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The 24 Best Golf Courses in Colombia – Complete Guide

Karibana Golf Club in Cartagena Colombia

Updated on 07/11/2024

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In the heart of South America, Colombia is becoming a dream destination for golfers. With a diversity of courses offering panoramic views of mountains, valleys and coasts, every swing is a different experience.

In this blog, we show you the best golf courses in Colombia.

Why Play Golf in Colombia?

Renowned international golf magazines like Golf Digest and We Golf have highlighted Colombia as the third country in South America in both number and quality of golf courses. It’s one of the few destinations where the climate allows for enjoyable golf year-round.

Moreover, players like Camilo Villegas, once ranked among the world’s top 10, paved the way for a generation of Colombian golfers of international stature, including Juan Sebastián Muñoz, Nicolás Echavarría, and Marcelo Rozo.

Colombia boasts over 50 golf courses spread across various cities, each offering diverse geographical and climatic conditions. You can tee off one day on a coastal course overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the next in Bogotá’s high-altitude savannah, nearly 3.000 meters above sea level. Wherever you play, expect courses surrounded by Colombia’s stunning natural beauty.

All of this makes Colombia an unmissable destination for golfers from around the globe.

Couple in a Golf Cart at Karibana Cartagena

Golf courses in Bogotá

Bogota Country Club 

Web Page: https://www.countryclubdebogota.com/
Location:
 Calle 127 C #15-02
Altitude:
 2,600 m (8,530 ft) ASL
Average temperature:
 8 – 20º C (46.4 – 68º F)
Time to city center:
 45 minutes by car
Hotel on site:
 –
Restaurant on site:
 6 dining rooms and bar
Other amenities:
Gas station, ATMs, sports store, transport service and valet parking, 5 event rooms, wet areas, massage room, beauty salon, barbershop.

The Country Club belongs to the Colombian Golf Federation with the highest number of players and the highest number of rounds cards played monthly. It consists of two golf courses: Fundadores and Pacos y Fabios.

Fundadores Course

  • # of Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Poa
    • Greens: Poa
  • Length: Long mark 7,237 yards, medium mark 6,683 yards and short mark 6,267 yards.
  • Designer: John van Kleek
  • Caddie / Golf cart:
  • TrackMan service: TrackMan service

Campo Fundadores is the oldest and most prestigious golf course in Colombia. It has a classic design with abundant water bodies and majestic ancient trees.

There is held annually the Colombia Championship Club, a tournament of the Web.com Tour that brings together the great international players, participants, and winners of the PGA Tour. It is the most important golf event in South America. 145 PGA professionals participate each February.

Pacos y Fabios Course

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Poa
  • Length: Long mark 5,970 yards and short mark 5,674 yards.
  • Designer: John van Kleek
  • Caddie/Golf cart:
  • Rental equipment: 

The Pacos and Fabios field green is protected by 3 bunkers.

Club de Golf Bogotá

Altitude: 2,700 meters above sea level (8,858 feet)
Average Temperature: 14°C (57°F)
Travel Time to City Center: Approximately one hour by car
On-site Hotel: No
On-site Restaurant: Rancho David Gutiérrez for snacks
Other Facilities and Services: Fireplace Lounge, Family Lounge, Children’s Lounge, Multipurpose Lounge, massages, spa.

Club de Golf Bogotá is a prestigious club located in northern Bogotá, offering excellent facilities for sports and recreational activities. It features two 18-hole golf courses, including one of the country’s top-rated courses: the David Gutiérrez course.

David Gutiérrez Course

  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass Type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Poa
  • Length: 7,488 yards
  • Designer: Scott Miller
  • Caddie / Golf Cart: 1 Caddie per group
  • Proshop: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Balls and clubs

It boasts a classic design that preserves the natural topography of the terrain.

Built on a hillside, it offers a variety of hole designs, from flat to undulating.

The course is renowned for its numerous bunkers near the greens, requiring cautious play.

Guaymaral Country Club

Web page: http://www.linkport.us/guaymaral/index.cfm
Location: Autopista Norte #245 – 01
Altitude: 2,600 m (8,530 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 8 – 20º C (46.4 – 68º F)
Time to the city center: 1 hour 10 minutes by car
Hotel on site:
Restaurant on site: 7 spaces with Creole and international gastronomy
Other amenities: Sports store, valet parking and car wash, 6 event rooms, hairdresser, massage room, spa, children’s area with directed recreation and babysitter, youth lounge, chapel, infirmary.

Guaymaral Country Club is recognized as one of the best clubs in the capital of Colombia and has a philosophy of exclusivity, comfort, and security. It offers a wide variety of sports to its partners and guests in a place just outside the noise of Bogotá.

