When planning for your vacation in Jamaica golfing is a great addition to your schedule. With its beautiful year-round weather, and scenic beauty Jamaica is a world-class golf destination. Montego Bay is the prime golf location in Jamaica and is home to several championship golf courses. Playing golf in Montego Bay is also very convenient because there are hotels, beaches, and an international airport located there too. In this article, we will discuss some of the best golf courses to visit in Montego Bay.
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at Rose Hall
The Cinnamon Hill Golf Course was originally designed by von Hagge and redesigned by Rick Baril in 2001. This course offers both coastal and tropical inland golf that offers a world-class golf experience while protecting the rich cultural and natural environment. Winding through the course you will find an ancient aqueduct that was used to grind sugar cane in the plantation era. Near the 15th green is a gentle waterfall which was featured in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die.
Half Moon Golf Club
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the Half Moon Golf Club was opened in 1962 and was later modernized by Roger Rulewich. The course is located in a retired sugarcane estate and overlooks Half Moon. Renowned as one of the best walking courses in Jamaica, it is also an award-winning 18-hole par-72 championship course with 20 grassed practice bays. They also have a Bunker practice green, with a putting green & 50-yard pitching green. Please keep in mind that a dress code for both ladies and men is enforced.
The Tryall Club
The Tryall club is comprised of 2,200 acres of natural beauty with rolling hills, valleys, a private shoreline, and a full-service beach club. They also offer luxury villas located on the oceanfront or high in the hills with beautiful sea views. Whether you’re a complete beginner, an occasional player, or an experienced pro there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Designed by Ralph Plummer, the golf course is blended with the 17th-century sugar plantation, the coastline, and the landscape’s natural features.
White Witch Golf Course at Rose Hall
The White Witch Golf Course is located in Jamaica’s historic 4,000-acre Rose Hall Estate and is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril. It is named after the plantation’s wicked 19th-century plantation mistress, Annie Palmer. Legend has it that Annee’s ghost still haunts the estate today, which has created an intriguing mystique that has fascinated island natives and visitors for generations.
In conclusion, there are several world-class golf courses for you to choose from in Montego Bay, regardless of your skill and experience level. Jamaica Get Away Travels provides transportation to and from hotels in Montego Bay Jamaica to these golf locations. With a dedicated driver and an air-conditioned private vehicle for you and your private party, you can save time and relax on your trip. Their tours operate daily. No matter where you choose to play golf, your golf experiences are memorable and have you coming back again in the future.