Pelecanus

Logo Pelecanus

Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary 3 Destinations 9 Days

Golf Itinerary Map Colombia 3 destinations 9 days

Updated on 03/30/2024

Dear readers,
My name is Frank, and I manage a golf travel operator in Colombia based in Bogota. We specialize in golf trips throughout Colombia.

Following the example golf trip below, you will find additional variations with different destinations and durations.

Summary of the Colombia Golf Trip

Day 1 – Bogota – Arrival
Day 2 – Bogota – La Cima Golf Course – Bogota
Day 3 – Bogota – Golf course El Rincon – Bogota
Day 4 – Bogota – Coffee Triangle – Salento
Day 5 – Salento – Golf Course Armenia – Salento
Day 6 – Salento – Golf Course Manizales – Salento
Day 7 – Salento – Medellin
Day 8 – Medellin – El Rodeo Golf Course – Medellin
Day 9 – Medellin – La Macarena Golf Course Rionegro – 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.

Colombian Coffee Triangle

The Colombian Coffee Triangle, also called the coffee region or zona cafetera, is a scenic and culturally rich area in central Colombia. Made up of three departments: Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda, it includes numerous charming towns and lush landscapes.

The Coffee Triangle is known for its first-class coffee production and is one of the top coffee-growing regions in the world. Coffee growing is deeply rooted in the region’s culture and history, and the region’s fertile volcanic soils and ideal climate create perfect conditions for growing high-quality coffee beans.

This region offers stunning landscapes of rolling hills, emerald valleys and scenic mountain ranges. Adorned with vibrant coffee plantations, colorful flower farms and cloud forests, the area offers breathtaking views at every turn.

The region is dotted with charming colonial towns and villages, each with its unique character and architectural charm. Cities like Salento, Filandia and Manizales are characterized by well-preserved colonial-style buildings, cobblestone streets and colorful facades that add to the region’s allure.

Salento

Salento is a charming and picturesque town in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region, exactly in the department of Quindío. Salento is known for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, colorful architecture and proximity to the stunning Cocora Valley. The coffee culture is deeply rooted in the city’s identity.

Visitors can explore coffee plantations, called “fincas“, and learn about the coffee-making process, from picking the beans to roasting and brewing the aromatic beverage. One of Salento’s main attractions is the day trip to the Cocora Valley, a natural wonderland. The valley is famous for its towering wax palms, the tallest palm trees in the world and the national tree of Colombia. Hiking is the main activity here.

Salento has a charming colonial-style architecture with brightly painted houses and balconies adorned with flowers. The city’s main square, Plaza de Bolívar, is a hub of activity with its colorful facades and charming cafés. The town is home to several art galleries and craft shops where visitors can shop for local artwork, handmade souvenirs, and traditional crafts including pottery, weaving and painting.

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.

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

Golf courses in the Coffee Triangle

Armenia Country Club

Website: https://www.clubcampestrearmenia.net

Location: Km. 10 via Armenia – Aeropuerto International El Edén , Armenia, Quindío
Elevation: 1,480 meters above sea level (4,855 feet asl)
Average temperature: 15 – 28º Celsius (59 – 82º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 25 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: Yes
Onsite restaurant: Yes

The Armenia Country Club is located on the outskirts of the city, in an area with beautiful hilly landscapes full of coffee plantations, tall palm trees and a fresh atmosphere.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairways: Bermuda
    • Green: Poa
  • Length: 6,588 yards
  • Designers: Rafael & Jaime Villegas – Fernando Gamboa
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: Yes
  • Rental Equipment: Limited

Manizales Country Club

Website: https://www.clubmanizales.co/sede-campestre/

Location: Vereda Las Pavas, Via Manizales – Chinchiná, Manizales, Caldas
Altitude: 1,250 meters above sea level (4,101 ft asl)
Average temperature: 13 – 22º Celsius (55 – 72º Fahrenheit)
Time to city center: 30 minutes by car
Onsite hotel: No
Onsite restaurant: Yes

The Country Club in the rural area of Manizales is part of the three locations of Club Manizales. This one includes a golf course surrounded by an enchanting coffee landscape.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Types of grass:
    • Fairway: Tifway 419
    • Green: Tifgreen 328
  • Length: 6,602 yards
  • Designers: Rafael & Jaime Villegas – Fernando Gamboa
  • Caddy: Mandatory
  • Golf Cart: No
  • Rental equipment: No

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

Elevation: 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

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 – Coffee Triangle – Salento

Travel day

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

Flight to the Coffee Triangle.

Arrive in the Coffee Triangle

You will be picked up at the Airport in the Coffee Triangle 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 Salento.

Day 5: Salento – Golf Course Armenia – Salento

Service

Pick-up: 08:30

Armenia golf course

Tee time: 10:00

Then return to the hotel.

Day 6: Salento – Manizales Golf Course – Salento

Service

Pick-up: 08:00

Manizales golf course

Tee time: 10:00

Then return to the hotel.

Day 7: Salento – 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 – La Macarena Golf Course Rionegro – Departure

Service

Hotel pick-up: 08:30

La Macarena Golf Course

Tee time: 10:00

Then transfer 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

Search

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!

youtube Facebook Instagram Pinterest Tiktok