A Basic Primer – Golf in the Caribbean

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2024 Basic Primer:  Caribbean Golf Guide

 

With spring break upon us, if you are traveling to the Caribbean, here is a quick primer on the golf options available.   This is the first of two articles.  The second article, “The Caribbean Business Golf Model” ,  to be published March 15, 2024, highlights in detail our analysis of many of the courses listed below having recently visit these facilities

Aruba

 

 

 

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf: Located in Aruba, this resort boasts an 18-hole PGA-approved gem designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones IIWith sweeping panoramic ocean views and spectacular desert scenery at every hole, it’s no wonder it received a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest121 866 978 5158
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The Links at Divi Aruba: Nestled between luxury vacation villas at the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, this lush nine-hole course offers beautifully manicured fairways surrounded by indigenous vegetation, creating a unique Caribbean golf setting. It’s open to the public, with preferred tee times for Divi Resort guests32.

Barbados

 

 

 

The Country Club at Sandy Lane: This course offers brilliant views, well-maintained greens, and fairways. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, it’s a good choice1.

Barbados Golf Club: Enjoy a round of golf here, explore the pro shop, and grab a drink or snack at the restaurant. The course provides a nice experience for golfers of all levels1.

Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: With superb course conditions, amazing views, and memorable holes, this course is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts1.

The Green Monkey Golf Course at Sandy Lane: A lovely course with a privileged first 9 holes. It’s part of the Sandy Lane resort and offers a unique golfing experience1.

Rockley Golf Club: Play 18 holes at this club, which is suitable for both experienced golfers and beginners1.

Bonaire

 

 

 

The Piedra So Bonaire Golf Club is the official golf club on the island. Piedra So features the most unique 18-hole golf course in the Caribbean. It’s a 72-par course with nine artificial greens and nine natural browns. The course is set amidst a cactus environment, offering stunning ocean views and a steady Eastern Breeze.

 

Curaçao

 

 

 

Old Quarry Golf Course: Located within the Santa Barbara Plantation, this par 72 course draws its name from the historic quarries where famed Curaçao marble is mined. Designed by the legendary golf architect Pete Dye, it meanders between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of Tafelberg Mountain, and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. The course features hearty Paspalum grass, which can be irrigated using both brackish and recycled water45. +599 9 840 6886, oldquarrygolf@santabarbaraplantation.com, Dial 011 599 9 98406886

Blue Bay Golf: Situated in Willemstad, Curaçao, this course offers a unique Caribbean golf experience. While it’s a nine-hole course, it provides a beautiful setting surrounded by indigenous vegetation and is open to the public65.

Grenada

 

 

 

Grenada Golf & Country Club: Located on the picturesque Tobago Plantations Estate, this par-67 course weaves through an old coconut plantation. It features nine holes, with elevated greens and stunning ocean views. You can play 18 holes by starting from different tee boxes. The club also offers club rentals and caddy services1. Note: Grenada has only one golf course, but its Caribbean vistas make it a delightful experience for golf enthusiasts2.

Guadeloupe

 

 

Golf Municipal Saint-François: Located in Saint Francois, Guadeloupe, this course offers an enjoyable golfing experience. It’s a 9-hole course suitable for golfers of various skill levels45.

Golf International de Saint-François: Also situated in Saint Francois, this 18-hole championship course is one of the most popular on the island. It was redesigned in collaboration with Australian golf legend Greg Norman and reopened in 2021. The course spans over 7,000 yards, offering stunning views and exciting challenges45. saint-francois.golf@wanadoo.fr+590590884187Trinidad and Tobago

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

Tobago Plantations Golf Club: Situated within the Tobago Plantations Estate, this par-72, 18-hole course offers a challenging layout. Woven into the landscape of an old coconut plantation, it provides scenic views of the southern coast. The course is part of the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort3. 1 866 352 6222, Info@MagdalenaGrand.com

St. Andrews Golf Club: Located in Maraval, Trinidad, this club offers a challenging golf experience. With a par-72 course, it provides a great opportunity for golfers to engage with the local community4.

 

St. Lucia

 

 

 

Cabot St. Lucia – Point Hardy Golf Club: 

Cabot Saint Lucia offers spectacular golf, jaw-dropping natural beauty, and a residential community located on a beautiful 375-acre peninsula at the northern tip of the revered Caribbean Island. The property will feature a magnificent Coore & Crenshaw-designed 18-hole golf course and a stunning collection of residences ranging from fairway townhomes to expansive, customizable single-family homes and beachfront living opportunities. Completing the member and guest experience, Cabot Saint Lucia will offer a host of luxury amenities and adventures to be enjoyed by the whole family. Cabot Saint Lucia

 Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate: This 18-hole championship course in Cap Estate was redesigned by golf legend Greg Norman. It spans over 7,000 yards, providing captivating fairways and exciting elevation changes. As a guest of Sandals all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia, you’ll have free access to this course and its clubhouse6. Book Sandals Cap Estate Golf & Country Club Tee Times in Gros Islet, Gros Islet (chronogolf.com), https://www.sandals.com/golf/st-lucia/, +1 758 721 8672

Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Course: Located in Castries, St. Lucia, this 9-hole course is suitable for golfers of all levels. It offers scenic views and a relaxing golfing experience6.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

 

 

Bequia Golf Club: On the beautiful island of Bequia, this eco-friendly, low-maintenance 6-hole, par-3 cross-country golf course allows you to improve your short game while enjoying the island’s beauty5. Note: St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer limited golf options, but the Bequia Golf Club provides a unique experience for enthusiasts6

 

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