The Best Sandals Resorts for Golf – Ranked and Reviewed

By K.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. Dermody is the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland and has had hundreds of travel articles published online and in print, including Yahoo! Travel, Trips To Discover, Hotels.com, Travelocity, and many more. She also creates itineraries for major tour companies focused on Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the US.Meet Our Team | Updated on June 11, 2024 | Posted In: Sandals Resorts


At multiple Sandals Resorts properties across the Caribbean, golf is included as part of the all-inclusive rates. Golf can be a very expensive sport to play and adding it to your vacation can be costly when you choose to book at a resort outside of the Sandals chain. Sandals Resorts offers its guests incredible value for those dreaming of a golf vacation. 

Sound good? These are best places in the Sandals Resort chain for enjoying a golf vacation.

Golf in St. Lucia 

The island of St. Lucia offers two times the golf. There are three resorts across St. Lucia that offer golf privileges, and there are two different courses to play on. Both provide fun and challenging experiences for beginners and experts alike. 

St. Lucia is home to following Sandals resorts:

The Sandals La Toc Golf Club

This executive style golf club hosts a 9-hole, par 33 course measuring 3,141 yards. Located at Sandals Regency La Toc resort, all green fees are included. Not to mention, since it is an all-inclusive resort, all the food and drinks you enjoy when golfing are also included in your vacation booking.

If you stay at the Sandals Regency La Toc resort, you’ll also have access to the sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club. Complimentary transfers will bring you to this golf club at Cap Estate.

The Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate 

Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate includes a Greg Norman designed golf course that’s framed by lush tropical vegetation. It also boasts dramatic elevation changes and remarkable backdrops with such striking beauty that can only be found in St. Lucia. 

This is an 18 hole par 71 course, offering enjoyment for players of all levels and spectators as well.


Golf in The Bahamas 

Book your vacation at the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in the Bahamas to enjoy an 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Greg Norman. This award-winning golf course is surrounded by the dazzling Bahamian waters, offering stunning views along with challenging fairways. Furthermore, all guests are welcome to enjoy two complimentary rounds of golf. And, even better for Butler Suite guests – booking these suites comes with unlimited golf. Plus, as the golf course is on-site, your food and drinks are also included while you play. 

The longest course in the Caribbean, six signature holes hug the coastline, with prevailing trade winds ensuring new experiences every time. Plus, it repeatedly lands on “best” lists by Travel + Leisure Golf. It also proudly hosts the Korn Ferry PGA Tour sanctioned event and the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. 

The following Sandals resorts are in the Bahamas:


Golf in Jamaica 

Enjoy complimentary golf at the Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation resorts, both located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Just 15 minutes from either resort and you can enjoy unlimited play with a spectacular view of the Caribbean at Sandals Golf & Country Club.

The following Sandals resorts are in Jamaica:

The golf course rises 700 feet above sea level in Ocho Rios, tucked among lush hills. It’s an 18 hole par 71 course, spanning 6,404 yards with three sets of tees. Furthermore, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the sea and the mountains. The fairways are narrow, and there are tiny drop off greens for your enjoyment too.

This course also comes complete with putting and chipping greens, a practice range, a restaurant, a snack shack and a pro shop. Recognized by Golf Digest and Frommers Travel as one of Jamaica’s finest golf courses, it also has a full service golf shop with the TaylorMade® collection. Enjoy complimentary club storage, a driving range, and changing facilities too. Plus, the pro shop offers guests the latest in Adidas, Greg Norman and Ashworth brands and products. 

You won’t go hungry here either. Grab a bite to eat at the Sweet Spot Jerk Shack at the number 10 green, or if you want to enjoy course dining, you can check out the restaurant inside the clubhouse. 

Sandals Golf & Country Club Services

  • Complimentary green fees to guests at all Sandals Resorts in Jamaica 
  • Complimentary transfers for guests staying at the Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals Ochi resorts – a 15 minute drive 
  • Complimentary transfers for guests staying at the Sandals Dunn’s River resort a  – 25 minute drive 
  • Complimentary weekly golf clinics 
  • Golf lessons at an additional cost through the resort’s Golf Club 
  • Mandatory Caddies are not included, but priced as follows:
    • 18 holes walking, $20 USD per bag 
    • 9 holes walking, $15 USD per bag
    • 18 holes, shared cart, $30 per caddie
    • 9 holes, shared cart, $20 per caddie 
    • 18 holes, Ezgo golf carts, $40
    • 9 holes, Ezgo golf carts, $25
  • Caddies accept tips, as they are not Sandals employees 
  • FootJoy shoe rentals for both male and female at a rate of $16 USD each
  • Left and right handed, male and female Titleist club rentals at the following rates:
    • 18 holes, including balls, $60 USD
    • 9 holes, including balls, $35 USD

Included Golf at Sandals Resorts 

So, what does included mean at a Sandals Resort Golf Club or Course? All green fees and transportation to and from an applicable course are included. The exception to this rule is in Jamaica, where transportation is only included for the three resorts closest to the golf course. To enjoy this complimentary service, guests must book their vacation at one of the following resorts located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica: 

  1. Sandals Ochi 
  2. Sandals Royal Plantation 
  3. Sandals Dunns River

There are additional fees for caddies, which are required by some courses. There are also additional fees for shoe rentals, club rentals, carts, and food and drinks consumed on the golf course. 

Private Golf Lessons 

If you want to perfect your swing and improve your game while on vacation, sign up for golf lessons. All you have to do is make your way to the Tour Desk at your Sandals resort or at the Golf Club. Of course, lessons to incur an additional cost. The other option for golf instruction is to visit the complimentary golf clinics that are hosted every week. If you’re interested, check ahead of your stay as to which days these clinics are hosted to ensure they’ll be available while you’re staying at the resort. 


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