Have you ever dreamed of packing up your clubs and hitting the fairway while being surrounded by a picturesque natural backdrop of swaying palm trees, lush, green mountains, and the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea?
If yes, then one of these memorable Jamaica Golf Vacations is just what you've been looking for.
The tropical island paradise of Jamaica is home to several outstanding, championship golf courses that are both challenging and beautiful, to produce the ideal golfing experience for both pros and those who are new to the sport alike.
Video: Sneek Peek - The White Witch Golf Club, by Ted McIntyre
Owned and operated by some of the island's premier resorts, access to these golf courses is included in many vacation packages available from these hotels.
Below are some of the offerings by three (3) of Jamaica's top resorts.
Jewel Resorts offers you three great locations where you can enjoy a splendid golf vacation; Jewel Runaway Bay, Jewel Dunn's River, and Jewel Paradise Cove. Whether you are a seasoned golfer looking for some new challenges, or a novice interested in learning the game, you will find it here!
Golf once or every day if you wish since green fees are part of your all-inclusive holiday package. Warm up before you tee off at the Pitch and Putt 9-hole practice course, where you work on perfecting your swing before heading over to the Runaway Bay Golf Club which features:
72-par, 18-hole championship golf course
Former site of Ryder Cup, Jamaica Open, and many other world-class tournaments
complimentary golf lessons for adults and children
well-trapped course with a front slope rating of 117 and back slope rating of 124
Club House with locker rental, restaurant, Pro Shop, and lounge
Cart rental, caddies, shoe and club rentals available for additional fees
Sandals Resorts is proud to bring you two beautiful opportunities for a golf vacation to remember.
Choose from either the Grande Riviera or Royal Plantation resorts, both of which are located in the lush, tropical beauty of the town of Ocho Rios and are just a short drive away from the highly acclaimed Sandals Golf and Country Club, ranked as one of the finest in the Caribbean.
As a golfer you will not only be impressed by the high level of play provided by this innovatively-designed course, but also by the breathtaking views of the sea and mountains from its position of 700 feet above sea level.
Highlights of what awaits you at this course include:
18-hole, 71-par course
putting and chipping greens, driving range
narrow, rolling fairways
choice of 3 tee sets with slope ratings of 128
green fees and transportation between the resorts and golf course are complimentary
complimentary PGA golf clinic offered twice each week
Pro golf lessons available for an extra fee
club storage provided free of charge
Club, shoe, golf cart rentals and caddies available at an additional cost
Snack shop on the course, club house restaurant, Pro Shop
Golfers are in for a real treat at the award-winning Half Moon Resort Golf Course located in lovely Montego Bay.
Modernized in the last decade, this course features a brilliant combination of challenging holes arranged in such a way that effectively uses the beautiful, natural landscape.
This course has hosted numerous international golf tournaments such as the Celebrity Players Tour Jamaica Classic, and the Red Stripe Pro-Am to name a few.
Guests of the Half Moon Resort will enjoy complimentary green fees for the Half Moon course, and for the most serious golfers, there is the option to purchase a holiday package which also grants them access to the White Witch, and Cinnamon Hill golf courses.
Highlights of the Half Moon Golf Course include:
5 tee sets:
Championship, Competition, Gentlemen's, Ladies' Competition, Ladies', Senior,
Junior, with slopes of 131, 129, 117, 134, 114 respectively.
Just a short
walk or cart ride from the resort's villas through a tunnel.
Golf Shop open
daily easily accessed by regular shuttle bus service.
chipping, bunker practice, and 50-yard pitching greens to perfect your skills.
restaurant, and snack bar
To find out more go to the their website at http://halfmoon.rockresorts.com.
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