The Club Habana (5ta Av., e/ 188 y 192, Rpto. Flores, tel. 07/204-5700) has a practice range. Nonmembers are welcome (entrance CUC20 Mon.–Fri.).
Club de Golf Habana (Carretera de Vento, Km 8, Boyeros, tel. 07/649-8918, 8:30 a.m.–sunset) is in the industrial-residential area called Capdevilla, about 20 kilometers south of Havana. “Golfito” (as the locals know it) opened as the Rover’s Athletic Club in 1948 by the British community and was maintained by the British Embassy until given to the Cuban government in 1980. The nine-hole course has 18 tees positioned for play on both sides of the fairway.
There is a minimally stocked pro shop, five tennis courts, a swimming pool, and two restaurants. Johan Vega is the club pro. Membership costs CUC70 plus CUC45 monthly. A round costs nonmembers CUC20 for nine holes (CUC30 for 18). Clubs can be rented for CUC15; caddies cost CUC6.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition