Aphrodite Hills - Cyprus

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


  • +357 2682 8200

  • Golf Club Website

  • On coast road from Paphos to Limassol

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American golf course architect Cabell B. Robinson had been involved in course design for 35 years when Aphrodite Hills opened early in the new millennium and he considered his Cypriot creation 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 landscape.

If typical Robinson design traits like horseshoe greens, cross bunkers, ponds (at holes 10 and 18) and doglegs were not enough, the architect 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.

Cabell Robinson commented as follows: “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.”

The European Tour notched up a half-century of countries visited in October 2020 when Aphrodite Hills staged the inaugural Cyprus Open. Englishman Callum Shinkwin claimed the title (his maiden European Tour victory) after defeating Finland’s Kalle Samooja in a play-off.

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Description: Aphrodite Hills is routed over two relatively level landforms, separated by a deep canyon which Cabell Robinson incorporated into the design to fashion two spectacular holes (3rd and 7th) on the front nine. Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Reviews: 13
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Mark Jeffery
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 30, 2010
6 / 10
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Carl Tushingham

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 02, 2008
8 / 10
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paulmardon
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 18, 2007
6 / 10
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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..