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Best Caribbean Golf Course (2020)

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Laidback, fun, insanely beautiful – these are a few of the phrases you could use to describe the experience of golfing in the Caribbean, and there are more choices than ever for teeing off in the tropical sun.

  • East Course at Dorado Beach

    East Course at Dorado Beach
    Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

    When Robert Trent Jones Jr. restored the East Course at Dorado Beach, he elevated it to one of the best courses in the region. Fifteen of the 18 holes enjoy ocean views, and the bunkers are filled with native sand harvested from the nearby beaches.
    Photo courtesy of Dorado Beach

  • St. Regis Bahia Beach Course

    St. Regis Bahia Beach Course
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    This course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., offers views of Puerto Rico’s magnificent El Yunque rainforest. The par 72 course features greens along the water, lakes, undulating fairways and natural features that have earned it status as a certified Silver Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / antpkr

  • Old Quarry Golf Course

    Old Quarry Golf Course
    Curacao

    The Pete Dye-designed Old Quarry course at the Santa Barbara Golf & Beach Resort in Curacao affords views of both the Caribbean and the craggy limestone formations of Mount Tafelberg. The course itself is characterized by wide, rolling fairways, raised greens and a sense of seclusion thanks to separations between holes.
    Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

  • Provo Golf Club

    Provo Golf Club
    Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

    This natural, rugged championship course surrounded by the flora and fauna of the Turks and Caicos offers 18 holes of challenging "target-style" golf whilst maintaining a quick pace of play. Colorful native birds inhabit the many lakes, and the course has recently been re-turfed with salt tolerant Platinum Paspalum grass in an effort to be more environmentally conscious. Facilities include a full-service proshop, practice warm-up and chipping areas and Titleist club rentals.
    Photo courtesy of Provo Golf Club

  • Tierra del Sol Course

    Tierra del Sol Course
    Aruba

    This 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. -designed championship golf course offers a world-class golfing experience. Aruba's amazing natural beauty has been displayed to good effect. Exotic plants and rock formations are interwoven amongst the greens, and there is even a bird sanctuary on site. The par-71 course is 6811 yards long. The highest tee is 98 feet above sea level and boasts a dramatic ocean view.
    Photo courtesy of Tierra del Sol

  • Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course

    Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
    Great Exuma, Bahamas

    One of the most scenic courses in the Caribbean is this 18-hole oceanside course designed by the legendary Greg Norman. Six holes hug the shoreline of a peninsula on Great Exuma, while trade winds and challenging fairways make the game interesting for players of all ability levels.
    Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts

  • Cedar Valley Golf Course

    Cedar Valley Golf Course
    Antigua

    This course, designed by Ralph Aldridge, is Antigua’s only 18-hole championship course. The par 70 course winds for 6,157 yards through tropical trees with views of the Caribbean from several holes.
    Photo courtesy of Cedar Valley Golf Club

  • Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo

    Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo
    La Romana, Dominican Republic

    Carved from the natural rock and coral of the Dominican coastline, Teeth of the Dog is a Pete Dye signature 18-hole course with seven holes right along the ocean. It's consistently ranked among the best courses in Latin America.
    Photo courtesy of Leading Hotels of the World

  • Baha Mar Royal Blue Golf Course

    Baha Mar Royal Blue Golf Course
    Nassau, Bahamas

    The 18-hole course at Baha Mar has a bit of everything – white sand dunes, rolling fairways, Atlantic views, elevation changes and a dense jungle environment. The staff place tee locations each morning based on the weather, so each playing experience is unique.
    Photo courtesy of Baha Mar

  • Links at Royal Isabela

    Links at Royal Isabela
    Isabela, Puerto Rico

    Situated atop cliffs 200 feet above the ocean, The Links at Royal Isabela offers a challenge to any golfer thanks to its sod-faced bunkers and frequent trade winds. The spectacular back nine holes are reminiscent of Pebble Beach, with t-shots over ocean cliff walls.
    Photo courtesy of Joann Dost / Royal Isabela

The top 10 winners in the category Best Caribbean Golf Course are as follows:

  1. East Course at Dorado Beach - Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
  2. St. Regis Bahia Beach Course - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
  3. Old Quarry Golf Course - Curacao
  4. Provo Golf Club - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
  5. Tierra del Sol Course - Aruba
  6. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course - Great Exuma, Bahamas
  7. Cedar Valley Golf Course - Antigua
  8. Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo - La Romana, Dominican Republic
  9. Baha Mar Royal Blue Golf Course - Nassau, Bahamas
  10. Links at Royal Isabela - Isabela, Puerto Rico

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning golf courses and clubs!

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