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Lopesan Meloneras Golf Club is preparing to celebrate as the first anniversary of the opening of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, the only one of its kind in the Canaries, draws closer.

The academy at Lopesan Meloneras offers a wide variety of instructional programmes to meet the needs of men, women, young adults and juniors, and caters for every standard of golfer, whether they’re a complete beginner or a top amateur. Whatever your age or ability, there is a programme for you.

With stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean to your right, and a beautiful view of the mountains in the backdrop, it is fantastic place to learn to play golf.

Each of the staff members at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy were handpicked from the world’s best golfing instructors and had to complete a year-long training programme before taking up the role.

Once you’ve made the most of the academy, you can head out onto the course and put what you’ve learned into practice. The course itself is beautifully manicured and some of its holes are located right beside the sea, offering epic views as you make your way round.


Mainly flat, and with wide fairways, the course is every golfer’s dream, as you can rip it down the middle of the fairway with a driver on most holes. That’s not to say bad shots aren’t punished, though.

If you hit your ball off-line, you could end up in one of the many large bunkers that will see you struggle to make the green in regulation.

An island that has been hugely popular with golfing tourists for a number of years, Gran Canaria welcomed over three million people in 2013 to make the most of the estimated 340 days of sunshine it gets each year.


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