Minthis Hills Golf Club
- Golf club
Located close to Tsada village, in the south-west of Paphos district, Minthis Golf Club is part of the Minthis Resort. The Resort is situated on a quiet hilltop, in the protected Natura 2000 area, and it offers every aspect of what would be expected; luxury residences, a restaurant providing a fusion of modern Mediterranean cuisine, a wellness and spa center and the golf club.
The golf course is a par 72, 18-hole championship course. Suitable for all seasons, it will challenge and delight all levels. The course has been designed in 1994 by Donald Steel, a noted golf course designer, and it was later been renovated by the designers Mackenzie & Ebert. The design of the course follows the natural environment and topography of its surroundings while it passes through lakes, groves, grapevines, olive trees and fruit orchards.
Important part of the stunning landscape consists the 12th century Minthis Monastery or Stavros tis Minthis (“Cross of Mint”). The monastery is located in the center of the resort and incorporated within the golf club area. As per the legend, during the Frankish rule of Cyprus, Frank monks took over the monastery. During their stay, they have accidentally discovered a large wooden cross in the mint bushes. The word mint in French language is “menthe” and therefore, it is said that the name of the Monastery and subsequently of the Resort derives.