Tee Time in The Tropics: Your Ultimate Winter Golf Vacation in The Bahamas

Golf at Albany in The Bahamas

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Release Date

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


Golfers worldwide dream of a distant paradise where they can tee off beneath the warm, tropical sun as the winter chill sets in and snow starts to form back home. The Caribbean destination of The Bahamas is an idyllic option for golfers of every experience and skill level and blends an authentic love of the game with its immaculate slice of paradise. This charming island nation, renowned for its dreamy beaches and crystal-clear waters, is home to some of the most picturesque and breathtaking golf courses in the world - many of which you’ve likely seen on TV!

In this month’s newsletter, we’ll be your caddy as we explore The Bahamas as a preeminent golf destination, highlighting the can’t-miss courses you’ll want to play through more than once. As we explore The Bahamas' golf courses, we invite you to start packing your clubs and slacks and get ready to shake off the winter blues. Here are the top three courses you should be playing at when you choose The Bahamas for your dream getaway this winter. Well, consider The Left Rough winter golf playing suggestions before you start considering the place.

Albany Golf Course

At Albany, golfers can engage in an unparalleled golfing experience. The world's top professional golfers compete for the title yearly at the Hero World Challenge, held on an upscale 18-hole championship golf course. Albany's magnificent NINETEEN golf clubhouse is next to the 9th and 18th holes. This premier facility includes an 18-seat VIP movie theatre, a grill restaurant with a welcoming outdoor patio, well-appointed men's and women's changing rooms, and a pro shop. 

Albany hosts the aforementioned Hero World Challenge, a PGA Tour event that assembles 20 of the world's highest-ranked golfers. Albany's championship 18-hole golf course, developed by the renowned Ernie Els, combines elements of desert and links play. In addition, Albany is home to the Albany Golf Academy, a top-tier sports facility that develops student-athletes for competition at a higher level. World-class practice and performance facilities allow golfers to improve their talents on and off the course, completing this golfer's paradise. So set your tees up and make a hole-in-one at Albany today. 

Royal Blue Golf Course

The Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar in Nassau - Photo courtesy of Baha Mar 2017

The Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar in Nassau - Photo courtesy of Baha Mar 2017


The Royal Blue Golf Course, located at Baha Mar in Nassau, bears the distinction of being the top-ranked golf course in The Bahamas, per Golfweek's Best of 2022. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course's front nine, with its sweeping white dunes and gorgeous fairways, gives golfers an enthralling view of the stunning Nassau. Once you start hitting the back nine, you will encounter limestone "moonscapes" and elevation changes, testing the efficacy of your techniques. This course stands out for its dynamic approach to tee locations, which are changed daily to reflect Nassau's ever-changing environment.

Royal Blue Golf provides an exceptional learning experience for both resort visitors and non-guests, including golf lessons, data analysis sessions and performance evaluations. Their skilled golf instructors are diligent and attentive, working with you to improve your abilities and increase your enthusiasm for the game. The Royal Blue specialists are prepared to assist you with their exclusive "Better Than Your Own" rental program, which includes premium PXG golf equipment if you've forgotten your clubs at home. For a fantastic golfing experience, Royal Blue Golf has everything you need, from the best equipment to the best instruction.

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course

Sandals Emerald Bay - photo courtesy of The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation

Sandals Emerald Bay - photo courtesy of The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation

The highly regarded Emerald Bay Golf Course designed by golf idol Greg Norman is a monument to excellence. Praised for its challenging fairways, this 18-hole oceanfront golf course is considered one of the most scenic in the Caribbean. This course is a true paradise for golfers. Golfers will be in awe of the gorgeous scenery and challenging layout of these holes, situated on a glorious peninsula. Golfers will find pure bliss here since every game promises something new and thrilling due to the constant change of the ocean winds.

Nestled at Sandals Emerald Bay in The Exumas, this championship golf course has been rated by Travel + Leisure Golf as one of the best in the Caribbean. The longest course in the area winds through the seashore dunes. While maintaining the natural beauty and barriers of the site, the golf experience is enhanced by a full-service store, club storage facilities, a practice range, and a beachfront walk around the back nine.

Close your eyes and visualize yourself standing on these faraway fairways, your hair blowing in the wind, getting ready to hit your first shot against a backdrop of rich tropical greenery, swaying palm trees, and the far-off Atlantic Ocean. A genuinely exceptional golfing experience awaits golfers of all skill levels in The Bahamas, where you can enjoy a fantastic winter getaway and escape from those winter blues.

Ready to tee off? Visit https://www.bahamas.com/ for more information.

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