The European Tour now moves to a new country and venue for the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. The course opened in 2002 and was designed by American Cabell B Robinson who ranks this course among the best he has designed.
Aphrodite Hills is the first ever leisure and golf development of its kind on Cyprus, and meanders through indigenous olive and carob trees which were supplemented with additional flora to complete a mature Mediterranean landscape.
The course is a mix of challenging pot bunkers, cross bunkers, ponds, manicured fairways of lush Bermuda grass and large tiered greens, some of which have a horseshoe shaped design. The course is visually spectacular and laid out over two relatively flat pieces of land that are divided by a 150-foot deep canyon which Robinson has incorporated into the design to fashion two amazing holes on the front nine – the 3rd and 7th.