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Top Golf Getaways in the Caribbean
To golfers, 2018 is a sign that the new year calls for new courses to play a round of 18 holes. And there’s no reason to wait for winter to end. Here are a few Caribbean destinations where you can easily go from sand trap to beach paradise.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, Abaco Island, Bahamas
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay on Abaco Island offers a true Scottish-style links course designed by renowned golf architects, Donnie Steel and Tom Mackenzie. The par-72 course is 7,138 yards and makes the most of its seaside location with pot bunkers and challenging, sloping greens. A long course that is designed to play firm and fast, the course is not typical of the Caribbean. Although the club is private, there are rental villas on the property and guests are able to play the course.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas
The Ocean Club’s golf course offers striking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau Harbor. The Tom Weiskopf-designed course is a par-72 that stretches over 7,100 yards on Paradise Island peninsula, where crosswinds challenge even the most experienced players. Like other Weiskopf courses, this one was designed to integrate the natural landscape. Management of The Ocean Club was recently taken over by Four Seasons Resorts & Hotels. The Ocean Club is a private resort, and only guests are able to use the golf course.
Mid Ocean Club, Bermuda
Recognized as the best golf course on Bermuda by golf aficionados, the Mid Ocean Club was designed by famed golf architect Charles Blair Macdonald in 1921 and modified by Robert Trent Jones during the 1950s. The Mid Ocean Club is a private members’ club with 20 guest cottages for members and their guests. Visitors are welcome to play the course midweek, subject to availability.