Greg Norman New Rep for Sandals Resorts

Golfer Greg Norman (Image: @SharkGregNorman)

Greg Norman has designed more than 100 courses around the world. (Image: @SharkGregNorman)

Greg Norman has signed on as the new Global Golf Ambassador for Sandals Resorts’ four golf properties in the Bahamas and the Caribbean—including two courses designed by the “Great White Shark” himself.

Who better than “The Shark” Greg Norman to extoll the pleasures of golf beside the turquoise waters and coral reefs of the Caribbean and the Bahamas?

Norman and Sandals Resorts International announced on June 14 that the two-time major champion will serve as the Global Golf Ambassador for the resort brand’s four golf properties, including two courses designed by Norman’s company, Greg Norman Golf Course Design.

One of the game’s most recognizable personalities, the Australian golfer and entrepreneur, who has designed more than 100 golf courses across six continents, will appear in strategic marketing campaigns for Sandals and serve in an advisory role. Norman is also a tourism ambassador for Vietnam, one of the world’s hottest golf destinations.

Sandals Resort Bahamas Emerald Bay Golf Course

Emerald Bay Golf Course is a Norman design that hugs the coastline of a peninsula in Great Exuma, Bahamas. (Image: Sandals Resorts)

“Greg Norman is an incredible partner who understands and shares our philosophy of consistently delivering more than the customer expects,” said Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of family-owned Sandals Resorts International. The chain, founded by the late Gordon “Butch” Stewart, includes 15 beachfront properties in the Caribbean and the Bahamas, with another property in Curacao scheduled to open in spring 2022.

Norman recently collaborated with Sandals Resorts on a tee-to-green redesign of Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. Situated at the island’s lushly tropical northern tip where orchids and bromeliads dot the rolling hills, the 18-hole layout features dramatic elevation changes and wide views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Sandals portfolio of golf resorts also includes:

Emerald Bay Golf Course (Great Exuma, Bahamas): Part of Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort, this challenging and wonderfully natural 18-hole Norman design features six holes that hug the coastline of a scenic peninsula. From 2017 to 2020, the resort hosted the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, a Korn Ferry Tour event.

Sandals Golf Club at Sandals Regency La Toc (Castries, Saint Lucia): A tunnel-tight nine-hole course, this testing 3,141-yard design is nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by lush, villa-studded hills.

Sandals Golf & Country Club (Ocho Rios, Jamaica): A short shuttle ride from both the Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation resorts, this has long been one of the most popular courses in Jamaica. The 18-hole layout climbs more than 700 feet above sea level and twists through a rolling landscape featuring sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and a mountain range. There are also two practice areas, both with putting greens and chipping areas.