Jamaica is famous for many things - its people, culture, hospitality and natural beauty. What people may not know however is that Jamaica is a secret paradise for golfers. That means you're in for a special treat. Not only does Jamaica boast some of the best courses in the Caribbean, but we even offer the chance to play the first professional course ever built in the region. Some days, if you’re lucky, you'll have the greens all to yourselves and your caddie. Our unique combination of rich British heritage, accommodating weather and spectacular terrain all add up to arguably the best golfing experience you'll find anywhere. If you want to hit the links in Jamaica knowing that you’ll be taken care of from start to finish you’ll most likely be told that Jamaica Tours Limited is your best choice.
For the last fifty years, Jamaica Tours Limited (JTL) has been offering one of the widest varieties of options in terms of exploring the island, both with fairly standard packages to the most popular attractions, as well as partnering with other major activities and helping design excursions for you so you don’t miss a thing! There are now other tour agencies that do offer an outing for golfing, however, JTL has been doing it for a very long time and know the lay of the land like no other.
One of the things about golfing almost anywhere in Jamaica is that the experience will be unique and the views are bound to be spectacular, so, weather permitting, you can let the team at JTL help you choose the site of what may be a truly remarkable and memorable round of golf. Jump on their website for a live chat or give them a call or email them for some of the best rates on the island for their set to golf tours. Looking to create your own combination of experiences? Let them know exactly what you’re looking for and they will immediately work with you and their partners to help you get the best rate possible, if for example you want to customize a golf package by playing more than one professional golf course in Jamaica.
To give you a glimpse of what playing a round of golf in Jamaica can look like, we thought we would share a details about a few of the famous professional courses and golf clubs JTL can arrange for you to enjoy in Montego Bay, including transporting you there and back!
White Witch of Rose Hall Golf Course
The White Witch of Rose Hall Golf Course may sound spooky, but this 6,758-yard, Par 71 (White Witch tees 6,758 yards; Blue tees 6,365 yards; White tees 5,893 yards; Red tees 5,397 yards) boasts a mountainous terrain, cool trade winds, colorful foliage and spectacular ocean views from 16 of its 18 holes. Named after the former plantation’s beautiful but wicked 19th century plantation mistress, Annee Palmer, playing a round at this beautiful course has to be one of the most noteworthy golf vacation stories.
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course
At the Rose Hall Resort & Spa’s Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, golfers are treated to some of the most scenic views and professional services in Montego Bay. Sister course to the White Witch and alternating between seaside and mountain holes, at Cinnamon Hill you’ll experience the best of Jamaica golf as you putt on seaside greens, and you tee-off on the 17th hole, 350 feet above sea level. Scenic views frame every moment of this 18-hole par 72 course (Blue tees 6,828 yards; White tees 6,380 yards; Yellow tees 5,890 yards; Red tees 5,208 yards). The caddies here can read greens better than any pro and are rated as among “The Best in the World” by Golfer magazine, happily discussing whichever Palmer you wish to know about, be it Annee or Arnold. For country music lovers, something you may not know is that Johnny Cash and June Carter’s former home is also to be spotted while playing this course. The house is rumored to soon be turned into a museum as well.
Opened in 1964, the Half Moon Golf Club hosts the Red Stripe ProAm and is one of the best courses in Montego Bay. The 18-hole, par 72 course is quite difficult and requires plenty of strategy. It also features runway tees, undulating greens and a tricky "figure eight" layout with awkward angles that are hard to handle on windy days. Numerous bunkers are strategically situated around the fairways and greens for even more challenge. Due to the course's difficult yet playable nature, (Championship tees 7,141 yards; Competition tees 6,581 yards; Gentlemens' tees 6,233 yards; Ladies’ Competition tees 5,835 yards; Ladies'/Senior/Junior tees 5,030 yards;) Half Moon Golf Club is a popular destination for golfers. Caribbean Magazine even named it the "Best Caribbean Golf Resort."
Can you picture yourself walking the greens on one of these courses yet? How about all three? And these are only a taste of what Jamaica offers golfers across the island, from Kingston to Negril. Havnet reached the island yet? If you know your dates, we suggest booking your tour with JTL from now so you’ll settle into your plane seat already relaxed even before your first swing on the islands.
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