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CARIBBEAN

aa One of the Caribbean’s

best-known golf courses is Half Moon, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

bb The course was later modernized by Roger Rulewich, who expanded several greens and renovated bunkers.

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Golf Getaway Package to the Bahamas could be just the ticket. The Ocean Club (minimum 5-night stay) currently offers accommodations on Atlantis Paradise Island, with one round of golf, cart, practice time, Golf Store and F&B credit. The Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean

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Club Golf Course has a great a mix of challenges and scenic beauty. This 18-hole, par-72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on Atlantis, Paradise Island Oceanside’s peninsula, where crosswinds challenge even the most experienced players. Moving south to Jamaica, one of the Caribbean’s bestknown golf courses is Half Moon. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and opened in 1962, the course was later modernised by Roger Rulewich, who removed non-native trees, expanded several greens and renovated bunkers, creating a masterpiece that has plenty of game-raising challenges. Routed through a retired sugarcane estate, the course follows the toe of the slopes of the hills overlooking Half Moon. The bow-tie classic layout has multiple sets of tees, along with well-

bunkered greens contoured to accommodate surface drainage. The overall length ranges from 5,035 to 7,120 yards. Finding the short grass off the tee can be a challenge, as 26 shallow-faced fairway bunkers are scattered throughout the layout. These bunkers require well-struck tee balls to be sure of finding the short grass. Also, with constant trade winds blowing off the Caribbean Sea, this creates both up-wind challenges and downwind opportunities. This is a beautiful championship course that tests both scratch and novice golfers alike. And if you’re on a mission to empty your bucket list of must-play golf courses, just five minutes away are the White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses, all of which add to Jamiaca’s many attractions as one more topchoice golf destination. 

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