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Review of Varadero Golf Club

Varadero Golf Club
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

golf was included in our package at the Breezes Bella Costa. The course is okay, considering the very dry conditions. Get out early as it gets very hot. There is a nice view of the ocean at one of the holes.
It is not the best course but it did the job.

1  Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Roll up no tee times - course is tight in some areas with long thick rough off the fairways - sand in bunkers is hard and compact - I used a bladed lob wedge to get out of most bunkers. Staff were great.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Always choose Varadero as our destination in Cuba because of the golf. Lots of gorgeous beaches throughout Cuba but only Varadero has that, plus a beautiful 18 hole golf course. Situated right on the ocean with views from everywhere. We've been many times over the years but noticed the condition was not quite up to the usual standard on our last visit. Hopefully not a trend. Always go in October and enjoy many relaxing rounds of fun and challenging golf. Friendly staff, reasonably priced and never busy this time of year. A number of hotels offer golf packages, even including transportation to and from. The Melia Las Americas hotel is on the golf so if staying there the clubhouse is only a short walk away! If not, cab fare from any hotel to the course is only $4 or $5. The golf course also offers multiple round packages.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Just went into mansion was stunning, bar on top floor was a gentleman there playing sax was amazing, overlooking varadero beaches view was stunning I would recommend this place Sit have a drink relax and enjoy entertainment.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Have played at this course about 10 times to be honest it is holiday golf the greens are very slow and so can your round be ,the people who run the club seem to let anybody on there i have never seen a handicap certificate asked for and have known a round take over 6 hours.It is best if you can get a early t time i always take my own clubs ,to be honest with a little bit more organization this could be a good golf club.

Thank Tonylyall
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