18 holes. Open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain
Tom Fazio (2005).
Sandy Lane offers 45 holes of golf: 18-hole par-72 Country Club course (7060 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-72 Green Monkey course (7389 yds); 9-hole par-36 Old Nine (3345 yds).
10 km N of Bridgetown
Sandy Lane (Green Monkey course): Sandy Lane, one of the Caribbean's premier luxury resorts, offers 45-holes of golf, spread across its three courses. The Tom Fazio designed Green Monkey layout provides a "once in a lifetime" golfing experience, which is available to its members and resort guests. It is complemented by the 9-hole Old Nine, and 18-hole Country Club course, another Tom Fazio-design, which is open to outside visitors.
The Green Monkey is a championship golf course that ranks with the world's best. Here you will find one of the Caribbean's most admired open parkland layouts, with an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. Carved from an old limestone quarry, the exposed rock faces contrast dramatically with the lush, rolling green of the fairways. The course also offers dramatic elevation changes.
If you want to include the Green Monkey on your Caribbean golfing itinerary, you'll need to book into the luxurious and expensive Sandy Lane resort.
Resort guests (staying at Sandy Lane) can book to play the Green Monkey course on weekdays and weekends between 8:30 am and 9:30 am.
No outside visitor play available.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts and caddies compulsory. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.
Golf at Sandy Lane dates back to 1961 when its first 18-hole course opened. The remains of this layout are now found in the resort's nine-hole "Old Nine". The resort took a huge leap forward in the late-1990s, when new Irish owners J.P. McManus, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier commissioned golf course architect Tom Fazio to design the Country Club course (2002) and Green Monkey course (2005).
2020 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course in Barbados.
St James, Barbados
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A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group, Sandy Lane is no ordinary 5-star luxury hotel. Since its first guests were welcomed in 1961, it has been one of the premier addresses in the Caribbean - the choice of royalty, celebrities and many of the world’s top business leaders, a treasured hideaway for the discerning traveler. Today, Sandy Lane maintains its position as one of the world's premier luxury resorts, combining classic elegance with lavish state of the art amenities.
Sandy Lane (2 km to Country Club and Green Monkey courses)
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