Golf Course Overview

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Ins & Outs of Barbados

July 14, 2023

Despite its limited physical proportions, Barbados is blessed with a richness of golf courses, especially on the west coast where the beautifully maintained quality of the courses and their proximity to each other make this a veritable ‘Golfer’s Paradise’.

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane Hotel has two magnificent Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship courses, the Country Club and the exclusive Green Monkey; as well as The Old-Nine, an intimate 9-hole resort course that was part of the original Sandy Lane course built in the early 1960s. The Country Club hosted the 2006 World Golf Championships, won by the German team of Bernhard Langer and Marcel Siem. Sandy Lane Hotel offers Golf Vacation Packages and non-residents are invited to apply for tee times for Country Club and The Old-Nine on a pay and play basis. Golf lessons are available for all.

Sandy Lane Golf Course

(246) 444-2000 

theproshop@sandylane.com

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Royal Westmoreland

Designed by Robert Trent-Jones Jr., Royal Westmoreland’s 7,045 yards course is renowned for its collection of signature par-3s and its ability to challenge players to use every club in the bag. Nick Faldo and Tom Lehman squared up against each other here in a match-play battle as part of the 1997 Shell Wonderful World of Golf. A special feature at Royal Westmoreland is its purpose-designed practice area of small hills and bunkers for players to work on their short game. Royal Westmoreland Golf and Villa Vacation Packages are available, while non-residents can request tee times between 10:00 & 11:00 am daily. Golf lessons are available for all.

Royal Westmoreland Golf Course

(246) 419-7242

proshop@royal-westmoreland.com

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Apes Hill

At the time of writing, Apes Hill golf course is due to open in 2023 after undergoing major renovations, having been acquired by Canadian investor Glenn Chamandy in late 2019. His exciting achievements include an improved course, a new short course, and high-tech ‘Mayo Clinic for Golfers’ style practice and development facilities. Given how spectacular Apes Hill was in the first place, members are eagerly looking forward to experiencing the upgraded course when it opens.

Apes Hill 16th Hole

apeshill.com/golf

Rockley 

On the south coast, Rockley Resort is a 9-hole executive course with alternative tees for the back-9. In addition to daily rates, Rockley offers Part Time Memberships ranging from 1-week to 6-months, as well as Non-Member Packages of multiple rounds of 9 or 18-holes. For current rates and availability, please contact the Pro Shop.

(246) 435-7873 

teetime@rockleygolfclub.com

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Barbados Golf Club

Located at Durants, Christ Church, just off the ABC Highway, the Barbados Golf Club is easily accessible from all parts of the island. After its redesign by internationally recognised golf architect, Ron Kirby, in 2020 the course was sanctioned by the PGA European Tour, to host a senior PGA tournament and has since hosted numerous prestigious championships. The 6,805-yard, par-72, 18-hole, links-style course, meanders across the gently undulating landscape, with wide open fairways and superb greens. The course is made up of two ‘returning nines’ that finish into an expansive triple green, dramatically wrapped around a small lake bordered with mature trees. A second lake comes into play around holes 15 and 16, creating an enjoyably challenging Bajan ‘Amen Corner’. 

With very competitive green fees and rentals, Barbados Golf Club is considered by many to be the best value for money course in Barbados. 

Barbados Golf Club

(246) 538-4653

teetime@barbadosgolfclub.com  

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Things to do

From swimming with sea turtles, partying under the stars, exploring the rugged east coast to enjoying the island’s duty free shopping, Barbados has something for everyone.

Golf Course Overview