Thursday, 23 February 2017

OH WHERE GOING TO BARBADOS

BARBADOS is certainly not renowned for its Golf it has only 4 major course, however it is certainly a gorgeous Island, fantastic people, a true PARTY Islland, great for A Social Golfing Break with the Mrs.

THE GOLF

IN truth, you wouldnt ever just visit this sensational island just for the golf.  Theres only two easily accessible for play courses, yet it does have the Caribbeans top rated course... if you are fortunate enough and wealthy enough to get a round. Sandy Lane is the regions most prestigious address... residents include Roman Abramovich, Simon Cowell, Oprah Rihanna, Cliff Richard etc.. etc...
There are 3 golf courses and the flagship GREEN MONKEY. This 18hole 7400 yard is truly fitting of such opulence, but unless you are a mate of the above the liklihood is that if you can even get a round it will cost you $1,000 The resort hosts two other course, the Fazio designed Country Club Course, with its open fairways and five lakes and many risk and reward shots. The original course, established over 40 years ago is the OLD NINE COURSE  and has just 9 holes. These courses whilst more accessable are still pricey and in my opinion both APES HILL and ROYAL WESTMORELAND  offer better value for money.  Apes Hill is a course set in lush pasture land and coral stoned quarries and sparkling lakes. There are several absolutely sensational vistas over the Caribbean sea. This has been acknowledged as one of the regions rising stars. The ROYAL WESTMORELAND is a members only club but does offer public tee times. The Robert Trent Jones Design is a proper Championship test that has regularly hosted European Senior Tr Events.
Ron Kirby designed BARBADOS Golf Club offers exceptional value at about $100 because  it has partner deals with most hotel chains and an exceptional hire club service. TSG had a great round here on my visit. The greens have recently been relaid, they were exceptional. interesting and challenging, would be my first port of call on the island. ALMOND BEACH VILLAGE has a  9 hole par 3 course, more for guest hotel relaxation than a challenge for dedicated golfers. Finally on the South COAST is ROCKLEY Golf Club. A Par 70 course of just over 5600 yards which never the less offers an interesting challenge and is quite well maintained.





The magnificent but extermely exclusive GREEN MONKEY COURSE

A rising star  APES HILL. A glorious, spectacular track

The ROYAL WESTMORELAND, Top Prices for a great experience.

BARBADOS GOLF CLUB, Affordable, pleasureable, great course.


Continuing to meet new friends on my travels.

                       
                                                             THE ISLAND


Time for a sail

Glorious coastline

Heritage Museum at Sudbury Plantation


The Bounty Advert beaches
Great views !!!!



Simply stunning and sensational. Wonderful friendly people. Glorious beaches, spectacular coastlines, great fishing, snorkelling and diving. Great colonial history. Plantations are a delight. Fantastic Food not just the super seafood dishes. BARBADOS IS BEAUTIFUL... A Social Golfers idea of PARADISE.



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