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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 Andrés Golf Club
Bogota

Club El Rodeo Macarena
Medellin

Club El Rodeo
Medellin

Club Karibana
Cartagena

 

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The stunning clubhouse at San Andres Golf Club © James Mason All photography taken on the day of play

Club El Rodeo Macarena, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia Golf, Golf destination review, Golf in Colombia, Golf in MedellinClub El Rodeo Macarena, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia Golf, Golf destination review, Golf in Colombia, Golf in MedellinClub Karibana, Cartagena, Cartagena Colombia Golf, Golf destination review, Golf in Colombia, Golf in Cartagena

6th hole at Club El RodeospaceThe stream at Macarena 14thspaceJack Nicklaus designed Karibana 7th

When it comes to being invited on golf trips, there arenít many places in the world that I think twice about. But I do hesitate for just a moment when Colombia comes up. Iíve always wanted to go to South America, but this country in the continentís far northwest hasnít had the best of press in recent years. Things, though, have changed dramatically, and Colombia not only has that magical appeal of all Latin American countries, but itís also blessed with over 50 golf courses.

Letís get our bearings first. Colombiaís densely forested and almost uninhabitable east is separated from its hot, wet western coastal plain by the Andes, which divide into three ranges with intervening valleys. Most of the population of 35 million live on the plains or cooler highlands. The country actually has two coastlines: one facing the Pacific Ocean and the other, the Caribbean Sea, with the Panama isthmus in between.

Colombia has a long history going back well before the Spanish Conquest, and there are several sites that bear testimony to its fascinating Native Indian past. In San AgustŪn in the southern highlands, monoliths representing gods and warriors are preserved, and nearby Tierradentro boasts underground burial chambers open to tourists. From one of the bays of Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean coast you can climb foothills to the ruins of Pueblito, a settlement built by one of the most advanced cultures of pre-Hispanic America. Their use of gold for objects and artefacts helped create the myth of El Dorado that inspired the conquest of the entire continent.

Cartagena de Indias, again on the Caribbean coast, was used as a base by the Spanish to store gold and other treasures accumulated throughout South America before shipment back to the mother country. Coveted and often assailed by English corsairs, the city became the best protected port on the continent, and the historical fortified centre has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today the capital BogotŠ, MedellÓn (both inland on higher ground) and Cartagena are modern, dynamic cities with some great places to eat, drink and dance the night away. Throw in some excellent golf courses, especially in Bogota and MedellÓn where the ball flies for what feels like miles because of the altitude, and youíre in for a lot of fun.

Bogatå

Club Campestre Guaymaral

San Andrés Golf Club


MedellÓn

Club El Rodeo Macarena


Club El Rodeo

Cartagena

Club Karibana

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


The 12th green at Campestre Guaymaral

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