With year-round perfect weather its hard to imagine why Guatemala wouldn't be a top pick for golfers.
The country has several desirable stops for all levels of golfers. The beautiful course at the Altavista Golf Course has a very exciting topography, with such a challenging field many professional golfers are drawn to the location because of its degree of difficulty. Because of this, the course is built to the highest specifications of the United Golf Association. This course hosts 74 bunkers and 2 water traps and the degree of difficulty increases.
The Hacienda Nueva Country Club is located on the southeast side of Guatemala City and occupies the grounds that was once a Jesuit Monastery. Debuted in 1996, the course was designed by the well-known Larry Packard, who is known for his courses in Europe and the United States. Originally, the grass of the fairway was a mixture of Rye and Bentgrass, until, due to the altitude of the course, it was changed to Kikuy. The grass of the greens is Bentgrass. The driving range is a with width of 120 yards and a length of 250 yards. The course's eighteen holes are strategically placed in a beautifully tree lined valley. With a pro-shop and golf lessons for all levels of golfers, this course is a definite for the whole family.
Voted third on top100golfcourses.com for Guatemala is the Mayan Golf Club. Established in 1918, the now named Mayan Golf Club is recognized as the oldest golf club in Central America. Situated with views of Lake Amatitlan and the magnificent Pacaya and Agua Volcanoes, you will not find a more picturesque location for an amazing day of golfing. Since 1950, it has been the headquarters of the Amateur National Golf Championship and later held the Central American Championships for both adults and children. Also having hosted the Tournament of the Latin American Golf Tour of the PGA for its first time in Guatemala.
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