Apes Hill Club

Apes Hill,

St James,

  • Office

    +1 (246) 432 4500
  • Golf pro

    Ben Hatch

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain

  • Surroundings:

    Tropical forest / rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Jeff Potts & Chris Cole for the Landmark Co. (2010). Significant redesign by Ron Kirby (2022).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

18 km NE of Bridgetown

Apes Hill Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2010

Apes Hill Club is home to an inland championship golf course that ranks with the best in Barbados. At 1,000 ft above sea level, you'll enjoy what is undeniably the island’s most elevated golf experience, now with a course to match. The tree-lined and open parkland layout benefitted hugely from Ron Kirby's redesign. This master craftsman has now left his indelible mark on the best of Caribbean golf.

With plenty of elevation change to play with, Kirby's redesign of Apes Hill has introduced several new "wow-factor" holes, while also opening-up many stunning Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean vistas. Apes Hill has been lifted into the Barbados elite, with an new array of attractive, skilfully crafted and stunningly scenic holes.

Pick of the holes: the back-nine stretch from the 12th onward serves up some of the most memorable holes. The signature par-3 16th (Cave) has a coral rock formation framing the hole's rightside and the green. Meanwhile, very much in the foreground, water threatens from tee to green. An exquisite looking hole.

Stay&Play at Apes Hill: luxury onsite holiday villa rental accommodation available.

List of courses: Barbados


Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member, or if staying in one of the onsite holiday rental villas.

Green fees

Contact club for Stay&Play possibilities and associated golf rates.

Did you know?

Apes Hill was previously private, and run by Sir Charles Williams (Barbadian entrepreneur), in conjunction with the Landmark Land company and the Wentworth Club in England. After an ownership change in 2019, Apes Hill is now beginning to offer golfers a Stay&Play option, based on the opportunity to stay onsite in a selection of upmarket holiday rental villas.

At Apes Hill the thunder of hooves and golfers coexist. Next to the golf course is the Apes Hill Polo Club, one of four such clubs in Barbados.

Published ranking

Barbados's 4th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).

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