The Abaco Club, Winding Bay, Abaco, Bahamas – A Ritz-Carlton Resort
The architects claim that the layout at The Abaco Club is the “first Scottish links-style course in a tropical location.” If that means it’s flat a featureless, then so be it. Scottish links courses, however, are anything but featureless. True, the great courses at the “Home of Golf” are wind-swept and often boast of only a single, lonely tree, but the dunes, deep grasslands, heather and gorse impart a certain austere, even mystical atmosphere found nowhere else in the world.
Does that mean the golf course at The Abaco Club is a sham? Far from it. Golf course architects Donald Steel and Tom McKenzie have created a very beautiful platform for this our favorite sport. Narrow fairways, spectacular greens, and stunning oceanscapes are the just a few of the attributes of this little-known venue. The course plays a long 7,183 yards off the back tees for a tough par of 72. And, very much in the style of its Scottish peers, it is, at times, a remote and wind-swept corner of the Bahamas.
The Abaco Club, and its golf course, is a private facility, but that doesn’t mean you can stay and play. There are a number of private units available for rent and, as a guest, you’ll be able to enjoy all the amenities of the Abaco Club, including the golf course, Beach Club, tennis facilities, scuba diving, swimming, hiking and, of course, soaking up the sun as only the Bahamas can provide it – beautiful snow-white beaches, emerald waters, and seven hours of sunshine more than 280 days of the year.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
PO Box AB20572
Visit the Abaco Club Website
How to Get There:
The Islands of the Bahamas are served by two international airports: Nassau International Airport and Grand Bahama International Airport. These two airports are served by almost all of the US domestic airlines as well as airlines from Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Travel to the Out Islands of the Bahamas is achieved via Bahamasair. Bahamasair offers regular scheduled service to the Abacos, Exumas, and most of the smaller inhabited islands.
Travel to the Abacos and The Exumas can also be achieved via the Fast Ferry from Potter’s Cay in Nassau – daily scheduled service is available. This is a great way to visit the Out Island. I highly recommend it.
Rental cars are readily available at both international airports.
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I have been traveling to, and writing about, the Islands of the Bahamas for more than 25 years. The Bahamas are my own, personal favorite vacation destinations. I love the emerald waters, the glittering white sands, the friendly people, and the overall feeling of well-being. I have NEVER had a bad experience anywhere in the Bahamas. I never miss a chance to hop on a plane and travel between these most beautiful of islands. I truly hope that you enjoy your visit to the Bahamas as much as I always have.