As for golf, the club has two 18-hole courses each, ranked among the best of its kind nationally, as well as a 9-hole children’s course. Its practice field of more than 400 yards is the only one with 2 tees in Colombia. In addition, it has hosted the Colombian Open 3 times, the last time coinciding with its 20th anniversary.

No. 1 Course

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bent Grass
    • Greens: Bent Grass
  • Length: 6,924 yards
  • Designer: Boris Sokoloff and Gary Player Design Company
  • Caddy/Golf cart:
  • Rental equipment: 

Different water zones cross along this field that has 4 side bunkers. It is preferred by beginners as it is a simpler field.

No. 2 Course

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Poa Annua
    • Greens: Poa Annua
  • Length: 7,720 yards
  • Architect: Floridian Mark Mahannah
  • Caddy/Golf cart:
  • Rental equipment: 

It is the most challenging and intimidating field in the club. Due to the topography and atmosphere of Bogotá, the 7,720 yards of the field are equivalent to a field of about 6,600 yards at sea level.

Of the front nine, number 2 is the hardest. At 437 yards, it doglegs to the left after a small lake on the inner curve of the fairway. Of the back nine, number 16, 500 yards, is the longest and most difficult par 4 in the field. The green is elevated and protected by 3 bunkers to the left side.

Club El Rincón, Cajicá

Web page: http://www.clubelrincon.com/
Location: Km. 26 Carretera Central Norte Vía Sopó, Cajicá, Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,558 m (8,392 ft) ASL
Average Temperature: 14°C (57°F)
Travel Time to City Center: 45 to 90 minutes without traffic. 1.5 to 2 hours with traffic.
On-site Hotel: No
On-site Restaurant: Yes
Other Facilities and Services: Social area, sports shop, beauty salon, massage room, Turkish bath, children’s area, infirmary with ambulance, Sunday mass.

Located north of Bogotá near Cajicá, Club El Rincón stands among Colombia’s top clubs today. Founded in 1957 by eight golf enthusiasts, it boasts one of the country’s most prestigious courses.

It has even been ranked among the world’s top 50 courses. In 1980, golfers from various countries gathered here to compete in the Professional Golf World Cup, a pivotal event in the club’s history.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Kikuyo
  • Length: The course features 4 tees or starting marks, each with its own difficulty level.

Holly Marks for Ladies: 5,754 yards. Walnut Marks for Senior Gentlemen: 6,157 yards, Cypress Marks for Medium and High Index Gentlemen: 6,626 yards. Marks Cedar for Low Index Gentlemen: 7,075 yards. Acacia Marks for Championship Course: 7,464 yards (for competitions or tournaments).

  • Designer: Robert Trent Jones
  • Caddie/Golf cart:
    • Caddie (required, cash payment)
    • Trolleys: 1 trolley subject to availability
  • Proshop: Yes
  • Rental equipment: No

The course offers 4 tees, including the challenging Acacia Course with 7,464 yards, hosting major national and international tournaments such as the Professional Golf World Cup in 1980, the South American Junior Golf Championship, and currently serving as a venue for the PGA TOUR of the Americas in Colombia.

The other 4 tees provide a challenge for players of different skill levels. Known for its exceptional design and immaculate conditions, it’s no wonder why the country’s top golfers prefer this course for its layout and challenging play experience.

San Andrés Golf Club, Funza

Web page: http://sanandresgolfclub.com/
Location: Cl. 15 #24 – 80, Funza, Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,548 m (8,359 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 6 – 20º C (42.8 – 68º F)
Time to the city center: 50 minutes from the 93 park.
Hotel on site: Glampings and Eco chalets, subject to availability.
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Event rooms, dressing rooms, dog day care, children’s area, infirmary, youth room, youth sports park, gym with trainer, swimming pool, equestrian area, squash, lake with water activities.

The San Andres Golf Club is located in western Bogota. It preserves a Scottish architecture and is one of the oldest courses in Colombia.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo, Pennisetum clandestinum.
    • Greens: Poa annua.
  • Length: 7,145 yards
  • Designer: Thompson and Jones
  • Caddie/Golf cart:
    • First, second and third category caddies.
    • 1 golf cart (subject to availability)
  • Rental equipment: Golf bag (subject to availability)

The course, designed in 1946, is ranked by The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses as the best in the country. It features expansive, flat fairways lined with towering trees, drawing inspiration from The Old Course St Andrews and constructed with seeds imported from Canada. Framed by the Gualí wetlands and trees over 20 meters tall.

