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Golf in Tunisia
In addition to glorious sandy beaches, scattered along 700 miles of coastline, Tunisia offers the chance to taste the exotic amid the hubbub of its bustling souks, its stunning architecture and fascinating desert excursions.
What you may be too aware of, however, is that this particular country is rapidly becoming one of the foremost destinations for golf in the Mediterranean.
The establishment only a few years ago of the country's Professional Golfers Association only served further notice that this particular golfing hideout is serious about its golf.
As with any great golfing hotspot, it offers superlative weather conditions all year round, a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, wonderful accommodation that's affordable to all and golf course that encompass stunning scenery. Best of all, all this is only three hours away! There are around ten courses to play and each one has fairly cheap green fees unlike other emerging golf destinations, so 36-holes a day shouldn't hurt your pocket.
If you find carrying your bag too laborious a process then hire one of the local caddies and get some course management advice into the bargain. The caddies are a friendly bunch and know the courses well, plus, they'll give you tips on the best places to eat and drink in the evening. Pre-set tee times can be arranged through tour operators (on this page) with complimentary transfers to and from courses, although don't worry too much if you haven't pre-booked as there are always gaps here and there.
A typical round will cost around £25 and it is recommended that you take your handicap certificate with you just to be on the safe side. One of Tunisia's most popular courses is in Hammamet. Designed around six lakes and 430 acres of olive trees and forest, Golf Citrus provides a genuine golfing centre with two 18-hole, par 72, championship courses, so a day out here is recommended. Adjacent to Golf Citrus, the more intimate Yasmine has an 18-hole, 72-par course.
With twin lakes and steep greens, even experienced golfers will find their skills put to the test. Other courses include the Ronald Fream-designed Flaming Golf Course in Monastir, where the long holes test players' strength as well as their ability. Also in Monastir, the Palm Links Course is ideal for beginners. Port El Kantaoui's Sea and Panorama courses, extending from the crest of a hill and finishing almost on the beach itself, have proved extremely popular.
Further south, on the island of Djerba, Martin Hawtree has designed a beautiful 27-hole course surrounded by date palms. The little-known resort of Tabarka has a picturesque links course overlooking the Mediterranean, while Tunisia's oldest golf club, founded in 1927, can be found in the capital, Tunis.
The par 66 course is shaded by 100-year old eucalyptus trees. Tunisia has an abundance of history and culture to surprise and captivate its visitors, from ancient medinas and impressive archaeological ruins to a holy shrine and the world's largest collection of Roman mosaics. The Sahara Desert covers most of the southern half of the country. Many tour operators offer organised safaris in air-conditioned coaches or four-wheel-drive landcruisers. Shimmering salt lakes and luxuriant palm-tree oases combine with tantalising mirages and seductive sunsets to create an unforgettable experience.
With more courses due to open on the horizon and the country becoming better known as an emerging destination for golfers, Tunisia looks set to challenge the world's very best golf destinations.