Jamaica’s True Colors: Red, Green and Golf

Jamaica is honored with every one of the characteristics of a world-class golf goal. Notwithstanding phenomenal year-round climate, the topography, lavish vegetation and grand magnificence of our tropical island likewise supports inventive fairway plans by innovative green planners. Jamaica is likewise popular for its caddies: enthusiastic, engaging, experienced, committed – with an uncanny capacity to find wayward shots and to peruse the breaks on even the trickiest greens. We welcome you to play our courses for yourself for an extraordinary hitting the fairway encounter:

Montego Bay is the island’s golf capital bragging five title greens, premium hotel lodging, a universal airplane terminal served by a few noteworthy carriers, beaches and other recreational, shopping and stimulation offices.

SuperClubs Ironshore

The previous Ironshore Golf and Country Club is a connections style, standard 72 course. When alluded to as Jamaica’s pearl in the harsh, it’s a requesting course with a lot of doglegs and dugouts to challenge your An amusement. Since January 2000, SuperClubs has been cleaning that diamond. A delightfully enlivened new clubhouse was manufactured and a monstrous course remodel finished. The greens are in their best condition in 20 years, local people say. The 6,570-yard design conveys what is normal – an engaging golf understanding, with a few water experiences and various intriguing visually impaired shots. Fairways are isolated by tall, frilly Australian pines, and also blossoming hibiscus and limb.

Half Moon

Outlined by the eminent Robert Trent Jones Sr., the course opened in 1961 and since has immovably settled itself as one of prized courses that the Caribbean brings to the table. Measuring a gigantic, 7,119 yards from the back tees, it has been chosen as host setting for a few expert and novice competitions, including the Jamaican Open and the Dunhill Cup. The course brags a portion of the trademark Jones highlights, including runway tees and utilization of the land’s development or the ‘figure eight’ directing that shrewdly changes edges sufficiently only to bring about bewilderment on the breezy days. The greens likewise request uncommon consideration: while they are extremely playable, their shape and form frequently drive the better golfer to work the ball to get their methodologies near tucked pins, while leaving an opening for the learner player to run the ball in.

Cinnamon Hill

One instinctually wonders about the package of arrive on which Robert von Hagge-composed Cinnamon Hill GC (some time ago Three Palms), at the Wyndham Rose Hall. On an island favored with richness and topographical character, and short on land, the design moves from an open, windswept front nine into the lower heights of the Blue Mountains on the back nine, where thick foliage traps the fairways of the approaching openings. Bragging fascinating, tranquil, graphic and now and then out and out scaring names each opening has its own interesting attributes and is certain to abandon a significant affair. The encompassing landscape at #15 “Mountain Falls” is striking to the point, that a scene was shot here for the James Bond film Live and Let Die. The course is based on what was at one time a 400-section of land ranch, and remainders of the zone’s history, including water passages, headstones, and remnants of memorable homes, offer a disintegrating indication of a land that once inhaled its very own existence, some time before golf.

White Witch

Local people rush to state that Annie Palmer still frequents the Rose Hall Great House and the domain including the course worked there on the grounds. The White Witch Course, planned by the group of Robert Von Hagge, Rick Baril and Mike Smelek, opened in August 2000 as the centerpiece of the new Ritz Carlton Rose Hall Resort. Rather than conventional tropical territory, the format is hilly and tough. The 6,718-yard course adheres to the high ground where there are cool winds and sea sees on 16 gaps. This hoisted course can scare, with its continues wilderness like territory, however the course interlaces with the mountains and furnishes golfers with a portion of the best perspectives of the coastline.


Tryall’s 18-opening, Ralph Plummer-planned title course has played host to such prestigious global occasions as the Johnnie Walker World Championship, last won by Fred Couples in 1995. With openings that kiss the shoreline and play with the edges of wilderness gorges, it is likely the most commended green in the Caribbean. The course extends 6,772 yards from the sea side up into forested slopes, past coconut forests, and withdraw to the ocean along a course fixed with blossoming plants and great trees. The mark standard three fourth gap fuses the normal difficulties of the Caribbean Sea and the Flint River, while the important standard four seventh opening gives a sensational tee-shot through the stone mainstays of the memorable reservoir conduit that nourishes the neighboring waterwheel. Tryall’s mortgage holders, many related with the club for eras, have protected the air of enchanting propriety that has been “modernized out” of numerous other notable properties.

