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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Mansion Xanadu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Gorgeous place. Nice mansion. Good to visit. If you are golf player - lot of fun and aesthetic satisfaction.

Visited August 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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“AVERAGE GOLFING EXPERIENCE”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

My golfing experience at the Varadero Golf Club was an average one because of the average condition of the golf field. The grass was altogether dry and almost light brown in some spots. I guess this is due to the very humid, sticky and hot temperatures prevailing there during my stay at Sol Palmeras.

Visited August 2014
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Delta, Canada
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“too hot in summer months”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

The grounds are beautiful....saw 2 people using it one day... its too hot to golf in the summer months.

Visited July 2014
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Ankara, Turkey
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“terrific view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

The area is huge and so green. The view is just amazing. You won't get satisfied how long you stay here. Because it is just great.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto
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“Book the Melia and Golf for Free,...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

from Barcelo Solymar $5 cab
Best deal after 1 pm if you are booking on site. 70$
Great shape, nice Club house with a light fair food menu.
We loved it for the NON PRETENCIOUS experience.

Visited July 2014
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