LeoPalace Golf Resort
Guam, Micronesia, Marianas, Guam
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Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Marianas Islands, in the Southwestern Pacific and part of Micronesia. This small tropical island is a paradise for golfers, with eight golf courses on a piece of land about the size of Ibiza. LeoPalace Resort nestles up in the southern hills, enjoying spectacular vistas of Guam's rolling hinterland. The resort offers first class accommodation, dining, sports and golf, with two championship courses designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Accommodation at LeoPalace is distributed between the Belvedere Hotel and La Cuesta Condominium. LeoPalace extensive culinary offer ranges from the island's best French/Italian restaurant, traditional Japanese cuisine and Asian fares, to al fresco BBQ, American style coffee shop and sportsbar. The clubhouse also has a fine dining restaurant. Full scale professional sports facilities at LeoPalace include a Baseball Stadium, Athletic Field and Soccer Field - venue of professional Japanese and Korean soccer teams winter training camps. These professional venues are complemented by a range of activity pools, tennis courts, fitness centre and a spa.
LeoPalace Resort boast two exceptional golf course designed respectively by legendary players Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Both courses wind their way through Guam's rugged hinterland, over steep hills, through deep valleys and across wetlands. With dense jungle lining the fairways and surrounding the greens, LeoPalace requires ball control. In May 1996, LeoPalace played host to Guam's premier golf tournament, the APGA Guam Open.
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5 Star Luxury Golf Resort
Accommodation at LeoPalace is distributed between the Belvedere Hotel and La Cuesta Condominium. The Belvedere offers stylish, well appointed and spacious rooms, while La Cuesta features self catering one, two and three bedroom apartments. LeoPalace extensive culinary offer ranges from the island's best French/Italian restaurant, traditional Japanese cuisine and Asian fares, to al fresco BBQ, American style coffee shop and sportsbar. The golf clubhouse also has a fine dining restaurant.
• Hotel Belvedere
208 Rooms & Suites
All rooms with A/C and balcony or terrace • DDL phones, internet access, satellite TV and radio • Minibar, safe, tea/coffee makers and en-suite bathrooms
• Condominium La Cuesta
227 Condominiums with kitchenette + 190 studio types wiht no kitchenette, all with balcony/terrace
Studio B (49 sqm.) • One Bedroom E (69 sqm.) • Two Bedroom E (85 sqm.): 1 bathroom • Two Bedroom C/D (135 sqm.): 2 bathrooms • Three Bedroom C/D (186 sqm.): 2 bathrooms
Laundry service • Concierge/Tour desk • Airport transfers
Zefiro Banquet Room (800 guests) • Brizzo Room (64 guests)
Feeregalo (French & Italian Restaurant) • Iki (Japanese Restaurant) • Ten (Asian Restaurant) • Lago (Coffee House) • Amika (Lobby Lounge) • Sana (Sports Bar ) • Arco (al fresco BBQ Restaurant)
Full scale professional sports facilities at LeoPalace include a Baseball Stadium, Athletic Field and Soccer Field - venue of professional Japanese and Korean soccer teams winter training camps. These professional venues are nicely complemented by a range of activity pools, tennis courts, fitness centre and a spa, offering a full menu of relaxation treatments.
• Fitness Centre (Gym, sauna and steam bath) - Tennis (Lawn courts) - Beach Volleyball Court - Multi purpose Ground - Pools (Swimming, walking/training and diving pools)
• LeoPalace Stadium: Official baseball league size, floodlit - natural turf
• LeoPalace Athletic Field: Official 400 m. all weather track
• LeoPalace Soccer Field: Official league size soccer field - natural turf
• Nicklaus Course
Jack Nicklaus (built 1993-2000) 18 holes - 6,677 yds - Par 72 - CR 74,3
Laid out in the central hills of Guam, the course winds its way through steep hills and deep ravines, with lush tropical jungle lining the fairways and affording panoramic views over the blue waters of the Pacific in the distance. This is a demanding layout that will put your golfing skills to the test, but like all Nicklaus’ courses, there are always many ways to play each holes, from daring to conservative. Beware though of the shortest route when the wind is blowing as stray shots are severely punished.
