Golfing

Cinnamon Hills
The Cinnamon Hill Golf Club at the Hilton Rose Hall Golf Resort and Spa is set upon a one-time sugar plantation and one of Jamaica’s historic sites. The original design by Hank Smedley was as good as it came back in the day, but it has since been totally redesigned, revamped and renovated by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril. The redesign was completed in 2001 and since then Cinnamon Hill has earned its place among the Top 10 golf courses in the Caribbean.

The Cinnamon hill golf course is located on the historic, 400-acre Rose Hall plantation whose roots date back to the Golden Era of sail and exploration; the date, 1761, can still be seen chiseled into the supporting pillars of the old stone aqueduct that brought water to the plantation’s sugar mill.

The Cinnamon Hill Golf Course is an 18-hole championship layout that plays slightly longer than 6,800 yards from the tips for a par of 72. Four sets of tees – Blue, White, Yellow and Red – have been provided to ensure golfers of levels of skill have a reasonable shot at a good score. Eight of the 18 holes are set upon the shores of the Caribbean, the rest meander through the foothills of the Blue Mountains that form the backdrop for this visually stunning golf course. The back nine is a world of elevated tees, tight fairways and stunning views. The holes on the front nine at Cinnamon Hill are set along the shores of the ocean, dramatic holes that feature windswept fairways and greens guarded by bunkers of sugar-white sand.

If you’re planning a golf outing in Jamaica, you must include Cinnamon Hill in your itinerary. It is without doubt, one of the finest, both visually and challenging, in the Caribbean. Again, if you’ve never played an ocean golf course, Cinnamon Hill would be a great choice to start.

Golf Shop: 876 953 2984
Website: www.rosehall.com

Constant Spring Golf Club
Built in 1920, the golf course at the Constant Spring Golf Club is one of the oldest in Jamaica. The course was originally only a nine-hole course but it was made into an 18-hole course in the 1930’s. The course and the surrounding residential area have an elegant atmosphere that is both luxurious and relaxing. The course has a few challenges but players of all skill levels and abilities will be able to enjoy the course. Constant Spring Golf Club is short and tight with spectacular views. One hole that offers a particularly scenic view is the 13th, which also features a narrow fairway and steep valley.

Golf Shop: 876 924 1610

Grand Lido Braco Golf Club
Golfers will find paradise on our 9-hole, executive course, just footsteps away. For something a bit more challenging try the PGA rated golf at SuperClubs’ private, 18-hole, golf course at Runaway Bay, only 25 minutes away. Green fees, transportation and professional instruction are all included. Or try the new Ironshore Golf Course 45 minutes away with free transfers & green fees.

Golf Shop: +44 (0) 20 8339 4150
Website: http://www.superclubs.org/brand_grandlido/resort_braco/

Half Moon
Great undulating greens, demanding holes, challenging drives and breathtaking vistas are all part of the award-winning, Par-72 championship course, designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.  Well known across the Caribbean and around the world, as one of the finest luxury golf resorts worldwide, Half Moon’s Golf Course has been consistently considered as one of the top courses in the Caribbean.

Named the “Best Caribbean Golf Resort” by Caribbean World Magazine and “2009 Golf Resort of the Year (Rest of World)” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the Half Moon Golf Course now boasts improved features for both the avid and casual golfer.  Renovated by renowned golf course architect Roger Rulewich in 2005, the course features newly-aligned, multiple tee complexes as well as repositioned fairways and greenside bunkers.  Rulewich was mindful to maintain the course’s integrity of respecting the natural flow of the land while modernizing the course to account for improvements made to golf equipment over the years. Crafting challenging holes incorporating interesting design to maximize the player experience, while taking care to highlight the natural beauty of the Montego Bay setting, Rulewich and Trent Jones have created one of the finest, if not the finest, golf course in Jamaica.

Golf Shop: 800 438 7241
Website: http://halfmoon.rockresorts.com/activities/golf.asp

Ironshore Golf and Country Club
Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Ironshore Golf & Country Club is an 18-holeparkland style, par-72 course which has garnered the reputation of being one of the most interesting courses in Jamaica. Built in the early 1970’s by Canadian Robert Moot, this beautiful course offers large, well-bunkered greens.

This beautifullush golf course most noted for its majestic Australian pines also offers arelaxing Club House complete with pro-shop and a cocktail lounge.

Golf Shop: 876 953 3682

Negril Hills Golf Club
Our guests enjoy the best in golf club privileges, from the elegance and charm of one of Jamaica’s finest golf courses. The breathtaking scenery, the challenging multi-rise golf course, and a tranquil atmosphere attracts new and returning visitors each year.

Located just outside of the resort town of Negril, the Negril Hills Golf Club is one of international golf’s best kept secrets. Our staff has been carefully chosen to ensure our promise of total guest satisfaction. Our caddies have been selected to help enhance your experience at Negril Hills Golf Club … Crown jewel of Caribbean golf courses.

Golf Shop: 876 957 4638
Website: http://www.negrilhillsgolfclub.com/

Sandals Golf and Country Club
One of the finest Golf Clubs in the Caribbean, the Sandals Golf & Country Club is an ideal Jamaica golf vacation spot located in Ocho Rios, which stretches out over a rolling landscape with sweeping views of the sea and mountains. Narrow fairways have been resurfaced with Bermuda grass while miniscule, dropoff greens have been rebuilt with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass for a beautifully manicured course. Guests staying at any of the six Sandals Resorts in Jamaica are welcome to play at this most scenic Country Club.

To borrow a favorite Jamaican saying, “No problem, mon” full sets by TaylorMade can be rented from the well stocked golf shop, which also features the latest styles from the impressive TaylorMade Golf collection. Don’t forget to try our world’s famous Authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken at our Sweet Spot Jerk Shack located at number 10 green.

Golf Shop: 888 726 3257
Website: http://www.sandals.com/golf/golf-jamaica.cfm

The Tryall Club
Golfers in search of the ultimate thrill need look no further… Tryall’s 6,221-yard, par 72 course – considered the finest in the Caribbean and the pride of Jamaica – attracts the game’s leading players and prestigious international events like the Johnnie Walker World Championships, Mazda Champions, Jamaica Classic and Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf.

Designed by Ralph Plummer, the course’s sculpted fairways and manicured greens meander through forest-green hills, between stands of coconut palms and fruit trees, round lily-padded ponds, down to a one-and-a-half mile long shoreline. The Tryall Clubs course enjoys both spectacular views and challenging golf.

The course winds along the beach and into the hillside; while some of the holes seem wide open and ready to accept your longest drive, beware of the trade winds. As the Johnnie Walker players discovered at Tryall, strategy and position are the keys to a successful round.

Golf Shop: 876 956 5660
Website: www.tryallgolfclub.com

White Witch
Situated on the historic 4,000 acre Rose Hall Plantation, and sited on 200 acres of lush greenery and rolling countryside, The White Witch Golf Course is carved from the rolling countryside of Jamaica’s historic Rose Hall Plantation and is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril. This 6,758-yard, Par 71 treasure, staffed by the Ladies & Gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica is named for the plantation’s beautiful but wicked 19th century plantation mistress, Annee Palmer.

Legend has it that Annee’s ghost still haunts the estate, creating an alluring mystique that has fascinated island natives and visitors for generations. Rated as the #1 Golf Course and #1 in Golf Shop Staff service by Conde Nast Traveler, the White Witch is considered one of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean, characterized by mountainous terrain, cool trade winds, colorful foliage and spectacular ocean views from 16 of its 18 holes.

Golf Shop 876 684 0174
Website: www.whitewitchgolf.com