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

Visitors?

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 II, 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

Visitors?

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

Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.

Xander Schauffele wins his singles match 1-up over Corey Conners and clinches the Presidents Cup for the U.S. Team.

Who's Who

The 25‑year‑old Viktor Hovland, defending champion, wins the Hero World Challenge 2022 beating Scottie Scheffler, last year's runner-up, by two shots.
Every year twenty of the world's top-ranked golfers are invited to compete at the Hero World Challenge.

Jon Rahm wins the the DP World Tour Championship 2022 at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth course).

Rory McIlroy claims the DP World Tour order of merit title and finishes the year European no. One for the fourth time in his career.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

Costa Cruise Travel

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Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

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