Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary 3 Destinations 16 Days

Map of golf trip itinerary in Colombia 3 destinations 16 days

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 06:37 pm

Dear Readers,
My name is Frank and I run a travel agency in Bogota, Colombia.

At the end of this itinerary, you will find a list of many other helpful travel plans and golf trips for Colombia with different durations.

All our golf holidays in Colombia are custom made for you, our travel agency is located in Bogota, Colombia.

Summary of the Colombia Golf Trip

Day 1 – Bogota – Arrival
Day 2 – Bogota – La Cima Golf Course – Bogota
Day 3 – Bogota – El Rincon Cajica Golf Course – Bogota
Day 4 – Bogota
Day 5 – Bogota – San Andres Funza Golf Course – Bogota
Day 6 – Bogota – Guatavita – Zipaquira – Bogota
Day 7 – Bogota – Medellin
Day 8 – Medellin – El Rodeo Golf Course – Medellin
Day 9 – Medellin – Guatape – Medellin
Day 10 – Medellin – La Macarena Golf Course Rionegro – Medellin
Day 11 – Medellin – Bucaramanga – Ruitoque
Day 12 – Ruitoque
Day 13 – Ruitoque – Campestre Golf Course – Ruitoque
Day 14 – Ruitoque – Mesa de los Santos – Ruitoque
Day 15 – Ruitoque
Day 16 – Ruitoque – 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.

Guatavita

The municipality of Guatavita – Cundinamarca 53 km northeast of Bogota is recognized for giving rise to the most representative legend of Colombia, one of the most important in the world and Cultural Heritage of the Nation “The story of the Legend of El Dorado”. It is the religious, cultural and ancestral capital of the Muisca people. In Guatavita there is “Guatavita the Origin of the Legend” an area of 13.8 ha, consisting of a historic center with high heritage value and a cultural and tourist development polygon on the banks of the Tominé reservoir.

Zipaquira

Zipaquirá is a historic and enchanting town located in the Cundinamarca Department of Colombia, approximately 49 kilometers (30 miles) north of Bogotá, the capital city. This charming town is famous for its awe-inspiring underground salt cathedral and well-preserved colonial architecture.

The Salt Cathedral is the primary attraction of Zipaquirá and a marvel of engineering and faith. Carved inside the tunnels of a salt mine, the cathedral is an underground sanctuary with impressive salt sculptures, religious artwork, and an ethereal atmosphere. It is a significant pilgrimage site and a masterpiece of Colombian architecture.

Zipaquirá’s historical center features well-preserved colonial buildings, cobblestone streets, and charming squares. Visitors can stroll through the town’s quaint streets and admire its colonial architecture, including the main square, Plaza de los Comuneros.

In addition to its colonial heritage, Zipaquirá has pre-Columbian archaeological sites, such as the ancient Muisca settlement of El Abra, which offers insights into the region’s indigenous history.

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.

Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga is the capital of the department of Santander and is located in the northeastern part of Colombia, in the Andes. The city stretches across a valley between the Andean mountain ranges and has an elevation of approximately 959 meters (3,146 feet) above sea level. It is surrounded by scenic landscapes including the Chicamocha Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.

The population of Bucaramanga is approximately 550,000 inhabitants. So, in conjunction with the surrounding communes and suburbs, the city forms a significant urban agglomeration.

Bucaramanga is considered the economic center of the region. The economy is based on various sectors, including the food industry, textile industry, shoe manufacturing, metal processing and services. The city is also known for its thriving healthcare and education industries.

Bucaramanga offers a rich cultural scene with theatres, museums, art galleries and music venues. The city has a beautiful old town with colonial architecture and charming squares. Nearby Chicamocha National Park attracts tourists with breathtaking scenery, adventure sports and recreational opportunities.

Founded in 1622, Bucaramanga played an important role during the independence movements in Colombia. The city has a rich history that is reflected in museums and historical sites.

