Mostly known for its beautiful and stunning beaches, the Caribbean is also a haven for golf enthusiasts as it houses a considerable number of world class golf courses. Its golf courses have grown in popularity in recent years, which has paved the way for many a number of major and local tournaments to be held here.
If you are a seasoned traveler and an experienced golfer, you will probably have figured out the different price arrangements for Caribbean golf courses. You might have taken note of the in-season and off-season prices, as well as the varying rates for guests and non- guests, in addition to the different prices available for both members and non members. Thinking and planning ahead, making calls, sending queries through emails or doing research ahead will prove to be an advantage for anyone who plans to visit Caribbean golf courses.
Hopping from one Caribbean island to another is probably one of the best ways to explore and experience its many jewels of golf courses. And one of the better places to tee off is in the Dominican Republic, which is home to some of the best and most beautiful golf courses in the Caribbean, starting off with The Teeth of The Dog golf course at the equally famous Casa de Campo Resort. It is highly recommended for the hardcore golfers and is famous for its many holes that lead right to the Carribean Sea. Another notable Dominican Republic golf course is found at the 2 year old Eden Roc resort, the Punta Espada golf course designed by no less than Jack Nicklaus himself. While there, it is also recommended that a golfer pays the Guavaberry Golf and Country Club a visit. Most notable for its black championship tees, the enthralling view of the nature preserve and the tropical forest here must not be missed.
After one is done enjoying the golf courses of the Dominican Republic, it is a sound decision to head to Jamaica to explore more top notch golf course facilities, beginning with the Half Moon Golf Course. Renovated recently by a renowned golf course architect, Half Moon held the prestigious title of being the Best Caribbean Golf Resort as awarded by Carribean World Magazine and is included in the Jack Nicklaus Great Golf Resorts of the World list. Its charm lies in its variety of golf courses that can cater to any golfer who saunters into their beautiful territory and it has been entertaining golfers from different levels for more than a quarter of a century now. Tryall’s Championship Golf Course in Hanover, on the other hand, is the home of the Johnny Walker Tournament as well as the Jamaica Classic Annual. It is regarded as the best golf course in Jamaica and one of the best in the world. While in Jamaica, the challenging and beautiful Cinnamon Hill Ocean Course at Wyndham Rose Hall Resort is also something worthy of anyone’s visit and time.
Anguilla may not be as famous as its Caribbean Island counterparts but many golfers come here often to visit Cap Juluca’s Temenos Golf Club, an 18 hole Greg Norman signature golf course. Apart from the challenging course and elevated greens, this golf course is also well known for the majestic view of the Caribbean Sea and St. Martin.
Barbados is one of the top golfing destinations in the Caribbean and has numerous world class golf courses that put the place on the map. One of the most famous golf courses on this island is the Sandy Lane Golf Club Course that caters to a multitude of different golfers each year. Barbados Golf Club holds the distinction of being the first public golf course in Barbados. It is mostly known for its par 72 golf course, which probably paved the way for the facility to host the Barbados Open for two consecutive years in 2000 and 2001.
Cayman Island is another top golf destination in the Caribbean. It is home to the first signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in the Caribbean, the Britannia Golf Club that prides itself with an 18 hole par 57 course. SafeHaven’s The Links Grand Cayman Golf is another must visit destination for any golfer who finds himself wandering the beautiful Caribbean paradise. This par 71 course is specifically designed to complement the idyllic Cayman Island terrain and climate, as well as its breezes and the abundant water and sand.
If a traveler is visiting the beautiful Turks and Caicos islands, visiting Provo Golf and Country Club will prove to be a worthwhile experience. The challenging and exotic 18 hole course is consistently voted as one of the Caribbean’s best golf courses.