San Andrés also offers a short golf course (9 holes, two tee decks) designed for precise shots to small, narrow greens surrounded by deep bunkers.

Club La Pradera de Potosí, La Calera

Web page: http://www.clublapradera.com/
Location: Km 19 vía la Calera – Sopó, La Calera, Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,650 m (8,694 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 5 – 19º C (41 – 66.2º F)
Time to the city center: 1 hour 5 minutes by car
Hotel on site: Residential area
Restaurant on site: 6 restaurants and 1 bar
Other amenities: Social center with sports shop, event halls, dressing rooms, beauty salon, Turkish baths, massages, hairdresser, children’s area, games room, cinema room, gym, bowling, skiing, horseback riding and 5 other sports.

La Pradera de Potosí is located on the outskirts of the municipality La Calera, in the Santa Isabel village, on the eastern hills of Bogota. This exclusive residential club stands out for its wide range of facilities for the practice of sports and the well-being of its members.

It has a professional golf course that meets international standards and the approval of the Colombian Golf Federation. It also has a practice field with an extension of 300 yards, a capacity for 20 players, and an approach, chip and green area.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Poa Annua
  • Length: 7,716 yards
  • Designer: Mark Mahannah
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Caddy
  • Rental Equipment: –

La Pradera field consists of four holes par 5, four holes par 3, and ten holes par 4. Surrounded by huge houses and magnificent vegetation of native species of the savannah of Bogota, it makes a unique golf course.

16 artificial lakes, wide and wavy greens, wide fairways bordered by Kikuyo roughs and 94 bunkers are the main hallmarks of the La Pradera Golf Course.

In addition, for two consecutive years (2014 – 2015) they hosted the qualifying tournament for the most important women’s golf circuit in Europe, LET Ladies European Tour.

Military Golf Club, Sopó

Web page: https://www.clubmilitardegolf.com.co/
Ubicación: Autopista Norte Km 30 vía Sopó, Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,558 m (8,392 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 6 – 20° C (42.8 – 68º F)
Time to the city center: 1 hour by car
Hotel on site: No
Restaurant on site: Restaurants and bars
Other amenities: Gym, tennis court, horse riding, children’s area, event halls.

This social and sports corporation offers its services to the officers of the Military and Police Forces, whether active or retired, to civilians and their guests.

It is recognized as one of the best country clubs in the savannah of Bogota, thanks to its 18-hole golf course with high strategic demand. It also has a 6-hole children’s field, where future golf champions are trained.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Bentgrass – Poa
  • Length: 6,695 yards
  • Designer: Fernando Gamboa
  • Caddie/Golf cart:
    • Caddies of the first, second and third categories (cash payment + snack)
    • Carts with additional cost
  • Rental equipment: Golf bags and practice balls

The field was designed as a challenge for all kinds of players, as it is protected by 76 bunkers and 9 lakes. The terrain is mostly flat, but it has important undulations. Roughs are planted with pine and eucalyptus trees and can be both a help and a major obstacle for the player.

The first round is 228 yards longer than the second and demands a more conservative game, while the second round has out to the left of the entire course and allows for more risky plays.

Club Los Búhos, Bogotá

Web page:  https://clublosbuhos.com/
Location: Calle 200 #55-79, Bogotá, Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,600 m (8,530 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 8 – 20º C (46.4 – 68º F)
Time to the city center: 55 minutes by car
Hotel on site:
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Dressing rooms, rest area, heated pool, wet areas, tennis court, football and basketball, event halls, mass, and green areas.

This is the social club of professors from the National University of Colombia and is located on the northern border of Bogotá. It offers sports, social, cultural and recreational activities for members, their families and guests. It is characterized by its natural richness in a terrain that borders the mountains of Suba and the wetland of La Conejera.

It is home to sporting events such as golf, tennis, bowling and football.

  • # of holes: 9
  • Par: 66
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
    • Greens: Poa Annua
  • Length: –
  • Designer: Agustín Rodríguez and Luis Carlos Hidalgo
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Caddie
  • Rental equipment: Golf bags

This is a 9-hole federated golf course, which means two rounds are played. It has four holes par 3, four par 4, and a par 5. This course could be challenging for less experienced players since it has only one set of men’s tees.

Golf Courses in Cartagena

Club Karibana

Web page: https://www.karibanaclub.com.co/
Location: Kilómetro 12 anillo vial entre Manzanillo de Mar y Punta Canoa vía a Barranquilla, Cartagena
Altitude: 2 m (6,5 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 24 – 31º C (75.2 – 87.8º F)
Time to the city center: 25 minutes by car to the Walled City
Hotel on site: Dreams Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Pro shop, clubhouse with wet areas, events hall, semi-Olympic swimming pool, tennis, water sports and beach.

