During the last decade, the number of golf courses in the Caribbean has grown faster than the islands' lush tropical vegetation. From Barbados to the Bahamas, the region boasts top-drawer layouts bearing the stamps of noted architects such as Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones II.
All the key ingredients are here: sugary sand beaches, turquoise waters, cheek-caressing trade winds and golf sunny-side up. No two islands are alike and the mix of cultures and races give the Caribbean a unique style in cuisine, music, architecture and language.
You can choose a golfing destination based upon your cultural preferences, and with around 50 top-quality layouts, the Caribbean presents a delightful dilemma. Many courses are linked to luxury resorts where you’re guaranteed the ultimate beach vacation lifestyle with romantic sunsets, pampered service and gourmet dining. Here’s five of the best: