Colombia

Colombia – named after Christopher Columbus – is the fourth largest country in South America (with the second largest population of 45 million) and it shares borders with Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

The powerful and violent drug gangs like Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel deterred many tourists from visiting in the 1980s and 90s but with security now largely restored to the country, over two and a half million visitors are entering Colombia annually, many of them visiting the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Colombians, like most Latin American people, love their football and people like goalkeeper Rene Higuita and forward Carlos Valderrama are rightly revered in their home country. Formula 1's Juan Pablo Montoya also brings pride to the nation as does an up-and-coming golfer known as “Hombre Araña” (Spiderman), a.k.a. Senor Camilo Villegas!

Our Colombian Top 10 rankings were last updated in February 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Colombia

El Rincon

1st Colombia Ranking

The World Cup was played at El Rincón in 1980 when the Canadian team of Dan Halldorsan and Jim Nelford held off a strong challenge by the Scottish pairing of Sandy Lyle and Sam Torrance to win the tournament.

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Description: The World Cup was played at El Rincón in 1980 when the Canadian team of Dan Halldorsan and Jim Nelford held off a strong challenge by the Scottish pairing of Sandy Lyle and Sam Torrance to win the tournament. Rating: 5 out of 6

TPC Cartagena at Karibana

2nd Colombia Ranking

TPC Cartagena is a Nicklaus Design layout which opened for play in December 2012. Texan rookie, Andrew Landry, won the inaugural 2015 Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship here to claim his first Web.com Tour title.

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Caujaral

3rd Colombia Ranking

Situated just outside the industrial port city of Barranquilla, the Club Lagos de Caujaral is named after the cajuaro tree that grows along that particular stretch of the Atlantic coastline.

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Guaymaral (No.2)

4th Colombia Ranking

The exclusive Club Campestre Guaymaral in Bogotá has hosted the Colombian Open three times in the new millennium, the last time when the club celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2011.

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Cali

5th Colombia Ranking

A look at the golf history books will show that Club Campestre de Cali hosted the Colombian Open in 1946, 1951 and 1956 (when a young Arnold Palmer claimed one of his first professional titles).

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San Andrés - Colombia

6th Colombia Ranking

Founded in 1945 and located in the western suburbs of Bogotá, San Andrés Golf Club plays homage to St Andrews, the Home of Golf.

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Ruitoque

7th Colombia Ranking

The course at Ruitoque Golf & Country Club is situated to the south of Bucaramanga and it lies within a massive 1,250-acre gated community...

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Los Lagartos (David Gutierrez)

8th Colombia Ranking

The David Gutierrez course at the 36-hole Club Los Lagartos was where Diego Velásquez won the 2015 Colombian Open. Set in the heart of Bogotá, the layout was redesigned in 2012 by former Nicklaus Design architect, Scott Miller.

Medellin - Llanogrande

9th Colombia Ranking

The Llano Grande course is Club Campestre Medellín - Llanogrande’s exclusive layout. It’s home to Medellín local Camilo Villegas and host to the 2016 Colombian Open won by American Justin Hueber.

Bogotá (Founders)

10th Colombia Ranking

John Van Kleeck designed the Founders course at the 36-hole Country Club of Bogotá in 1950 and it occupies a lofty site in the middle of the city. Host to numerous events, including the Colombian Open, it's a layout that's heavily influenced by water on many holes.