Club Karibana Cartagena is a social club where you can enjoy nature, practice sports, celebrate events and play on an 18-hole golf course designed by Nicklaus Design and inaugurated in 2012. It is located on an extensive beach on the Caribbean Sea, which makes it unique in Colombia.

Karibana

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Paspalum Sea Shore
    • Greens: Paspalum Platinum
  • Length: 7,065 yards
  • Designer: Nicklaus Design
    • Caddie/Golf cart: Golf carts with GPS
  • Rental equipment: Suitcases and shoes. Wide range of equipment: Cobra, TaylorMade and other brands.

Located between a native forest and the beautiful Caribbean beach, it is definitely one of the best golf courses in Colombia. In fact, it is the only field in South America endorsed by the PGA as TPC, which means it has high-quality standards and can host large tournaments. The course was home to the first Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship (part of the Web.com Tour approved by the PGA) in 2015 and the Colombian Open 2019.

In the front nine, there are 6 artificial lakes surrounded by windy forests and wide fairways, while the remaining 9 holes have a sea view and demand greater effort.

To cool off in the warm climate characteristic of the area, the beverage carts travel the course offering cold beers to the sportsmen.

It is maintained well with a computerized drainage system that irrigates the field every night to ensure the stability of the game and keep the best positions of golf courses nationwide.

Cartagena Country Club

Web page: https://www.clubcampestredecartagena.com/en/
Location: Kilómetro 1 vía Turbaco, sector Puente Honda
Altitude: 5 m (16,4 ft) ASL
Average temperature:  36 ºC (96 ºF)
Time to the city center: 30 minutes by car
Hotel on site: No
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Sports shop, garage, swimming pool, tennis, spa and sauna, children’s park, event halls, ecological path and 3 lakes.

The Cartagena Country Club was initially founded by 57 members, in 1933, by the residents of the Caribbean city and the Andian National Corporation initiative. Here, members, their families, and guests can enjoy social and sports activities, in an exclusive atmosphere on the outskirts of the municipality.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Nativa
    • Greens: Bermuda
  • Length: 6,901 yards
  • Designer: Rafael and Jaime Villegas
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Both
  • Rental equipment: No

It boasts an 18-hole golf course that hosts various tournaments such as the Ryder Cup, the Cartagena de Indias International Junior Tournament, the Fedegolf Cup, and its own amateur tournament.

The gameplay on this course is weather-dependent. During the warm season, from December to April, the course becomes hard, causing the ball to roll significantly, the rough to lose its grass, and the ball to get caught in cracks. Conversely, from May to November, heavy rains soften the course, resulting in less ball roll.

Golf Courses in the Coffee Region

Armenia Country Club

Web page: https://www.clubcampestrearmenia.net
Location: Km. 10 vía Armenia – Aeropuerto Internacional El Edén, Armenia, Quindío
Altitude: 1,480 m (4,855 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 15 – 28º C (59 – 82.4º F)
Time to the city center: 25 minutes by car
Hotel on site: Yes -14 rooms for up to 55 people
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Sports shop, practice areas, changing rooms, closed and outdoor gym, tennis court, swimming, massage room, beauty salon, and event halls.

This country club is located on the outskirts of the capital city of Quindio in an area with beautiful landscapes, high palm trees, and a fresh atmosphere.

For this reason, the club upholds an exemplary environmental commitment, offering a golf course in perfect harmony with nature. It also features a practice range.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda
    • Greens: Poa
  • Length: 6,517 yards
  • Designer: Álvaro Tula designed the first 9 holes in 1965. Fernando Gamboa redesigned the original holes and designed the additional 9 holes in 1991.
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Caddie mandatory.
  • Rental equipment: Yes, per 18 holes.

This field is the perfect space to practice shooting skills and uncomfortable positions due to the abrupt and irregular terrain with plentiful depressions and bodies of water.

Golf Club in Armenia Quindio

Pereira Country Club

Página web: https://www.campestrepereira.com/
Location: Kilometer 18 via Pereira – Cartago, Pereira, Risaralda
Altitude: 1,185 m (4,101 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 23 – 30 ºC (73 – 86 ºF)
Time to the city center: 20 minutes
Hotel on site: No hotel, but you can rent country houses nearby.
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Children’s recreation, beauty salon, birthdays, weddings, corporate events, mini golf course, tennis courts.

