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Best golf resorts in the Caribbean

If you’re looking for a sun-drenched golf holiday with picture-perfect courses and first-class all-encompassing resorts, then the Caribbean is tough to beat

Joseph Dent
Joseph Dent
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LuxuryGolf & beachStay & playCaribbeanDominican RepublicBarbados

A true golfer’s dream, the Caribbean combines everything that is good about a holiday with exceptional golf. Panoramic views, turquoise seas and beachfront properties are aplenty, and you can often get all of this all under one roof.

For five-star luxury, all-inclusive options and world-class golf courses, check out our list of the best resorts for a Caribbean golf trip below.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Widely considered one of the world’s leading venues and a shoo-in for our best golf resorts in the Caribbean list, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is an amazing complex for games and sport enthusiasts. A fantastic five-star hotel, a wonderful choice of private villas, 63 holes of golf created by the famous Pete Dye and a private beach are just a few of the superb facilities that complete this resort.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic

The golf offering at Casa de Campo is nothing short of spectacular. Three Pete Dye designed courses make up this fantastic offering, with the Teeth of The Dog being the top-ranked course in the Caribbean and 43rd in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 courses worldwide. The Dye Fore course features 27-holes; seven of which lie 300 feet above the Chavon River and offer breath-taking 360-degree views from the cliff top.

Teeth of The Dog, Casa de Campo

The Links, located on the interior of the property, is a beautiful inland course. The course meanders its way through the resort property and features small greens which are very well protected by Dye’s famous “wave” bunkers. It is an exceptional course and is reminiscent of traditional British courses.

If you want to venture out of the resort, excursions such as Cave exploration, tours of the Capital Santo Domingo and Catamaran day trips to Catilina island are among some of the favourites.

Royal Westmoreland

A world-class golf, beach and spa estate located in St James, overlooking the prestigious west coast of Barbados, Royal Westmoreland is the ideal holiday destination for exploring the captivating Bajan culture, food, and landscape. The elegantly appointed 750-acre estate offers excellent facilities and a concierge service to take care of every detail.

Royal Westmoreland, Barbados

Royal Westmoreland is a wonderful par-72 championship course of unrivaled beauty, with every hole offering a view of the nearby shimmering ocean. Without a doubt, it provides some of the very best golf in Barbados. Major Champion and successful Ryder Cup Captain Ian Woosnam declares the course to have some of the best par 3’s he has ever played.

Royal Westmoreland Golf Course

For a small island, Barbados boasts a variety of activities close by – from surfing at Bathsheba, to basking in the clear waters of the West coast. All the beaches are public and free to explore, with plenty of fun bars and restaurants close by to experience some of the local culture.

Iberostar Bávaro

The Iberostar Bávaro Hotel is a five-star all-inclusive resort located on the famous Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana and is perfect for golfers who like to relax by the pool or indulge in the spa. Other facilities at the hotel include a spa, fitness centre, shopping centre and a large pool overlooking the beach. In the evening, you can enjoy a night at the casino, enjoy one of seven restaurants, or dance the night away in the resort’s nightclub.

Iberostar Bávaro, Dominican Republic

The Iberostate Bávaro Golf Course is designed by the famous P.B Dye, with its main feature being the contrast of colours you will find along the undulating terrain and its 105 white sand bunkers. The course is also famous for its cross winds, which make it a tricky course with the wind changing direction from hole to hole.

Iberostate Bávaro Golf Course

Featuring paspalum grass on its tees, fairways and greens, it makes for ideal playing conditions in tropical climates. Guests of the Iberostar Bávaro and Iberostar Grand Bávaro can enjoy preferential rates and tee times.

Sandy Lane Resort

Sandy Lane represents the pinnacle of comfort, elegance, and five-diamond service. With luxurious rooms and suites, a magnificent spa, floodlit tennis courts and 45 holes of championship golf, the resort will anticipate your needs and surpass your expectations. With four restaurants and seven bars, you will not be struggling for choice at Sandy Lane.

