some spectacular views and therefore should be brilliant but it just isn't in my view. There are some brilliant holes if you play from the championship tees but from the daily tees these holes just become good at best. The 3rd hole is 570yd par 5 which starts with a tee-shot 220yard carry across a ravine but from the daily tees it's just a 400yd par-4 and the signature 7th hole par-3 is 200yds across a ravine from the back tees but from the daily tees it's little more than a 130yard shot to a big green. Don't get me wrong, from a golfing perspective this is currently the best course on Cyprus but based on the 150Eur green fee it doesn't live up to the green fee, in my opinion. Worth a play if you can get a discount as from a condition perspective it was in good nick.
May 31, 2010


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If you play golf and your on holiday in Cyprus you must play this course. Very well organised set up with helpful English starter. I played here last July and the course was in super condition. Most holes are memorable, the picks being 7th, 8th, 15th and 18th. The 7th is worth the green fee alone, a 200 yard par 3 where you tee off from a cliff face hitting over a massive ravine, the buggy ride is quite exciting too!! Its cheaper to play in the summer due to extreme heat, but they give you free bottled water and a marshall comes round twice with ice cold flannels for you. A must play holiday course, stunning views.
June 03, 2008


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This course is set out over two cliff tops about 15-20 miles east of Pahpos on the coast road. Part of a hotel complex which includes a tennis and spa every effort has been made to provide the ideal resort golfing experience. To begin with the practice facilities were excellent.The course itslef is what you would expect from a modern course, various teeing options good sized undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers.I played the course in Jul and the fairways were a liitle crisp so I cannot imagine what they would be like in Aug in the hottes part of the Cyprus summer. The greens were good so overall I could not grumble considering it was only £45 to play; a good price I feel for holiday golf. However, beware as they have a fluctuating price scale which sees the price nearly double at peak times in the cooler months.Overall a good course to play which will test your golf with a couple of outstaning holes (particularly the Par 3 across a ravine) but play in the morning as in the late afternoon/early evening the wind blows and blows. Finally, the picture you see of the bloke hitting over a large set of bunkers into the green with the sea in the background which advertises Cyprus/AHills golf, yes it really is like that but the electricty pylons have been digitally removed - sorry to disappoint you!
April 19, 2007


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Steven Bowen
December 20, 2008
The electricity pylons now have been removed and they have put under ground cabling in. I agree with everything else tho..