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A grand adventure awaits: Our Grand Cayman travel guide
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Whether you’ll be island hopping through the Caribbean or basing yourself in a private villa just steps away from a world-class course, this astounding region offers some of the most spectacular golfing experiences in the world. Paired with glorious sunshine and dramatic sea views, you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere more idyllic to enjoy a round or two.
While some Caribbean islands are a little too small to have their own golf course, you’ll be pleased to know that it won’t pose a problem for any keen golfer. A picturesque boat ride to the larger, neighbouring islands of Dominican Republic, Barbados, Jamaica, and Turks & Caicos will have you teeing off on the lush grounds of their renowned country clubs and courses in no time at all…
Set on the white sand and palm-fringed coast of Providenciales, the Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course boasting a whole host of world-class features and amenities.
Fully turfed with quality Platinum Paspalum grass, this award-winning club offers practice facilities, speedy rounds, and an on-site bar and restaurant overlooking the lush lawns of the 18th green. If you feel like switching it up a little, you can even enjoy a game of tennis on one of two flood-lit courts on the grounds of this expansive Turks & Caicos golf course.
Even without a membership, you can still book your rounds well in advance - there’s the option of both an 18-hole and 9-hole round, as well as weekly and monthly passes for those who plan on spending most of their time away on the golfing green. Unlike other Providenciales golf courses, after 3 pm, there’s no limit on your time - you can play as much as you like until it gets dark.
On the search for the best golf courses in Barbados? Less than a mile from the crystal-clear shores of Paynes Bay Beach, the Sandy Lane Country Club is home to three individual Barbados golf courses with two available to non-members and guests; The Country Club and The Old Nine.
Boasting spectacular panoramas of the Caribbean coastline from each course, the Sandy Lane golf course is easily one of the most inspiring locations to hone your skills. The trade winds here offer a welcome challenge for skilled golfers; but if you need a quick warm-up, there’s a practice putting green reserved for pre- and post-play.
When it comes to picking the ideal Barbados golf course, you really are spoiled for choice. Designed by Tom Fazio, The Country Club course offers 18-holes generously spread out across five lakes and 7,000 yards of lush greens. The Old Nine is a little smaller at 3,345 yards, yet the tight fairways and small greens make it a popular choice among those who like their courses to be a little more demanding.
Redesigned by renowned golf course architects Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril, Cinnamon Hill Golf Course sits in an elevated position overlooking Montego Bay and the shimmering Caribbean Sea. Accompanying these sublime 360-degree views are the welcome sea breezes, whistling through the pines and palms - keeping you cool while you get on with a morning round of golf.
As well as enjoying some of the best golf in Jamaica, you’ll also uncover little slices of the island’s history as you make your way around the tees. On the second, you’ll swing toward the Rose Hall Great House in St.Bran's Burg, an 18th-century Jamaican Georgian plantation house which has since been transformed into a museum. There’s also the Cinnamon Hill Great House to see - another impressive home which was owned by Johnny Cash for over 30 years.
Close to the 15th green is a gently flowing waterfall, which was featured as a setting in the 1973 Bond film, Live and Let Die.
Voted as one of the best courses in both the Caribbean and Mexico, the Punta Espada Golf Course offers an exceptional golfing experience for both beginners and experts alike. Shaped around the natural curves and contours of the island’s coast, you’ll be able to savour an idyllic ocean view with every tee at this stunning Punta Cana golf club.
As a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, you can expect the very best when it comes to courses and features. Golfers who like a challenge can make the most of the water hazards, sand traps, and fairways, while those new to the sport can take advantage of private lessons, led by golf professionals.
As one of the best golf courses in Punta Cana, the course was the setting for the Cap Cana Championship between 2008 and 2010, a PGA Champions Tour which saw impressive wins from the likes of Fred Couples, Keith Fergus, and Mark Wiebe.
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The North Sound Golf Club is a premier 18-hole golf course in the scenic surroundings of George Town, overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea. Offering a good mixture of straightforward and technical holes, it’s ideal for golfers of all experience levels. Best of all, it’s open seven days a week, giving you freedom when it comes to planning the rest of the activities in your holiday itinerary.
Even complete beginners are well catered for; the club’s PGA professionals are highly experienced in training new golfers of all ages and abilities, with private classes available to those who need a helping hand in learning the basics of the sport. On-site, you’ll also find a practice facility, an aqua driving range and an open-air bar to sip on a refreshing cocktail after a game.
While the course itself is enough to entice any golfing fan, it’s the setting that really seals the deal. Dotted with tranquil lakes and palm trees that gently sway in the cooling sea breezes, it’s often visited by tropical birds and iguanas.
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There might only be two golf courses to choose from in Antigua, but the bucolic setting of the Cedar Valley Golf Club more than makes up for it. Designed by Ralph Aldridge in 1970, this leafy course in Cedar Grove offers 6,157 yards of lush greens nestled among tropical trees and rolling hillsides.
As an 18-hole championship course, there’s plenty of variety when it comes to testing your abilities. Steep hills, trees, and bunkers provide a good challenge, with a few easygoing holes to mix it up along the way too.
If you’ll be staying at one of our private villas in Antigua, we can arrange for an advance booking to be made on your behalf at the Cedar Valley golf course; just let us know when you'd like to visit for a round and we'll have everything prepared for your arrival.
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Yet another excellent option for golf in Montego Bay, Jamaica; the Tryall Club Golf Course winds through the lush acres of the estate before facing out onto the brilliant blue of the Caribbean Sea. Carefully designed by esteemed architect Ralph Plummer, the Tryall golf course incorporates the natural topography of the island, creating unique challenges along the way.
There’s a nicely private and secluded feel to Tryall Club - the 6836-yard course never gets too crowded, which is ideal for enjoying a quieter round and soaking up the gorgeous setting at your own pace.
Expert tuition is also available for beginners, with a dedicated Golf Academy offering one-to-one coaching for both children and adults.
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Ranked as one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean and the 27th best in the world, the Teeth of the Dog golf course offers an unparalleled golfing experience in the spectacular surroundings of Casa Da Campo in the Dominican Republic.
Meticulously designed and carved from the island’s rocky coastline, Pete Dye’s signature golf course offers 18 holes across a breathtaking natural landscape. If you can tear yourself from the mesmerising ocean views, you’ll find a satisfying challenge - the course has a USGA rating of between 68 and 76, depending on which colour tee you go for.
Golfing tournaments regularly take place at the resort, with golfers encouraged to sign up and compete - if you’re feeling competitive, it could be worth lining up your stay with one of these popular events.
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Speak to one of our Travel Advisors today to begin your next golfing adventure in the Caribbean. We’ll help to pair you with the perfect island getaway from which you can discover the best golfing experiences in the region with ease.
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