Minthis Golf Club
Views and vistas are a distinctive feature at Minthis, with the resort possessing expansive and dramatic views of the Troodos Mountain range, which despite great distance is completely uninterrupted.
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Minthis is a beautiful and challenging course that winds its way past a 12th-century monastery with breath-taking views of the Troodos Mountains and beyond. The 18-hole championship course boasts outstanding holes that organically follow the natural undulations of the topography, looping past water features and ancient groves, with hundreds of olive trees, fruit orchards and grapevines. As part of Natura 2000 site, nature is an ever-present element and the Golf Club was recently the first in Cyprus to be awarded with a GEO Certification, recognising the eco-friendly sustainable approach and commitment to nature, resource conservation and community value.
Designed by legendary golf architect Donald Steel in 1994 and renovated by renowned course designers Mackenzie and Ebert, the course is a flawless example of their philosophy that golf courses should fit into the terrain, be in keeping with their setting and focus on the details. They are famed for their work on the British Open Championship courses, the same design company used by the R&A for many of the courses on the Open Rota.
“Our work at Minthis has focused on making the course even more beautiful by drawing the monastery into the landscape and opening views towards the Troodos Mountains”.
Tom Mackenzie, Mackenzie and Ebert
Few places are so tranquil for a friendly game, elevated tees invite everyone to “have a go”, yet narrow tree-lined fairways provide a challenge, with each shot requiring careful assessment. The opening nine holes is the shorter half of the course, encircling the historic monastery, vineyards, orchards and olive trees. These holes have been cleverly designed to give players a fair start to the round, keeping in mind the sloping tree-lined Par 5 3rd hole and the long 6th hole with blind approach. At the turn, the 9th hole finishes in front of the impressive contemporary Clubhouse. The back nine holes are all about precision and there is great variety of challenges. The newly designed Par 5 10th hole is a perfect example of the accurate insight to the challenges you will face. It may be hard to concentrate on dramatically elevated tees because of the picture perfect views, but you will need a well struck tee shot over the valley to find the generous fairway. Once on the fairway, you are faced with a blind, severely uphill second shot. With the back of the green surrounded with out of bounds, the percentage play would be to lay up near the fairway bunker at the top of the hill, giving you a 50 – 100m approach shot to the green. It undoubtedly requires some skill and is a hole to remember with one of the best views in Cyprus. In addition the short Par 4 14th offers the best risk and reward tee shot on the course. The green can be reached with a well struck drive, although danger lurks with the steep valley cascading away. The ultimate test is the Par 3 15th hole, an impressive island green and Minthis’ signature hole.
The contemporary Clubhouse is the social heart of the golf club, enjoying fantastic views of the golf course and dramatic valley. The impressive architecture has been complemented by designer interiors and commissioned sculptures providing an ideal social atmosphere. The lounge, golf terrace and cocktail bar offer the perfect space for pre and post game drinks, while the restaurant transforms the finest local and international ingredients into culinary delights.
Minthis also has a golf academy which is dedicated to creating outstanding golf learning experiences to improve your game while making it all the more enjoyable. Golf is one of the most pleasurable and fulfilling of sports, but is also one of the most challenging to learn and master without good help and guidance. Minthis Golf Academy believes in a complete approach to game improvement, covering all aspects of the game, including the full swing, the short game, course management, practice techniques, mental training and correctly fitted equipment.
The resort boasts a breathtaking hillside location, in the heart of Pafos’ wine producing region. Just ten minutes outside Pafos, the resort is surrounded by quaint traditional villages, providing an authentic experience of Cyprus.
18 hole, Par 72, 5957 metres
. GEO Certified®
. Total Greens Area: 9000 m2
. Bunkers: 28 (approx. 2,240 m2)
. Lakes: 2
. Island Green: 1
. Golf Academy with PGA Qualified Pro
. Driving Range with covered bays,
mats and grass tee area
. 3-Hole, Par 3, Academy Course
. Designed by Mackenzie & Ebert
. 2 Putting Greens (600 m2)
. Chipping and Pitching Green
. Handicap: Ladies 36, Men 28
. Golf cart, clubs, manual and electric trolley
. Fully equipped Pro Shop
. Clubhouse with Restaurant, Bar and Sports Bar
. Greens: 007 Creeping Bent
. Fairways: Sahara Bermuda, over-seeded for winter with Annual & Perennial Ryegrass