The Golf Course
Varadero Golf Club
This is an 18-hole, 6269 metre Par 72 Golf Course. There are 5 Par 5s, 5 Par 3s, and the remaining 8 Holes are Par 4. It is suitable for all levels of players with varying tee positions and is constructed with three types of turf – Greens – Paspalum, Tees – Bermuda 328, Fairways – Bermuda 41.
It combines three styles of golf architecture: Classic Design, Challenging Design and Links Design.
Classic Design features broad fsirways bordered by trees with wide and scarcely protected greens.
Challenging or Target Golf Design features narrow fairways 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 features 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.
Golf buggies and clubs are available to hire from the pro shop.
The Xanadu Mansion is the Hotel and Club House of the Varadero Golf Club. It was constructed in the 1930s and provides the perfect place to relax after a round of golf. The Xanadu Restaurant serves French & International cuisine but for lighter dining there is the 19 Hoyo (19th hole) snack bar right next to the course. The Casa Blanca Panoramic Bar is located on the top floor of the Xanadú Mansion, with stunning views of the sea, the golf course, and the beach of Varadero. It is the perfect spot to celebrate a great round or drown your sorrows with the wide selection of aperitives, spirits, beers, wines, and cocktails.