Thursday, November 25, 2010

Golfing holidays in Jamaica

Jamaica is the most sought out destination in the Caribbean. Going by the figures of the Jamaica Tourist Board, the island attracts more than one million visitors annually who come here to bask in the sun, relax on its beaches, indulge in its attractions, explore its peaks and underwater and play in its golf courses.

Jamaica is usually seen as a romantic destination but contrary to its reputation, it is very much a family destination and there are a number of Jamaican rentals that cater exclusively to families. These rentals are stand alone units and some even provide childcare facilities and so if you are travelling with kids, you can leave them in good hands and go off to enjoy a pleasurable round of golf in one of the several championship golf courses.

Jamaica has more major championship courses to swing away on than in any other Caribbean destination. The courses not only provide a true test of the game, they are also very picturesque. These courses ring the island like a necklace. Balmy year round temperatures and well-designed layouts add up to a great experience.

Five top calibre courses in the Montego Bay are within easy distance of each other. The relatively new Ritz-Carlton’s White Witch course in the Rose Hall area has already been designated by Conde Nast Traveler the No 1 course of all the top 100 golf resorts in the world. This 18-hole course is built on 600 lush acres.

Nearby is the 6,757-yard Cinnamon Hill Ocean Course meander through lush mountains and out to the coast. The resort is laid out with the resort player in mind and offers an array of mountain, island and ocean views.

Then there is the SuperClub Golf and Country Club which has been referred to as the gem in the rough. Designed by Robert Moote, the par-72, 6570-yard course features interesting blind shots.

Top amateur golfers representing 10 regional teams gather in the Montego Bay area for the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in the Montego Bay area.

Jamaica is the perfect venue for playing at championship courses with undulating greens and well-trapped fairways. Balmy year-round temperature, scenic views, and interesting caddies add up to the great experience.

1 comment:

Luxury Beach Villa said...

Hello Dude,

Jamaica is an ideal location for extended golf holidays as well as short golf breaks. Holidays in Jamaica are famous for beaches but Jamaica holidays also offer excellent excursions and plenty of activities from river rafting to deep-sea fishing. Thanks a lot...