Tunisia: A golf destination on the up and up

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Tunisia boasts over 900 miles of Mediterranean coastline and seven UNESCO protected sites, including famous Carthage and the El Jem Colosseum (where Gladiator was partly filmed).

The country is also home to over 60 world-class Thalassotherapy centres and at least one golf course in each touristic resort from Tabarka up north to Djerba island in the south.

Tunisia is famous for its all year round gentle climate, shopping and warm welcome from the locals.

Also, it is emerging as an desirable golf destination. All of its golf courses (first of which was Golf La Soukra, which was built in 1927, and the latest was Residence Golf, which was first opened in 2008) have been designed by world famous architects like Ron Fream and Robert Trent Jones Junior to name but a few.

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The country is home to ten golf courses in total, but one that comes highly recommended is The Residence Golf Course, which was first opened in October 2008.


It is another Trent Jones Junior-designed layout and is undoubtedly one of his best. It's a links style course with no less than eight natural lakes and four artificial lakes for good measure, and it is only two hours away from some of Europe's main capitals.

The par-72 course measures over 7,000 yards in length and will certainly provide a test for any golfer.

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The mild climate and sunshine all year round should not deter you from the challenge it presents, especially if the sea breeze and the African winds pick up, where you can shelter in the majestic club house that houses exceptional service.

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It is located in the heart of a natural reserve where migrating birds and wild life are everywhere.

Another recommended course is Tabarka. It is ideally located between the sea and the forest, allowing for the stunning cliff top views. Situated in the north west of Tunisia, Tabarka lies some way away from the main body of golf courses that are strung along the east of the country.

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American architect Ron Fream of Golfplan is responsible for designing the course, and it enjoys a varied landscape throughout. The front nine is routed through sand dunes and the back nine cuts through pine groves further away from the coast.

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Another place to sample is Citrus Golf, the first 45-hole Complex in Tunisia and designed by famous American Golf Architect Ronald Fream. the resort features two 18-hole courses, a nine-hole compact course, alongside a double ended driving range and a series of pitch and putt greens.

Arguably the course with the best views in Tunisia is Flamingo Golf Course, with a beachside setting overlooking Monastir estuary. Combine that with some of the best greens you will find and a challenging layout, Flamingo is a ‘must play’ course.

Visiting Tunisia, you will be a million miles away whilst discovering the country's 3,000 years of history. This stunning destination awaits your arrival.

Planning a golf break? 

If so, make sure you check out the 2020 Travel Guide from bunkered. Available to read online, it is a 48-page digital lowdown on the best holiday golf destinations on the planet.


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