With temperatures falling to a pleasant 20 to 25 degrees, the fall and winter golf season has now kicked off in Tunisia. From north to south, the country offers courses for players of all levels including world-class courses designed by famous architects like Ronald Fream and Robert Trent Jones II.
“Golfing in Tunisia is for players who love to be spoiled with challenging courses, comfortable hotels and excellent food. It’s also a great way to experience the country’s beautiful nature in all its variety. You can play a round of golf with a view of the Mediterranean or play on the edge of the Sahara desert. Best of all, the golf season continues all through the winter,“ says Karin Gert Nielsen, Managing Director of Atlantic Link, the Scandinavian PR office of Tunisian National Tourist Office.
Near the popular tourist towns of Hammamet, Sousse and Monastir, several courses slope right down to the beach. At Palm Links Golf Course, a few holes are so close to the beach that you have to be careful not to shoot the ball right into the ocean.
In between golfing, take the opportunity to discover some of Tunisia’s major attractions. Go on a camel trek in the Sahara, only a couple of hours from the main tourist areas of Hammamet and Sousse. Or feel the rush of history at the well-preserved Roman amphitheatre El Jem. Or simply take a stroll through the local souk and shop for spices, leather products or hand-painted pottery.
In winter, several Scandinavian tour operators offer long-term golf holidays in Tunisia of up to one month including hotel stays, all meals and unlimited golfing. What better what to improve your game?
8 fantastic golf courses on the Tunisian coast
The Residence Golf Course
One of Tunisia’s most exclusive golf courses lies just 20 kilometres from the capital Tunis. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, this stunning course will blow your mind with its challenging obstacles, lakes and natural flora such as eucalyptus and palm trees.
This hidden gem on the Tunisian north coast is set in a beautiful location between the forest and the ocean. Players can enjoy views of the ancient harbour of Tabarka while playing the 18 hole-course or the 9-hole training course.
The first 45-hole complex in Tunisia, Golf Citrus near the white-sand beaches of Hammamet is a complete golf destination in itself. The Les Oliviers course offers wide fairways and is perfect for beginners and intermediate golfers. The neighbouring La Forêt, surrounded by pine trees, is slightly more challenging with its blind holes and water hazards and bunkers.
The green and fertile surroundings are typical of the Hammamet area. Players at Golf Yasmine have the pleasure of teeing off with an unrestricted view of the sea and a soothing breeze coming in from the sea. Many teeing areas give players of all levels a chance to play this course.
El Kantaoui Golf Course
Right in the heart of the popular Port El Kantaoui resort near Sousse, you can play a round with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. Ancient olive trees surround the two pleasant courses, which appeal to all types of golfers. The course hosts many international tournaments throughout the year.
At the Palm Links course, you are right on the beach on holes 14, 15 and 16. Be careful not to let the wind carry the ball right into the sea! Palm Links is only a few minutes from Monastir’s international airport, making it easily accessible from Scandinavia.
Flamingo Golf Course
On this course, on the steep hills near the historic city of Monastir, players have to alternate between power and precision. Ronald Fream has designed this elegant course with respect for the natural surroundings.
Djerba Golf Club
Djerba is a peaceful holiday island popular for sunbathing and watersports, but also for its 27-hole golf course with exotic palm trees, designed by Martin Hawtree. The Sahara desert is close by, meaning perfect golf weather even in winter.
Tunisian National Tourist Office