The Best Sandals Resorts for Golf – Ranked and Reviewed

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By Jim Campbell | Updated on February 12, 2024

Golf is an included activity at multiple Sandals Resorts properties across the Caribbean. Golf by itself can be a very expensive sport, adding it to your vacation can be costly when you choose to book your stay at a resort outside of the Sandals chain. Sandals Resorts offers their guests extreme value for those dreaming of a golf vacation. 

Here are the best places in the Sandals Resort chain where you can enjoy a golf vacation.

Golf in St. Lucia 

The island of St. Lucia offers you two times the golf. There are three resorts across St. Lucia that offer golf privileges, and there are two different golf courses. Either of these golf courses offers a fun and challenging experience for beginners and experts alike. 

St. Lucia has the following Sandals resorts:

The Sandals La Toc Golf Club

This executive style Golf Club offers a 9-hole, par 33 course measuring 3,141 yards. It is located onsite at the Sandals Regency La Toc resort.  All green fees are included, and since it is a resort, all food and drinks you enjoy while golfing are also included in your vacation booking.

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

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

Here you will enjoy the Greg Norman designed golf course. This golf course is framed by lush tropical vegetation, dramatic elevation changes and remarkable backdrops. The beauty seen here can only be found in St. Lucia. 

This is an 18 hole par 71 course, offering enjoyment for players at every level of expertise and offering fun for spectators as well.

Golf in The Bahamas 

Book your vacation at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Bahamas and enjoy an 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course, designed by Greg Norman. The golf course is designed along the coastline, offering a scenic view, and is known to offer challenging fairways. All guests are welcome to enjoy two rounds of golf, and Butler Suite guests get to enjoy unlimited golf during their stay. Being an onsite golf course, food and drinks are included while you play. 

This golf course is the longest in the Caribbean, with 6 holes hugging the coastline. Every game here comes with a new experience. This golf course is actually one that repeatedly makes the lists by Travel + Leisure Golf. It 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. Enjoy unlimited play overlooking the sea at the Sandals Golf & Country Club. The golf course is just 15 minutes away from either resort. 

The following Sandals resorts are in Jamaica:

The golf course rises 700 feet above sea level in Ocho Rios, lush hills. This 18 hole par 71 golf course is 6,404 yards and has 3 sets of tees. Enjoy sweeping views of the Caribbean sea and the mountains of Ocho Rios. Fairways are narrow, and there are tiny drop off greens for your enjoyment. 

This is an 18 hole golf course 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. 

Onsite, you get a full service golf shop with the TaylorMade® collection. Enjoy complimentary club storage facilities and a driving range, along with changing facilities. The pro shop offers guests the latest in Adidas, Greg Norman and Ashworth brands and products. 

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 

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, you can sign up for golf lessons. Make your way to the Tour Desk at your resort or at the Golf Club. This option is available at an additional cost. The other option for lessons is to visit the complimentary golf clinics that are hosted every week. You can check ahead of your stay which days these clinics are hosted to ensure they will be available while you are on resort. 

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