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Medellin Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary for 5 Days

Medellin Golf Itinerary Map 5 days

Updated on 03/26/2024

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

Summary of the Medellin Colombia Golf Trip

Day 1 – Bogota – Arrival
Day 2 – Medellin – El Rodeo Golf Course – Medellin
Day 3 – Medellin
Day 4 – Medellin – La Macarena Golf Course Rionegro – Medellin
Day 5 – Medellin – Campestre Golf Course Rionegro – Departure

Planned destinations for the Medellin Colombia Golf Trip

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 Medellin Colombia Golf Trip

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
  • Score: 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
  • Score: 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
  • Score: 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

Detailed Medellin Colombia Golf Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Medellin – Arrival

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

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Day 2: 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 3: Medellin

Full Day City Tour Medellin and Comuna 13

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to discover the charm of a city in constant evolution and development. A tour of the main sites of interest that reflects the daily life of the inhabitants, the stories of hope and change, the contrast of neighborhoods, the style of old and modern buildings, the use of new spaces, the style of churches and the artistic works of world-renowned masters.

  • Museo de Antioquia: The most important museum in Medellín, it houses paintings, drawings and sculptures by Fernando Botero.
  • Museum of Modern Art: Art and contemporary artistic practices.
  • Pueblito Paisa: definition of the Antioquian tradition that is reflected in the handicrafts gastronomy and architecture of the place; the majestic view of Medellín and the mountains that run through the Aburrá Valley.
  • Comuna 13: Comuna 13, also known as San Javier, is a historically significant neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia. Situated on the western slopes of the Aburra Valley, it was once one of the most dangerous and violence-ridden areas in the city during the 1980s and 1990s, primarily due to the influence of drug cartels and guerrilla groups. However, in recent years, Comuna 13 has undergone a remarkable transformation and is now hailed as a symbol of urban renewal and positive change. The neighborhood’s turnaround can be largely attributed to various social and infrastructural initiatives implemented by the local government, community organizations, and residents themselves.The installation of the city’s innovative Metrocable system in 2004 played a crucial role in the revitalization of Comuna 13. This cable car system connected the neighborhood to the city’s metro network, vastly improving transportation access and connectivity for its residents. Additionally, the Metrocable opened up economic opportunities by attracting tourists to the area. Comuna 13’s transformation was further supported by various urban development projects, including the construction of public escalators, brightly painted street art, and recreational spaces. These initiatives not only enhanced the neighborhood’s aesthetics but also improved safety and accessibility for residents.Residents, along with local organizations, worked together to create spaces for cultural expression, education, and skill development. These efforts have helped foster a sense of pride and ownership among the community members. The neighborhood has become an important hub for street art and graffiti, with colorful murals adorning the walls, depicting stories of its tumultuous past and hopeful future.

Day 4: 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 5: Medellin – Campestre Golf Course Rionegro — Departure

Service

Pick-up: 08:30

Golf course Campestre

Tee time: 10:00

Then transfer to the airport.

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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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