Club Campestres: What Are They (Plus the Best Ones)

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Club Campestres: What Are They (Plus the Best Ones)

TLDR? Club Campestres are places surrounded by nature where you can spend time with family and friends.

Living in a city can sometimes be exhausting due to the traffic, noise, and daily hustle and bustle. That’s probably why so many people choose to have a country house or getaway home. 

Now, I’m no millionaire, so for me, having a private island to slip off to won’t be possible. However, what I have been able to take advantage of are the many country clubs around Medellin. 

Country clubs, or club campestres, have been serving the Paisas for years with the best facilities and activities for a unique stay. These are places where you can get away from it all for a little while

If you are interested in them, learn more about the best country clubs Medellin has.

What Are Club Campestres?

Club campestres work pretty much the same way as they do in the US. They’re members-only places where you can hang out and enjoy sports facilities. 

Usually these country clubs also have cabins where members and their guests can stay overnight. It’s sort of like an upscale glamping experience right in Medellin. 

In terms of the facilities, they can vary from club to club. However, many of them feature things like: 

  • Swimming pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball courts
  • Golf courses
  • Billiards
  • Ping pong
  • Bowling alleys

Country clubs also feature good grub (and usually a good bar, too). There you can grab a quick snack or enjoy a cocktail. 

In club campestres, security and privacy go hand in hand, with the aim of providing quiet stays and avoiding problems of any kind. Only members are allowed on the property, and they often have private security guards patrolling, too. 

The Perks of Club Campestres

Okay, so you’ve got a clear picture of what these clubs are. But why would you want to join them?

Well, for one thing, a club campestre guarantees relaxation and fun without having to make long trips away from home. If you’ll be staying in Medellin for a longer period of time for work, you can join one to get a chance to explore outdoors without going too far out of town. 

In fact, most country clubs are within the cities or on the outskirts of them.You can usually easily get there by rideshare or taxi or even by metro, in some cases.

Another major benefit of country clubs is that they give you a place to meet people and socialize. 

This is an important point for business people who are constantly spending time in business environments. For entrepreneurs, belonging to these clubs means the possibility of establishing commercial and business relationships and even meeting other entrepreneurs.

The Best Club Campestres in Medellin

Although traveling in Antioquia is easy and cheap, in Medellin there are traditional country clubs that really don’t compare with any out of town getaways.

If the idea of joining a country club sounds appealing, keep reading. Here are a couple of the best country clubs in Medellin. 

El Club Campestre

El Club Campestre actually has two locations, one in Medellin and one in Llanogrande which is situated near Medellín. The area is for all the vegetation and green and natural area it has.

This traditional social and sports club has been operating for almost 100 years! That’s why it takes the title of one of the most recognized (and one of the best) country clubs in Medellin.

There’s tons to do at this club. You can enjoy: 

  • Model aircraft (at the Llanogrande location only)
  • Martial arts
  • Bridge (an English card game)
  • Equine sports including horse riding, polo, vaulting, dressage
  • Water skiing (Llanogrande location)
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Kayaking and canoeing

The club also has three restaurants and a bar, all of which are great. And,  for those who need to dedicate a few hours to work or study, they can use the coworking area, who is suitable for individual work.

You can also check out the spa and beauty if you want to treat yourself to a self-care session. Or, book yourself in for an overnight stay in one of the suites or family rooms. 

The club will even wash your car while you’re there. Talk about luxury!

Website: Club Campestre

Address: Cl 16A Sur #34-950, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Club El Rodeo

This social and sports club is also one of the loudest in Medellin. If you’re interested in a vibrant club with lots going on, you should definitely check this place out. 

Club El Rodeo has a location in Medellin as well as one in Rionegro (out by the airport). What’s cool about this club is that they have exchanges with clubs in 45 other countries. If you’re a member you can enjoy reciprocal benefits when you’re on vacation!

Among the activities at Club El Rodeo are: 

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Horse riding
  • Soccer
  • A shooting range
  • Sport’s shot

At El Rodeo, you can enjoy great cuisine in the main restaurant, in the sports bar, terrace or social area, self-service restaurant, cafe, and golf bar. The food is great at all of them!

You can also hold events at these clubs. If you’re wanting to throw a classy bachelor party or host a swanky engagement party, this might be the place for you. 

Website: Club El Rodeo

Address: Av. 80 #65-535, Medellín, Guayabal, Medellín, Antioquia

Join a Club Campestre in Medellin

Is the idea of joining a Club Campestre in Medellin and enjoying the best sports and natural settings in the city floating around in your head?

Then I’d say, go for it! Country clubs in Medellin are a great way to get active and get involved with some new friends. 

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