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Golf in Caribbean
You might have the preconception that the only reason you would visit the Caribbean would be to lie on a white, sandy beach in the blazing sun and sip cocktails. At night, you might enjoy a seafood dinner, washed down with some fine wine into the small hours. But it is our great pleasure to reveal that there is so much more to Caribbean than sunny beaches and gourmet excellence. Golf is now on the menu with around 70 courses in the tropical holiday haven – and some of them are truly fantastic layouts that are good enough to rival even the biggest golf resorts in the world.
Beautiful islands such as Martinique, St Kitts, Granada and Barbados houses some truly spectacular golfing locations where the grass is a lush, bright green that almost pierces the eyes, while the bunkers are a stunning, perfect white. Thanks to the year round temperature, the courses are routinely kept in pristine condition, a trait that is making it a popular haunt for American golfers who like to take advantage of the relaxed holiday atmosphere of the Caribbean.
Most of the islands have one golf course. Good advice, however, would be to research where you would like to play and decide on how often you would like to play. There is little point, after all, in basing your trip on one particular island with just the one golf course if your plan is to play a few on your holiday, as this would require a great deal of travel and organisation (a respected tour operator should help you plan an itinerary).
Green fees are not as cheap as other holiday resorts yet they are nowhere the near the level of some well-known US courses. You may want to speak to your hotel to see if they have a golf package with any of the courses. Again, research your fees before you turn up. Carts, rental clubs and caddies are available at all venues and are fairly inexpensive.
Courses to look out for include Port Royal, Moon Palace, Cotton Bay, Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane, one of the world’s most exclusive golf resorts (it is where Tiger Woods got married).
All in all, for a tropical holiday matched with some classy golf courses, it is hard to look further than the Caribbean.