Founded in 1935, Club Campestre de Pereira owes its inception to Gonzalo Vallejo and his great vision for golf. Since then, it has been the preferred venue for social and sporting events for its members, playing a pivotal role in the development of both golf and tennis in the city.

The club offers a par-71 golf course, a practice area, and a 600 m² illuminated putting green, all featuring excellent grass quality.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda 419
    • Greens: Tift Ton dwarft
    • Roughs: Trensa
  • Length: 6,602 yards
  • Designer: Fernando Gamboa, first 9 holes (1977-1979). Charles Mark Mahannah and Jaime Sáenz, the remaining 9 holes and the redistribution of the course (1985-1986).
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Golf carts
  • Rental equipment: 

Despite being a short course, it features natural obstacles, bunkers, and lakes that reward precision and penalize mistakes. If you can hit straight and place the ball well, you’ll do fine; otherwise, your score may suffer. What makes this course special is how it leverages the natural topography to add challenges such as depressions and dense vegetation, making shots difficult and requiring great accuracy, especially on the greens. If you have experience, this course is for you.

Club de golf campestre in Pereira Colombia

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Manizales Country Club

Web page: https://www.clubmanizales.co/sede-campestre/
Location: Vereda Las Pavas, Vía Manizales – Chinchiná, Manizales, Caldas
Altitude: 1,260 meters above sea level (4,133 feet)
Average Temperature: 25°C (77°F)
Travel Time to City Center: 30 minutes by car
On-site Hotel: No, but nearby farms can be rented.
On-site Restaurant: Restaurant and bar
Other Facilities and Services: Spa and beauty salon, soccer and futsal, tennis and table tennis, swimming pool.

The country club, located in the rural area of Manizales, is part of the three branches of Club Manizales, well-known among Caldas residents. It features a golf course surrounded by enchanting scenery. Additionally, the downtown social venue offers a fully equipped covered practice area providing top-notch golf coaching.

  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass Type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda 419
    • Greens: Bermuda 328
    • Rough: Trenza
  • Length: 6,602 yards
  • Designer: Rafael, Jaime Villegas and Fernando Gamboa
  • Caddie / Golf Cart: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Yes

Though surrounded by the mountains of the western Andes range, the course respects the natural topography. It is built on undulating terrain and features native plant species in its landscaping.

The greatest challenge is the 62 bunkers spread across the course, made of hard, compact sand. Both in these areas and on the greens (approximately 400 m²), the course demands precision and ball control. The course also meets high standards in terms of maintenance and technical conditions.

Golf Club in Manizales Caldas

Golf Courses in Medellín

Medellín Country Club, Rionegro

Web page: https://www.clubcampestre.co/
Location: Vereda Cabeceras, Rionegro, Antioquia
Altitude: 2,150 m (7,053 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 13 – 23º C (55.4 – 73.4° F)
Time to the city center: 50 minutes by car
Hotel on site: 8 rooms
Restaurant on site: 2 restaurants and 1 bar
Otras instalaciones y servicios: Event halls, children’s area, aeromodelling track, swimming pool, gym, horseback riding, water skiing, football, polo, squash, tennis.

The headquarters of the Medellin Country Club located on the outskirts of the capital of Antioquia, in the municipality of Rionegro, is a good option to practice sports and enjoy a restful time away from the noise of the city. Besides offering accommodation in its hotel, local and international cuisine and relaxation spaces, the club has facilities to practice 12 sports disciplines.

For golf lovers, the club offers an 18-hole course with excellent technical conditions and also has another 9-hole golf course within the city, if you do not want to leave.

Llanogrande Course

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo – Trenza
    • Greens: Bent grass
  • Length: 7,022 yards
  • Designer: Jaime and Rafael Villegas
  • Caddie/Golf cart: 
  • Rental equipment:

Llanogrande is a characteristic flat and long field, which respects the original conditions of the terrain. A series of small trees with a distance of 7 to 8 meters make up the vegetation of the course.

Even though the greens are large and rather flat, you shouldn’t be overconfident, but play strategically and carefully, because obstacles such as the lakes are very well distributed. The course hosts local, national and international tournaments.

Club El Rodeo Medellin Colombia

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Club El Rodeo, Medellín Headquarters

Web page: https://clubelrodeo.co/
Location: Calle 2 Sur # 65 – 535, Medellín, Antioquia
Altitude: 1,486 – 2,120 m (4,875 – 6,955 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 17– 24º C (62.6 – 75.2° F)
Time to the city center: 15 minutes by car
Hotel on site: No
Restaurant on site:
Other amenities: Clubhouse, semi-Olympic and children’s swimming pool, meeting rooms, tennis and soccer courts, billiards room, playground, massages, spa.

