My wife and I fancied some winter sun and having been to Tenerife last year decided to visit Gran Canaria for a week. Having heard that Anfi Tauro was the best course on the island we decided to play it twice and we were very thankful that we did as it stands head and shoulders above all other courses we played.
Designed by the excellent Robert Van Hagge, this course must have been a huge feat of construction, with several greens literally dynamited out of the cliffs. Despite this it is a very fair test, with large slopey greens in very good condition and all hazards (and there are plenty of them) in full view.
The only slightly disappointing hole was the last, where a downhill drive has a very small landing area and no bail out region - a little tough for what is supposedly the easiest hole on the course.
This course, like all others we played on the island was plagued with a dreadful standard of golfer, and once again both rounds we played here took close to 5 hours.
I also concur with other reviewers that the lack of clubhouse/bar detracted from our enjoyment of the round, as we had to get back in our car and head back to our hotel.
We loved Anfi Tauro and think that it should be rated as one of the top courses in Spain. Sadly we will not be returning as the other courses on the island were nowhere near the same quality.
Date: February 02, 2020