Did you know that golf tourism is one of the hottest trends in travel right now? And did you know that the Caribbean and Mexico offers some of the finest golfing experiences in the world? So why not book your dream vacation and enjoy a couple of rounds at the same time?
We’ve asked our Travel Experts to tell us what their favourite resorts for golfers are. See their list below!
You may have seen this resort on quite a few of our top 5 lists, but once you experience it you will know why. When it comes to golfing, this is not one to pass up. Connected to the resort is a massive 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, split into sets of 9 holes, giving golfers the option of three different 18-hole courses. Select a suite with unlimited golf and you’ll get unlimited play, transportation to the course, and access to putting green and driving range. Plus, it doesn’t end with golf – there’s so much going on at this resort for guests of all ages.
Right on the footsteps of yet another world class Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is Hard Rock Punta Cana. If you plan to get in as many rounds as you can, be sure to select a suite with unlimited golf included! A free introductory program is offered daily for new golfers or those looking to brush up on their skills under the supervision of a golf pro. If you’re getting the guys together for a group vacation, or even a bachelor’s party, this one would be great with the on-site casino and rock theme throughout!
Barcelo Bavaro Palace is a great family-friendly resort with the added bonus of on-site golf course designed by renowned architect P.B. Dye. Golf is included for each guest either every second day or daily, depending on the time of year. With the huge Family Junior Suites Premium Level rooms sleeping up to 6, plus the on-site Pirate Island Water Park, Barcelo is a great choice for family getaways with a side of golf!
Trendy and hip, Sandals Ochi is the place to be in the Caribbean. It’s also the place to golf, with a nearby 18-hole course rising 700 feet above sea level and offering up some amazing views of both the ocean and the mountains. Green fees and transfers are included for guests of Sandals, as are PGA-certified golf clinics twice weekly if you want to get in that extra practice. Our experts recommend this luxurious resort for couples getaway and vacations with friends!
Another great option in Jamaica is Jewel Runaway Bay. A 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award winner, this resort is all encompassing and great for both families and adults-only vacationers. As for the golf, the nearby course has been host to prestigious events including the Ryder Cup – so it has the stamp of approval of professional golfers and amateurs alike! Green fees are complimentary to guests of the Jewel resort, so drop the kiddies off at the kids club and get out on the greens for a round of golf in paradise!