Secret Valley Golf Club
Secret Valley Golf Club
4.5
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Four time Ryder Cup captain & winner of the British and US Open, Tony Jacklin provided his signature in collaboration with course architects Hans-George Erhardt and Snorri Vijhalmsson of Golf and Land design to create Secret Valley Golf Resort an absolute “must play” golf experience for golfers visiting the beautiful island of Cyprus. Located 18km east of Paphos & 48 km west of Limassol on the Mediterranean Sea near to the famous Rock of Aphrodite, where legend has it Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love was born. Secret Valley Golf is set in a scenic valley surrounded by mature trees beautiful flowers, stunning rock formations and spectacular vistas towards valley and sea. The course provides for all hcps, perhaps the most challenging test of golfing skills of the courses in Cyprus – “a thinkers course” as described by many. With Troon Golf in charge of the Resort, we look forward to offering our clients the outstanding golfing experience Troon customers enjoy at its many golf resorts.
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Charles B
London, UK11 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a wonderfully picturesque golf course. The club house is looking a little tired especially in the changing room area. The staff in the pro shop are pleasant enough as are the Course Marshalls and Greenkeeping staff. The on-course toilet facilities are better than most courses. I played this course in Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
The downside here is the cost of playing, one round of golf for visitors is penal, well over one hundred euros (includes a buggy at 28 euros), far more than what the course is worth when compared with its neighbour at Aphrodite Hills GC where every aspect of the course is top class, and they charge only few euros more.
Another downside is the management of SVGR close the ninth hole refreshment lodge during high summer, their low season, presumably because there are insufficient numbers of golfers to finance the expenditure on staff and stock. This is short sighted as golfers need to replenish their drinks, food, and water when temperatures are more than forty degrees centigrade. Paying such high fees I expect this type of facility, and I don't expect the bar to close early either.
I realise that recent years have provided challenges for all the courses in Cyprus, but guests will not pay the high fees here for declining standards and service. All in all, I like the course, but I may not return.
Written November 14, 2022
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davidwalker49
Solihull, UK16 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Shocking administration, arrived for a 10.00am 2 ball and expected and was told we would be made up to a 4 ball with other guests which would have been perfect and helped with the pace of play. However this did not happen and we had to play behind a society who were playing in 4’s and 3 2 balls that could easily have made up. My playing partner and I then had to wait several minutes on every shot we played until three and a half hours later we walked in after playing just 12 holes. This course has a pretty demanding front 9 and I would be very surprised if any of the 3 2 balls had club handicaps. We wrote to the Director of golf because he wasn’t available to talk to us after our shortened round but he has not had the courtesy to reply. We had a much better experience at Aphrodite Hills the day before and now wish we had played that twice. Will not be returning to Secret Valley
Written October 28, 2022
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Graham P
Melton Mowbray, UK509 contributions
Oct 2022
Need to play this course more than once to really enjoy the nuances. It's fairly tight off the drive and needs good management into the greens.
We requested a buggy thinking we would need one but the pro convinced us a trolley should be sufficient and it was, just, for us three 70 yr olds!
This was the first course we played in Cyprus (Aphrodite Hills, Minthis and Elea were the others) and we all enjoyed the test even if our golf was not quite up to the mark!
Written October 16, 2022
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mikebuck69
Acantilado de los Gigantes, Spain8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Played Aphrodite Hills, Minthis, Elia and here. Secret Valley was the best course by far. Lovely to look at, in great condition, and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Fab place!
Written October 10, 2022
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Rosedalerollers
24 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Played this course in late June. It’s a super course and the best maintained of all 4 courses we played in Paphos. Tee boxes, fairways and greens in immaculate condition. Toilets & vending machines at every 3/4 holes. 9 holes out the valley sloping left to right and the same on back 9. Some spectacular holes and a fair challenge. Staff very pleasant - both course ranger with some helpful advice and Pro Shop team. Clubhouse has a real members club feel to it with a very extensive menu and good service. Make sure to play Secret Valley if visiting Paphos
Written June 30, 2022
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Hello Rosedalerollers Thank you for your very kind and positive review of SVGR which I will pass on to our team. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon
Written July 10, 2022
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stewart cooper
Limassol City, Cyprus1 contribution
Jun 2022
Tight course,best for experienced players.Course managment more important than 300 yard drives.Can be slow due to players spending time looking for miss-hit balls.Nearly all fairways runoff to right so a draw is handy.None of them have flat landing area.
If you can play this course to your handicap you have done very well.
Best to play first round with a member if you can so that you get info on lines to take.
Make sure you have a few spare balls,you will need them.
Club and course not perfect but very satisfying to come in with a good round.
Not a typical resort course.No villas or holiday makers around course, just trees ,river bed,(river in winter) and nature. I have been a member for over five years so you could say i am biased but having played other courses i still prefer this one.
Come and have a game if you come to Cyprus.Best time to play October to March.