The exclusive El Rodeo club has two venues to offer more comfort to its members: one that serves Medellín as a green lung and another in the municipality of Rionegro with a more rural atmosphere: La Macarena. It is distinguished by being declared a Natural Reserve of Civil Society by the National Natural Parks System of Colombia.

It also offers its partners two 18-hole golf courses with high biodiversity, unique landscapes and a practice field.

El Rodeo Course

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Tifgreen 328
    • Greens: Bermuda Tid Dwarf
  • Length: 8,808 yards
  • Designer: Canadian Golf Landscaping
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Caddies
  • Proshop:
  • Rental equipment: Pallet with sticks

To play, you must take into account the slope of the terrain, as the field is located on a mountainside with very undulating terrain. For this reason, the ball is at a higher or lower level than your feet, so it can take a path to the right or left of the target.

The most striking thing about this course is that you can see planes passing very close by, as Olaya Herrera Airport is located in the sector. In fact, from holes 2 and 17 you can see the complete runway and to the right of the last one, a terrain with flowers, large trees, and gardens: the Jardines de Paz cemetery. These are unusual views of a golf course that add singularity to the El Rodeo course.

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Club El Rodeo, La Macarena Headquarters

Location: Calle 41 # 33 – 595, Rionegro, Antioquia
Altitude: 1,486 – 2,120 meters above sea level (4,875 – 6,955 feet)
Average Temperature: 17–24°C (62.6–75.2°F)
Travel Time to City Center: 1 hour by car
On-site Hotel: No
On-site Restaurant: Yes
Other Facilities and Services: Clubhouse, semi-Olympic and children’s pools, meeting rooms, tennis and soccer courts, billiard room, playground, massages, spa.

This location features the architecture of traditional Antioquian country houses, offering a rural atmosphere with green spaces and exceptional weather.

La Macarena Headquarters

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo and Makana (trensa)
    • Greens: Bent grass – Bermuda
  • Length: 6,900 yards
  • Designer: Jaime Saenz and Mark Mahannah
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Caddie
  • Rental equipment: No

The topography of this field is diverse: it has deep zones, narrow and wide fairways, flat or inclined, tall tees and greens, large or small, flat or wavy, measuring approximately 550 square meters. Obstacles such as bunkers, great lakes and trees are strategically placed to influence the game, just like the wind.

Beginners should concentrate on the game and not let themselves be intimidated by the most difficult holes (2 and 9), but experienced players will enjoy this challenging and demanding field.

Golf Courses in Cali

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Cali Country Club

Web page: https://campestrecali.com/deportes/golf/
Location: Calle 5 con carrera 100, in front of the Unicentro Shopping Center.
Altitude: 1,000 m (3,280 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 19.2 – 30.3° C (66.5 – 86.5° F)
Time to the city center: 25 minutes by car
Hotel on site: Hotel and villas
Restaurant on site: 7 restaurants
Other amenities: Proshop, ecological trail, nature reserve, swimming pools, gym, soccer, tennis, squash, polo, horseback riding, event rooms.

Located in the “world capital of salsa”, the Cali Country Club is one of the favorite clubs among the region’s inhabitants for its quality in the provision of services and its commitment to society. It has a 20-room hotel, surrounded by a forest reserve and a golf course, and various villas amid the biodiversity of the Colombian Western Mountain Range. This is the ideal place for nature-loving golfers.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda
    • Greens: Bermuda TifEagle
  • Length: 6,902 yards
  • Designer: Howard Watson and Canadian Golf Landscaping
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Both
  • Rental equipment:

The Cali Country Club field is the only one in Colombia with Bermuda TifEagle-type grass in its greens, making it a good setting for major national and international events, such as the Latin American PGA Tour, The Donovan Cup, the Bolivarian Games, the National Games, and the Club’s Anniversary Tournament. It has hosted the Colombian Open three times.

Its design is classic but strategic. It has varied holes arranged in a good and demanding sequence (the most difficult are numbers 5, 7, 9, and 18), which allows the enjoyment of all types of players. This course near the Colombian Pacific coast, with warm weather and salsa air, will make this a memorable experience for golfers.

Golf course Los Andes in Cali Colombia

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Lake House Club

Web page: https://www.lakehouse.com.co/
Location: Carretera Panamericana KM 35, Vía Popayán, Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 1,062 meters above sea level (3,484 feet)
Average Temperature: 22°C (71°F)
Travel Time to City Center: 50 minutes by car
On-site Hotel: Yes
On-site Restaurant: Yes
Other Facilities and Services: Lodging, spa, gym, tennis courts, aquatic areas (pool, water bikes, kayaking), bowling, restaurant area.

