The world-class Elea Golf Club, part of the prestigious Elea Estate, commands a breathtaking location alongside the shimmering eastern Mediterranean and the ancient town of Paphos.
At 6,800 yards from the back tees, the Sir Nick Faldo-designed golf course commands a striking location above the Mediterranean Sea and has been meticulously crafted through rolling countryside, featuring imposing weathered outcrops of limestone that offer a unique character across the course.
The world’s media have already heaped positive critical acclaim on the layout, with Golf World Magazine in the UK including it in a ‘The World’s Most Exciting New Courses of 2010’ feature, and Golf Magazine in the US ranking it as ‘one of the Best New International developments of 2010’.
Sir Nick Faldo said: “I’m convinced this golf course will be pivotal in establishing the south west of Cyprus as a leading European golf destination. When we designed Elea Golf Club we decided to put the emphasis on thoughtful, rather than big-hitting, golf and there are plenty of strategic riddles for the golfer to explore and unravel over all 18 holes.”
The challenging layout circulates through groves of mature carob and olive trees and the dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone strikingly contrast with the dark green paspalum grass fairways and semi-rough, which on a number of holes are fringed by Mediterranean grasses and an abundance of wild herbs and native flora.
The course is supported by the Elea Golf Academy that sits alongside the clubhouse. It features a full length driving range complete with target greens and bunkers, a short game practice area and a stunning putting green, which commands an imposing location overlooking the whole course.
Elea Estate is a premium development that will boast luxurious villas and apartments, a boutique hotel supported by a range of dining options, and extensive spa facilities.
Played this golf course as second on our golf trip over New Years Eve. Impressive clubhouse with a great view of the entire facility. All employees in the pro shop and restaurant were very friendly and helpful, and the Caddy Master was very friendly too! Despite the massive rain, the course was easy to play. Tees fairways and greens in great condition, the bunkers (and there are a lot of them) unfortunately not in play due to the heavy rainfall, as they are completely under water. The course offers varied fairways with a view of the sea. All in all a nice place and on a par with Secret Valley. Would love to come back when we go on vacation in Cyprus again.
The course suffers somewhat from the weather conditions
4.0 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2020
Wide fairways and many bunkers characterize the typical Faldo course design. We played it on 3.01.20 after several days of rain. While Minthis was banned from getting wet, Elea could be played acceptably. We set off with carrying bags. This is not a big requirement on Elea either. The greens were the worst of all the courses played. We only know larger brown spots from fungi from Germany. In many bunkers, the documents visible through rinsing dim the picture.
Slightly hilly course near Paphos. Champagne square design by the pen of Sir Nick Faldo. Place in an impressive state. Reception and golf shop very friendly. Service in the restaurant could be improved. All in all a great experience. We will be back.
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