Golf and Golfing in Cyprus

The organisations, handicap rules, driving ranges and courses for golfing in Cyprus...

Golf is a fairly new sport to Cyprus, with the first courses being popularised during the late 1990s.

The Cyprus Golf Federation (CGF) was established in the year 2000 with the objective of promoting and managing amateur golf on the island. The Federation is a member of the International Golf Federation (IGF) and the European Golf Association (EGA). The four courses open for play in Cyprus are all CFG members.

Handicap Rules

The CGF adheres to the European Golf Association (EGA) handicap system.

If a player has no handicap, or no valid handicap certificate, they will need to play for a card as follows:

  • Provide a minimum of 3 cards of 18 hole rounds played off the white tees (men) or red tees (ladies)
  • 3 Cards must reach a gross score of up to 107 for men and 120 for ladies
  • These cards must be signed by a club CGF committee member

Golf Courses and Clubs

Minthis Hills Golf Club

Minthis Hills Golf Club is located in the Tsada hills, near Tsada village, a 20 minute drive north of Paphos.

  • Minthis Hills Golf Club
    : 26 642 774/5
    Fax: 26 642 776
  • Designed by Donald Steel, renovated by Mackenzie+Ebert
  • 18-hole par 71 course of 5,843 metres at an altitude of 550 metres
  • Handicap requirements: 28 for men and 36 for ladies
  • A handicap certificate is required unless special permission is granted
  • Facilities include: 16 bay driving range, putting green, a pitching and chipping area and lessons

Secret Valley Golf Club

Secret Valley Golf Club is at Petra tou Romiou, 18 Km east of Paphos.

  • Secret Valley Golf Club
    : 26 274 000,
  • 18 hole course, par 71, measures 5,904 metres
  • Handicap requirements: 28 for men and 36 for ladies
  • A handicap certificate is required unless special permission is granted
  • Carts, trolleys and clubs are available to rent
  • Facilities include: 12 bay driving range, putting greens, a pitching and chipping area, ball machine and lessons

Aphrodite Hills Golf Club

Aphrodite Hills is a golf, hotel and spa resort 20 minutes from Paphos.

  • Aphrodite Hills
    : 26 828 200
    Fax: 26 828 201
  • 18-hole course and academy course with driving range and pitching and chipping greens
  • Handicap requirements: 28 for men and 36 for ladies
  • A handicap certificate is required
  • This is a golf cart (buggy)-only course and the green fee includes the price of a two-seater buggy
  • Formal golf dress and soft-spike shoes only

Vikla Golf and Country Club

The Vikla Golf and Country Club is a family-friendly venue near Vikla village, 20 Km from Limassol.

  • Vikla Golf and Country Club
    : 99 674 218
  • 12-hole course
  • No handicap certificate is required to play
  • Golf clubs, balls, and tees available for rent
  • There are no golf carts (buggies)
  • Dress code is casual
  • Facilities for families include mini-golf (putt-putt) and a swimming pool
  • The club is open daily and stays open late in summer

Nicosia Golf Club (NGC)

The Nicosia Golf Club is an organisation focussed on promoting golf in the Niciosia area. The club does not have a course of its own, but plays at the Secret Valley Golf Club.

Membership in the NGC allows the member to obtain a handicap certificate which is required for play at other courses.

Limassol Golf Club (LCG)

The Limassol Golf Club is for golfers in the Limassol region. The club focuses on providing good course rates for its members, issuing valid handicaps and arranging tournaments. The comprehensive website has up-to-date news on competitions and golfing events in Cyprus.

  • Limassol Golf Club
    : 25 Spyrou Araouzou, Berengaria Building, 3036 Limassol
    Tel: 99 529 431
    Fax: 25 814 280

Elea Golf Club

Located at the Eléa Estate in Geroskipou, Paphos. The Par 71 course was signed by Sir Nick Faldo. The club has a golfing academy and organises events and tournaments throughout the year.

  • Elea Golf Club
    : Eléa Estate, 1 Eleon Avenue, 8310, Geroskopou
    : 26 202 004
    Fax: 26 966 900

Ayios Nikolaos Golf Club

Sociable Golf club situated on the station of the Joint Service Signal Unit in Cyprus. Members consist of members of the Military, civilians and ex-pats. The course has 9 holes and 17 Tee Boxes.

  • Ayios Nikolaos Golf Club
    At:Joint Service Signal Unit, Ayios Nikolaos, Eastern Sovereign Base
    Tel: 23 957 505