Lake House is not just a golf club; it’s also a country club and hotel, offering excellent outdoor family activities. It’s important to note that it is a residential condominium, so golfers must exercise caution while playing.

  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass Type: Bermuda
  • Length: 7,041 yards
  • Designer: Jack Nicklaus
  • Caddie / Golf Cart: Caddie
  • Rental Equipment: Yes

This golf course is comprised of 80-90% water due to the lake within the club, requiring players to have excellent vision and precision. The terrain is considered difficult and strategic.

The course design is primarily on the right side of the club, with the lake on the left. It’s a challenging terrain, especially at hole 18, which features obstacles like water, a bunker, and the lake.

Los Farallones Country Club, Cali

Web page: http://clubfarallones.org/
Location: Avenida El Banco, carrera 127 parcelación Alférez Real, Cali, Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 1,018 m (3,339 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 25 °C (77 °F)
Time to the city center: 1 hour by car
Hotel on site: Pance 122 hotel
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Gym, tennis, football, swimming, Rin-Rin playground.

The golf school at Club Campestre Los Farallones is the oldest in the country and has trained some of Colombia’s top golfers, such as Luis Nelson, Jorge Luis, Eduardo and Robert Herrera, Bernardo González, and Martha Cecilia Vargas. Besides its 18-hole course, the club also features a practice range and two putting greens.

An interesting fact: the club’s Golf Committee has a lightning storm prediction device to ensure better safety protocols and efficient evacuation of the sports fields.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Tifway 419
    • Greens: Bermuda Tifgreen 328
  • Length: 7,410 yards
  • Designer: Fernando Gamboa
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Both
  • Rental equipment: Yes

The Farallones course is the only one in Colombia with a par 6 hole, the 11th hole. It has a design with large gardens and a beautiful green landscape, with a variety of native trees that house different animal species. The fairways are about 25 yards wide, the roughs are planted in Bahia grass and the greens are fast, with half of the terrain undulating. The biggest challenge is the distance, the dogleg holes that require more precision from the golfer are 7, 9, 10, 15, and 16.

Towards the west of the course, you can see the incredible mountain range called Los Farallones and on clear days, the Nevado del Huila volcano appears on the southeast side. A spectacular view!

Golf Courses in Bucaramanga

Ruitoque Golf Country Club, Bucaramanga

Web page: www.ruitoquegolf.com
Location: Kilómetro 7 vía Bucaramanga – Piedecuesta, Santander
Altitude: 1,260 m (4,133 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 22 – 30 ºC (71 – 86 °F)
Time to the city center: 30 minutes by car
Hotel on site: Punta Diamante Hotel
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Turkish bath, green areas, bar, game room, 2 restaurants, gym, tennis courts, cafeteria, adult pool and children’s pool.

On the outskirts of the capital of Santander department is this country club that offers accommodation and sports and social facilities, as part of an urban development project led by one of the oldest partnerships of Bucaramanga.

Its golf course is listed as one of the best in Latin America and among the best 5 in Colombia, according to the American magazine Golf Digest in 2016. It has hosted major tournaments and championships, such as the Latin American PGA Tour, the Armando Payana Cup, the South American Youth Championship, the fourth Latin American Senior Amateur Golf Championship, and various business tournaments. It also has a 9-hole executive field.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda 419
    • Greens: Tifdwarf
  • Length off the tees: From black: 6,592 yards. From blue: 6,251 yards. From white 5,895. From yellow 5,360 yards. From red white 5,360 yards. From red 4,744 yards.
  • Designer: Nicklaus Design
  • Caddie/Golf cart:
    • Caddie obligatory
    • Trolley rental according to availability
  • Rental equipment: Golf bags

It is a field with warm weather and strong winds. Due to its geographical location and the land’s topography, it is one of the most challenging fields in the country.

Its design is not typical in Colombia, it is located at the top of a mountain with rocky terrain and large depressions, surrounded by cliffs. The lack of trees is another characteristic that takes away from the course the sense of depth and makes it difficult to calculate distances. The hazards are obvious, however, you have to play with precision.

Bucaramanga Country Club

Web page: https://campestrebucaramanga.com/
Location: Carrera 21 #30 – 02 Cañaveral, Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga
Altitude: 878 m (2,880 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 21 – 28º C (69.8 – 82.4° F)
Time to the city center: 15 minutes by car during off-peak hours
Hotel on site: Yes
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Sports shop, spa and wellness center, swimming pool, beauty salon and barbershop, squash, swimming, football, skating, and event halls.

