Top 5 Golf Resorts for your Caribbean Vacation
As springtime comes and with it sunshine and warmer temperatures, true golf connoisseurs are focused, preparing for tournaments and reading this week’s feature to select their Caribbean destination for the perfect combination of competition and relaxation.
A recent study from GolfWeek magazine ranked the top courses in the Caribbean and Mexico. As you plan your trip keep this list in mind, and when you’re ready to book contact us at The Tropical Travelers, we’d love to take care of all the details so you can enjoy your dream vacation!
As we reviewed the list from GolfWeek’s Best Courses of Caribbean & Mexico 2013, here are our favorite five – the best golf and luxury of the tropics:
1. Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados: (The Green Monkey, The Old Nine)
Built in 1961, the famous Old Nine course meanders through the Sandy Lane estate. At 3,345 yards, par 36, The Old Nine, with its tree-lined fairways, is an intimate course, yet demanding because of its small greens and tight fairways. This special Barbados golf course is a beloved spot with repeat guests to the property.
2. Iberostar Playa Paraiso, Maya Riviera, Mexico: (The Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club)
Located in Maya Riviera, Mexico, The Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club stand outs from the relatively flat landscape that surrounds it. The course has a hilly terrain and was carefully carved from Mayan jungle, which was kept intact to provide a treacherous hazard throughout. This course will be a delight for the avid golfer.
3. Ritz-Carlton Resort, St. James, Jamaica (White Witch Golf Course)
The par-71, 6,859-yard golf course located on the historic Ritz-Carlton Resort is known for its mountainous terrain and amazing ocean views from most of the holes. Many golfers are mesmerized by the amazing sunsets while teeing off.
4. Moon Palace, Maya Riviera, Mexico (Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf)
This academy set on the lovely Moon Palace, gives guests the opportunity to improve their game regardless of their skills’ level. Students can learn firsthand the techniques and playing philosophy of Jack Nicklaus under the guidance of certified instructors and with integrated state-of-the art technology.
5. Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Cinnamon Hill Golf Course)
This 18-hole championship level golf course located on the breathtaking Rose Hall Resort & Spa features a seductive layout with an open, wind-swept front nine – giving way to a tight, trap-filled back nine bordered by dense foliage.
Contact us today for more travel destinations or for assistance planning your vacation. We look forward to meeting you!
Have you visited one or more of these golf resorts? How was your experience?