Sandy Lane, Barbados

The Sandy Lane golf experience promises something for everyone, regardless of skill level. It has three distinct courses that offer 45 holes of truly exceptional golf. Built in 1961, The Old Nine was the first course built on the estate and is a favourite with repeat guests to the property.

The Green Monkey, Sandy Lane

The Country Club, designed by Tom Fazio, is a challenging 18-hole layout with immaculately kept fairways and greens, along with stunning coastal views. Last but not least, The Green Monkey, is something spectacular. It is carved into rock, creating amazing backdrops and views on some of its stunning holes. What makes this course special is its exclusivity, and the fact that it only allows for limited tee-times each day, meaning you will feel like a billionaire whilst playing.

Apes Hill

Apes Hill Club is located in the centre of Barbados roughly half an hour away from the airport. Set in 470 acres at 1,000 feet above sea level in the centre of the island, the Club offers majestic views of both the east and west coasts of Barbados. Apes Hill offers elegance, exclusivity and sporting excellence - with a richly diverse landscape, making it a true masterpiece.

Apes Hill, Barbados

The accommodation consists of Polo Villas - nestled around a beautiful lake and central swimming pool, near to a polo field – or the stunning Garden Wall Villas which are located on the course, overlooking the pristine fairways.

Apes Hill Golf Course

Apes Hill Golf Club was designed by Chris Cole and Jeff Potts, and is a spectacular yet challenging display of golf. The most advanced golfers will enjoy 7,150 yards from the back tees, while the front tees cover just over 5,000 yards. The holes themselves are as varied and unique as the site itself with undulating putting surfaces and sharply edged bunkers.

Catalonia Bávaro Resort

The Catalonia Bávaro Beach Resort is a five-star all-inclusive resort on Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana. The hotel has two golf courses: the 18-hole Catalonia Caribe and the 9-hole Catalonia Cabeza de Toro. The hotel is mostly composed of suites, and guests can enjoy as many as 10 dining options and six bars onsite.

Catalonia Bávaro Resort, Dominican Republic

The all-inclusive property, located on one of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches, features an impressive 688 rooms. The Alegria Spa on the resort property has four treatment rooms and offers 30 different kinds of treatments, in addition to a beauty salon and sauna. If you feel the need to venture out of the resort, why not visit the capital city of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World.

Catalonia Caribe Golf Course

The hotel’s two golf courses are located a short transfer from the resort. The Catalonia Caribe, designed by Juan Alberto Sola and Jack Corrie, is an 18-hole layout which features fast, narrow fairways and an island green. In addition to this, there is a nine-hole Catalonia Cabeza de Toro also designed by Sola, which is a fun and challenging course.

Melia Caribe Tropical

The five-star Melia Caribe Tropical is idyllically situated on the beautiful Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, perfect for a hassle-free Caribbean all-inclusive holiday. It caters to families and couples and has an array of facilities on site. A 27-hole Championship Golf Course, 10 pools, eight tennis courts, a Yhi Spa, a casino, and a total of 26 restaurants and bars combined should be enough to complete any golfer’s trip.

Melia Caribe Tropical, Dominican Republic

Complimentary land activities include mini golf, table tennis, beach and water volleyball, and social games, to name a few. If you fancy a bit of shopping, you can find Palma Real Shopping Village steps away from the lobby, which is the largest shopping centre on the east coast of the Dominican Republic.

Guests of the Melia Caribe Tropical can enjoy unlimited golf at Cocotal Golf and Country Club, designed by famous Spanish architect Jose “Pepe” Gancedo. A typical resort course, it follows the lay of the land and uses the natural terrain. The main features are the strategically placed bunkers, trees and mounds. This Parkland resort course also has an extra nine-holes for you to enjoy a different combination each day during your stay.

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Magnificient five-star resorts, unique culture, perfect weather, and breathtaking courses. The Caribbean has so much to offer golf holidaymakers.

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