Antigua is home to Guatemala’s newest—and nicest—golf course, the 18-hole Pete and Perry Dye–designed Fuego Maya Golf Course (La Reunión Antigua Golf Resort, RN-14 Km. 93, Alotenango, tel. 7873-1400, www.lareunion.com.gt).
The 72-par, 7,560-yard course is one of the country’s most challenging and is the only golf course in the world with a view of four volcanoes (Agua, Fuego, Acatenango, and Pacaya).
Its designers gleaned inspiration from the Mayan Solar Calendar, which consists of 18 20-day months; each of the course’s 18 holes is named after the corresponding month on the Mayan calendar. (The last month, Wayeb, is a five-day month and gives its name to the 19th hole.)
The golf course is 11 miles from Antigua and 40 miles from Guatemala City. Facilities include a driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker, and pro shop.
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