Cyprus is one of the largest Mediterranean islands and it is currently divided into two parts, the occupied Turkish Cypriot north and Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus in the south. Despite the deep division, Cyprus has a long and rich heritage reaching back to the 7th millennium BC, fine examples of which can be seen in the castles, monasteries and ancient ruins. Cyprus is, according to legend, the birthplace of Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty. She certainly has left her mark on gorgeous Cyprus with its cloudless skies, fantastic sandy beaches and warm, lapping Mediterranean Sea.
There are six golf courses in Cyprus and five are located in the south and one in the north but we need to remember that the Cyprus Golf Federation was only founded in 2000. We’ve yet to feature Korineum in Northern Cyprus, but we've added three in the south, including the newest, Elea (opened in 2010), Aphrodite Hills and Secret Valley. Tsada, now known as Minthis Hills, was the first grass course to be built in Cyprus and finally Vikla complete the southern line up.
A two-phase green renovation at Minthis Golf Club was concluded at the end of 2020, with all the clay push-up putting surfaces rebuilt to USGA specifications. This work follows the addition of new holes at the 10th and 11th, along with remodelling of the irrigation lake to double its capacity.
Our golf course rankings for Cyprus were last updated in January 2020.