• Palmer Course
Arnold Palmer (built 1993) 18 holes - 6,542 yds - Par 72
This exciting course makes its way through the scenic valleys, hills, and wet lands of Manenggon Hills. The course is a challenge for golfers of all levels and requires good ball control; however, the unique experience of playing on this professional course may be well worth the couple of balls a novice might lose sight of.
Golf cart mandatory on both courses
Driving range, Chip/Putting greens
Clubhouse: Locker rooms, Proshop, Restaurant
Guam Island Golf
Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Marianas Islands, in the Southwestern Pacific and part of Micronesia. This tiny tropical island in the middle of the Pacific is a paradise for golfers, with eight golf courses on a piece of land about the size of Ibiza, thirty miles long and twelve miles wide.
• Onward Mangilao Golf Club
Robin Nelson - Nelson & Haworth (1992) 18 holes - 6,914 yds - Par 72
Knicknamed the “Pebbe Beach of the Pacific”, Mangilao offers spectacular views, lush greenery and challenging holes, particularly when the wind is blowing. The course presents two contrasting nines. The front nine circles three lakes and has wide, paralell fairways to compensate for the strong wind blowing from the ocean. The back nine drops 400 feet towards the coast and the breathtaking 12th hole, playing across the surf to a green perched on a rocky outcrop jutting into the sea - a certificate is delivered to player reaching the green in one shot ! The following holes run paralell to the coast and are fully exposed to the elements. Mangilao is a member of the Audubon International Sancturay Programme that emphasizes golf course nature conservation and wildlife management. A not to be missed course when in Guam.
• Onward Talofofo Golf Club
Nine US Senior Pros (2006) 18 holes - 6,702 yds . Par 72
Talofofo golf course was designed by 9 legendary PGA players, including Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, with each golfer taking responsible for the design of two holes ! The course was fully renovated in 2006. The front nine is a flat, American-style course, with tropical flowers and island greens reflecting on the waters, making for a wholly enjoyable golfing experience. The back nine extends through a tropical forest, making the best use of its surroundings and putting emphasize on strategy.
• Windward Hills Country Club | Architect unknown (1951) 18 holes
• Country Club of the Pacific | Hirochika Tomizawa (1973) 18 holes
• Guam International Country Club | Golfplan & Ayako Okamoto (1993) 18 holes
• Starts Guam Golf Resort | Choubei Miyazawa (1987) 27 holes
Guam & Marianas Islands
Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Marianas Islands, in the Southwestern Pacific and part of Micronesia. First populated some 6,000 years ago by the Chamorros, the indigenous inhabitants of the island, Guam has a long history of European colonialism, beginning in 1668 with the arrival of the Spaniards. It would remain under Spanish rule till 1898, when it was ceded to the United States. Today, Guam is a self administrated US Territory and its economy is mainly supported by tourism, primarily from Japan, and US military bases, for its strategic location halfway between Hawaii and Asia. Historical landmarks and Spanish heritage, coupled with the natural beauty of the island, make Guam a prime Pacific destination.
Named after Spanish Queen Mariana of Austria - widow of Philip IV, when Spain started the colonization of the archipielago in the 17th C, the Mariana Islands are a crescent shaped archipelago made up by the summits of 15 volcanic mountains in the north-western Pacific Ocean, south of Japan and west of the Philippines. The Marianas Islands are the northern part of the Micronesia island group, although their government is under a different jurisdiction from much of the rest of geographical Micronesia. Today, the Marianas Islands are composed of two administrative units, Guam, a US territory, and the Northern Mariana Islands (including the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota) which make up a Commonwealth of the United States.
The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans and runs paralell to the east of the Mariana Islands. The trench reaches a maximum-known depth of about 10.91 kilometres (35,800 ft) at the “Challenger Deep”, a small slot-shaped valley in its floor, at its southern end off the Guam coast.
Address & Contact
221 Lake View Drive, Yona
Guam 96915 (USA)
Guam Island, Marianas Islands (Micronesia, SW Pacific)
Guam International Airport (GUM)
Direct flights to Honolulu (Hawaii), Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Taiwan and Manila
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Tropical, moderated by the NE tradewinds. Dry season from January to June. Rainy season from July to December