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Birdies and Bogota

John Steinbreder finds glorious golf in an unexpected place: Colombia. Also unexpected? An encounter with Bill Clinton, who also had discovered the wonderful golf in this South American country more known for coffee than fairways. Steinbreder learned more about the culture, the wildlife, the coffee farms and dining during his stay. The Country Club of Bogota and La Cima are two of the many courses, designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Robert Trent Jones and Ron Garl. He brings it all to life on the pages of Global Golf Post.

Steiny’s World Costa Rica: Iguanas and Pigs and Bars

My playing partner had snap-hooked his drive on the second hole of the superb, Mike Young-designed Hacienda Pinilla golf course on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. And not long after he had walked off the fairway into the desert-like scruff to find his ball, I heard him holler: “I almost stepped…

Steiny’s World: Living La Pura Vida in Costa Rica

They have a great expression here in Costa Rica: “Pura Vida.” Literally, it means the “Pure Life,” but it can be used and translated in a variety of ways. As a greeting, for example. And that’s how many people responded to me when I arrived at the Hacienda Pinilla resort…

Steiny’s World: Cigar and Rum Diary

As good as the golf is at Guacalito de la Isla, as much as I appreciate the sugar sand beach just off the David McLay Kidd course and the plunge pool at my spacious villa overlooking the Pacific, I may like a couple of amenities at this Nicaraguan resort even…