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Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary 3 Destinations 11 Days

Updated on 01/25/2024

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Summary of the Colombia Golf Trip

Day 1 – Bogota – Arrival
Day 2 – Bogota – La Cima Golf Course – Bogota
Day 3 – Bogota
Day 4 – Bogota
Day 5 – Bogota – San Andres Funza Golf Course – Bogota
Day 6 – Bogota – Medellin
Day 7 – Medellin – El Rodeo Golf Course – Medellin
Day 8 – Medellin – La Macarena Golf Course Rionegro – Medellin
Day 9 – Medellin – Cartagena
Day 10 – Cartagena – Karibana Golf Course – Cartagena
Day 11 – Cartagena – Departure

Planned destinations for the Colombia Golf Trip

Bogota

Bogota is the capital of Colombia with over 10 million inhabitants. It is Colombia’s political, economic, cultural and tourist center and generates most of the national GDP.

At over 2,600 meters (8,600 feet) above sea level, it is the third-highest capital city in South America. With average temperatures of 7° C – 20° C (45° F – 68° F), the climate varies between cold and temperate. Bogota has an area of 1,775 km2 (685 sq mi), which is more than twice the size of Singapore.

Bogota was founded by the Spanish in 1538 but was already inhabited by the Pre-Muiscas. Most of the tourist attractions are located in the historic center of La Candelaria. The city’s wide range of cultural offerings, represented in museums, theaters and libraries, has earned it the name “South American Athens”.

Some essential sights in Bogota are the local mountain Monserrate, the Gold and Botero Museum as well as the food markets Paloquemao and La Perseverancia.

Medellin

Medellin is the second most populous city after Bogota. The city has a favorable geographic location in the broadest part of the natural region known as the Valley of Aburrá, located in the central Andes at 1,495 meters (4,905 feet) above sea level. This keeps the city at a comfortable temperature of between 14° C and 26° C (57° F to 79° F).

This spring climate in East Antioquia gives the region the privilege of being the second largest flower producer and exporter in the world, which is why Medellin is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” and the “Capital of the Mountain”.

The city has a modern infrastructure – it is the only city in Colombia with a subway system – and is considered the innovation center of the country. Museums, interactive parks, churches and city tours are among the attractions in Medellín. Must-do activities in Medellin include the graffiti tour in Comuna 13, visiting Arvi Park, taking photos in Botero Square and exploring the Botanical Gardens.

Cartagena

In terms of tourism, Cartagena is probably the most important Colombian city after Bogota. It is the capital of the Bolivar department on the north coast of Colombia. The average temperature is 32°C (89°F), so the climate is hot but windy as it is at sea level.

Over 500 years of history can be found here, proof of that is that Cartagena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Its perfect location directly on the Caribbean Sea and its beautiful colonial old town (Ciudad Amurallada) enchant national and international tourists, who can also travel there by cruise ship.

In the historical center, you will find many attractions featuring the famous Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, boutique hotels and restaurants. The walled city is also known as a popular honeymoon destination for the romance of its streets and architecture.

Golf courses of the Colombia Golf Trip

Golf courses in Bogota

La Cima Golf Club, La Calera

Website: https://www.clubdegolflacima.com/

Location: Km 13 via Bogotá – La Calera
Altitude: 3,000 meters above sea level (9,842 feet asl)
Average temperature: 5 – 17º Celsius (41 – 63º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 50 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: No
Onsite restaurant: Yes

Located in the municipality of La Calera on the eastern hills of Bogotá, La Cima Golf Club is one of the best and few public golf courses in Colombia.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Greens: Bentgrass – Poa
  • Length: 6,089 yards
  • Designer: Boris Sokoloff
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: No
  • Rental Equipment: Yes

San Andrés Golf Club, Funza

Website: http://sanandresgolfclub.com/

Location: Cl. 15 #24 – 80, Funza , Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,548 meters above sea level (8,359 feet asl)
Average temperature: 6 – 20º Celsius (43 – 68º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 1 hour 20 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: No
Onsite restaurant: Yes

The San Andrés Golf Club is located in western Bogotá. It preserves Scottish architecture and is one of the oldest golf courses in Colombia. The club also has one of the few 18-hole children’s golf courses.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Green: Poa
  • Length: 7,145 yards
  • Designer: Thompson & Jones
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf carts: Only in exceptional cases
  • Rental equipment: Limited

Golf courses in Medellin

Club El Rodeo, Medellín

Website: http://www.clubelrodeo.co/

Location: Avenida 80, Calle 2 Sur # 65 – 535, Medellín, Antioquia
Altitude: 1,550 meters above sea level (5,085 feet asl)
Average temperature: 18–30º Celsius (64–86° Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 15 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: No
Onsite restaurant: Yes

The exclusive El Rodeo Club features an 18-hole golf course with high biodiversity, unique landscapes and a driving range. On this course, you have to be prepared for low-lying aircraft, as the place is in the approach path of the city airport. However, as it is a domestic airport, the flight frequency is low and most aircraft are propeller-driven.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Tifgreen 328
    • Green: Bermuda Tid Dwarf
  • Length: 8,808 yards
  • Designer: Canadian Golf Landscaping
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Limited 

Golf Club La Macarena

Website: None

Location: Calle 41 # 33 – 595, Rionegro, Antioquia
Altitude: 2,100 meters above sea level (6,890 feet asl)
Average temperature: 14–22º Celsius (57–72º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 45 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: No
Onsite restaurant: Yes

