Golf Courses of the Caribbean

Aruba

  • Aruba Golf Club
    Ph: 297 842006
    A nine-hole course located near San Nicolaas.
  • Tierra del Sol
    Ph: 297 60978
    Located on the island’s northwest tip, this par-71 design by Robert Trent Jones II was Aruba’s first world-class golf resort when it opened in 1995.

Detailed Aruba Course Guide

Bahamas

  • Blue Shark Golf Club
  • Carnival’s Crystal Palace Resort Courses
    Ph: 242 327 6200
  • Cotton Bay Club
    Ph: 800-334-3523
    A challenging Robert Trent Jones-designed that sits on a 450-acre resort property. The resort has been closed several years, awaiting a return to the grand place it once was. The golf course is usually open. It goes without saying -- call ahead.
  • Fortune Hills Golf Course
    Ph: 242 373 2222
    Nine hole championship course designed by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee.
  • The Ocean Club | review
    Ph: 242-363-6682
    www.oneandonlyoceanclub.com
    In 2000, the 1958 Dick Wilson design was obliterated, making room for an oceanfront Tom Weiskopf track that is one of the finest in the Bahamas.
  • Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort
    Ph: 242 373 1066
    Offers two courses – the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Reef Course and the Dick Wilson designed Lucayan Course – as well as a Butch Harmon golf school.
  • Paradise Island Golf Club
    Ph: 242 326 3925
    The 1958 Dick Wilson design features ocean views on nearly every hole.
  • Radisson Cable Beach and Golf
    Ph: 242 327 6000
    The course underwent a complete renovation in late 2002. The result is a pretty, interesting track with lots of water encounters and tricky approaches to the greens. Because it is just across the street from "hotel row," the course gets a lot of traffic.
  • South Ocean Golf Course
    Ph: 242 326 4391
    Designer Joe Lee says this is one of his best efforts in the islands. The layout is clever and thought-provoking, especially on the four water holes. The course condition is not always as good as it should be.
  • The Royal Oasis Golf Resort and Casino
    Ph: 800- 545-1300
    www.theroyaloasis.com
    Home to two championship courses – the Emerald, built by Dick Wilson, and the Ruby, built by Joe Lee, a Wilson associate.
  • Four Seasons Great Exuma, review

Detailed Bahamas Course Guide

Barbados

  • Barbados Golf and Country Club
    Ph: 246 428 8463
    This Ron Kirby design was the island’s first public championship course when it reopened in September 2000.
  • Rockley Golf Course
    Ph: 246 435 7873
    A pleasant nine hole course located in the southeastern tip of the island among villas, tennis courts and swimming pools.
  • Royal Westmoreland
    Ph: 246 422 4653
    Robert Trent Jones Jr. built this challenging course on a former sugar plantation, offering golfers unmatched views of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Sandy Lane Golf Club
    Ph: 246 432 2829
    Recently renovated to include 44 holes of breathtaking golf, the resort property includes the Tom Fazio-designed Green Monkey, the lengthy Country Club course, and the original nine holes developed in 1961.

Belize

  • Caye Chapel Golf Resort
    Ph: (800) 901-8938 or 011-501-226-8250.
    Discover a luxurious, secluded resort situated on its own island. It has an elegant great house, a marina, pool complex and a long, sandy beach. Most important, it has 18 holes of golf that you can play all day long.

Bermuda

  • Belmont Hotel Golf and Country Club
    Ph: 441 236 6400
    Devereaux Emmet-designed resort course with complex greens and tight fairways that was recently renovated and set to reopen in 2003.
  • Fairmont Southhampton Golf Club
    Ph: 441 238 6952
    This 18-hole, par-3 course is located on an elevated and scenic setting, and affected immensely by the strong winds off the ocean.
  • Mid Ocean Golf Club
    Ph: 441 239 0330
    A challenging and very long private course in Tuckers Town, it was renovated in 1953 by Robert Trent Jones.
  • Ocean View Golf Course
    Ph: 441 295 9093
    This is a nine hole track on the North Shore with 18 sets of tees to make you feel as if you have played a full round.
  • Port Royal Golf Course
    Ph: 441 234 0974
    A Robert Trent Jones design that ranks among the best public courses in the world.
  • Riddell’s Bay Golf and Country Club
    Ph: 441 238 1060
    The island’s oldest course features tight fairways and is only open to the public on the weekends.
  • St. George’s Golf Course
    Ph: 441 297 8353
    A par-64 Robert Trent Jones design that is located in the vicinity of the airport.
  • Tucker’s Point Golf, Tennis and Beach Club
    Ph: 441 298 6910
    Bermuda’s newest championship course opened in 2002 in Tucker’s Town.

Detailed Bermuda Course Guide

Cayman Islands

  • Hyatt Britannia Golf Course
    Ph: 345 949 8020
    The only Jack Nicklaus design in the Caribbean, located on the grounds of the expansive Hyatt, can be played as an executive par-58 or a championship par-71.
  • The Links at SafeHaven
    Ph: 345 949 5988
    A Roy Case-designed championship course that features more water holes than many golfers will be comfortable with.
  • Sunrise Family Golf Centre
    Ph: 345 947 4653
    The newest course on Grand Cayman is a nine hole par-3 design.

