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Varadero Golf Club

Carretera Las Americas Km 8 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 668482
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Twice visited and played

The only golf course in Cuba but it is a fun and challenging course. One of the holes is a par 5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Metalou421
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Gatineau, Canada
Lots of Good and some bad

Just returned from a weeks golf in Varadero. Each year our foursome goes somewhere different to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
508pedersen
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Calgary, Canada
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Varadero Golf Club is the only 18 hole72 par golf course in Cuba. It has all the facilities, services and equipment associated with the practice of golf. It was opened in 1999. It was designed by architect Les Furber, President of the Canadian company Golf Design Services LTD (GDS), combining three (3) golfing architectures Classic design, Challenging or Target Golf design and Links design. It covers a narrow 3.5 Km strip located between "Los Cactus ", "Tuxpan", "Bella Costa", Melia "Las Americas", "Golf & Suites Resort", "Melia Varadero", "Sol Club Palmeras", and "Sol Club Sirenas" hotels. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE GOLF COURSE - 18 holes; 72 par: 5 par 5 holes and 5 par 3 holes; remaining 8 holes are par 4. - 6 269 linear meters of trajectory between the First Tee or starting point and Green 18. Three golfing architectures have been combined: 1. Classic design, broad roads bordered by trees, wide and scarcely protected greens. 2. Challenging or Target Golf design, modern style with narrow roads and heavily protected greens surrounded by sand traps and lakes. The Varadero Golf Course has several salt water lakes that connect directly with the sea, a feature that makes it almost unique worldwide. 3. Links design, with holes located alongside the sea following the shoreline, introducing the ocean as another obstacle in the game. It allows golf players to combine all the technical elements of the game with the beauty, peacefulness and quiet of the surroundings. Our Golf Club continues expanding its most ambitious golf facilities projects by opening the first golf academy operated by PGA professionals and instructors from the Cuban Golf Federation. Practice areas (300 meters for long games, 2 putting greens, 1 shipping green, 2 bunkers) are structured to allow instruction to be imparted indoors, including the use of accessories, golf clubs and practice balls. The Golf Academy has designed various programs following international sports guidelines, rules and ethics, open to all professionals and students who wish to enjoy this fascinating game amidst breathtaking beaches and our wonderful culture. The Club House of the Varadero Golf Club has a golf players´ reception at the Caddie House, also including a Pro Shop and Snack Bar. We have facilities and experience in organizing international golf tournaments. We have hosted two European Challenge Tour Grand Finals (1999 and 2000). Golfing area 39.7 Ha. Greens 1.5 Ha. Ante-Greens 2.0 Ha. Tees 2.0 Ha. Fairways 23.9 Ha. Rough 10.3 Ha. Indigenous woods 3.3 Ha. Lagoons 13.4 Ha. Internal roads: 3.7 Ha. Parks and other architectural features: 0.9 Ha. Total area: 61.0 Ha.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Carretera Las Americas Km 8 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only golf course in Cuba but it is a fun and challenging course. One of the holes is a par 5 called, from memory, Los Tres Lagos and is very challenging. Holes 9 and 18 are ocean view and are the most beautiful holes...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the fun and challenging course! Thanks also for your opinion regarding Holes 9 and 18 with ocean view and the most beautiful holes you have ever seen! We are looking forward to your next round!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a weeks golf in Varadero. Each year our foursome goes somewhere different to play. Mexico, Palm Springs, Phoenix and such. Our handicaps are 3,8,11 and 15 so we cover a reasonable range of abilities and expectations. The actual golf course is pretty...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about our pretty good golf course, nice layout with lots of room to blow the ball around, the healthy greens in good shape and the wonderful views! We also have storage but you should pay for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely beautiful course . The green fees were suppose have been free , from the resort we stayed at, but a golf cart is mandatory and quite pricey. The club rentals were in good shape and relatively good quality. It cost me ~$76 Canadian...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the absolutely beautiful course in good shape, the club rentals in good shape and relatively good quality! We are so sorry for the fine material on the green (fertilizer). We were working in order to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golf. I have played at Varadero golf club over thirty times and I really enjoy the course even though it is a bit rough.. However, in the past, we have always managed to get a discount for the green fees through Sunwing or through...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments! We wold like to make clear that we still have discounts with Sunwing-Nexus Tours. Besides, there are several hotels with green fee included in accomodation in some room categories such as: • Melia Las Américas with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Golfed here this week as one of perks of being on The Level at Melia Varadero. I golfed twice and my husband golfed three times. Stunning views. Course in good shape although the greens were being top dressed with sand and finely ground sea shells...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the stunning views, course in good shape, pace of play! We are looking forward to your next round! We are going to keep working on the top dressed greens and and in the bathrooms in...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Great course with an interesting layout . The staff is excellent from Jose on down. A tremendous amount of effort was put in to get it back in shape after the hurricane so job well done. The views from 8 and 18 are stunning.

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the great course with, interesting layout, stunning views and well done job! We are looking forward to your next round! Kind regards

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

First of all, let's put Varadero Golf Club into context. It is the only 18 hole course in Cuba (a country not known for its capitalisitc enterprises). It's hot (it is the tropics afterall) and fresh water is at a premium. Do not expect the...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Golfer: Thank you very much for your comments about the excellent job of providing a good golf experience, the well kept greens and approaches in good shape, the challenging holes and the most impressive hole you 've ever played, the 18th! We apologize for...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Expensive but worth it A eighteen hole course that is well looked after and has some very challenging holes. The people that work in the club house were very helpful and pleasant.

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Golfer, Thank you very much for your comments about the challenging holes and the helpful and pleasant staff! We are looking forward to your next round! Kind regards

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Lost a couple balls even though I was sure they landed on the fairway...but that's just my regular game lol. We had fun on this challenging course...I'm a 12 handicap and my gf is a 20 handicap and we had a blast. Great view of...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Golfer: Thank you very much for your comments about the funand challenging golf course ! We are looking forward to your next round! Kind regards

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Nice lay out with some SPECTACULAR ocean holes. The greens were a bit shaggy and slow, but generous in size. Lots of sand. Fairly straight holes, only a few palm trees separating fairways, so you can stray abit and still recover. A couple of tunnels...More

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comercial12017, Director of Sales at Varadero Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Golfer: Thank you very much for your comments about nice layout with some SPECTACULAR ocean holes! We apologize for the inconvenience of the little bit shaggy and slow greens but we are going to work harder in order to keep them in good shape....More

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carolynea584
5 April 2018|
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Response from comercial12017 | Property representative |
Dear golfer, no, it doesn´t offer. Ypu could take a cab or The double decked Panoramic Bus. It is near from Varadero Golf Club
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FFernandes
25 February 2018|
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Response from Guillaumeleconqueran | Reviewed this property |
I don't see any reason you would not bring your range finder.
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Edward Q
6 February 2018|
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Response from 508pedersen | Reviewed this property |
Our Garmin gps didn’t work in March
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