The 18-hole championship golf course at Aphrodite Hills Resort was played two times after 2018 renovation of golf course and clubhouse. It is typical resort course with beautifully structured and supervised environment to take comfort for players. Clubhouse is huge and has a lot of space for proshop and lock rooms with restrooms also for dining area. Fields condition was very good, greens and fairways well maintained. They have a good practice area with huge driving range and large pitching green and chipping green. The buggy is fully equipped with the latest GPS functionality and technology and it is included in green fee rate. Actually buggy is compulsory here for reason of long distance between tees. The prices are the highest in Cyprus, but this is understandable due to quality fields and maintenance costs. Acceptable in low season (which is very short).
Fairways are wide enough for long drive and greens also large. Was played from white tees so holes is not very long and challenging (except 7th). First nine lets to feel the game and gives memorable experience at 7th (signature) hole. Amazing view and great challenge to attack the pin correctly.
There are only two water hazards and the first of them waiting at 10th hole par 5. It’s one of the best and longest in course (from white tee) with minimum chance to reach green in two shots. The second shot must be careful correct, otherwise the big bunker is waiting from the right side and the water hazard from the left. Also are waiting two long par 3 holes in second nine (especially 15th) and as dessert the last hole (par 5) with good opportunity to make birdie. Just need accuracy second shot to avoid water hazard at right side and bunker at left. My opinion is not big deal to play around or better your own hcp here.
Definitely every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria and personal point of view to importance things. My rating depends on following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, club rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars. My priority is challenging and value for price criterias. Aphrodite Hills is one of the best in Cyprus and gets:
1. Challenging - 4*
2. Condition - 5*
3. Service - 5*
4. Surroundings - 4*
5. Value for the price - 4*
It's really pleasant „Stay & play“ golf resort. Will be back.
Date: March 26, 2019