On Bermuda you’ll find a total of 8 golf courses and one driving range. The private clubs in Bermuda require an introduction from a member, and all but three – Ocean View, Port Royal and St. George's – are private; some, like the Fairmont Southampton Golf course at the hotel of the same name near the city of Hamilton, will accept non-members by prior appointment or a call from a concierge at your hotel. If you’re coming in from the UK and wish to play in Bermuda with your golf handicap certificates, ask the individual golf clubs here whether they recognize the certificates and/or offer additional benefits like discounted green fees. One of the favorite courses of tourists and cruisers alike is the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Parish. Port Royal Golf was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is an 18-hole, par 71 public golf course.
Barbados is known for its world class golfing and is one of the top golf destinations of the Caribbean. Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Golf Club are the two most famous courses on the island, but there are several more available for the tourist to play. Sandy Lane Golf Club is the location of three courses – the Country Club course, the incredible Green Monkey, and The Old Nine. For anyone who wants to try their hand but not annoy the pros, try the Almond Beach Village golf course; it’s fun for the average hotel guest but will not appeal to you real golfers.
Golf is one of the Dominican Republic's top attractions, bringing tourists here by the thousands to enjoy the year-round warm weather and the varied terrain. Course architects incorporate numerous hills and coastlines into the design to challenge golfers, and it seems as though a new course opens once or twice each year. A must-play golf course here is the Teeth of The Dog, found at the famous Casa de Campo Resort; it is simply stunning – with many holes situated right on the Caribbean Sea.
Golf courses of note include:
The Temenos Golf Club on Anguilla is an 18-hole Greg Norman signature golf course with amazing views of nearby St. Martin across crystalline waters. The course is challenging, with tiered greens alongside lagoons and water-surrounded, elevated greens.
Tierra del Sol in Aruba was the island’s first world-class golf course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, this challenging 18-hole, par-71 course has all the amenities along with gorgeous landscaping.
The Caribbean's first signature Jack Nicklaus golf course is the Britannia Golf Club, boasting three courses in one. It’s a don’t-miss experience in Grand Cayman.
Half Moon Golf Course on Jamaica has been named the Best Caribbean Golf Resort by Caribbean World Magazine, Renovated recently by Roger Rulewich, renowned golf course architect, this course is a must for all serious tropical golfers.
Tryall near Montego Bay (Jamaica) is and 18-hole, par-71, championship Golf Course. Tryall is the site of the Johnny Walker Tournament and the Jamaica Classic Annual. It’s well known as the best course in Jamaica, and considered one of the best golf courses in the world.
The Provo Golf & Country Club is consistently voted one of the Caribbean¹s best golf courses – this challenging and beautifully maintained 18-hole course is popular with members, guests, and visitors to the island. Located in a holiday golf community in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands, this lovely oasis played host to the 2009 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship; the course is regularly voted one of the best courses in the Caribbean.
There are many more courses in the islands of the Caribbean. If you wish to book a golf holiday, or want to make sure the opportunity to sneak away for a round is available, contact us and we’ll make sure you have exactly what you want.