Best golf courses: Bahamas

The Islands of The Bahamas boast an unbeatable combination of world-class golf courses, stunning locations and an idyllic tropical climate that allows year-round play. Each island has its own personality and attractions in addition to some of the world’s best golf. Following the LPGA's Pure Silk Bahamas Classic hosted by The Ocean Club on Paradise Island, tourism boosted significantly and since then attracted many more golfers to the island. 

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Private club
Bahamas - Marsh Harbour
Steel & Mackenzie

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Private club

Nearest city

Bahamas - Marsh Harbour

Designer

Donald Steel & Tom Mackenzie
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Bahamas - Nassau
Els, Ernie

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Bahamas - Nassau

Designer

Ernie Els
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Bahamas - Marsh Harbour
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Bahamas - Marsh Harbour

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bahamas - Freeport
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bahamas - Freeport

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Bahamas - Nassau
Wilson & Jones

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Private club

Nearest city

Bahamas - Nassau

Designer

Original design by Dick Wilson (1959); improvements made by Rees Jones (2006).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Bahamas - Nassau
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Bahamas - Nassau

Designer

Tom Weiskopf
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bahamas - Nassau
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bahamas - Nassau

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bahamas - George Town
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bahamas - George Town

Designer

Greg Norman

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Tournaments:
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).

Who's Who:
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.

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