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Place: Bahamas

So You Want to Play Golf In The Bahamas

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So you're a golfer and you're wondering if what sort of golfing facilities the Bahamas offer. You're in luck. There are some great golf courses available on most of the islands vacationers flock to.

One of the world’s favorite vacation destinations, the Bahamas aims to please its guests, providing a wide variety of pleasurable activities that will ensure that visitors are able to make the most of their vacation journey. The golf courses of the Bahamas display exactly that principle, a pleasurable activity in a setting designed to highlight the natural beauty of the islands.

The Cable Beach Golf Club has the oldest golf course in all of the Bahamas. This often challenging 7,040-yard course is run by Radisson, and is a part of the Radisson Cable Beach Casino and Golf Resort on New Providence Island. The surrounding scenery is marvelous, and makes a pleasant playing atmosphere. The course is open every day from 7am to 5:30pm. Rates for those who are not club members or Radisson guests are $95 for 18 holes and $70 for a game of 9 holes. Carts are included in the fee.

The South Ocean Gold Course is located on the southern part of New Providence Island in the Bahamas. This 6,707-yard course is known for its beauty, as well as for the way in which the natural features of the land were used in the design of a challenging golf course featuring narrow fairways and tricky water traps. Built in 1969, this course has been a favorite among golfers in the Bahamas for a long time. Rates for those who are not South Ocean Golf and Beach Resort guests or club members are $90 for a game of 18 holes and $50 for a game of 9 holes. Carts will cost another $20. The course opens daily at 7am and closes at 6pm.

Other favored golf courses include the neatly manicured course at the Lucayan Park Golf and Country Club, near Lucaya Beach on Grand Bahama Island. Also on Grand Bahama Island, at the Mall South, is the Emerald Golf Course. This course is designed to be a challenge to even the most skilled golfers, and has many play hazards that require a more sophisticated golfing touch. The Reef Golf Course on New Providence Island features a course that, in addition to its beautiful and visually interesting setting, has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere that enhances concentration.

Many of the resorts and hotels offer golf vacation packages that include a variety of amenities, in addition to lodging, meals, entertainment, and – of course – golfing privileges on beautiful and well cared for courses. Several of the golfing facilities rent golf clubs of good quality for reasonable rates. Your hotel staff will be able to help you in making arrangements to play on the courses in your vacation area. Because golf is such a popular vacation pastime in the Bahamas, golf courses are often redesigned and improved to help create the best playing conditions possible.

Golfing in the Bahamas is an excellent way to enjoy the hospitable climate and the spectacular scenery. There are many excellent golf course scattered throughout the small islands that make up the Bahamas, each offering a unique and memorable golfing experience.

So pack your clubs and some comfortable clothes and book your trip to the Bahamas. Some great golfing awaits you there.

Paul Buckley has been a professional pilot for nearly thirty years and has been to most of the destinations described at