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GOLF DESTINATIONS

EXOTIC, TROPIC DOZEN by Alice & Danny Scott

rises and falls among the foothills of Nevis Peak around a sugar mill column with many cart paths dipping into dark rain forests, then emerging onto elevated tee boxes beholding the Caribbean Sea. It takes your breath away. Green vervet monkeys provide comic relief as you ponder shot strategies. For a perfect trip ending, the Shiggidy Shack on the beach of St. Kitts serves rock lobster with fire dancers, a masquerade parade and local band. www.stkittstourism.kn

St. Kitts/Nevis -When the national flower and tree are one and the same, carrying the name “Flamboyant,” you know it’s a fun and pretty place. At the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, Rikki Tikki Tavis dart among tropical bushes while gentle trade winds fan the palms. Number 15 is one of the most photographed holes in the Caribbean where the blue sea kisses the dark volcanic sand with crashing white mist waves. The island of St. Kitts is drivable in a day. Brimstone Hill Fortress is the place to explore its history. Kittitian Hill is a master plan community with a philosophy of sustainability for distinguishing residents and guests. Built into the rain forest on the highest allowable spot of the island, the panoramic view is nothing short of incredible. The Irie Fields Golf Course there has become a must play on the island. Christophe Harbour, the only private marina community with a beach club is developing a Tom Fazio course scheduled to open in 2017. The downtown capitol, Basterre is abuzz with eager visitors. Board the ferry in this seaside village for a short, beautiful ride to Nevis. Spa and play golf at the Four Seasons Resort. The course

The Abacos - If Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke needs to make good on the fishing bet joked by Davis Love III, he has the perfect spot at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in Marsh Harbour. The Abacos are part of the Outer Islands in the Bahamas, which means they are still pristine tropics with the finest ocean fishing. Visitors may register at this exclusive, private Abaco Club on Winding Bay and pick up their golf cart to commute between restaurants, rental homes, beach and spa. No tee times are required at the golf course that winds through the island bush of Abaco and out by the serene blue sea. The sun rises over the Cliff House, illuminating the turquoise hues of ocean along the two-mile creamy beach. Wade out with the green sea

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