The five star resort Paradisus Princesa del Mar offers its guests the option of enjoying the golf experience on the only professional course in Cuba and one of the best designed courses in the Caribbean. Golf coordinator, green fee bookings, one-to-one or group lessons, exclusive instructor and itineraries for companions are some of the options available to novice, amateur and professional golfers. In addition, guests staying in the exclusive Royal Service area of the resort have unlimited green fees at Varadero Golf Club.
Special golf lessons offer ($)
Exclusive golf instructor when you book 48 hrs in advance ($)
Spouse program (upon request)
Offers for groups and incentives and families (on request)
Special conditions for golfers of all levels. (Beginners, Amateurs and Professionals)
Green fee reserved on confirmation by the hotel -Tee time
Unlimited green fee for Royal Service guests (does not include transport to the golf course or any other kind of golf service)
The Varadero Golf Course was officially inaugurated on October 26th, 1999. Was designed by architect Les Furber, President of the canadian company Golf Design Services LTD (GDS).
Located at Varadero peninsula, it covers a narrow 3.5 Km. strip flanked by the hotels Sol Sirena Coral, Brezzes Varadero, Breezes Bella Costa, Meliá Las Américas, Meliá Varadero and Sol Palmeras.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE GOLF COURSE
- 18 holes; 72 par: 5 par 5 and 5 par 3 ; remaining 8 are par 4.
- 6 269 linear meters of trajectory between the First Tee or starting point and Green 18.li>
Three features of golf design are combined on this Lay Out:
"Classic design", broad roads bordered by trees, wide and scarcely protected greens.
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.
"Links design", with holes located alongside the sea following the shoreline, introducing the ocean as another obstacle in the game.
Due to its configuration, the course is divided into two distinct areas. A first round from holes one to nine, that can be considered slightly easier, and a second round, from holes 10 to 18, where holes 11, 15. 16. 17 and 18 stand out for their individual complexity. This allows golf players to combine all the technical elements of the game with the beauty, peacefulness and quiet of the surroundings.
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. They have facilities and experience in organizing international golf tournaments.
The Club House of the Varadero Golf Club has a Pro Shop (07:00 hrs. to 19:00 hrs.) where you can find a selection of golf products, an snack bar “Hoyo 19”, free club storage for all golfers, toilets, lockers, electric golf cart and club rental.
The practice areas include: a 300 meter Driving Range with 20 roofed bays, practice tees, putting green, chipping green and 2 practice bunkers.
Practice areas are structured to allow for 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 golf ethics. Anyone interested in taking up this fascinating sport may learn its secrets attend one-hour sessions that start at 9:00 a.m. with a maximum of four students per instructor.
Green fee 18 holes
Bucket of 45 balls for Driving Range
Golf Lessons (50 min.)
9-hole green fee
Golf Basket-Golf Club Hire (TaylorMade)
Motorised golf cart (price x pax)
Twilight, 9 holes from 4 p.m
- A 10 % tax will be applied to all rates at Varadero Golf Club
- Golf Power Cart mandatory
- Rental Golf Club: Right and Left handed, Men and Ladies Taylor Made model R-7
- Green Fee (Does not include motorised golf cart)
- Direct payment at Varadero Golf Club Pro Shop (07:00 hrs-19:00 hrs)
Who designed the golf course?
The Varadero Golf Club was designed by architect Les Furber, President of the Canadian company, Golf Design Services LTD (GDS), from Calgary, Alberta. Furber has designed many courses in the area: Glen Eagles, Carnmoney, etc. With regards to Varadero, its design presents a great challenge both for more experienced players and beginners.
Is the golf course opened every day?
The Varadero Golf Club is opened every day of the week, from 7 hrs to 19hrs.
Are there practice facilities?
The golf course has extensive practice areas, including a Driving Range with 20 spots for practicing the long version of the game. It also has practice tees with natural grass, as well as 2 putting greens, chipping green and 2 practice bunkers.
Is there a golf coordinator?
The golf coordinator is based in the lobby of Meliá Las Americas. The coordinator will provide all information related to your golf package and can also be contacted by phone or email.
How does one book tee times?
You can book your tee times through our golf coordinator, to whom you must send the date and time you wish to play, as well as the hotel of your choice. Players must book at least 3 months in advance in order to guarantee the tee times requested.
Which services are included for golfers staying at Meliá Las Americas?
Golfers will enjoy unique personalized attention, the only one of its kind in Cuba, which includes pre-booked tee times via email, unlimited green fee from May 1 to October 31, and special green fee rates during the rest of the year. This is the only hotel with direct access to the golf course, located only 2 minutes away. The specialized program for golfers includes introductory lessons by Canadian professional golf players (during the winter). For more information, please contact our golf specialist
What is not included?
The electric golf cart is not included, which is compulsory and shall be paid directly at the golf course. Food and drink at the Varadero Golf Club is not included in the golf round: the golf course has two beverage carts and a cafeteria, "Hoyo 19", which caters to players.
Is it necessary to present a handicap endorsed by a golf association?
In order to play at the Varadero Golf Club, an endorsed handicap is not necessary, unless it is required by the tournament.
Do you offer Caddie service?
No, the Club House does not offer caddie service.
Are there golf clubs storage facilities?
Yes, the Varadero Golf Club provides free storage of golf clubs.
Is it possible to rent golf clubs? What types of clubs are available?
Yes, players can rent a bag of clubs at the Club House of the golf course. The clubs are Taylor Made R7 and in perfect condition.
Is it possible to rent golf shoes?
No, the Club House does not offer golf shoes rental service
Are there tournaments throughout the year?
Yes, there are reserved tournaments throughout the year, especially during the months of April through October. For more information check the Events section of our website or contact our golf specialist.
Is it possible to take golf lessons?
Meliá Las Americas offers golf initiation lessons for beginners every winter from November to April. These lessons are provided by Canadian professional golfers. Moreover, the Club House of the golf course offers year round golf lessons offered by its professional players, which shall be paid directly at the golf course. For more information, please contact our golf specialist.
Which are the most complex holes of the field?
There are some really interesting holes. For example, Hole 8 is a highly complex Par 3, where the direction of the wind varies even during the same day. Hole 16 is a par 5 made up by 3 islands that will test your skills with every shot. Finally, Hole 18 is one of the most beautiful and challenging in the Caribbean. For more details about the golf course, please consult the Golf Course section.
How far are the Meliá Cuba hotels from the Golf Course?
- Meliá las Américas: 150 m.
- Meliá Varadero: 500 m.
- Meliá las Antillas: 3 Km.
- Paradisus Varadero: 6km
- Paradisus Princesa del Mar: 12 Km.
- Sol Palmeras: 1.5 Km.
- Sol Sirenas Coral: 2 Km.
- Tryp Península Varadero: 10 Km.
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