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Best Caribbean Golf Course (2022)

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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. 

  • Punta Espada Golf Course

    Punta Espada Golf Course
    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Punta Espada, a course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, is a par-72 course that follows the natural contours of its coastal setting while offering spectacular ocean views. Its signature 13th hole is a memorable one, with a tee shot over the water to an island green.
    Photo courtesy of Punta Espada 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 Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

  • Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club

    Royal Turks and Caicos 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 Channing Benjamin

  • Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club

    Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club
    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Opened in 2010, this Tom Fazio-designed course includes six oceanside holes, as well as abundant natural features, like cliffs, ocean coves and inland lakes. The last three holes, known as Devil's Elbow, involves a forced carry over the Bay of Corales. 
    Photo courtesy of sandsun // Getty Images

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall

    Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall
    Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Blending elements of links and inland golf, Cinnamon Hill is a diverse course with seaside greens and holes set 350 feet above sea level. Situated on a former sugar plantation, the Von Hagee and Baril-designed course preserves the historic sites, flora and fauna of the historic Rose Hall estate.
    Photo courtesy of Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

  • CuisinArt Golf Club Course

    CuisinArt Golf Club Course
    Anguilla

    Players teeing off at the first hole of the CuisinArt Golf Club Course are greeted by stellar views of the Caribbean Sea and St. Maarten, and the next nine holes hug the Anguilla Channel. One of the signature landmarks of the course is its Merrywing Salt Pond. CuisinArt is slated to reopen after Hurricane Irma in November 2018.
    Photo courtesy of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

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

  1. Punta Espada Golf Course - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  2. Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo - La Romana, Dominican Republic
  3. Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
  4. Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  5. Old Quarry Golf Course - Curacao
  6. Cedar Valley Golf Course - Antigua
  7. Tierra del Sol Course - Aruba
  8. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course - Great Exuma, Bahamas
  9. Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall - Montego Bay, Jamaica
  10. CuisinArt Golf Club Course - Anguilla

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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