Golf Courses and Resorts in the Caribbean:
I came to the United States from England almost 30 years ago. Back then, Caribbean Golf Courses and resorts were not the golf destinations we know today. Many were a little on the seedy side; facilities could quite easily be described as “third world.” Golf courses on the islands were often primitive and unkempt. Today, the grand resorts and developers have moved to the islands in force. The Islands of the Caribbean now offer the best of winter golf getaways. The list of golf courses and resorts across the islands from The Bahamas, to Bermuda, Jamaica, Aruba, and the Windward and Leeward Islands is extensive:
Aruba Tierra del Sol Golf Course
A “so-called” Scottish-style course designed by one of my favorite architects, Robert Trent Jones II, Tierra del Sol is situated on the scenic northwest point of Aruba. Tierra del Sol is the only 18 hole championship golf course on the island. The course is conveniently located just 5 to 10 minutes by taxi from all the major resorts. A free standing facility with a par of 71 and a rating of 74.2, it’s accessible to guests staying at any of Aruba’s resorts.
Golf in the Bahamas
Consistent sunshine makes Golf in the Bahamas the ideal choice for a golf vacation or group outing. The islands regularly host world-class tournaments. There is no winter season to limit play, just year-round blue skies and warm weather. Nassau averages seven hours of completely sunny skies per day, and rain seldom lasts for longer than it takes to get under cover, even during the rainy season. An average winter temperature of 70° means the grass is always green and you can Play Golf in the Bahamas 365 days a year.
- Golf Courses and Resorts in Freeport
- Golf Courses and Resorts in Nassau
- Golf Courses and Resorts in the Abacos
- Golf Courses and Resorts in the Exumas
- Golf Courses and Resorts in the Treasure Cay
With nine golf courses, the tiny island of Bermuda has the highest concentration of golfing opportunities per square mile in the world. What's even more intriguing is the fact that Bermuda is now host to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Better yet, Bermuda has some incredible resorts, many of them offering golf as an attraction.
Only in the past couple of decades have the grand resorts really discovered the potential of the Dominican Republic, and their presence on the island is growing almost exponentially.Golf in Jamaica
Jamaica is one of those places where the scenery is beyond compare and the golf courses are, well, they are spectacular too. Jamaica is home to some of the top golf resorts and courses in the Caribbean.
Golf in Mexico is an amazing experience. From the Yucatan Peninsula to Acapulco there are a great many wonderful golf courses, some of them designed by the masters of the game such as Nicklaus, Fazio, Robert Trent Jones and many more. The resorts? Well, the word “grand” hardly describes them.Golf in Panama
Not really on the map as far US golfers are concerned, but Panama does offer some serious possibilities. If you’re looking for a golf vacation with a difference, you may want to consider Panama.
There’s no doubt that Puerto Rico has become one of the best golf destinations in the Caribbean. Today, there are 23 golf courses on the island with six more under construction. Puerto Rico is an island on the northern reaches of the Caribbean Sea just to the west of the US Virgin Islands and some 1,000 miles southeast of Miami.