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“Very nice and will go back.”
Review of Varadero Golf Club

Varadero Golf Club
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
northern ontario
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“Very nice and will go back.”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Very nice and will go back.nice courses and they pick you at the lobby.no need for taxi.alway windy which is nice,not too hot to play.

Visited April 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Beautiful location, easy play”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The one and only golf course in Cuba is a well maintained club in the middle of Varadero Peninsula.
The rented clubs are so-so, the proshop is also so-so, but anyway its a perfect place to enjoy the golf during the holiday in Cuba.
Early morning you can face sudden fog.
All in all it's a good fun!

Visited March 2013
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toronto
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“Eduardo is the Best”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The course was in the best shape ever. We book early t-times so that the afternoon is free for beach time. There can be back ups on the first tee, but Eduardo handles it all with care and patience. He is a great course manager.

Visited March 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“We did not play golf but had a drink in the club house”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The grounds are emaculate for golfers but the club house is worth a visit for a coffee. The house belonged to Du Pont and has many of the original features. You get a feeling of how some wealthy people lived

Visited March 2013
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Vaughan, Canada
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“Great golfing”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

You see starfish in the waters, great courses and the staff were friendly and helpful. One of the best scenic golf courses we golfed on.

Visited April 2013
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