Negril Hills

Settled in the slopes minutes from Negril’s popular seven-mile white-sand beach, golf lovers will locate this casual resort’s shrouded diamond the Negril Hills Golf Club. Acclaimed for its lifted tees and greens, undulating fairways and emerald lakes, this design guarantees an enjoyable round that is an ideal break from Negril’s sand and ocean. Worked in 1993 by Robert Simmons, this 18-opening course traverses 6,333 yards, cut into Negril’s low, moving slopes. This topography makes for quick play, with winding fairways and somewhat inclining greens. It likewise uncovers transient perspectives of Negril’s removed brilliant sands and quiet oceans. Along the fairways, coconut and other tropical trees move in the delicate ocean breezes drifting in from the drift. This course is portrayed by water risks, gloating nine lakes that all become possibly the most important factor. Marshlands and sandtraps likewise sneak all through the course, holding up to assert wayward balls.

Runaway Bay GC

The standard 72 course was composed by Major John Harris from Britain and opened in 1960. From the Blue Tees, the course measures a long 6,870 yards with a slant rating of 124. The blend of the twist blasting up to 35 miles for every hour, long moving fairways with vast level greens and amazing perspectives of the Caribbean Sea, ensure that golfers can expect an elating background whether they are apprentices or fulfilled players. The PGA-quality green has facilitated numerous a global occasion including the MatchPlay amusements between the United Kingdom and the West Indies, the Jamaica Open and the World Cup of Golf Super-qualifier competitions.

Shoes Ocho Rios

In the past known as Upton Golf Club, the Sandals Golf and Country Club was set up in 1951 as a 9 opening course found 700 feet above ocean level in Upton, a couple of miles east of Ocho Rios. The first 9-opening format which, composed by P.K. Saunders, was extended in the mid 1960s to 18 holes. In June 1992, Sandals Resorts bought the property and started making a standout amongst the most first class fairways in Jamaica. The greens were modified with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass and the fairways reemerged with Bermuda grass. Albeit similarly short-6311 yards, standard 71 from the Blue Tees, the course makes for a testing 128 incline.


Cut into the moving slopes close Mandeville over a century back, the Manchester Country Club is Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s most seasoned fairway. Bragging 140 years of history, it is effectively the most one of a kind in Jamaica with it’s nine greens and 18 tee areas. Established as a Country Club in 1865 and not long after the Scots created the session of golf, a fairway was based on the site. It is arranged amidst the town of Mandeville, the capital of Manchester and has a standout amongst the most amazing picturesque miracles, given by the course’s 2201 foot rise. Despite the fact that it is a private individuals club, it is interested in general society and is one of Mandeville’s principle vacation spots.


Found 9 miles outside Kingston, Caymanas GC rests in the foothills of St. Catherine and neglects the ward’s verdant stick fields, extending the distance to Kingston Harbor. Composed by understood Canadian engineer, Howard Watson, in the 1950s, the course’s sloping condition is splendidly consolidated in the design. A few of the 18 tee boxes are lifted while the fairways undulate in agreement to the topography of the rough limestone slopes. Stately Cotton and Guango trees line the fairways and watch the greens all through the course’s 6,844 yards, making overwhelming regular perils. Deliberately set fortifications and lakes additionally make for all the more difficult play. The Club, which facilitated a few Caribbean Championships, including the Jamaican Open, the Jamaica Classic and Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, is inclined at 123 from the Blue Tees and measures 6,844 yards.

Consistent Spring

Situated in the heart of one of Kingston’s most pleasant neighborhoods, Constant Spring was worked in 1920 by Scottish planner Stanley Thompson, a tutor of Robert Trent Jones, making it one of Jamaica’s most established fairways. It is a tight, short course with an amazing perspective at the thirteenth tee, and the test of heading to a thin level of fairway past a lofty valley. It has facilitated the greater part of the island’s top players, large portions of the socially first class and more than a couple shows amid its long┬áhistory.

The Jamaica Golf Association, included individual playing golf individuals and golf clubs islandwide, is at the front line of the drive to build up the session of golf for a superior Jamaica.

David Leadbetter Golf Academy – Half Moon

The Academy joins the finest golf direction accessible on one of Jamaica’s most testing courses. Made by one of the bosses in the specialty of educating the golf swing, David Leadbetter has an interesting capacity to impart and a significant commitment to the diversion. He is known for modifying Nick Faldo’s mythical swing and has worked with Ernie Els, Greg Norman and Nick Price, and has built up a selective gathering of instructing experts to give “visit demonstrated” guidance to goal-oriented golfers at all phases of advancement.

Link and Wireless National Golf Academy

Kingston’s clamoring business and diversion center, New Kingston, is additionally quick turning into the capital city’s recreational donning focus thanks to a limited extent to the option of Cable and Wireless’ National Golf Academy. Situated on grounds with a perspective of New Kingston’s towering structures and the far off Blue Mountains, the National Golf Academy is the island’s first open driving reach and putting green. Traversing an amazing 240 yards, the driving extent plays like a genuine fairway with undulating fairways, 6 manicured greens and all around put gaps, shelters and lakes. From the Academy’s 23 bayous you may hone your swing and drive, or on the adjoining putting green, you can sharpen you short diversion abilities.