The Bucaramanga Country Club is located in a valley between the Bucaramanga and the Ruitoque plateaus. It is characterized by its sports, recreational, gastronomy and relaxation offers, complementary to its accommodation options.

It has an 18-hole course and a practice space of 300 yards, Andalucía, that adapts to the long or short game and where classes are offered with professionals certified by the Colombian Golf Federation. Various tournaments such as the Aseduis and the Ryder Cup have been held here.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Tifway 419
    • Greens: Japonesa
  • Length: 6,349 yards
  • Designer: Mark Mahannah and Saenz
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Both
  • Rental equipment: Golf bags

The design of this field respects the topography of the terrain partly undulating and with trees of great size and antiquity, whose leaves, being hard, divert the balls easily. The course combines wavy fairways with greens protected by lakes, bunkers and native vegetation.

Keep in mind that the fairways and greens are firm, causing a lot of bounce. The course also features the iconic hole 16, one of the best and most challenging in Colombia.

The most difficult hole is number 4, a 589-yard par 5, with a double dogleg and numerous obstacles.

Club de golf campestre in Bucaramanga Colombia

Golf Courses in Barranquilla

Club Lagos de Caujaral, Barranquilla

Web page: http://www.lagosdecaujaral.com/
Location: Km. 9 vía Barranquilla – Puerto Colombia
Altitude: 4 m (13,1 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 27 – 32º C (80.6 – 89.6° F)
Time to the city center: 30 minutes by car
Hotel on site:
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Tennis courts, football, softball, semi-Olympic and children’s swimming pool, horse riding, and event halls.

The name of the Lagos de Caujaral Club is due to the Caujaro tree (Cordia alba) which is typical of this region of the Atlantic Coast. Located on the outskirts of the port city of Barranquilla, this space has an internationally recognized golf course. It hosted the Colombian Open in the year 75 and, 30 years later, served as the stage for the bogotano Jesús Amaya to win the 57th edition of this tournament.

The magazine Golf Digest named it the third-best course in Colombia and, on average, 1,200 rounds of play are held per month. In addition, it has a golf academy for children and young people.

  • # of holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Bermuda
    • Greens: Bermuda
  • Length: 6,585 yards
  • Designer: Joe Lee
  • Caddie/Golf cart: Caddies of first and second categories
  • Rental equipment:

It is an ancient golf course where the flora and fauna are plentiful and you can witness unrivaled sunsets. It is characterized by strong winds and great lakes surrounding the first 10 holes, which form the low and flat level of the court. The high level is more irregular and has a direct view of the Caribbean Sea.

To keep in mind: the rainy season is from May to October, which means that there is less breeze and the ball can be controlled better, while from November to April the winds are strong and the ball bounces more, as the field hardens.

Golf Club Lagos de Caujaral Barranquilla Colombia

Golf Courses in Popayán

Popayán Country Club

Web page: http://www.clubcampestrepopayan.com
Location: Calle 40 Norte # 5 – 102 Carretera Antigua Cauca
Altitude: 1,760 m (5,774 ft) ASL
Average temperature: 14 – 25° C (57.2 – 77° F)
Time to the city center: 15 minutes by car
Hotel on site:
Restaurant on site: Yes
Other amenities: Semi-Olympic and children’s pool, tennis courts, football 8, basketball, beach volleyball, billiard and ping-pong room, gym, sauna, children’s area, and event halls.

With more than 70 years of tradition, this social and sports club is projected as a space to get out of the city routine and be amazed by nature while enjoying different activities. It is located in the middle of the Western and Central Colombian Mountain Ranges, in the Pubenza Valley, to the southwest of Colombia.

The club has a 9-hole golf course endorsed by the Colombian Golf Federation, a practice course and a putting green.

  • # of holes: 9
  • Par: 70
  • Grass type:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Bermuda
  • Length: 2,801 yards
  • Designer: Juan Zambrano, Jaime and Rafael Villegas
  • Caddie/Golf cart: 
  • Rental equipment:

The course features narrow fairways that can punish imprecise shots and small greens. It’s a short yet challenging course, with nearly every hole featuring lakes or bunkers as obstacles.

The longest and most difficult hole is the par 5 8th, spanning 584 yards. With rough to the right and a row of large trees to the left, the fairway is very narrow for the first 280 yards, and there’s a frontal lake with bamboo groves to the right that extend almost to the center of the fairway.

From the tee of the 9th hole, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape with a mountain range and a waterfall cascading towards the green of the 8th hole—an unmatched view.

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