Seve’s new course in Tenerife
Story published at 0:32, Monday, December 8th, 2003
The ceremony for the official opening of this magnificent 18 hole golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros will take place on the 9th and 10th December. The golf course is situated in the northwest of Tenerife next to the Atlantic Ocean and in the region of Isla Baja.
Buenavista Golf, S.A. is a public entity formed by the Tenerife Town Council, Buenavista Town Hall and Gestur Tenerife, S.A. Undoubtedly, this par 72, which has the same number of par 3s, 4s and par 5s, will be a revitalizing economic motor for the region.
This public golf course is set in spectacular scenery where a round of golf unites and integrates both the spectacular Teno Mountains with the vastness of the ocean. Seve has made good use of every aspect of this property and has created something unique, a true attraction for tourists, as well as an ideal location for professional tournaments. Five of its greens are situated on the edge of the Atlantic.
Seve comments, “At Buenavista Golf I have created a design where when the player is confronted by most of the holes he is given various alternatives. The different options offered by this unique design, imply taking on truly awkward shots.
“It is an extraordinary course where one can enjoy one’s game. Its size allows the course to host exclusive tournaments, and at the same time is a challenge for any handicap. Its magnificence is also increased due to it being situated in a truly idyllic setting.
“The fairness of the par 3s, 4s and 5s, reflects the characteristic synthesis which the player will find in long shots, around the green and, in each shot’s strategy.
“Buenavista Golf reveals, the complete integration of a magnificent round of golf within the land available. That is how I have created a unique golf course. The design is compatible with the Atlantic Ocean, areas of archaeological interest, ecological protection, autochthonous plantations and natural swimming pools, 18 spectacular holes set in the Nature Reserve of Teno.
“Finally, this link situated in Isla Baja, is an exceptional condensed version of the beauties characteristic of the island of Tenerife.”
The new development includes the Severiano Ballesteros‘ International School
Seve Ballesteros www.seveballesteros.com