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World-class Golfing in the Caribbean

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Did you know that beyond the pristine beaches, delicious food, and unbeatable Caribbean settings, our destinations also offer world-class golf? Well, let this blog post sound the alarm. We’ve collected a handful of our favorite golf courses across the Caribbean, and we’re going to present them with a resort recommendation nearby, so you can get to the fairway quicker. Many resorts offer complimentary greens fees and perks for staying with them, and 18-hole rounds make for great bachelor parties. Just beware, you may be hitting from the hazards more often as the beautiful ocean backdrops are known for being quite the distraction.

Teeth of the Dog

La Romana, Dominican Republic

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Teeth of the Dog
Known for being Pete Dye’s “masterpiece”, this signature golf course is often rated #1 in the Caribbean, and currently ranked #39 worldwide. With a reputation that’s well deserved, golfers will find a course meticulously hand carved from the rock and coral of the Dominican coastline. Expect a challenging creation, with 18 jaw-dropping holes, including 7 right along the ocean.

Resort Recommendation: Dreams La Romana and Spa is the ideal all-inclusive if you want a relaxing stay in the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Located just 30 minutes away from Casa de Campo (home of Teeth of the Dog), you’ll find delicious a-la-carte options, beautiful ceremony venues, and plenty of further excursion opportunities for the non-golfers in your group.

Tierra Del Sol

Noord, Aruba

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Tierra Del Sol
Tierra Del Sol offers world-class greens at the only golf course on the island. Designed by a renowned pro, Robert Trent Jones II, golfers will have access to a full-length practice range and a magnificent clubhouse with restaurant and swimming pool. The course is designed with every skill level in mind, after all, it’s meant to be enjoyed for multiple rounds in one lifetime.

Resort Recommendation: Book a room at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino, and you’ll be guaranteed excitement all night long post-golf, thanks to the full-scale gambling facility. Plus, by staying at this resort you get access to their private island, which features ferry-taxi service, an island bar, and flamingos. This island also doubles as a beautiful wedding venue.

Cinnamon Hill and White Witch Courses

Rose Hall Estate, Jamaica

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Cinnamon Hill Golf Course
Offering the quintessential island golf experience since 1969, a 2001 redesign has ensured these beautiful golf courses are preserved for future generations. An 18-hole round will offer numerous sights along the way, including the historic Rose Hall Great House, a gentle waterfall, and a winding ancient aqueduct used to grind sugar cane during the plantation era. Take your pick from Cinnamon Hill or White Witch, or both to make for a perfect golf vacation. Prepare to encounter sweeping panoramic ocean views no matter which course you choose.

Resort Recommendation: Located a 5-minute drive from the Rose Hall Estate rests the impeccable Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall all-inclusive resort. On the outskirts of Montego Bay, guests will find unbelievably beautiful beaches and pools, along with unforgettable wedding venues too. No stay is complete without a visit to the on-site Barefoot Jerk Shack, great for refueling after a round of golf.

Punta Espada

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

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Punta Espada Golf Course
The Punta Espada golf course is the first of three iconic Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses developed for Cap Cana. Often ranked the #1 course in the Caribbean, with 8 holes that play directly along the sea. From all points of Punta Espada, golfers are treated to extraordinary views of the Caribbean, where the sea contrasts against the emerald green fairways.

Resort Recommendation: For some beautifully quiet downtime when you’re not golfing, book a stay at the Secrets Cap Cana resort, located 15 minutes from the course. Situated in an exclusive gated community, expect breathtaking ocean views and a pristine beach with sand that often gets compared to crystalline sugar. Other excursion opportunities include horseback riding and sports fishing that embarks from the protected harbor marina.

The Lakes – Barcelo Golf Course

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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The Lakes – Barcelo Golf Course
Are you catching a theme here, with the reoccurring Dominican Republic courses? It just so happens there are a large number of world-class courses available on the beautiful Hispaniola island. Located on the east coast of the Caribbean island is The Lakes, Barcelo Golf Course, designed by P.B. Dye in 2010. This was the home of the original Punta Cana golf course before that. Here you will find breathtaking views of the lush mangrove forest, a course that truly capitalizes on the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Resort Recommendation: Book a relaxing stay at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach adults-only resort, perfect for unwinding after a round of golf. Since this resort is part of the same complex housing the golf course, you’ll receive huge savings and deals on day passes at The Lakes. Beyond golf, there is a beautiful beach and gorgeous wedding venues too.

Looking to arrange your very own Caribbean golf outing? Contact an agent today to book your resort.

 

 

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