Nine Caribbean Courses to Remember

Four Seasons Nevis Golf Course (Image: Four Seasons)

Winter got you down? Grab the sticks and head to the sunny Caribbean, where Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Tom McBroom and other top architects have been busy revamping existing courses and building new showpieces. Canadian Golf Traveller visits nine of the Caribbean’s very best.

Disney World is a Golfer’s Magic Kingdom

Disney PGA Tournament winner Stephen Ames

Golf has long been a top draw at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Canada’s own Stephen Ames have all made magic in a golf kingdom now undergoing a radical restructuring.

Inside the Magic of Canada’s Best Par Threes

Algonquin Golf Course Hole #12 (Image: Algonquin Golf Course)

Through a magical mix of spectacular geography and artful design, Canada’s signature par threes often reflect not just the character of golf at a particular course, but of an entire region of the country.

“More is Less” at Florida Marriotts

Hawks Landing Golf Club at Orlando World Center Marriott Resort (Image: Orlando World Center Marriott)

Daydreaming about a Florida golf getaway? Travellers can save 15 per cent on a three-night “More is Less” stay at any of four participating Marriott golf resorts in Florida. Stay four or more nights and the saving is 20 per cent.

Tee Off Amid the Tumbleweeds in Scottsdale

The Boulders Club, Arizona (Image: The Boulders)

Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf and other top architects have built courses unique in the golf world by embracing the natural drama and beauty of the Sonoran desert in Scottsdale-Phoenix.

Tackle the 17th at TPC Sawgrass

The famous 17th hole at TPC Stadium Course (Image: Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa)

Feared by even the world’s elite players, the par-three 17th at the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is the diabolical heart of one of Florida’s premier golf resorts.

Golf Resorts We Love: Casa de Campo

Teeth of the Dog Golf Course, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic (Image: Casa de Campo)

Long the Caribbean’s marquee golf resort, Casa de Campo owes its success to three spectacular Pete Dye-designed courses, a high-society clientele — and the siren’s call of bikini-clad supermodel Elle Macpherson.

Casa de Campo Luxury at a Discount

Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo (Image: Casa de Campo)

Casa de Campo, one of the world’s elite golf properties, is offering stay-and-play packages for as little as $285 per day until December 20. Based on double occupancy, the Casa Golf Legends promotion includes breakfast and a daily round on one of the Dominican Republic resort’s three Pete Dye-designed courses, Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and […]

Pete Dye Introduces Golf to Roatan

The Black Pearl, Roatan, No. 11 Island Green (Image: Pristine Bay Resort)

Roatan offers white sand beaches, world-class scuba diving and one of the Caribbean’s most gorgeous new courses. Legendary golf architect Pete Dye and his son Perry have built a seaside beauty at Pristine Bay Resort.

Play Pebble Beach Without Breaking the Bank

Pebble Beach Golf Links (Image: Pebble Beach Golf Links)

With careful planning, a trip to California’s fabulously beautiful but pricey Monterey Peninsula (where the green fee at Pebble Beach is a whopping $495) is within the means of most golf travellers. Here’s how to organize — and budget for — the golf vacation of a lifetime.