Chicamocha Canyon

The Chicamocha Canyon, also known as Cañón del Chicamocha in Spanish, is a spectacular natural wonder in the Santander department of Colombia. One of the largest in South America, this awe-inspiring canyon offers breathtaking views, exciting outdoor activities, and a rich natural and cultural heritage.

With its deep gorges, towering cliffs and meandering Chicamocha River, the canyon’s geological formations create a dramatic landscape that fascinates visitors from the various vantage points and lookouts.

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

Club El Rincón, Cajicá

Website: http://www.clubelrincon.com/

Location: Km. 26 Carretera Central Norte Via Sopó , Cajicá , Cundinamarca
Altitude: 2,558 meters above sea level (8,392 feet asl)
Average temperature: 6 – 20º Celsius (43 – 68º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 1 hour 30 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: No
Onsite restaurant: Yes

North of Bogota, near the municipality of Cajicá, the El Rincón Club was founded by 8 friends and golf lovers and is now one of the best in the country.

It is one of the most prestigious golf courses in the country and is considered one of the top 50 in the world. In 1980, golfers from different countries gathered there to take part in the World Cup, one of the most important events in the club’s history.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo
    • Green: Bent Grass
  • Length: 7,150 yards
  • Designer: Robert Trent Jones
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf carts: Only in exceptional cases
  • Rental equipment: Limited

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
On-site hotel: No
On-site 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

Llanogrande Country Club, Rionegro

Website: http://www.clubcampestre.co/deportes/golf/

Location: Vereda Cabeceras, Rionegro, Antioquia
Altitude: 2,150 meters above sea level (7,053 feet asl)
Average temperature: 14–22º Celsius (57 – 72º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 45 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: Yes
Onsite restaurant: Yes

The Llanogrande Country Club, on the outskirts of the capital of Antioquia, in the municipality of Rionegro, is an excellent option to practice sports and spend a relaxing time away from the city noise. The club not only offers accommodation in its own hotel, local and international cuisine and relaxation rooms, but also has facilities for 12 different sports.

For golf lovers, the club offers an 18-hole course with excellent technical conditions, as well as another 9-hole course in the Medellin headquarters.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Kikuyo – Trenza
    • Green: Bent grass
  • Length: 7,022 yards
  • Designer: Jaime & Rafael Villegas
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: No
  • Rental equipment: no

Golf courses in Santander

Bucaramanga Country Club

Website: https://www.campestrebucaramanga.com/

Location: Carrera 21 # 30 – 02 Cañaveral, Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga
Altitude: 960 meters above sea level (3,149 feet asl)
Average temperature: 21 – 28º Celsius (70 – 82º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 25 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: Yes
Onsite restaurant: Yes

This golf course is listed as one of the best in Latin America and among the top 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, Armando Payana Cup, South American Youth Championship, 4th Latin American Senior Amateur Golf Championship and various business tournaments.

The Bucaramanga Country Club also features a 9-hole executive course.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Bermuda Tifway 419
    • Green: Bermuda Tifgreen 328
  • Length: 6,349 yards
  • Designer: Mark Mahannah
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Limited

Ruitoque Golf Country Club, Bucaramanga

Website: www.ruitoquegolf.com

Location: Kilometro 7 vía Bucaramanga – Piedecuesta , Santander
Altitude: 1,330 meters above sea level (4,363 feet asl)
Average temperature: 20 – 28º Celsius (68 – 82° Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 30 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: Yes
Onsite restaurant: Yes

Ruitoque Country Club is located in a valley between the Bucramanga plateau and the Ruitoque Hill. It stands out for its sports, leisure, gastronomic and relaxation offer, which is complemented by its accommodation options.

