Jamaica Golf Vacation

Here's Where To 'Tee Off'
Your Jamaica Golf Vacation

Jamaica's landscape is one of sheer beauty...

...from its perfect white sand beaches to the tops of the Blue Mountains. Of the many tourists who choose to vacation on the island of Jamaica, one popular choice is to take a Jamaica golf vacation.

Since the climate in Jamaica tends to maintain a temperature of 80-86° and the rainy months usually are limited to May and October, a Jamaican golf vacation is ideal for many looking to enjoy a relaxing island vacation. Most of the tourists who visit Jamaica tend to do so during the peak months of December through April, joining the approximately 2.7 million locals.

Taking a Jamaica golf vacation holds a great deal of appeal to many because of the many options offered to those who wish to take advantage.

In the Montego Bay area there are five 18-hole championship golf courses: Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club... Ironshore Golf & Country Club... Rose Hall Resort & Country Club... the world-famous The Tryall Club (former home of the Johnnie Walker World Championship)... and the new White Witch Golf Course.

You'll also find the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course whose caddies are listed among "The Best In The World" by Golfer Magazine.

Name of Golf Course Holes Yards Par
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course 18 7,000 71
Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club 18 7,119 72
Ironshore Golf & Country Club 18 6,633 72
Rose Hall Resort & Country Club 18 6,598 72
The Tryall Club 18 6,920 72
The White Witch Golf Course 18 6,758 71

If you prefer Ocho Rios, you will find two other magnificent 18-hole golf courses attracting many golf vacationers. Breezes Golf & Beach Resort (which is actually located in Runaway Bay - west of Ocho Rios)... and Sandals Golf & Country Club.

Name of Golf Course Holes Yards Par
Breezes Golf & Beach Resort 18 6,870 72
Sandals Golf & Country Club 18 6,311 71

In easy going Negril you'll find the Negril Hills Golf Club.

Name of Golf Course Holes Yards Par
Negril Hills Golf Club 18 6,333 72

Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa is located in Trelawny, east of Montego Bay between Duncans and Rio Bueno.

Name of Golf Course Holes Yards Par
Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa 9 1,357 28

And in the island capital of Jamaica, Kingston, the Caymanas Golf Club and Constant Spring Golf Club are another two popular retreats for those seeking a Jamaican golf vacation.

Name of Golf Course Holes Yards Par
Caymanas Golf Club 18 6,844 72
Constant Spring Golf Club 18 6,196 70

In Mandeville, the Manchester Country Club is Jamaica's oldest (over 100 years old)... and highest (over 2,000 feet above sea level)... golf course.

Name of Golf Course Holes Yards Par
Manchester Country Club 18 2,865 35

Useful Information Regarding
Your Jamaica Golf Vacation

If a golf vacation to Jamaica is on your agenda for your next family getaway, there are many other appealing activities to members of your family who are interested in more than just golf.

While planning a Jamaica golf vacation, or any vacation to Jamaica, the need for knowledge of a second language is unnecessary since English is the native tongue. However, you may be unfamiliar with dialect of the Jamaican locals, but you can become familiar with it quite quickly.

From the coast of Florida, Jamaica is only a hop, skip and a jump away at a very short 90 minutes plane ride into one of the two international airports located in Kingston and Montego Bay. Be sure to have your passport with you as it is needed to visit Jamaica.

While planning a vacation to Jamaica, whether it is a golf vacation or a week on the beach, you can rest assured that you will be taken care of during your stay on the island. In the unfortunate event of a medical emergency, health care is readily available in all major areas of Jamaica.

Many different full-day and half-day tours are available to those who wish to experience the island, or if you prefer to go exploring on your own, there are rental cars available as well. Just remember that the patterns of traffic are also English, so if you're not familiar with this type of driving, a tour may be your best bet in the interest of you and your family.

It's also important to note that when planning a family vacation to Jamaica, many of the hotels do not allow any children under the age of 16 to stay.

So if your idea of a perfect island getaway is a Jamaica golf vacation... or one simply spent on the beautiful beaches, Jamaica offers both of these options and much more. The locals of Jamaica welcome you to enjoy your time off and experience the beauty of the island we enjoy everyday.

UPDATE 2009: Jamaica is selected the best Caribbean and Latin American golf destination at the 2009 International Golf Travel Market.