In La Macarena golf course, obstacles such as bunkers, large lakes and trees are strategically placed.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Tifgreen 328
    • Green: Bermuda Tid Dwarf
  • Length: 6,792 yards
  • Designer: Mark Mahannah
  • Caddy: Yes
  • Golf Cart: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Limited

Golf Courses in Cartagena

Karibana Golf Club Resort

Website: https://www.karibanaclub.com.co/

Location: Km 12 Anillo Vial, via Barranquilla, Cartagena
Altitude: 2 meters above sea level (6.5 feet asl)
Average temperature: 24 – 31º Celsius (75 – 88º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 35 minutes by car to old town Onsite
Onsite hotel: Yes
Onsite restaurant: Yes

Nestled between native forest and the beautiful Caribbean beach, the Karibana hotel and golf club is definitely one of the best golf courses in Colombia. The golf course was home to the first Cartagena de Indias at the Karibana Championship (part of the PGA-sanctioned Web.com Tour) in 2015 and the 2019 Colombian Open.

On the first 9 holes, there are 6 artificial lakes surrounded by forests and wide fairways, while the remaining 9 holes offer sea views and require greater effort due to the wind, plus around 135 bunkers. To cool off in the warm climate characteristic of the region, beverage carts drive around the course offering cold beverages to athletes.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Bent
    • Green: Bent
  • Length: 7,065 yards
  • Designer: Nicklaus Design
  • Caddy: No
  • Golf Cart: Yes – With GPS
  • Rental Equipment: Yes

Detailed Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Bogota

Arrival in Bogota

You will be picked up at the airport in Bogota and driven to your hotel. The bilingual guide will be waiting for you at the airport exit.

Accommodation

Here you will find the best hotel recommendations in Bogota.

Day 2: Bogota – La Cima Golf Course – Bogota

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

La Cima golf course

Tee time: 09:30

Then return to the hotel.

Day 3: Bogota

Full-day city tour of Paloquemao, Monserrate, Museums and La Candelaria

Your first stop is Paloquemao, an iconic place for catering to families and businesses in Bogota. The market offers a wide range of flowers, fruits, vegetables, meat, groceries, dairy products, herbs and much more and the opportunity to taste and learn about fresh fruit juices.

Then visit the “La Candelaria” district and the historic center of Bogota with its colorful colonial buildings and stone streets. During the tour, you will visit the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum, both in La Candelaria.

The Gold Museum is where you can discover the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic goldsmith’s art, with around 34,000 pieces of gold and around 25,000 objects in ceramic, stone, bone and textile made by several Colombian indigenous cultures. This museum is closed on Tuesdays.

In the Botero Museum, you will find a large art collection donated by the famous local artist Fernando Botero, including 87 universal works of art and 123 works created by Botero himself. Works by international artists such as Renoir, Monet, Degas, Dalí, Pissarro, Bonnard and others are represented in the museum.

Finally, visit the Sanctuary of Monserrate, the city’s symbol and main tourist attraction. The summit is 3,150 meters (10,334 feet) above sea level and therefore offers spectacular views of the city. To climb the mountain, you can take the cable car or walk up the hiking trail.

Day 4: Bogota – Bogota Golf Course – Bogota

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

Golf course in Bogota

Tee time: 09:30

Then return to the hotel.

Day 5: Bogota – San Andres Funza Golf Course – Bogota

Service

Pick-up: 08:30

San Andres Golf Course

Tee time: 10:00

Then return to the hotel.

Day 6: Bogota – Medellin

Travel day

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

Flight to Medellin.

Arrive in Medellin

You will be picked up at the airport in Medellin and driven to your hotel. The bilingual guide will be waiting for you at the airport exit.

Accommodation

Here you will find the best hotel recommendations in Medellin.

Day 7: Medellin – El Rodeo Golf Course – Medellin

Service

Pick-up: 08:30

El Rodeo Golf Course

Tee time: 09:15

Then return to the hotel.

Day 8: Medellin – La Macarena Golf Course Rionegro – Medellin

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

La Macarena Golf Course

Tee time: 10:00

Then return to the hotel.

Day 9: Medellin – Cartagena

Travel day

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

Flight to Cartagena.

Arrival in Cartagena

You will be picked up at the airport in Cartagena and driven to your hotel. The bilingual guide will be waiting for you at the airport exit.

Accommodation

Here you will find the best hotel recommendations in Cartagena.

Day 10: Cartagena – Karibana Golf Course – Cartagena

Service

Pick-up: 08:30

Karibana golf course

Tee time: 09:30

Then return to the hotel.

Day 11: Cartagena – Departure

Departure

Today is the last day of your trip. Depending on the departure time, a vehicle will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.

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About Author

Frank

Frank

Hello! I'm Frank Spitzer, the founder and the heart behind Pelecanus, a specialized tour operator for Colombia travel. My journey in travel is vast and rich – I've explored over 60 countries, absorbing cultures, experiences, and stories along the way. Since 2017, I've been channeling this wealth of global experience into creating unforgettable travel experiences in Colombia.I'm recognized as a leading authority in Colombian tourism, with a deep-seated passion for sharing this beautiful country with the world. You can catch glimpses of my travel adventures and insights around Colombia on my YouTube channel. I'm also active on social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, where I share the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Colombia.For professional networking, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. Join me on this incredible journey, and let's explore the wonders of Colombia together!

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