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Best Golf Courses in the Caribbean

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When imagining golfing paradise the Caribbean will be right at the forefront of your mind with glorious sunshine, white sand beaches and incredible championship golf courses designed by some of the world’s best designers. From the beautiful inland courses of the Barbados to the dramatic cliff hangers of the Dominican Republic, a golf tour to these beautiful islands has something for everyone to enjoy. Players never leave disappointed as the unrivalled hospitality you will experience throughout your trip is sure to make up for the way you played on the course.

With many of the course making use of the stunning natural landscape, the Caribbean is home to some of the most iconic and picturesque courses in the world. Those looking for the golf tour of a lifetime, then there is no better place to go.

Casa de Campo, Teeth of the Dog Course

Casa De Campo's Teeth of the Dog course is quite rightly ranked as the number 1 course in the Caribbean. The sheer cliff faces that the pristine fairways skirt are reminiscent of some of the world’s best coastal golf courses such as Pebble Beach. Pete Dye claimed 7 of the holes to be created by God and these hug the rugged rock faces of the Dominican Republic coast leaving no room for error. The course’s name is very apt as it will challenge even the best golfers out there but those brave enough to take it on are in for a real treat.

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Quick facts about Teeth of the Dog Course

Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Length: 7,350 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Pete Dye
Established: 1973
Where to stay: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Corales Golf Club

Since opening in 2010, Corales Golf Club has gone from strength to strength and is now renowned as one of the best courses in the Caribbean. The course’s impeccable design and the immaculate condition it is always in was recognised by being the first course in the Dominican Republic to host a PGA Tour event in March 2018. Fazio has created a true monster of a course with it stretching 7,600 yards from the tips and with many of its fairways hugging the stunning coastline the wind can often make it feel even longer. Taking on this beautiful course is not for the faint hearted but those who do will be rewarded with an unforgettable round of golf.

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Quick facts about Corales Golf Club

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Length: 7,600 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Tom Fazio
Established: 2010
Where to stay: Westin Punta Cana | Tortuga Bay

Apes Hill Golf Club

Perched in the hills overlooking the west coast of Barbados, Apes Hill is renowned for providing guests with panoramic views of the stunning surroundings. With 18 glorious golf holes, there is not one signature hole but rather a set of 4 that run through from 11-14 that are as challenging as they are beautiful. For those looking to challenge themselves, the course can be stretched to 7,150 yards and will test both your ability to drive the ball long and straight. However, part of the courses charm lies in its multiple tee boxes which alter the way in which the course plays and makes it manageable for golfers of all abilities.

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Quick facts about Apes Hill

Location: St James, Barbados
Length: 7,150 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Jeff Potts and Chris Cole
Established: 2009
Where to stay: Cobblers Cove | Colony Club

Royal Westmoreland

The golf course at Royal Westmoreland is one of the most stunning inland courses in the Caribbean. Its location above sea level still gifts golfers with stunning views of the sea but the way the course utilises the natural landscape to create dramatic changes in elevation provides golfers with a unique challenge. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. the course boasts arguably the best set of par 3s in the Caribbean with players having to play over deep ravines and onto greens with testing drop offs. The old colonial style clubhouse is the perfect setting for a 19th hole and with a terrace that overlooks the course, there aren’t many better places to enjoy a cold beer.

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Quick facts about Royal Westmoreland

Location: St James, Barbados
Length: 6,870 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Sn
Established: 2000
Where to stay: Royal Westmoreland | Colony Club

Moon Spa Golf Club

Masterminded by the great Jack Nicklaus, Moon Palace golf course is an exhibition in resort course design. The club boasts 27 excellent golf holes all of which carve through the natural flora and fauna of Cancun which creates a stunning setting to play golf in. The longest set of 18 holes can be stretched to 7,165 yards and will be a stern test for even the lowest handicap golfers as power and course management are challenged. The big bunkers and water features that litter the course are strategically placed at just that awkward distance.

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Quick facts about Moon Spa Golf Club

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Length: 7,165 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
Established: 2002
Where to stay: Moon Palace

Green Monkey, Sandy Lane

At the forefront golf in Barbados and arguably the Caribbean is the exclusive Green Monkey course at Sandy Lane Resort. Carved out of an old quarry, the fairways and greens are often lined by sheer cliff faces which helps create a sense of drama throughout your round. The signature hole on the course is the sand surrounded grass that has been sculpted into the shape of the Bajan Green Monkey that the course takes it name from. Any golfing fanatic is sure to have this place on their bucket list and is a must play for anyone who ever has the chance.

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Quick facts about Sandy Lane

Location: St James, Barbados
Length: 7,343 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Tom Fazio
Established: 2004
Where to stay: Sandy Lane

Mid Ocean Club

Since it was opened in the 1920s, The Mid Ocean Club has been at the forefront of Bermudan golf and is often the benchmark for other courses on the island. With relatively wide fairways players are able to open their shoulders off the tea but with bunkers placed in clever positions they are waiting to punish any severely errant shots. The real challenge of the course is at the greens which feature severe runoffs and are always lightning quick so course management and solid ball striking is imperative if you are looking to score well.

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Quick facts about Mid Ocean Club

Location: Bermuda
Length: 6,512 yards
Par: 71
Designed by: Charles Blair Macdonald & Robert Trent Jones
Established: 1921
Where to stay: Newstead Belmont Hills | Rosewood Bermuda

Port Royal

Any golfing fanatic will not want to miss out on playing this Bermudan beauty. The course sits looking over the stunning coastline and provides guests with magnificent views throughout their round. The signature hole is the glorious par 16th where players have to hit their tee shot from a tree on the edge of a cliff down towards a green 235 yards away if playing from the tips. The green appears to be hanging off the edge of a cliff and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing holes in the game of golf. Those looking to play one of the best courses in the Caribbean then do not forget Port Royal Golf Club.

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Quick facts about Port Royal

Location: Bermuda
Length: 6,800 yards
Par: 71
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones
Established: 1970
Where to stay: Fairmont Southampton | Cambridge Beaches Resort

Cinnamon Hill

Regarded by many as one of the best golf courses in Jamaica, Cinnamon Hill is the perfect blend of fantastic golf course design and the island’s magnificent natural landscape. With 2 unique sets of nine holes players must first deal with a strong wind that often blows across the course before ending the round with tight fairways guarded by bunkers. A combination of power and guile is needed to navigate this stunning golf course and any serious golfer will revel in the challenge that is provided at Cinnamon Hill.

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Quick facts about Cinnamon Hill

Location: Jamaica
Length: 6,637 yards
Par: 71
Designed by: Hank Smedley & Robert van Hagge
Established: 1969
Where to stay: Half Moon Resort | Hilton Rose Hall

Casa de Campo, Dye Fore Course

The Dye Fore course at Casa De Campo has the capabilities to challenge the games very best players with drastic changes in elevation that require pin point accuracy throughout your round. With some of its holes sitting almost 300 ft above sea level, golfers are treated to unrivalled panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding islands. In typical resort fashion, the course features multiple tee boxes with significantly alter the challenges faced throughout a round making it a great place for players of all abilities to play. The stunning accommodation that accompanies the golf courses make it a great all round golfing destination.

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Quick facts about Dye Fore Course

Location: La Romana
Length: 7,740 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Pete Dye
Established: 2002
Where to stay: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas