Golf Barbados this year
Life in Barbados
From lush landscapes and coral beaches, to a quintessential coastline ideal for surfers and sailors, the generous landscape that makes up the island of Barbados has something for everyone. Renowned for its 60 miles of crystal clear coastline, outstanding culinary attractions, vibrant nightlife and friendly people, this prominent vacation destination is now receiving unprecedented attention for something entirely unique—golf.
A Favourite Golf Destination
While Barbados has always been an acclaimed hub for sun worshipers and luxury aficionados alike, Barbados has caught the attention of the world’s top golfers as a hotspot to play some of the region’s most luxurious and breathtaking courses. Renowned athletes, including Tiger Woods, are helping to establish the island as a golfer’s paradise, and with notorious courses boasting breathtaking sights and conditions, global golf aficionados are booking flights at a staggering rate.
A Top Golf Destination
It comes as no surprise that well-manicured and sought-after fairways are located around the world, but none can be compared to the selection found on the island of Barbados. Between the postcard beaches, buoyant culture and lush greenery at every turn, this loved vacation locale is now home to a collection of first-class courses. The country’s inviting yet challenging clubs boast the best of Barbados, one hole at a time. It’s time to tee-off underneath the scorching sun and fine-tune your skills among golfers who travel for the love of sport.
Barbados Golf Club
There is no other place where it’s routine to hit the links after a stimulating snorkelling session. So allow your senses to get carried away by everything that Barbados has to offer. Golfing has never been so enjoyable, amidst the sounds of the ocean, the smell of spices and surrounding nature. Put your artistry to the test at the Barbados Golf Club, redesigned by Ron Kirby, one of the most respected experienced golf architects in the world; or the Sandy Lane Golf Club, which ranks among some of the top courses in the world. Whether you’re a novice or professional, you will surely find your place here.
A Vacation Gem
If you’re looking for more than a routine vacation, it’s time to consider travelling for the love of golf. Take your passport and clubs for a trip around the world and find your favourite course in every country. For contrasting challenges, stunning scenery and beautifully landscaped grounds, Barbados should be your first stop. Take on seven of the Caribbean’s most sought-after courses and master them with all of your might. Spend time in a place you love with the sport that will continuously challenge you. There’s no better time than now to grab your nine irons, sand wedges and putters and purchase a one-way ticket to paradise.
Golf for All Abilities
Golfers of all abilities can enjoy a game at any of Barbados’ top courses.
Barbados Golf Club
Designed by Ron Kirby, one of the most respected golf course architects in the world, Barbados Golf Club has become the soul of golfing in Barbados. Golfers of all skills can enjoy the stunning scenic views on this stunning course, which has been host to the Barbados Open on several occasions.
Sandy Lane Golf Course
With three golf courses to choose from—The Old Nine, The Country Club and the world-renowned Green Monkey, a Tom Fazio creation—the luxurious Sandy Lane offers some of the best golf in the world. No matter which course you play, stunning views of Barbados’ platinum beaches and spectacular natural beauty await.
Royal Westmoreland Golf & Country Club
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., this superb 18-hole championship course has established itself as one of the Caribbean’s finest, with the front and back nine holes offering contrasting challenges, stunning scenery, a constant view of the sea and a succession of “feature holes.”
Rockley Golf Club
While Rockley Golf Course’s nine-hole layout may seem simple, but with well-placed pins, the course is a true test of ability for all golfers. This is a challenging course that can be very rewarding for the big hitter but cruel on the aggressive shot.
Apes Hill Club
At almost 1000 feet above sea level in the centre of Barbados, Apes Hill Club enjoys a prime location with breathtaking views. With international recognition as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for environmental and wildlife preservation efforts—becoming one of only 2% of all golf courses in the world to earn the title—the course is as much in tune with its natural surroundings as it is a challenge for golfers.
February 12, 2016