Winter Golf Escape

Golf in the Caribbean means soft ocean breezes, scenic white-sand beaches, sweeping tropical vistas and not a care in the world as you slice into the water on the third hole. But if you want to step up the luxury—and maybe bring along some of your non-golfing family members (just sayin’)—you can still play on world-class courses, while enjoying the amenities of a luxurious all-inclusive resort.

Sound intriguing? Read on to discover some of our favorite resorts for golf and relaxation, each hand-picked and recommended by our own Maritime Travel agents.

Casa de Campo—Dominican Republic
Recommended for you by Roxanne Gadbois, Champlain Place, Moncton

Calling this a resort isn’t really fair —it’s more like an entire seaside sports village, complete with its own marina and yachting community. Three separate Pete Dye-designed golf courses count among the best in the world, while tennis, polo, horseback riding, sport shooting, biking, sailing, kayaking and spelunking each warrant their own dedicated spaces. Just get out there!

Ask Roxanne 

Sandals Emerald Bay—The Bahamas
Recommended for you by Myranda Miller, Manager, Halifax Shopping Centre

“What a delightful hidden treasure this is!  Every view you take in is literally better than the last and the beach is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen – and Sandals properties are on some pretty great beaches. Fabulous dining, wonderful service and all the pampering you expect from Sandals. You have to see it to believe it! 

This Sandals outpost on Great Exuma features the Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club, a Greg Nornam-designed 18-hole, 7,000-yard course that plays through both dunes and the coast of the Emerald Bay peninsula.

Ask Myranda 

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club—Jamaica
Recommended for you by Bart Toney, Mayflower Mall, Sydney, NS

“Beaches Ocho Rios is a kids’ dream come true. Come to think of it, it’s pretty perfect for adults, too! The kids and teens clubs really go all out and there are menus for all ages at the restaurants. Unlimited rounds of golf, green fees and round-trip transfers are included for everyone (kids too!) at Sandals Golf & Country Club, recognized as one of the best in Jamaica by Golf Digest and Frommers.”

This magnificent course, with three sets of tees, rises 700 feet above sea level in the lush hills of Ocho Rios, with a practice range, putting and chipping greens, pro shops, restaurant and snack shack.
Ask Bart 

Le Blanc Resort—Cancun, Mexico
Recommended for you by Cathy Price, Manager, Charlotte Street, Sydney, NS

“Ahh … serenity. This is a wonderfully peaceful spa resort where your every whim is catered to. The service, staff and food are all top-rated and the beach and pool areas are attractive and inviting. 

This adults only all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean offers access to a 27-hole designed by Jack Nicklaus. The property even offers certain “unlimited golf” packages depending on the time of year (not including cart).

Ask Cathy