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Golf

Cancun Golf CourseGolf has thrived in the Caribbean over the last twenty years. There is now a great variety of golf courses to choose from and the near-perfect climate add up to a great reason to visit the Caribbean. Here are some examples of the courses you can encounter. Click here for a listing of golf courses and other golf resources in the region.

Dramatic waterfront holes and tees jutting over the ocean characterize courses like Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Designed by Pete Dye, this course has consistently been rated in the top 50 of courses in the world.

Another world-class Dominican course, Punta Espada, hosted a 2008 PGA Champions Tour event and was selected by Jack Nicklaus as one of up to 25 destinations worldwide to share the unique distinction of being a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club.


Turquoise Net's Top 5 Golf Courses

1. Tryall Golf Club
Jamaica
2. Carambola Beach Club, US Virgin Islands
3. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
4. Half Moon Golf Club, Jamaica
5. Mid Ocean Club, Bermuda

Also Recommended

Provo Golf Club, Turks & Caicos Islands

Tryall Golf Club at Sandy Bay, Jamaica, was designed by Dick Wilson and completed by Ralph Plummer in 1960. Short (6,407 yards) by championship standards, the course is made particularly challenging by the frequent carries over ditches, gullies and creek beds. Site of the Johnnie Walker World Championship.

Provo Golf Club, in the Turks & Caicos Islands is one of the newer courses in the Caribbean. Designed by Karl Litten and completed in 1992 it is challenging because of tight fairways and difficult carries. Also of note is the reverse osmosis system of desalinization providing the water that irrigates the course.

The Half Moon Golf Club is located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and was opened in 1961. This mature course offers wide, rolling fairways, a variety of trees, water hazards on seven holes, over 100 bunkers plus an irrigation ditch that winds its way through the course. Wind can be a big factor.

Carambola Golf Club on St. Croix, USVI, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1966. This tropical layout sports natural springs, rolling fairways laid out in a beautiful valley. A variety of elevations and contours where water comes into play on eight holes. Numerous large bunkers. Some of the best par 3's in the tropics. 6856 yards.

Puerto Rico is a very popular destination for golfers. A new course at the Westin Rio Mar designed by Greg Norman is already highly regarded. Additionally, courses at El Conquistador and Hyatt's Dorado Beach and Cerromar Beach have been respected by golf enthusiasts for quite some time.

The tranquil island of Bermuda is also home to some of the finest golf courses. There are many testing courses here including The Mid Ocean Club, located in scenic Tucker's Town. Built in 1921, by architect Charles Blair Macdonald, and gently modified by Robert Trent Jones in the 1950's, this is acknowledged as one of the greatest golf courses in the world. The course has been graced by the presence of Dwight Eisenhower, Sir Winston Churchill, The Duke of Windsor, George Bush and Babe Ruth, to name just a few. It has also been the venue on the PGA Tour, in recent years, and has challenged some of the great names in golf today.

A relative newcomer on the scene is the Caye Chapel Golf Resort on a small island off the coast of Belize. It's one of the most picturesque, extremely private, one of a kind, challenging courses found anywhere in the world.

Click here for a listing of golf courses and other golf resources in the region.


 
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