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Varadero Golf Club

Carretera Las Americas Km 8 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 668482
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A small golf gem

The Varadero Golf Course is a little gem. Hitting it straight is a must. While the front nine is... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Bo K
A lot of fun!! Great beach view

We played in the afternoon... so peaceful and quiet (2 players) ! Great rental clubs. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Maribeau
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Saint-Lambert, Canada
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Varadero Golf Club is the only 18 hole72 par golf course in Cuba. It has all the facilities, services and equipment associated with the practice of golf. It was opened in 1999. It was designed by architect Les Furber, President of the Canadian company Golf Design Services LTD (GDS), combining three (3) golfing architectures Classic design, Challenging or Target Golf design and Links design. It covers a narrow 3.5 Km strip located between "Los Cactus ", "Tuxpan", "Bella Costa", Melia "Las Americas", "Golf & Suites Resort", "Melia Varadero", "Sol Club Palmeras", and "Sol Club Sirenas" hotels. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE GOLF COURSE - 18 holes; 72 par: 5 par 5 holes and 5 par 3 holes; remaining 8 holes are par 4. - 6 269 linear meters of trajectory between the First Tee or starting point and Green 18. Three golfing architectures have been combined: 1. Classic design, broad roads bordered by trees, wide and scarcely protected greens. 2. Challenging or Target Golf design, modern style with narrow roads and heavily protected greens surrounded by sand traps and lakes. The Varadero Golf Course has several salt water lakes that connect directly with the sea, a feature that makes it almost unique worldwide. 3. Links design, with holes located alongside the sea following the shoreline, introducing the ocean as another obstacle in the game. It allows golf players to combine all the technical elements of the game with the beauty, peacefulness and quiet of the surroundings. Our Golf Club continues expanding its most ambitious golf facilities projects by opening the first golf academy operated by PGA professionals and instructors from the Cuban Golf Federation. Practice areas (300 meters for long games, 2 putting greens, 1 shipping green, 2 bunkers) are structured to allow instruction to be imparted indoors, including the use of accessories, golf clubs and practice balls. The Golf Academy has designed various programs following international sports guidelines, rules and ethics, open to all professionals and students who wish to enjoy this fascinating game amidst breathtaking beaches and our wonderful culture. The Club House of the Varadero Golf Club has a golf players´ reception at the Caddie House, also including a Pro Shop and Snack Bar. We have facilities and experience in organizing international golf tournaments. We have hosted two European Challenge Tour Grand Finals (1999 and 2000). Golfing area 39.7 Ha. Greens 1.5 Ha. Ante-Greens 2.0 Ha. Tees 2.0 Ha. Fairways 23.9 Ha. Rough 10.3 Ha. Indigenous woods 3.3 Ha. Lagoons 13.4 Ha. Internal roads: 3.7 Ha. Parks and other architectural features: 0.9 Ha. Total area: 61.0 Ha.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“greens” (115 reviews)
“pro shop” (37 reviews)
“green fees” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Carretera Las Americas Km 8 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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+53 45 668482
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Varadero Golf Course is a little gem. Hitting it straight is a must. While the front nine is relatively easy and straight forward the back nine holds some surprizes. On a couple holes you need to know your irons and their distances after you...More

Thank Bo K
Loreinys V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you very much for your comments! We will be waiting for you next year! Best regards. Varadero Golf Club

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We played in the afternoon... so peaceful and quiet (2 players) ! Great rental clubs. Beautiful golf course, challenging with amazing beach view (8, 9 & 18) !! Well maintained. Beware of cubans trying to sell you stuff on holes near the road ... Fun...More

Thank Maribeau
Loreinys V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you very much for your comments! We will be waiting for you next year! Best regards. Varadero Golf Club

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had 3 'free' rounds by booking with Sunwings. Picked up at front of hotel (Bella Costa) and taken to book in at club house and returned to hotel at end of round. CUC$33 for Kart and CUC$22 for Club Rental (Taylormade Clubs). Every grounds person...More

Thank lencobb
Loreinys V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017
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Merci beaucoup pour votre avis. La vue des Grenes mer située à proximité est magnifique. Les hôtels qui sont à...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were 8 people staying for 2 weeks at the Melia Las Americas because the green fees are included with your stay. 33 Cuban Pesos for a cart. First of all, I have to say, this was a fun course to play with a lot...More

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comercial12017, Guest Relations Manager at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you very much for your comments! We will be waiting for you next year! Best regards. Varadero Golf Club

Reviewed 5 March 2017

I walked and drove past this gold course and had a pedestrians eye view of the course not being a player. It's lush and green with well maintained greenscapes. The views and fairways are beautiful.

Thank chickandbeast
Management response:Responded 7 March 2017

Dear ¨Chick and Beast¨: Thank you very much for your comments! We hope your visit next year. Best Regards Varadero Golf Club

Reviewed 27 February 2017

don't let the free passes with sunwing fool you still; cost 125 pasos to golf. you still need to buy tees golf balls and rent clubs

1  Thank diane l
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had the opportunity to walk through the course, it is amazing with resort across the road and ocean on one side

Thank Munna23
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Course was in really great shape. The greens where the nicest i've seen so far. Great job you guys are doing. Now if only you could speed up the check in process it would be golden

Thank John B
Loreinys V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Many thanks for your opinion, to make our field a place of excellence. We hope to visit again.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very friendly place. Service was excellent. Golf clubs ready on cart every morning. Stayed at Melia Las Americas so we were just a short walk away. The golf pro and the starter were very friendly. We never waited for more than 10 minutes until we...More

Thank mikecarriere
Loreinys V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you very much for your opinion, we are waiting for you again.

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Hire a set of clubs. A buggy. Green fee..about £125.00. A buggy is mandatory and definitely essential as this course is on a very narrow peninsula resulting on occasions a very lengthy distance from green to next tee. Driving range.hire four clubs and fifty balls...More

Thank ron_feist9
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mcjacy
how far from be live experiance is the golf course
17 January 2017|
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hi how far is the golf course fron be live experance resort
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BLzabub
I have golf this course many times over the years but have not been back in 4 years. I was wondering if it less busy in the mornings now that there are fewer resorts offering the cost of green fees in their packages n n
21 December 2016|
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Response from willworkfortravel13 | Reviewed this property |
Fortunately for golfers, less busy indeed - last year, very few golfers. We have been told by the staff that work there and keep in contact with throughout the year that it has been very slow. The high prices are to blame... More
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