Ins & Outs of Barbados 2023

50 Activities Golf Sandy Lane Sandy Lane Hotel has two magnificent Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship courses, the Country Club and the exclusive Green Monkey; as well as The Old-Nine, an intimate 9-hole resort course that was part of the original Sandy Lane course built in the early 1960s. The Country Club hosted the 2006 World Golf Championships, won by the German team of Bernhard Langer and Marcel Siem. Sandy Lane Hotel offers Golf Vacation Packages and non-residents are invited to apply for tee times for Country Club and The Old-Nine on a pay and play basis. Golf lessons are available for all. (246) 444-2000 Royal Westmoreland Designed by Robert Trent-Jones Jr., Royal Westmoreland’s 7,045 yards course is renowned for its collection of signature par-3s and its ability to challenge players to use every club in the bag. Nick Faldo and Tom Lehman squared up against each other here in a match-play battle as part of the 1997 Shell Wonderful World of Golf. A special feature at Royal Westmoreland is its purpose- designed practice area of small hills and bunkers for players to work on their short game. Royal Westmoreland Golf and Villa Vacation Packages are available, while non-residents can request tee times between 10:00 & 11:00 am daily. Golf lessons are available for all. (246) 419-7242 Apes Hill At the time of writing, Apes Hill golf course is due to open in 2023 after undergoing major renovations, having been acquired by Canadian investor Glenn Chamandy in late 2019. His exciting achievements include an improved course, a new short course, and high-tech ‘Mayo Clinic for Golfers’ style practice and development facilities. Given how spectacular Apes Hill was in the first place, members are eagerly looking forward to experiencing the upgraded course when it opens. Rockley On the south coast, Rockley Resort is a 9-hole executive course with alternative tees for the back-9. In addition to daily rates, Rockley offers Part Time Memberships ranging from 1-week to 6-months, as well as Non-Member Packages of multiple rounds of 9 or 18-holes. For current rates and availability, please contact the Pro Shop. (246) 435-7873 Sandy Lane Royal Westmoreland Despite its limited physical proportions, Barbados is blessedwith a richness of golf courses, especially on the west coast where the beautifully maintained quality of the courses and their proximity to each othermake this a veritable ‘Golfer’s Paradise’.