Golf experiences in Cuba

If you're a golf lover, our golf programme is an excellent option. With direct access to the Varadero Golf Club from Meliá Las Américas and several associated hotels on Cuba's prettiest beach, you can enjoy year-round lessons, playing facilities and exclusive offers during the tournaments held on the island's largest green.

FOR GOLF LOVERS

Our services are adapted to suit the player and their travel companions

Varadero Golf Course - Golf Hotels in Cuba
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:

  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.

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.

GOLF COURSE AREAS

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 100.7 Ha
Varadero Golf Course - Club House

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.

PUBLIC RATES

Green fee 18 holes 100 CUC
Bucket of 45 balls for Driving Range 3 CUC
Storage Free
Golf Lessons (50 min.) 30 CUC
9-hole green fee 48 CUC
Golf Basket-Golf Club Hire (TaylorMade) 20 CUC
Motorised golf cart (price x pax) 30 CUC
Twilight, 9 holes from 4 p.m 48 CUC
Lockers 1.5 CUC
  • - 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)

Meliá las Américas offers its guests:

  • Direct access to golf course
  • 3 green fee included per pax per stay (applicable to Grand Suites, Sea View Grand Suites, Golf View Grand Suites and Presidential Suites)
  • Personalized check-in
  • Special cocktail for golfers at the hotel (Cocktail bar)
  • Exclusive breakfast at the Buffet Restaurant (06:30) for golfers who are going out to play before the Buffet Restaurant opens
  • Golf included during the Summer. (Free green fee, upon request and subject to availability)
  • Special price for rack rate green fee available at the hotel reception for direct clients
  • Golf Clinic programmes with 50% discount on the agreed green fee price
  • 3 Green Fees included per person (Applies to minimum stay of 7 nights) in Classic and Sea View Classic rooms, and Junior Suites
  • Unlimited Green Fee per person (Applies to minimum stay of 7 nights) in Grand Suite, Sea View Grand Suite, Golf View Grand Suite, Presidential Suite, 1-Room Bungalow, Bungalow Suite, 2-Room Bungalow
  • Unlimited green fee during the summer (from May to October)
  • "Varadero" Golf Tournament

    From: 2017-09-20 Until: 2017-09-23

    Location: Varadero Golf Club

    Contact: meliagolf@meliacuba.com

  • 9th Meliá Cuba Golf Cup

    From: 2017-10-18 Until: 2017-10-21

    Location: Varadero Golf Club

    Contact: meliagolf@meliacuba.com

"Varadero" Golf Tournament - Meliá Cuba Golf events

"Varadero" Golf Tournament:


From: 2017-09-20 Up to: 2017-09-23

Location: Varadero Golf Club


Contact: meliagolf@meliacuba.com

The Varadero Golf Tournament, organised by Meliá Hotels International Cuba, will be held for the first time at the Varadero Golf Club. This event can be entered by professional or amateur golfers over 18 years of age. The tournament will be played in stroke-play format, in teams of 4 players, over 18 holes.

PRIZES
- The winners and runners-up in each category will be awarded trophies.
- The winning pair in the first Best Score from 2 round will win a prize (1 prize per category)
- There will also be prizes for various skills, such as the straightest drive, the longest drive and the closest to the flag.
- During the awards dinner there will be a draw for other prizes, such as free weeks, golf accessories, etc.

- The tournament is only open to professional or amateur golfers over 18 years of age.
- Players must present their Handicap endorsed by the club or Association to which they belong.
- The tournament is open to players with a Handicap of 26 or below for men, and of 36 or below for women.
- The tournament will be played according to the rules of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and to local rules, which will be provided to the participants as appropriate.
- The use of golf carts is obligatory.
Registration fee: 150 CUC per golfer
  • - All green fees before, during and after the tournament.
  • - Welcome kit (cap and pullover)
  • - Snacks during the two rounds of competition
  • - Awards Dinner
  • - Golf cart during competition rounds (the golf cart is not included for the practice round)
  • - Late Check-Out guaranteed until 15:00 hrs
19:00 hrs. Welcome cocktail and explanation of the tournament format
06:30-07:00 hrs. Practice in the Driving Range Varadero Golf Club
07:30 hrs. Practice Round Varadero Golf Club
15:00 hrs. Long Drive Tournament Varadero Golf Club
06:30-07:00 hrs. Practice in the Driving Range Varadero Golf Club
07:30 hrs. First round of the tournament stroke-play, to be played in Pairs, in the Best Score from 2 format
06:30-07:00 hrs. Practice in the Driving Range
07:30 hrs. Second round of the tournament stroke-play or Stableford, individual format Varadero Golf Club
19:30 hrs. Awards Dinner
9th Meliá Cuba Golf Cup - Meliá Cuba Golf events

