Barbados Golf Vacation
"Golf in Caribbean Paradise"
I'm Going On A Barbados Golf
Vacation....Hunny Where Are My Golf Clubs!
Even though you
would prefer your
husband to be lying by your side on the beach
all day, you can't blame him for wanting to play golf during your
vacation in Barbados...
Remember he is traveling to the
Caribbean!..It is going to be 30 degrees celsius all day.
Plus you aren't the only wife with a golf crazy spouse : )
When visitors think of enjoying a Caribbean golf vacation it
is no suprise that Barbados is one of the first islands that come to
Why is this?..........Why is Barbados
golf popular in the Caribbean?
there are a couple of reasons with the most important being the superb quality and
design of golf courses in Barbados.
Another reason is that Barbados
is blessed with tropical weather. This
provides us with ideal conditions to maintain these world
class Caribbean golf courses all year round.
There are 7 golf courses of various skill and price levels from which
you can choose. The most luxurious course are situated on the
island's west coast while there are a couple more affordable ones on
the south coast.
The first thing you need to do is decide what type of golf vacation you
want to enjoy...
Let's Go All Out With A Luxury
Barbados Golf Vacation on The Island's Platinum West Coast!
Of the 8 golf courses on the island, the 2 most fascinating are The
Green Monkey Golf Course and The
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course.
These are both par 72, 18 hole championship Barbados
with few golf courses in the Caribbean that can contest.
These two golf courses are also ideal if you want to enjoy a luxurious
Barbados golf vacation as these are the two most expensive and
courses on the island.
So in order to experience the ultimate Barbados golf vacation a stay at The Sandy Lane Barbados
Golf Resort & Spa would be your first choice.
This will give you access to the exclusive Green
Monkey Golf Course.
This Barbados golf
course was designed by the world reknown US golf
architect Tom Fazio in
collaboration with this Barbados luxury resort as part of the resort's
million USD facelift in 2004.
It was estimated
that it cost approximately $25 million USD to construct the
is situated adjacent to the resort on the island's Platinum West Coast.
Woods also rented out the entire Sandy Lane
2004 to wed his wife Elin Nordegren. That alone shows the
quality of this magnificent Barbados hotel and golf course.
Barbados golf vacation at this Barbados golf course is suited for the
professional as well as experienced golfers, with green fees amongst
the most expensive on the island at $385 USD for 18
The Green Monkey
however is not open to all visitors to Barbados.
In order to play at this
exclusive Barbados golf course you
must be a guest
at The Sandy Lane Barbados Golf Resort & Spa.
Since this is Barbados' most luxurious and lavish resort they have
rates of over $1000 USD per night.
Therefore if you
to experience a round of golf at this golf course during your Barbados
golf vacation you need to
Westmoreland Golf Course is another world class golf
course in Barbados that is also on the
island's Platinum west coast. The 18 holes of
this championship golf course wind and weave
through the exclusive luxury villa community, known as Royal
Staying at one
of these luxury villas will
put you directly on the golf course and is your
next choice for a luxurious Barbados golf vacation. The
villas range in price from
$275 USD upwards of $4000 USD per night.
The green fees at the Royal Westmoreland Golf Club Barbados are $250 USD for
18 holes. However green fees are cheaper if you choose to stay at a
villa in this luxury community.
Unlike The Green Monkey, this
Barbados golf course
is open to all visitors to the island.
therefore also have the option of staying at a hotel nearby
golf course and makes this course a great choice for your
vacation if you can't afford to
stay at The Sandy Lane Resort or a luxury villa in The Royal
to The Royal Westmoreland Golf Course is Colony Club Hotel,
just a 5 minute drive away. This is a 4
star Barbados luxury hotel with 96 room to choose from
hotel guest preferred tee off times at this Barbados golf
Reef Club is also another Barbados luxury hotel that is
very close to The Royal
Westmoreland Golf Course. This hotel is just 1 mile away from
golf course and offers hotel guest preferred tee off times as well.
Other hotels near to The Royal Westmoreland Golf Course include:
• Settlers Beach Hotel
• The Sandpiper Hotel
• Discovery Bay Hotel
• Mango Bay Resort
Along with these 2 amazing courses there is a new addition to the island's championship courses.
That is the Apes Hill Club Barbados Golf Course located amongst the 470 acre Apes Hill Luxury Residences
This new exclusive Barbados golf course is 7,150 yards weaving its way through a wood ravine and a coral rock quarry, while yet offering amazing views of The Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
Maybe I Should Consider A More
Affordable Barbados Golf Vacation On The Island's Platinum West
So those are the two most exclusive
and reknown golf courses on the island and would be your choice for a
luxury Barbados golf trip.