It has an 18-hole course and a 300-meter practice course, Andalucía, suitable for long or short games and where classes are offered by professionals certified by the Colombian Golf Federation. Several tournaments such as the Aseduis and the Ryder Cup have taken place here.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Bermuda
    • Green: Bent Grass
  • Length: 6,601 yards
  • Designer: Nicklaus Design
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Limited

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 – El Rincon Cajica Golf Course – Bogota

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

El Rincon Golf Course

Tee time: 10:00

Then return to the hotel.

Day 4: 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 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 – Guatavita – Zipaquira – Bogota

Full day tour Guatavita Lagoon and Salt Cathedral

The Guatavita Lagoon is located approximately 90 minutes from Bogotá. This lagoon is the setting for the authentic “El Dorado Legend”. It was a sacred place for the Muiscas indigenous people and it is still used as such today. Guatavita has an altitude of 3.100 meters above sea level (10.170 feet) and an average temperature of 5 °C to 11 °C (41° F to 52 °F). To get to the lagoon you must walk a path and due to the rainfall, we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and keeping a raincoat on hand.

After the visit to Guatavita, you will go to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá – the first wonder of Colombia, which is located in a salt mine 180 meters underground. It is a place regularly visited by Catholics, but its architecture and history leave all visitors astonished.

Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: Medellin – Guatape – Medellin

Full day tour to Guatapé and El Peñol

Approximately two hours away from Medellin is Guatapé, one of the most colorful villages in the country. The town is located on the shore of an artificial water reservoir built in the 70s. One of the main attractions in the area is the big rock called “El Peñol” because it offers a beautiful view of the reservoir. However, if you want to get to the top you must climb the 740 steps. The best reward after climbing down the rock is a typical “bandeja paisa”, served in the local restaurants. Visitors in Guatapé can practice water sports, such as jet skiing, and fishing, among others.

Day 10: 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 11: Medellin – Bucaramanga – Ruitoque

Travel day

Service

Pick-up: 08:30

Flight to Bucaramanga

Arrive in Bucaramanga

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

Day 12: Ruitoque Golf Course

Ruitoque golf course

Tee time: 10:00

Day 13: Ruitoque – Campestre Golf Course – Ruitoque

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

Campestre golf course

Tee time: 09:30

Then return to the hotel.

Day 14: Ruitoque – Mesa de los Santos – Ruitoque

Full-day Tour Chicamocha Canyon and Mesa de los Santos

A driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel. You drive to Mesa de los Santos where you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Chichamocha Canyon.

Day 15: Ruitoque Golf Course

Ruitoque golf course

Tee time: 10:00

Day 16: Ruitoque – 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.

Very Important Info to Know when Visiting Colombia

Colombia Golf Guide

Colombia Travel Guide

Tips & Tricks for travelers visiting Colombia

Medical advice and recommendations for travelers visiting Colombia

Climate and weather overview for Colombia

Travel Itineraries for Golf Trips to Colombia

Colombia Golf Travel Plan Total Trip

Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary for 26 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plans 3 Destinations

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 9 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 10 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 11 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 12 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 13 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 14 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 15 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 16 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 3 Destinations 17 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plans 2 Destinations

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 9 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 10 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 11 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 12 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 13 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 14 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 15 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 16 Days

Colombia Golf Travel Plan 2 Destinations 17 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Travel Plans

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 1 Day

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 2 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 3 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 4 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 5 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 6 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 7 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 8 Days

Bogota Colombia Golf Itinerary 9 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Travel Plans

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 1 Day

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 2 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 3 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 4 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 5 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 6 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 7 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 8 Days

Medellin Colombia Golf Itinerary 9 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Travel Plans

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 1 Day

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 2 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 3 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 4 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 5 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 6 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 7 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 8 Days

Cartagena Colombia Golf Itinerary 9 Days

More information about golf in Colombia

Colombia’s 22 Greatest Golf Courses

The History of Golf in Colombia

Golf Associations in Colombia

Related Posts

On our Blog you will find information about our past experiences as well as useful tips for planning your trip to Colombia.