I was truly amazed by the level of interest I found online on Jamaica golf, so I had to dedicate a page to it.
But should I really be surprised though? Perhaps not, because, not only is Jamaica a premier travel and tourist destination, we are also big on sports!
And golf itself?
Well, it another of the pleasant surprises in Jamaica. Not many persons knows about golfing in Jamaica as yet.
We have over 12 superb golf courses spread across the country, that offers varying level of challenges, whether you are a beginner or an expert like myself (just kidding!).
And if you think our golf courses are only the best in the Caribbean, I proudly say, think again. We are right up there with the best in this hemisphere and perhaps the world!
By the way, we host some major tournaments including the Johnny Walker world championships - a number of times too!
The picturesque greens and the climate is one thing, but the elevated trees, the water hazards, the intriguing blind holes, and the spectacular view of the mountains & the Caribbean sea adds to your experience.
And you wouldn't mind a friendly and informed caddy would you? Aside from assisting you with every shot, they usually provide you some background and history as you pass through the lush surroundings.
But if you do mind. Just get on with it! [Tell him you are here for the golf :-) ]
Additionally, most of the golf clubs here feature a golf academy or golf school that offers courses- if you need it, from PGA certified instructors.
And after a long day of 'Jamaica Golf' (I coined the term) what next? Well, if you are like me, I relax after my sport, the atmosphere here is welcoming. But if you don't want to miss out on anything, there are still lots here to do.
Don't forget, this is Jamaica - the choice is yours!
Here is a list of top golf courses in Jamaica
North Coast (Ocho Rios) Area
These are the most popular golf courses in Jamaica. Here also is a link to the Jamaica Golf Association Homepage. I was not too impressed with the site layout, but then again, they are golfers, not webmasters.
Remember though, (as the JTB nicely puts it) whether you prefer the challenge of a championship course or a slope rating that nicely fits into your handicap, you will find your game in Jamaica!