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FLIGHTS

Iberia

TAM

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

Astro tours
www.astrotours.com.co

VoyageColombia Golf
www.voyagecolombiagolf.com

WHERE TO STAY

Bogotá:
Hotel Radisson
Calle 113. #7-65, Bogota Reservations: +1 (800) 967-9033 Email: [email protected]


Medellín:
Hotel Medellín Royal
Carrera 42 No 5 Sur 130
Medellín, Colombia
Tel: (0)5716578787

Cartagena:
Hotel Las Américas
Anillo Vial Cielo Mar Sector Cartagena, Colombia
Telephone: (57-5) 656 – 7222
Email: [email protected]

WHERE TO EAT

Bogotá:
Andrés D.C
Calle 82 # 12-21 Bogotá, Bogota, Reservas: (0)1 8637880

Medellín:
Hato Viejo
Antioquia Colombia
Reservas: (0)2685412

Cartagena:
El Santísimo
Calle del Torno # 39 - 62
Cartagena, Colombia
Reservas: (57) 5 660 1531

Club de Pesca
Manga, Fuerte de San Sebastian
del Pastelillo Cartagena de Indias, Telephone: (57) (5) 660-4594
email:
[email protected] [email protected]

 

WHERE TO PLAY

Club Campestre Guaymaral
Bogota

San Andrťs Golf Club
Bogota

Club El Rodeo Macarena
Medellin

Club El Rodeo
Medellin

Club Karibana
Cartagena

 

Club Campestre Guaymaral, Bogota, Bogota, Colombia Golf, Golf destination review, Golf in Colombia, Golf in Bogota

Club Campestre Guaymaral, Bogota

Club Campestre Guaymaral, Bogota, Bogota, Colombia Golf, Golf destination review, Golf in Colombia, Golf in Bogota

The island green at the par 5 12th hole

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The 6th green with back bunker Mountain back drop at the 7th Plenty of bunkers on the 15th hole

First up for me is Club Campestre Guaymaral in BogotŠ. Itís here that I first realise that altitude has a big effect on how you play the game in Colombia. We pull up outside the beautifully appointed modern clubhouse, where the service is faultless. The guys that work in the locker rooms take good care of you from the moment you walk in to the second you leave, with your shoes looking like youíve just taken them out of the box.

I get to the practice ground that has everything you need: a full-length driving range, chipping green with bunker and putting green. I start hitting balls and straight off the bat you realise that the ball is going further than you expect; after a couple of quick warm-up wedges, I start knocking easy 7-irons up near the 180-yard mark. Iím loving this. So itís off to the tee with my caddy. Theyíll cost you about $25 and itís highly recommended Ė all the caddies I had on this trip where very competent.

The first hole is a really nice opener that ranges from 391 to 309 yards depending on which of the four tee options you choose. Itís a dogleg left, and remembering how far the ball flies here youíll probably be better off taking a 3-wood so you donít run out of fairway.

The course is a really enjoyable track. Listen to your caddy as there is plenty of water to avoid, which comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes. None are more memorable than the par-5, 590-yard twelfth hole with its island green.

My standout holes are; the short par-4 dogleg second, especially from the back tee. Make sure you take a look from the back tee on the par-5 fifth; the trees make it look like one of the tightest tee shots Iíve ever seen.

The run of holes from the eighth to tenth and 12th to 15th are the best on the course. Youíll really enjoy the two par-3s: the eighth and 14th are both over water and the ninth is a great finishing hole to the front nine. There are another 18 holes here, but unfortunately I didnít have time to play that track.

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The par 3 14th hole taken from the 13th fairway © James Mason

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