Fore! Great Places to golf in The Bahamas Travel News October 21, 2022 708 Combine an irresistible vacation experience in beautiful Bahamas with your favourite pastime to realise the tropical getaway of a lifetime! Whether you’re a wizard on the links or a golfing neophyte, the impressive breadth of courses in The Bahamas provides players of all skill levels with the perfect place to play. It isn’t hard to see why Bahamians love their golf: its relaxed pace meshes perfectly with the famously breezy Bahamian atmosphere. If we’ve got you packing up your clubs and calling your caddy in anticipation of a Bahamian golf odyssey, read on for the scoop on the finest courses in the Caribbean. The Rosewood Baha Mar A spectacular 18-hole, par 72 golf course, elegantly designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, the Rosewood Baha Mar is located in Nassau. The Royal Blue Golf Course at the Rosewood Baha Mar is a golfing experience that you shouldn’t miss out on. Available to both Rosewood guests and non-guests, this course seamlessly winds its way through the lush and tropical Bahamian natural landscape. This course offers breathtaking views of the rolling sand dunes, reflective white sand and aqua blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The wild jungle landscape combined with the elevation changes strewn across the course make it both challenging and exciting. Golfing at the Royal Blue is a unique experience that changes day to day; every morning tee locations are intentionally changed to suit the direction of the wind and provide a novel play experience. With high-tech GPS equipped golf carts and Rosewood standard amenities, you can comfortably be assured that you are experiencing the best on the island. There’s no need to worry about packing your club. Travel light, knowing that sophisticated, top of the line Gen4 PXG clubs in a variety of club heads and shaft flexes are available through the ‘better than your own’ rental service. On the day of your tee time, one of the course’s golf professionals will ensure that you are using the best equipment for your skill level, recommending and identifying the perfect match uniquely for you. www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/baha-mar Sandals Emerald Bay Resort Located in The Exumas and often described as a golfer’s paradise, this world class golf course was designed by Greg Norman. Recognized as one of the most scenic yet challenging places to golf, this 18-hole oceanside course is sure to both push your performance as well as leave you in awe of its impeccable beauty. With six signature holes that hug Exuma’s coastline, this course is consistently considered a premier destination in the Caribbean. Practice ranges, putting greens and practice bunkers as well as golfing lessons (at an additional cost) are available for those looking to warm up, brush up their skills or simply learn the basics of golfing for the very first time. Complimentary green fees are offered to all guests of the resort. If you forget or don’t have anything from clubs to shoes, they are all available for rental at the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort. www.sandals.com/emerald-bay/ The Reef Course, Grand Lucayan Recognized globally as a fine golfing resort and being one of the number one golfing experiences in The Bahamas, The Reef Course at Grand Lucayan is unmissable. A previous host location to the PGA Bahamas National Open, this course with its 6,909 yards, designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, is set against the breathtaking backdrop of Grand Bahama Island. Jones has channelled his hall of fame pedigree in designing the course, leaving no stone unturned in his mission to craft an enviable course. With the cooling Bahamian breeze calming you before you swing and the wondrous island landscape reminding you of life’s treasures, The Reef Course balances its championship-level experience with constant, scenic reminders that you are currently on vacation in the lap of paradise. Among the courses of The Bahamas, The Reef also stands out as being one of the best for shorter sessions. Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas This beautifully crafted course by Tom Weiskopf offers everything a golfer needs to have a perfect round. Having over 30 curated golf courses under his belt and numerous championship accreditations, Weiskopf has realized a signature course at the Atlantis Paradise Island that upholds the standard of excellence associated with his name. With sophisticated course presentations that cater to all golfing proficiencies, this stunning 18-hole par, 72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards across the Paradise Island oceanside peninsula. The course is eminently well maintained and seamless, blending naturally within the landscape of the island, offering gentle transitions from the golf greens to the sand and sea that surround them. www.atlantisbahamas.com With courses designed by legendary golfers and world-class architects, golfing in The Bahamas is sure to take your skills and standards to new heights. The Islands of The Bahamas being a premier golfing destination as well as a vacation spot like no other, there’s no reason to delay — sun, fun and tee time are just a flight away. The Islands of The Bahamas have world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com Related
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