Great Golfing in the Bahamas

Great Golfing in the Bahamas

You want to play a round of Golf or more in your vacation while you are in the Bahamas? You found the perfect place to play Golf all year around in consistently sunny and warm weather with breathtaking ocean views on most Golf courses.

Golf courses in the Bahamas are designed by some of the biggest names in the industry and are scattered throughout the islands.

One of the best golf courses in the Bahamas are the One and Only Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island close to Nassau. The course is part of the posh One and Only Ocean Club, play here is limited to the club's guests, guests of Atlantis hotel and other members, green fees are among the highest in the Bahamas. Michael Jordan holds his celebrity invitational tournament at this course each winter.

The Blue Shark Golf Club on South Ocean Road in the south of New Providence offers beautiful ocean views, challenging links-style layout in a pretty lush tropical landscape with rolling hilly terrain, freshwater lakes and wetlands.

The notorious 10th, 11th, and 12th holes, known as the "Shark's Teeth," feature several formidable challenges including bunkers and water hazards. The Blue Shark Golf Club also features an extensive championship-sized practice facility with individual teeing, putting, and chipping greens.

The Cable Beach and Golf Club boasts a links-style golf course that offers some of the most affordable prices on golf in the Bahamas. The course is popular among both tourists and locals not only for its value but also for its unpretentious and vibrant atmosphere. 

Tropical trees accent rolling fairways for added challenge. Although Cable Beach and Golf Club is not a long course, it is consistently in good condition and the club provides excellent service. This player-friendly golf course is perfect for visitors looking for a more authentic Bahamian experience.

Abaco offers two golf courses. The Treasure Cay Golf Course in the northern part of the islands offers 18-hole course, designed by Dick Wilson. The course has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, no tee times are required and afternoon golfers often get the course all for themselves.

The other golf course is south of Marsh Harbor. The Abaco Club at Winding Bay is the only Scottish-style course in the Bahamas. It's an 18-hole course that plays ocean side, 60 feet above the crashing surf.

It is still a private club, and although you're allowed one visit before joining, membership fees start at $ 75'000.

Grand Bahama islands offers three golf courses. The Westin and Sheraton Lucayan Golf Course is a challenging ocean-side course, designed by Dick Wilson. It's an 18-hole course is featuring balanced six straight holes, six classic left-turning doglegs, and six right-turning holes. The 18th hole has a double lake.

Its state-of-the-art instruction facilities include a practice putting green with bunker and chipping areas, covered teaching bays and a teaching seminar area.

The Westin and Sheraton Reef Golf Course is a par-72 course designed by R Trent Jones Jr., with lots of water, wide fairways flanked by strategically placed bunkers and a tricky dogleg left on the 18 hole.

The Fortune Hills Golf and Country Club on Grand Bahama has a 9-hole, par-36 course with all necessary facilities.

On Great Exuma you find a 18-hole ocean side golf course designed by Greg Norman. The golf course is attached to exclusive Sandals Emerald Bay resort. The Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club offers a championship course that provides plenty of challenge in addition to scenic ocean vistas.

The golf course features numerous bunkers that are strategically situated around the greens and the fairways that snake through seaside dunes. The golf course has six signature holes, which are located at the edge of the scenic Emerald Bay peninsula. While last nine holes has more scenic views, the first nine offers an interesting variation of holes that feature marshes, lakes, and rock outcroppings.