Fair-weather Fairways

Golf in the Caribbean means soft ocean breezes, scenic white-sand beaches, sweeping tropical vistas and not a care in the world as you slice into the water on the third hole. But if you want to step up the luxury—and maybe bring along some of your non-golfing family members (just sayin’)—you can still play on world-class courses, while enjoying the amenities of a luxurious all-inclusive resort.

Sound intriguing? Read on to discover some of our favorite resorts for golf and relaxation, each hand-picked and recommended by our own Maritime Travel agents.

Casa de Campo—Dominican Republic
Recommended for you by Erica Stagg, Labrador City

Calling this a resort isn’t really fair —it’s more like an entire seaside sports village, complete with its own marina and yachting community. Three separate Pete Dye-designed golf courses count among the best in the world, while tennis, polo, horseback riding, sport shooting, biking, sailing, kayaking and spelunking each warrant their own dedicated spaces. Just get out there!

Ask Erica 

Sandals Emerald Bay—The Bahamas
Recommended for you by Trina Thistle, Manager, Sobeys at Pearl Place

“What a delightful hidden treasure this is!  Every view you take in is literally better than the last and the beach is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen – and Sandals properties are on some pretty great beaches”! 

This Sandals outpost on Great Exuma features the Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club, a Greg Nornam-designed 18-hole, 7,000-yard course that plays through both dunes and the coast of the Emerald Bay peninsula.

Ask Trina 

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club—Jamaica
Recommended for you by Kim Butler, Grand Falls-Windsor

“Beaches Ocho Rios is a kids’ dream come true. Come to think of it, it’s pretty perfect for adults, too! Unlimited rounds of golf, green fees and round-trip transfers are included for everyone (kids too!) at Sandals Golf & Country Club, recognized as one of the best in Jamaica by Golf Digest and Frommers.”

This magnificent course, with three sets of tees, rises 700 feet above sea level in the lush hills of Ocho Rios, with a practice range, putting and chipping greens, pro shops, restaurant and snack shack.

Ask Kim 

Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an—Riviera Maya, Mexico
Recommended for you by Phyllis Barter, Manager Churchill Square, St. John’s

“I loved this adults-only resort for its compact size, modern style and minimalist décor.. The resort is located on a golf course and across the street from the beach and the other Bahia Principe hotels within the complex, but there’s a convenient shuttle service that runs throughout the day.” 

Scenically situated within the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an is a luxurious adults-only retreat offering five-star amenities in a secluded jungle setting. Golf lovers will enjoy the greens designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the number one name in golf course architecture around the world. The course is made for players of all levels and there’s a special discount for hotel clients with reservations.

Ask Phyllis