Barbados has several 18-hole championship golf courses. The elegance and beauty of the course of Royal Westmoreland, one of the best of Robert Trent Jones jr.'s designs, is outstanding, and if there is one course to play in Barbados, it's definitely the one of Royal Westmoreland.Sandy Lane with two Tom Fazio designed courses will rank amongst the finest golf resorts in the world. The Barbados Golf and Country Club at Durants near Oistins and Silver Sands along with the 18-hole signature course at Apes Hill round up the picture of Barbados as a world class and high quality golf destination and makes the island a serious contender for beeing the No.1 Golf destination in the Caribbean.
Royal Westmoreland - (website)
This 18-hole champioship course is one of the best of Robert Trent Jones jr.'s designs, as far as the finesse, beauty and challenge of the course is concerned, which perfectly integrates into the surrounding undulating landscape. The driving range, the sanctuary, pool and gym, and the spectecular Clubhouse overlook the Caribbean Sea. The firstclass service provided by its employees makes Royal Westmoreland a truly unforgettable experience. The hosts of your vacation home at the Inchcape Seaside Villas gladly arrange for their guests to play Royal Westmoreland at a very favourable member guest rate.
The hard true tennis courts and the pool and gym are also accessible for a small fee for Inchcape's guests.
The Barbados Golf Club - (website)
The original Barbados Golf and Country Club was designed and built in 1974 by the notable architect Col. J. Harris. For more than 20 years it has laid sleeping, awaiting its rebirth. On September 1st 2000 the redesigned and completely reconstructed Barbados Golf Club reopened as Barbados' first public Championship golf course. The 6,805-yard par 72 golf course has been approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in 2002.
Magnificent trees strategically planted 25 years ago give the course a mature ambience. Two lakes intrude and enhance play on five holes and create a dramatic 'Amen Corner' on holes 15 and 16. A series of coral waste bunkers carved through four holes adds to the excitement and personality of the course.
Ron Kirby, one of the most respected and experienced golf course architects in the world, redesigned the course to be a fair, challenging and pleasurable walk amidst tropical surroundings. It is located only five minutes by car from the Inchcape Seaside Villas.
Sandy Lane - (website)
presents itself now with two golf courses in operation. The front nine of the old 18-hole course are used as a nine-hole golf course by itself. The two brand new courses have been completed and are open for play now. These Tom Fazio designed courses make Sandy Lane one of the finest golf resorts in the world. Hole no. 7 of the old course though, a short "down-the-cliff" par 3, will remain an unforgettable memory. If you are up for another real treat, just visit the Clubhouse of the new course and enjoy lunch, overlooking green fairways framed by the blue waters of the Caribbean Seas in the back.
Rockley Golf Club - (website)
is a nicely kept nine-hole course with fairways between 170 m and 430 m long. Some of them are very narrow and claim a very precise game. On the other hand it is easy enough not to frustrate high handicappers and beginners. About fifteen minutes away from Inchcape, Rockley is an alternative for a quick round in between. Prices are moderate, especially compared to european fees.