9th Meliá Cuba Golf Cup:


From: 2017-10-18 Up to: 2017-10-21

Location: Varadero Golf Club


Contact: meliagolf@meliacuba.com

The traditional Meliá Cuba Golf Cup, which in 2017 will be held for the ninth time, is a specialist annual event, offering golfers the opportunity to enjoy their sport over the 18 holes of the finest green in Cuba. The Cup is held at the Varadero Golf Club, a narrow stretch, parallel to the beach, of more than 60 hectares, with playing areas, forests of native vegetation and lagoons, making it an enormously attractive setting. The Meliá Las Américas hotel, which has been hosting the event since it was first held, is a 5 Star, adult-only resort, recommended by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
The tournament is played in stroke-play format for the first Gentlemen's and Ladies' categories, and in Stableford format for the second categories.

Categories:
- 1st Gentlemen's Category, 0 to 14 Hcp
- 2nd Gentlemen's Category, 15 to 26 Hcp
- 1st Ladies' Category, 0 to 14 Hcp
- 2nd Ladies' Category, 15 to 36 Hcp

Prizes:
- The players with the highest net scores in each category will win a free stay for two in a Meliá Hotels International Cuba hotel.
- The runners-up in each category will win trophies and golf accessories.
- Prizes will also be awarded for various skills, such as the straightest drive, the longest drive and the closest to the flag.

- Amateur golfers over 18 years of age may participate
- Professional players must present their Handicap endorsed by the club or Association to which they belong.
- Players with a handicap of 26 or below for men and 36 or below for women may enter.
- The tournament will be played according to the rules of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and to local rules, which will be provided to the participants as appropriate.
- The use of golf carts is obligatory.
Entry fee: 150 CUC per golfer
  • - All green fees before, during and after the tournament.
  • - Snacks during the two rounds of competition
  • - Golf cart during competition rounds (the golf cart is not included for the practice round or for the Par 3 Tournament round)
  • - Welcome kit (cap and pullover)
  • - Late Check-Out guaranteed until 15:00 hrs

Par 3 Tournament

19:00 hrs. Welcome cocktail and explanation of the tournament format.
06:30-07:00 hrs. Practice in the Driving Range Varadero Golf Club
08:00 hrs. Practice Round Varadero Golf Club
15:00 hrs. Long Drive Tournament Varadero Golf Club
06:30 hrs. Practice in the Driving Range Varadero Golf Club
07:00 hrs. First round of the tournament in stroke-play format Varadero Golf Club
06:30 hrs. Practice in the Driving Range Varadero Golf Club
07:00 hrs. Second round of the tournament in stroke-play format Varadero Golf Club
20:30 hrs. Awards Dinner

Activities programme 2017

This week
Monday 19/06
Wednesday 21/06
Friday 23/06

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.

Meliá Cuba Golf Hotels guarantee:

  • 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)
  • Golf Coordinator
  • Special conditions for golfers of all levels. (Beginners, Amateurs and Professionals)
  • Green fee reserved on confirmation by the hotel -Tee time
  • Special price for rack rate green fee available at the hotel reception for direct clients
  • Special facilities for groups: green fee included for 18-hole course, bucket of practice balls, shared golf cart, Organising Committee, awards ceremony and gala dinner.

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Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa - Varadero, Cuba

Paradisus Princesa del Mar

Varadero, Ultra All Inclusive | Adults only +18
Autopista Sur , Ctra. Las Morlas, KM 19 1/2, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
(53 45) 667200
FROM $307

Price per room and night
(Taxes included)

Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa - Varadero, Cuba

Paradisus Varadero

Varadero, Ultra All Inclusive
Punta Francés, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba.
(53 45) 66 8700
FROM $307

Price per room and night
(Taxes included)

Meliá Las Américas - Varadero, Cuba

Meliá Las Américas

Varadero, All Inclusive | Adults only +18
Crta. de las Morlas, Varadero, Cuba.
(53 45) 66 7600
FROM $265

Price per room and night
(Taxes included)

Meliá Varadero - Varadero, Cuba

Meliá Varadero

Varadero, All Inclusive
Carretera de las Morlas, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
(53 45) 667013
FROM $233

Price per room and night
(Taxes included)

Meliá Marina Varadero Hotel - Varadero, Cuba

Meliá Marina Varadero Hotel

Varadero, All Inclusive
Autopista del Sur y final. Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Matanzas
(53 45) 66-73-30
FROM $227

Price per room and night
(Taxes included)

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