With spectacular views of the Mediterranean, the Eléa Estate in Paphos is an impressive multi-use real estate development that includes an eighteen-hole golf course designed by the legendary British golfer Sir Nick Faldo.
The par 71 course of 6775 yards (from the black tees) incorporates numerous rugged features of the natural landscape, including endless rolling countryside, mature carob and olive trees and weathered outcrops of limestone that strikingly contrast with the dark green paspalum grass fairways and semi-rough. A number of holes are fringed by Mediterranean grasses, an abundance of wild herbs and native flora that allow local wildlife to thrive.
Opened in 2010, Sir Faldo carefully designed the course of the estate for each hole to pose a ‘strategic riddle’ for ‘thoughtful’ golf. The course is further supported by the Elea Golf Academy and its PGA professionals and features a full-length driving range—complete with target greens and bunkers, a short game practice area, and a stunning putting green that boasts an impressive location overlooking the whole course. The course is walkable, with buggies available to hire.
Inspired by the traditional architecture of the island, the stylish clubhouse incorporates bars and restaurants, a library area and cosy fireplaces. Spectacular vistas unfold across the course and out towards the sea from its several terraces and balconies.
The premium estate also features luxurious villas and apartments, a boutique hotel, spa facilities and a variety of high-end dining and leisure options.