Best golf courses: Caribbean

Caribbean: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
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
Barbados - Bridgetown
Potts & Cole

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Barbados - Bridgetown

Designer

Jeff Potts & Chris Cole for the Landmark Co.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Rio Grande
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Designer

Original Bahia Beach Plantn course designed by J.B. Gold (1991). Complete redesign (retaining original routing) by Robert Trent Jones II (2008; lead designer Ty Butler).

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
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Barbados - Bridgetown
Kirby, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Barbados - Bridgetown

Designer

Original layout was redesigned by Ron Kirby and the course reopened in 2000.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Gordillo, Juan Manuel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Original design by Juan Manuel Gordillo. Major renovation and upgrade by P.B. Dye (2009/10).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Rio Grande
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Designer

Unknown
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Caguas
Sanford, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Caguas

Designer

John Sanford
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
U.S. Virgin Islands - Christiansted
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

U.S. Virgin Islands - Christiansted

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - La Romana
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - La Romana

Designer

Pete Dye

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private course
Dominican Rep - La Romana
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private course

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - La Romana

Designer

Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - La Romana
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - La Romana

Designer

Pete Dye

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - La Romana
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - La Romana

Designer

Pete Dye

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Sola, Alberto

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Alberto Sola
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Kingston
Watson, Howard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Kingston

Designer

Howard Watson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Montego Bay
von Hagge, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Montego Bay

Designer

Original design by Hank Smedley (1969); substantially redesigned by Robert von Hagge & Rick Baril (2001).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Ponce
Garbin, Ferdinand

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Ponce

Designer

Ferdinand Garbin
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Gancedo, Jose

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Jose (Pepe) Gancedo
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Kingston
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Kingston

Designer

Stanley Thompson
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Ponce
Besse, Bruce

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Ponce

Designer

Bruce Besse
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Anguilla - The Valley
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Anguilla - The Valley

Designer

Greg Norman
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Bender, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Designer

Jack Bender
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - San Juan
Rodriguez, Chi Chi

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - San Juan

Designer

A Chi Chi Rodriguez Signature Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Fajardo
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Fajardo

Designer

Arthur Hills
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Guayama
Rodriguez, Chi Chi

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Guayama

Designer

Chi Chi Rodriguez
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
St Kitts & Nevis - Charlestown, Nevis
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Kitts & Nevis - Charlestown, Nevis

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).

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.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Rio Grande
Kite, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Designer

Tom Kite
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Rio Grande
Kite, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Designer

Tom Kite
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Juan Dolio
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Juan Dolio

Designer

Gary Player
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Montego Bay
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Montego Bay

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr, renovated in the mid-2000s by Roger Rulewich
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Nicklaus Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Paul Burke "P.B." Dye
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Montego Bay
Moote, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Montego Bay

Designer

Robert Moote (Canada)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - La Romana
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - La Romana

Designer

P.B. Dye
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Santiago
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Santiago

Designer

Pete Dye
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Not yet open
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Not yet open

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Santo Domingo
Dye & Corrie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Santo Domingo

Designer

Original design by Pete Dye (1989). Renovated by Jack Corrie (1999).
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-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
U.S. Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

U.S. Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie

Designer

George Fazio and nephew Tom Fazio.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Juan Dolio
Ankrom, Charles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Juan Dolio

Designer

Charles Ankrom
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Negril
Simmons, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Negril

Designer

Robert Simmons
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
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Humacao
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Humacao

Designer

Rees Jones
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Humacao
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Humacao

Designer

Gary Player

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Santiago
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Santiago

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Santiago
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Santiago

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (another of several claiming to be his last design); renovated by his son Rees Jones (2015).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Turks & Caicos - Providenciales
Litten, Karl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Turks & Caicos - Providenciales

Designer

Karl Litten
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Price, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Nick Price
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Garbin, Fred

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Designer

Fred Garbin
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
On application
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

P.B. Dye - Arrecife & Tortuga nines (2001); Hacienda-nine (2012).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Dominican Rep - Punta Cana
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Punta Cana

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Rio Grande
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Designer

George & Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - Rio Grande
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Designer

Greg Norman
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2011)
Punta Cana
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

(Closed in 2011)

Nearest city

Punta Cana

Designer

Nick Faldo
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.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Pasarell & Pfaff

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Designer

Stanley & Charlie Pasarell in collaboration with David W. Pfaff.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
St Kitts & Nevis - Basseterre
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Kitts & Nevis - Basseterre

Designer

Original course dated from 1976; redesigned by Canadian golf course architect Tom McBroom (2003).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Restricted
Barbados - Bridgetown
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Barbados - Bridgetown

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Ocho Rios
Harris, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Ocho Rios

Designer

Commander John Harris
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
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Ocho Rios
Saunders, P.K.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Ocho Rios

Designer

P.K. Saunders
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
St Lucia - Castries
Colon, Richard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Lucia - Castries

Designer

Richard Colon
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Barbados - Bridgetown
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Barbados - Bridgetown

Designer

Tom Fazio (2002).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Rsrt guests only
Barbados - Bridgetown
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Barbados - Bridgetown

Designer

Tom Fazio (2005).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Dominican Rep - Santo Domingo
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Dominican Rep - Santo Domingo

Designer

Current design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1947).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
St Lucia - Castries
Ponko, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Lucia - Castries

Designer

John Ponko
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - San Juan
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - San Juan

Designer

East and West courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1958); later revisions by Robert Trent Jones Jr (late 1990s). West course closed in 2017.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2017)
San Juan
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

San Juan

Designer

Sugarcane and Pineapple courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1971). Pineapple course closed in 2017.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Puerto Rico - San Juan
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Puerto Rico - San Juan

Designer

Sugarcane and Pineapple courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1971). Pineapple course closed in 2017.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2017)
San Juan
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

San Juan

Designer

East and West courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1958); West course revisions by Raymond Floyd (2003). West course closed in 2017.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Montego Bay
Plummer, Ralph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Montego Bay

Designer

Original design by Ralph Plummer (1959); modifications by Arthur Hills (2003).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jamaica - Montego Bay
von Hagge, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jamaica - Montego Bay

Designer

Robert von Hagge & Rick Baril

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