Pete and Perry Dye's new track in Guatemala.
Ken May/Courtesy La Reunion Resort
Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fuego Maya at La Reunion Resort
Antigua, Guatemala
Green Fees: $150
For tee times, call 502-7873-1440 or visit lareunion.com.gt

\nFor decades Central America has been a hotbed of revolutionary politics, but not golf course design. The deployment of Pete Dye in Guatemala has changed that. Pete and son Perry have just unveiled their newest creation, called Fuego Maya ("Mayan Fire"), and it's literally a scorcher -- the layout skirts the base of an active volcano. Fuego Maya has views of three other volcanoes, massive canyons and (on clear days) the Pacific Ocean. The brutal uphill approaches to the 507-yard, par-4 7th and the 427-yard, par-4 10th might have you shouting "No mas!" but the lush, 7,302-yard, par-72 track is never dull, and it might just be exciting enough to make golfers look south, not east, for a unique foreign golf trip.

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