Costa Rica

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  • Cariari Country Club
    Ph: 506 293 3211
    This George Fazio designed and Tom Fazio built championship course in San Jose sits on a former coffee plantation which is now the luxurious Melia Cariari Resort & Country Club.
  • Garra de Leon
    The golf course at the Paradisus Playa Conchal Beach & Golf Resort was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and challenges Cariari for the honor of top course in Central America.
  • Hacienda Pinilla
    This championship course designed by Mike Young is spread over 4,500 acres on the north Pacific coast.
  • La Iguana Course / Los Suenos Marriott Beach & Golf Resort Course
    Ph: 506 630 9000
    One of the newer courses in the region, it was designed by famed-architect Ted Robinson, Jr., and sits on the country’s Pacific coast at the upscale Los Suenos Resort & Golf Club.
  • Parque Valle del Sol
    Ph: 506 282 9222
    A Tracy May re-design located only 15 minutes from San Jose, the country’s capital. The perpetually windy track is the centerpiece of a growing golf community.

Curacao

  • Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort
    Ph: 599 9 868 1755
    An 18-hole championship tropical course designed by "Rocky" Roquemore, the layout features rocky, cliffside holes sprayed by surf.

Dominican Republic

  • Casa de Campo Resort
    Ph: 809 523 2480
    The "Caribbean's Most Complete Resort" is home to three Pete Dye designs: Teeth of the Dog, ranked 35th in the world; the Links and the spectacular new Dye Fore, which opened in April 2003.
  • Guavaberry Country Club
    Ph: 800 847 0291
    Located at the luxurious all-inclusive Coral Costa Caribe Resort & Casino, this Gary Player-designed track is one of the region’s newest and most challenging.
  • Punta Cana Resort and Golf Club
    Ph: 888 442 2262
    A P.B. Dye creation that is home to more than its fair share of pot bunkers and spectacular ocean views.

Detailed Dominican Republic Course Guide

Jamaica

  • SuperClubs Golf Club, Runaway Bay
    Ph: 876 973 7319
    John Harris designed this course, situated 42 miles from Montego Bay, in 1960.
  • Caymanas Golf Club
    Ph: 876 922 3386
    Located just six miles from Kingston, the course was Jamaica’s first championship track.
  • Constant Spring Golf Club
    Ph: 876 924 1610
    This par-70 was designed in 1920 and currently sits in one of Kingston’s nicest residential settings.
  • Half Moon Golf Club
    Ph: 876 953 3105
    Robert Trent Jones’ stamp on Jamaica is part of a luxurious, 400-acre resort near Montego Bay.
  • SuperClubs Golf Club, Montego Bay
    Ph: 876 953 2800
    Formerly known as Ironshore, this links-style course is set in the middle of a luxury villa resort and has a comfortable, tastefully appointed new clubhouse.
  • Manchester Country Club
    Ph: 876 962 2403
    Located in the historic town of Mandeville, this ancient course has nine holes but features 18 different tee boxes.
  • Negril Hills Golf Club
    Ph: 876 957 4638
    Overlooking the rolling hills and pristine beaches of Negril, this picturesque setting features undulating fairways and plenty of water hazards.
  • Sandals Golf and Country Club
    Ph: 876 975 0119
    Located in Ocho Rios, this is arguably one of the country’s more scenic venues.
  • Cinnamon Hill (Three Palms Ocean Course) at Wyndham Rose Hall
    Ph: 876 953 2650
    Located east of Montego Bay, this championship course is well known for its short but devilish par-4 eight hole.
  • Tryall Golf, Tennis & Beach Resort
    Ph: 876 956 5681
    Built on former sugar plantation, Tryall was once an LPGA Tour stop and host of the prestigious Johnnie Walker World Championship. The course has undergone several recent renovations and is in top form.
  • White Witch Golf Course
    Ph: 876 953 2800
    This Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril-designed layout is located five minutes from the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall.

Detailed Jamaica Course Guide

Mexican Caribbean

  • Cozumel Country Club
    www.cozumelcountryclub.com
    The first and only golf course on the island of Cozumel (and a favorite of
    golfers arriving via cruise ship) is a 1991 Jack Nicklaus design routed
    among coral outcroppings, lagoons and mangrove swamps.
  • Moon Palace Golf Club
    Ph: 800-635-1836
    www.palaceresorts.com
    Jack Nicklaus, who has designed a plethora of fine courses in Mexico, opened his latest in 2003 in Cancun. The course, a veritable jungle trek loaded with waste bunkers and water, is at the upscale Moon Palace resort, the largest North American hotel outside Las Vegas.

Puerto Rico

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

Trinidad & Tobago

  • St. Andrew’s Golf Club
    Ph: 868 629 2314
    Over a century old, the championship course, also known as Moka, is located in the hills of Trinidad.

Turks and Caicos Islands

  • Provo Golf Club
    Ph: (809) 946 5991
    Karl Litten-designed championship course opened in 1992 and is now ranked as one of the top communities in the Caribbean.
  • Waterloo Golf Course
    Ph: (649) 946 2308
    A nine hole, beachside course in Grand Turk, built adjacent to the British Governor’s House.

U.S. Virgin Islands

  • Buccaneer Golf Course
    Ph: 800 255 3881
    Located in Gallows Bay, St. Croix, the newly renovated course offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, with St. Thomas and St. John on the horizon.
  • Carambola Golf Course
    Ph: 340 778 5638
    Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed this internationally acclaimed championship course on the northeast side of St. Croix.
  • Mahogany Run Golf Course
    Ph: 340 777 6250
    St. Thomas’ Mahogany Run is a challenging course designed by George and Tom Fazio.
  • Reef Golf and Beach Resort
    Ph: 340 773 8844
    The third golf option on St. Croix is nine hole loop, tucked into the tranquil Teague Bay on the island’s east end.

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