Tunisia

Map of Tunisia

About

Tunisia is the most northern country in Africa, flanked by Algeria to the west, Libya to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east of a sandy coastline that extends to over 700 miles. Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans and French have all ruled this area of North Africa during the past few thousand years with the Tunisian people in control of their own destiny only since independence in 1956.

Tunisia lies very close to the European continent but many believe it has been slow to market the golf facilities it can offer a large number of potential visitors. There’s plenty of golfers in a large catchment area to the north just waiting to be tempted to travel a relatively short way to play here, especially when the sun shines on this part of the world nearly all the year round.

Although the first Tunisian golf course was established at Carthage in the 1920s, it was another fifty years before others followed and American architect Ron Fream led the way, designing exciting layouts from Tabarka in the north along the coastline to Monastir. Ron Fream on Tunisian Golf is an exclusive quote he sent us from his home in Malaysia on his pioneering work in this country.

Following the Tunisian revolution in 2011 and the overthrow of President Ben Ali, Tunisia had the chance to further develop its tourism sector and perhaps even increase the number of courses available to incoming golfers. Alas, the 2015 terrorist attacks on tourists in Tunis and Sousse set the country back quite a bit in terms of attracting foreign visitors but, within three years, the arrival numbers remarkably rebounded to where they had been before the times of turmoil.

In 2019, it was announced that the mixed-use Tunis Sports City development in the Lac de Tunis district of the capital would finally go ahead, after spending a very long time on the planning board. Located on a 640-acre site, this US$5 billion project is a partnership between the UAE’s Bukhatir Group and the Tunisian government, with a Peter Harradine-designed golf course as one of its main sporting elements.

We updated Tunisia's rankings in June 2020. Full details are here: Top 10 Golf Courses of Tunisia 2020

Top 100 Golf Courses - Tunisia

Yasmine Valley

1st Tunisia Ranking

The Yasmine Valley golf course at Hammamet offers a great deal more than the normal type of resort golf experience one might expect through an undulating landscape of pine and olive groves.

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Citrus (La Foret)

2nd Tunisia Ranking

La Foret course at Golf Citrus is strategic and demanding with many of the fairways doglegging through pine groves laid out on hilly terrain.

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El Kantaoui (Panorama)

3rd Tunisia Ranking

The Panorama golf course at El Kantaoui lies on hilly terrain where elevated tees present golfers with fantastic panoramic views over the marina...

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Tabarka

4th Tunisia Ranking

Designed by American architect Ron Fream of Golfplan, the golf course at Tabarka enjoys a wonderfully varied landscape with a front nine routed through sand dunes by the shoreline...

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Citrus (Les Oliviers)

5th Tunisia Ranking

Les Oliviers is the least demanding of the two golf courses at Citrus with generous fairways that allow golfers to let loose with the driver on most of the holes.

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Residence Tunis

6th Tunisia Ranking

Lying on salt flats beside the up-market resort of Gammarth, the course at the Residence Tunis is a plush golfing playground for guests residing in the attached five star hotel...

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Flamingo Monastir

7th Tunisia Ranking

Described by one commentator as “a garden suspended between the lakes and the sea”, Flamingo Monastir opened in 1992 and it lies on an impressive, undulating upland site that overlooks the "sebkha"...

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El Kantaoui (Sea)

8th Tunisia Ranking

The Sea course at El Kantaoui held the first Tunsian Open in 1982 – the first time the European Tour ever ventured outside Europe...

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Djerba (La Mer and Les Palmiers)

9th Tunisia Ranking

The 27-hole Djerba Golf Club complex is conveniently located within a substantial hotel strip that lies just off the Tunisian coast in the Gulf of Gabes…

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Carthage

10th Tunisia Ranking

Laid out on a very tight 75-acre site in a suburb of the Tunisian capital, the course at Golf de Carthage was originally established in 1927 and French architect Yves Bureau renovated the old layout in the early 1990s.

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Tunisia Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Marcel Courses Played 7
= Lori Kraus Courses Played 7
= Radek Jaromersky Courses Played 7
= Jim McCann Courses Played 7
5 Louis Roren Courses Played 5
6 Helmut Baeck Courses Played 4
= Yes sir Courses Played 4
8 Dirk Schaeffer Courses Played 3
= Natalie Dobson Courses Played 3
= DAVID LAIRD Courses Played 3