Are you a golfer? To be honest, the closest that My Vacation Lady has come to a golf course has been mini golf or a driving range, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t help you plan your vacation or honeymoon to the Caribbean where you can play a few rounds.
So which are some of the best islands in the Caribbean for golf?
Barbados: According to Fodor’s Travel Guide, Barbados has some of the best championship courses in the Caribbean, with 5 PGA Standard Courses. There are 3 courses at the premier resort, Sandy Lane, including the Country Club Course and the Green Monkey Course both designed by Tom Fazio, as well as others around the island designed by Ron Kirby and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Apes Hill Club Course takes a top spot in USA Today’s 10 Best.
Bermuda: Not necessarily in the Caribbean but Bermuda is a golfer’s dream with 9 courses to choose from. With ocean view holes at Port Royal (with possibly the most famous par 3 hole in Bermuda where the hazard is the Atlantic Ocean), Belmont Hills, Tucker’s Point, Riddle’s Bay, the Mid Ocean Club and more, remember to bring your Bermuda shorts with you.
Dominican Republic: With almost 30 golf courses to choose from, the Dominican Republic is becoming the premier golf destination of the Caribbean. One of the top courses in the Caribbean is Casa de Campo in La Romana. Teeth of the Dog golf course was designed by Pete Dye. So many courses in the DR were designed by leaders in the business- Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus and Rees Jones
Jamaica: With 12 golf courses on the island, it won’t be difficult to find a course to play a round or 2 of golf in Jamaica. Half Moon Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr and is one of the signature courses in the Montego Bay area. In addition, there is also the White Witch course in Rose Hall, Hilton Rose Hall course in Montego Bay, Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios, as well as a few others.
Kitts & Nevis: St. Kitts & Nevis’ boast 4 golf courses between the 2 islands and there are 2 that are top notch. Pinney’s Beach in Nevis was designed by Robert Trent Jones, has put Nevis on the golfing map. The Royal St Kitts Golf Club has 3 holes next to the Atlantic Ocean and 2 alongside the Caribbean. Golf and great views- what could be better.
Puerto Rico: With about 30 courses around the island and a couple more under development, Puerto Rico may just be the Golf Capital of the Caribbean. There are 3 courses at the Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve including the East Course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and recently renovated by his son. The Arthur Hills course at the El Conquistador resort is one of the hilliest with views of El Yunque rain forest and the ocean.
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