Hope you enjoyed this review
Written June 24, 2022
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Hello ditchooker, Thankyou for your very thoughtful review of SVGR. Our course is definitely a challenge but hope that you are satisfied with the excellent condition our greenkeeper and his team presents to our members and guests alike.
Written July 10, 2022
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Brian H
London, UK28 contributions
Jun 2022
This was a bit disappointing. The course was slightly ragged - tees unkempt, divots not repaired, green variable and bunkers had little sand. Went round as a 2-ball in a buggy, but still took 4 hrs, 40 mins waiting for the game in front. Good freshly-cooked food at the halfway hut. Some memorable holes and interesting layouts, which were tricky to play without GPS screens in the buggies (same as Elea, but Aphrodite has them)
.The place looks unfinished and could do with some investment. It was the least enjoyable of the 3 we played (others Aphrodite and Elea) . The staff were friendly, but were not complimentary about rival clubs. Overall, enjoyable but could have been better.
Written June 18, 2022
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Hello R9368CM brianh Thankyou for your review and feedback which we absolutely will take on board. SVGR has been voted Best Golf Course in Cyprus for the last 2 years by international tour operators but of course we can and always do strive to be even better. Next time you visit us please do feel free to contact me personally prior to your game.
Written July 10, 2022
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Tommy H
Kings Langley, UK41 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Shocker
This place lacks everything needed to be a quality golf club.
The course is ok some really good holes and the greens where decent the fairways are average and the run offs are really poor
Just start planting stuff onnthe fairways and use rocks

If u can put up with the crap rental clubs use them i wouldn’t want to wreck my own

Re the rentals 2 clubs missing Several different shafts a putter i wouldn’t pull out a lake. And in poor condition.

The buggy was a mess drove sideways

Once we finished no one around to assist no towels for a shower, no staff, no food in the restaurant after 6pm

No snacks in the bar one member of staff who had no idea. How can a club run by troon not even have food after a round.

90 euros was a robbery
Written June 15, 2022
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hello 6180mmyh Thankyou for your review which of course is of concern to us and we apologise for your not enjoying your visit as we would have liked. SVGR has been voted the Best Golf Course in Cyprus for the past two years by international tour operators and we are very proud of that recognition by such specialist golf management operators. We will certainly review the issues you raised especially with regard to the rental clubs you were issued with and the food and beverage experience you received. SVGR has a very well deserved reputation for providing a consistently high level of food and beverage beverage product and service and your concerns in this regard are of particular concern to me and will of course be followed up. We have just recently been allowed legally to reopen our shower facilities due to Covid and the lack of towels on your visit should not have happened and for that I do very much apologise.
Written July 10, 2022
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anthony s
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
So this was an unplanned visit due to Aphrodite Hills turning away my partner who wanted to spectate. I called the pro shop and spoke to a fella named Joe who said he would fit us in as it was early in the morning. When my partner and I turned up he was welcoming and was apologetic due to the fact they had no buggies for us to use. The Marshall was also friendly once we got to the first tee. He advised me to play off the whites and I’d also recommend this, especially when there are a couple of four balls in front. It really didn’t matter we didn’t have a buggy as there were vending machines on every 4 holes and a lovely little halfway house which done an delicious chicken wrap. The members were also really nice and all the staff we spoke to were not pretentious like the ones in Aphrodite Hills. All in all it was a great experience and I’d recommend this course to anyone looking to play in Cyprus.
Written June 12, 2022
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Hello anthony Thankyou for your very kind and positive review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us at SVGR. I will definitely communicate your review to Joe and his colleagues in our Golf Shop
Written July 10, 2022
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Arabill
Dubai5 contributions
May 2022
Played Secret Valley which we booked through Bilyana golf. We were charged 38 euros for the buggy which was excessive considering we played Elea the day before and were only charged 20 euros. When we arrrived at the tee there was 2 guys teeing off who looked as though they had never played before, we were helped by the marshal to get through 2 or 3 groups but it was obvious they were allowing any one on the course without checking handicaps, hence our round constantly delayed and due to the constant delays, we walked of the course after 14 holes. This is the second time in 6 weeks we have had this problem and won’t be back. An absolute shame as this is a fantastic course with a great layout. Clearly money matters more than player experience. On our next visit in a few weeks, our choice will be Elea which is a far better experience.
Written May 27, 2022
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