Manizales Golf Club

A Mountaintop Course Amidst Colombia’s Coffee Country

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Although surrounded by the mountains of the Western Andes, the course, which retains the natural topography of the terrain, is relatively level.

The largest challenge is found with the numerous bunkers dotted around the course. They are composed of a firm, compact sand, so not so difficult to get out of them. The course demands precision and mastery of the ball to achieve par.

Amidst the rolling hills of Colombia’s scenic Coffee Region, Manizales Golf Club stands as a testament to the region’s commitment to both golf and the art of cultivating fine coffee. Perched at an elevation of 2,134m/7,000 feet, this championship course offers a truly unique golfing experience, challenging both seasoned players and novices alike.

Founded in 1921, Manizales Golf Club has a rich history, hosting prestigious tournaments and attracting golfers from around the world. The course has been exceptionally well maintained over the years, preserving its original design while adapting to the changing climate and terrain.

Spread across 6,220 yards with a par of 72, Manizales Golf Club presents a challenging yet enjoyable test for golfers of all levels. The course winds through verdant greenery and diverse landscapes, with strategically placed bunkers, water hazards, and elevation changes that demand precision and strategic shot selection.

Several holes stand out as true highlights of Manizales Golf Club:

  • Hole 1, a par 4 dogleg left sets the tone for the course, requiring a well-placed tee shot to avoid a treacherous bunker and a narrow fairway.
  • Hole 5, par 3, features a dramatic drop from the tee to a perched green, testing accuracy and mental fortitude.
  • Hole 9, a par 5 dogleg right demands a strategic approach to avoid the water hazard guarding the green, making it a thrilling finish to the front nine.

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Manizales enjoys a pleasant climate year-round, with warm days and cool nights. The altitude of 2,134m/7,000 feet brings a slight chill, making it ideal for those seeking a respite from the heat of the Colombian tropics. The course offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and coffee plantations, providing a picturesque backdrop for your golfing adventure.

After conquering the course, golfers can unwind at the Manizales Golf Club‘s elegant clubhouse. The clubhouse features a restaurant serving delicious Colombian cuisine, a pro shop stocked with all the latest golfing gear and a relaxing lounge area to enjoy post-round camaraderie.

Manizales Golf Club is known for its warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is dedicated to ensuring that every golfer has a memorable experience, from providing expert guidance on course strategy to ensuring that all amenities are readily available.

After your golfing adventure, take some time to explore the surrounding Coffee Region. Visit charming coffee fincas to learn about the intricate process of cultivating and processing Colombia’s world-famous coffee beans. Sample the diverse flavors of Colombian coffees and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Whether you are a seasoned golfer seeking a championship challenge or a novice looking for a scenic retreat, Manizales Golf Club promises an unforgettable golfing experience. With its challenging course, warm hospitality and stunning surroundings, Manizales Golf Club is a must-visit destination for any golfer seeking a unique and memorable golfing adventure in the heart of Colombia’s Coffee Region.

Location: Vereda Las Pavas, Vía Manizales – Chinchiná, Manizales, Caldas
Tel.: +57 6 884 1611
Altitude: 1250m/4101 ft
Average temperature: 13-22c/55-72f
Time to the city center: 30 minutes by car
Hotel on site: No, however, there are villas nearby for rent
Restaurant on site: Restaurant and bar
Other amenities: Spa and beauty salon, soccer, tennis, swimming pool.

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