Las Palmeras is the oldest and largest Golf Society in Lanzarote, writes Jean-François Crinquand.
First published in Gazette Life, November 1st 2020.
It came to life back in the early 2000s when a group of friends started to play regularly on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Costa Teguise Golf Club. The first ever Captain was Tim Weston, who lives in Tao. Tim’s still a member of the Society and one of its lowest handicappers.
The Society has a varied membership of ladies and gents of seven nationalities: British, Spanish, Irish, American, Swiss, French and German. Handicaps range from low single figures to 28. Activities range from the regular weekly games, a monthly Henson Cup, some exciting, sponsored tournaments with great prizes and some fun team games. Furthermore, there are yearly Singles and Doubles knockout competitions for the Members, and a much-anticipated away match against the Corralejo Golf Society in Fuerteventura is on the cards for this autumn.
The year 2020 has seen an excellent 30% increase in our membership, with all new Members being full-time residents of Lanzarote. People from as far afield as Playa Blanca and Famara have joined the Society. Visitors are also welcome to join Las Palmeras Golf Society for a game or two of golf when they are visiting our beautiful island. They will meet golf passionate soulmates, who are always ready to share a story or two of what´s happening on the golf course and on the island! It’s a great way to socialise with newfound friends and an iced cold beer!