But there are also two other top class Barbados
golf courses along The Platinum West Coast that you can play
at. These are The
Country Club and The
Both of these golf courses are operated by The Sandy Lane Luxury Golf
Resort and Spa, however unlike The Green Monkey Golf Course you do not
have to be a hotel guest to play a round of golf at these courses.
The Country Club Barbados Golf Course is the
resort's second 18 hole, par 74.7 championship golf course.
This 7,060 yard golf course has five lakes and amazing views
of The Caribbean Sea.
course was also the proud host of the 2006
World Golf championships with a price purse of $4 million
The green fees at The Country Club Golf Course in Barbados for
a game of 9 holes are between $100 to $150 USD and $170 to
$235 USD for a game of 18 holes. The golf rates on the lower
end are only for guests of the hotel.
Old Nine is the resort's oldest golf course which was
built in 1961. As the name implies this is a 9 hole, par 36
Barbados golf course that is 3345 yards long.
This is the
cheapest Barbados golf course along The Platinum West Coast with green
fees of $80 to $100 USD. Similar to The Country Club Golf
Course rates at The Old Nine Barbados Golf Course are reduced for guests of the Sandy Lane
It would be easiest to spend your Barbados golf vacation at
The Sandy Lane Resort if you wish to play at either of these
golf courses. However if the Sandy Lane Barbados Resort is above your
golf vacation budget there are numerous other Barbados hotels in the
Sandy Lane area to choice from.
Here are a list of these hotels...
• Tamarind Cove
• Treasure Beach Hotel
• Almond Beach Club
• Divi Heritage
• Sunswept Beach Hotel
• Mango Bay Resort
• Discovery Bay Hotel
• The Sandpiper Hotel
• Settlers Beach Hotel
I'm Staying On The Island's South
Coast...Can I Still Enjoy A Barbados Golf Vacation
If you are spending your vacation in
Barbados on the island's more affordable South Coast there are
2 golf courses to choose from. These are The Barbados Golf Club and The
Rockley Golf and Country Club.
Of these 2 golf courses, The Barbados Golf Club is the better one for the seasoned golfer.
This is the
only 18 hole, par 72, Championship golf course on the island's south
coast measuring a total length of 6,805 yards. This golf course was
designed by golf architect Ron Kirby.
The green fees at The Barbados Golf Club are from $60 to $80 USD for a
game of 9 holes.
The nearest hotels to The Barbados Golf Club are located in the Oistins
area. The closest of these is Little Arches Hotel just a 5 minute drive away. This is a small boutique hotel
that is ideal for romantic Barbados vacations.
If you stay at Little Arches for 10 or
more night you receive one complimentary round of golf at The
Barbados Golf Club.
So if you and that special someone are traveling to the south coast of
the island and are interested in playing golf, you
should consider staying here during your Barbados golf vacation.
There is also The Sea
Breeze Barbados Beach Hotel. This is an
oceanfront hotel with 78 rooms located in the nearby Maxwell area. The
hotel is also only 5 minutes away from The Barbados Golf Club
and offers guests a 10%
discount on green fees.
Some other hotels near to The Barbados Golf Club are:
• Golden Sands Hotel
• Barbados Beach Club
Rockley Golf and Country Club in Barbados on the other
hand is more suited to the casual golfer. This is a
9 hole, par 70, Barbados golf course with a total length of 5,610 yards.
Like the Royal
Westmoreland Golf Course, this golf course also weaves through
a residential community located along the south coast of the
The closest accommodations to The Rockley Barbados Golf Course are therefore the
many vacation rental apartments throughout this community.
For example, The Barbados
Plum Tree Club is a collection of vacation
rental apartments located on The Rockley Golf Course you could stay at.
This will allow you to step out of your apartment right onto
the golf course. You won't even have to drive anywhere.
This is therefore a
great choice if you are look for an affordable Barbados golf vacation
that allows you to also free up time for other family vacation
Since this Barbados
golf course is located in the popular Rockley area, there are
also a wide variety of south coast Barbados hotels to choose from.
The most popular of these would be The
Accra Beach Hotel as it is located on Accra Beach
(also known as Rockley Beach) which is less than 10 minutes away.
If you stay at this hotel you will not only be close to The
Rockley Golf Course but you will also be your Barbados golf vacation on
one of the nicest beaches on the island.
Othe hotels in the Rockley area near to The Rockley Golf Course and
Country Club are:
• Blue Horizon Hotel
• South Beach Resort
& Vacation Club
• Blue Orchids Beach Hotel
• Coral Mist Beach Hotel
• Worthing Court Apartment
• Coral Sands Beach Resort
• Sandy Bay Beach Club
• Allamanda Beach Hotel