Jamaica Golf

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Jamaica golf is the best in the West Indies. Perhaps because of their British and Scottish heritage, Jamaicans--especially of European descent--have taken golf quite seriously. Indeed, the island's terrain makes it ideal for challenging golf courses, and the fabulous views make this outdoor sport inviting.

With gorgeous, white-sand beaches, lush greenery and turf, and rugged landscape, Jamaica provides stunning surroundings for its fairways. Montego Bay alone has four championship courses, all set in splendid scenery. Wyndham Rose Hall Golf and Beach Resort has been ranked by some as one of the top five courses in the world. With a unique seaside-and-mountain layout, the course offers both a challenge and spectacular views--its 14th hole passes by a waterfall.

Jamaica Golf in Perfect Weather

An island with year-round summer weather is made for golf, and Jamaica golf courses are world-famous. The Tryall Club Jamaica, also at Montego Bay, is generally regarded as the island's finest course; the annual Johnnie Walker World Championship is held here. The site with the most fascinating name might well be the White Witch of Rose Hall Golf Course at Montego.

The habitable outer areas of the island are dotted with Jamaica resorts that offer Jamaica vacation packages, sometimes including nearby golfing. Sandals, for instance, is a chain of posh resorts, one of which is located at Ocho Rios. It maintains its own course, which is famous for its vistas and rolling landscape. All these Jamaica golf courses provide plenty of exciting play for adventuresome golfers.

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