Our 'Fore' Favorite Caribbean Golf Resorts
While shimmering water and untouched white sand lure many visitors to the Caribbean, the lush greens always make for a memorable round or two of golf! Championship-quality courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr and Jr, Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus offer compelling reasons for Caribbean golf trips. Here are four of the best Caribbean golf resorts that won't disappoint.
As a fan of the game, you might be leery of Caribbean golf courses because of the challenge of maintaining the greens in the face of all that sun! But St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino with their Royal St. Kitts Golf Club earns its ranking as one of the best Caribbean golf courses thanks to 18 beautiful holes that stretch from the Atlantic to the Caribbean. When playing this course re-designed by Thomas McBroom in 2004, you'll need to keep an eye out for numerous coconut palm trees and 80 bunkers!
Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the eco-friendly 18-hole Reserva Conchal at Westin Golf Resort & Spa in Costa Rica is a star among Caribbean golf resorts. You'll need to stay focused to navigate this course, which successfully melds elevation shifts, challenging layouts, and scenic views. But don't be fooled by its beauty. This course is a real challenge.
If your sweetie isn't a fan of the game or the best golf resorts, offer to compromise with a stay at Moon Palace Golf Resort & Spa. The 7,165-yard course demands concentration to avoid ending up amid the thick stands of trees as you navigate undulating fairways. After a round, the Moon Palace Spa's treatments are just the ticket for bonding time with your sweetheart.
And up for number 'fore' on our list...that's any golf course you find yourself on during your next Caribbean golf getaway. These courses might be the cream of the crop, but we all know that a bad day on a golf course beats a good day anywhere else!