This unique Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity is located in the mountains just 10-15 minutes above Maspalomas in the South of Gran Canaria. It is ideal for golfers because it has two eighteen hole courses adjacent, both one would describe as Canyon style, one much more hilly than the other however, the New Course is incredibly spectacular and more difficult. However, the hotel is also just 15-20 minutes drive to three fabulous championship courses, all of which have great sea views and dramatic holes. Indeed the best is Anfi Tauro, closely followed Meloneras Golf.
Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort however is an iconic property and attracts a wide array of clientele not just golfers, in fact golfers only make up about 30 percent. The resort has been constructed within a severe rock face in a canyon setting with dominating vistas in all directions. The hotel is a matrix of cleverly built levels, featuring pool terraces and lots of hideaway chill out areas, all of which will boast dramatic views. Dining and breakfast is mostly al fresco and the main restaurant and bar with inside and outside areas are exceptional. The hotel regularly have Iive music sessions at the bar terrace giving plenty of evening ambience.
No doubt that the Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort attracts a lot of affluent young couples, some families too in the summer months, half term etc. Although we would recommend the 3 bedroom Salobre villas instead, which are perfect with 2 double bedded rooms and 2 twin bedded rooms, three bathrooms and a large spacious and African style lounge not to mention also a private garden, pool and barbecue sun terraced area with cracking views across the mountainside and the South Golf Course.
The Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort offers great buffet breakfasts, which are superior to some of our more well known golf resort venues. The rooms are very well appointed and are separated into Deluxe doubles, premier doubles and junior suites, the only difference between the deluxe and the premier is the size of the room, both have superb bathrooms with rain shower wet rooms separate to the luxurious baths. All bathrooms do offer twin sinks and spacious balconies with cracking golf, mountain and sea views. The hotel now from November 2015 charge a little more for the high located bedrooms which give the best golf course views. Special mention of the junior suites which have a separate lounge area with a massive double balcony, if you have a child or children you will have to take this room or at least a premier room with extra bed.
The Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort runs a shuttle on the hour to the Beach Club close to Maspalomas, with changing facilities and proximity to fine sand and the chance to swim in the Ocean. There is also a shuttle to the lovely seaside resort of Maspalomas from the hotel.
The resort also has an exceptional Spa - Aloe Wellness - just across the courtyard from the lobby which does cost 25 euros for a 3 hour session using the sauna, hammam, massage pool and jacuzzis etc, the infinity pool has a massage jet circuit. We recommend using the Aloe Wellness on your last day as there are big lockers and changing rooms.
The golf courses are not that close to the hotel, you have a 5 minutes buggy ride to both first holes, indeed it is apparent that the North Course which has been renamed the New Course is only playable in a buggy, whilst the South Course is walkable but buggy may be preferred. Complimentary golf is offered during July and August when temperatures can reach 36 degrees. Salobre is up in the mountains so it is cooler than the costal areas. It is noteworthy that the Salobre Resort do mountain bike hire, jogging and trekking trails and yoga classes and much more, it is a very sporty resort in all aspects. The villas do give it an extra dimension and could suit a group of 6 or 8, not just families.
We would highly recommend golfers should play 2 rounds on the Old Course, 1 round on the New, but definitely also 1 round on what we say is the best course in the Canary Islands, Anfi Tauro and the equally appealing Los Meloneras or the easier Maspalomas course