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Varadero Golf Club

Carretera Las Americas Km 8 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 668482
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Great spot for a business meet up

visited this course only for a quick lunch however need to highlight that is situated just on an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
georgevrio
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Wenzhou, China
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Another great golf vacation

Booked our vacation with Sunwing and stayed at the Hotel Bella Costa. There were 5 rounds of golf... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tilac123
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Vancouver B.C.
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Carretera Las Americas Km 8 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

visited this course only for a quick lunch however need to highlight that is situated just on an aboslutely stunning beach and a beautiful course. The people working hete are super friendly and really know what hospitality is.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked our vacation with Sunwing and stayed at the Hotel Bella Costa. There were 5 rounds of golf included with this tour operator and this hotel. The hotel reservations manager passed out tee time requests to the golf course and a very prompt reply was...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the very prompt reply and the cart service from the front of the Bella Costa property before and after golf! Thanks also for your opinion regarding The Golf Course in such great shape! I would...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Played my usual hacking game speckled with rare moments of (subjective) brilliance. Terribly slow greens, winds bedevilling an at times miserable experience. Holes 9, and 18 fabulous, vivid turquoise seas below contrasting magnificently with tropical/desert greenery. Staff... somewhat amicable, an undercurrent of surliness just under...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments a regarding fabulous Holes 9 and 18! We are going to keep working in order to improve the greens. We are looking forward to your next round! Kind regards

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The only golf course in Cuba but it is a fun and challenging course. One of the holes is a par 5 called, from memory, Los Tres Lagos and is very challenging. Holes 9 and 18 are ocean view and are the most beautiful holes...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the fun and challenging course! Thanks also for your opinion regarding Holes 9 and 18 with ocean view and the most beautiful holes you have ever seen! We are looking forward to your next round!...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a weeks golf in Varadero. Each year our foursome goes somewhere different to play. Mexico, Palm Springs, Phoenix and such. Our handicaps are 3,8,11 and 15 so we cover a reasonable range of abilities and expectations. The actual golf course is pretty...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about our pretty good golf course, nice layout with lots of room to blow the ball around, the healthy greens in good shape and the wonderful views! We also have storage but you should pay for...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

An absolutely beautiful course . The green fees were suppose have been free , from the resort we stayed at, but a golf cart is mandatory and quite pricey. The club rentals were in good shape and relatively good quality. It cost me ~$76 Canadian...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the absolutely beautiful course in good shape, the club rentals in good shape and relatively good quality! We are so sorry for the fine material on the green (fertilizer). We were working in order to...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The Golf. I have played at Varadero golf club over thirty times and I really enjoy the course even though it is a bit rough.. However, in the past, we have always managed to get a discount for the green fees through Sunwing or through...More

1  Thank Golfman100
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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments! We wold like to make clear that we still have discounts with Sunwing-Nexus Tours. Besides, there are several hotels with green fee included in accomodation in some room categories such as: • Melia Las Américas with...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Golfed here this week as one of perks of being on The Level at Melia Varadero. I golfed twice and my husband golfed three times. Stunning views. Course in good shape although the greens were being top dressed with sand and finely ground sea shells...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the stunning views, course in good shape, pace of play! We are looking forward to your next round! We are going to keep working on the top dressed greens and and in the bathrooms in...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Great course with an interesting layout . The staff is excellent from Jose on down. A tremendous amount of effort was put in to get it back in shape after the hurricane so job well done. The views from 8 and 18 are stunning.

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the great course with, interesting layout, stunning views and well done job! We are looking forward to your next round! Kind regards

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

First of all, let's put Varadero Golf Club into context. It is the only 18 hole course in Cuba (a country not known for its capitalisitc enterprises). It's hot (it is the tropics afterall) and fresh water is at a premium. Do not expect the...More

2  Thank Marc2512
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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Golfer: Thank you very much for your comments about the excellent job of providing a good golf experience, the well kept greens and approaches in good shape, the challenging holes and the most impressive hole you 've ever played, the 18th! We apologize for...More

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Suzannejohnson19
13 May 2018|
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Response from comercial12017 | Property representative |
Dear golfer, You should present the Hotel´s golf ticket for green fee upon arrival at Pro Shop and pay cash or credit card for shared powered golf cart and golf clubs upon arrival at the Pro Shop. The price of golf cart is... More
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carolynea584
5 April 2018|
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Response from comercial12017 | Property representative |
Dear golfer, no, it doesn´t offer. Ypu could take a cab or The double decked Panoramic Bus. It is near from Varadero Golf Club
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FFernandes
25 February 2018|
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Response from Guillaumeleconqueran | Reviewed this property |
I don't see any reason you would not bring your range finder.
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