Golf is not always the top-of-mind sport when you think about Latin America, but it does not mean that the continent has no breathtaking golf courses!.
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As more and more golf courses emerge across the region, both pro and aspiring golfers can now showcase their swings under the sunny weather of the Dominican Republic, Chile, and more! From the premier golf clubs to the newly-developed ones, here are some of the best golf courses in Latin America. Make sure to read further so you can plan your visit!
Lima Country Club and Golf Course
We are kicking off the list with Latin America’s oldest golf course: The Lima Golf Club! Nestled in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life, playing golf in this course offers a breath of fresh air, away from the fast-paced lifestyle. Ironically, the oldest golf course features impressive views of the city’s skyscrapers—it fuses the traditional with modern life. They also serve food selections that are as amazing as the entire golf course.
Lagunita Country Club
The extensive and beautiful golf course of Lagunita Golf Club is deemed one of the best golf courses in the entire region. Designed by the famous Dick Wilson in 1964, this course has hosted numerous national championships, even the World Cup. With the help of the creative architects behind the famous El Doral golf courses in Florida, this 18-hole golf course was designed for both pros and beginners in mind. A putting green where beginners can practice amasses 2,500 square meters.
Casa de Campo
Country: Dominican Republic
Casa de Campo is considered one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. It’s the perfect destination for golfers and their families who want to have the best Caribbean experience. The meaning of its name, “cottage,” seems to be quite an understatement for this 7,000-acre tropical paradise that sits along the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic.
Make sure to tee it up at any of the three courses! Don’t miss the course’s 5th hole, where you are required to hit directly over the beautiful Caribbean surf and, of course, the world-class amenities around the area!
Patagonia Virgin Golf Course
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this newly-developed, 18-hole golf course is situated 450 feet above the magnificent Llanquihue Lake, Chile’s second-largest lake. It offers scenic views of the rainforest, water, and six volcanoes. Nine holes were first opened for play in 2015, primarily situated in wide fairways, gentle contours, and open views.
The Patagonia Virgin Golf Course is considered the most southern course in Chile—a true feast for the eyes.
The Links at Las Palomas
One of the most famous courses in Rocky Point, The Links at Las Palomas Resort is a sought-after course due to its warm weather conditions, skyscraper views, and wind gushing from the Sea of Cortés. Arthur Jack Snyder and Forrest Richards were the creative minds behind this 72 par 18-hole championship course.
The course’s location is also convenient to city dwellers and near local attractions, making it an ideal spot for busy golfers, international businessmen, solo tourists, and families looking for fun ways to enjoy the wonders of this Latin country!