With North America’s golf season in full swing, travelers looking for picture-perfect courses and five-star luxury resorts can head to the Caribbean’s finest courses for a round or two in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the Dominican Republic. Here’s a sweet sampling of some of the region’s best tropical resort golf.
MEXICO: Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso
Located on the combed shores of the Riviera Maya, adult-only all-inclusive Grand Hotel Paraiso by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts provides elite luxury and tranquility for guests to indulge with personal butlers, couple-oriented spa treatments (try the Mayan Temazcal) and a stunning 18-hole course designed by world-renowned golf course designer, P.B. Dye. The course features rolling hills and challenging terrain carved from the Mayan ruins to create a round you won’t forget. Guests can also request private lessons from the on-site golf professional.
PUERTO RICO: The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
Surrounded by both the El Yunque National Rainforest and mile-long section of tropical beach, golfers will truly be in paradise at The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. Located in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, golfers choose from either the River course (located next to the Mameyes River) designed by PGA legend Greg Norman, or Ocean course designed by award-winning golf course designers Tom and Georgia Fazio.
BERMUDA: Carolina Bay
Caroline Bay is a 182-acre, ultra-luxury, master planned, waterfront destination and community located in the west end of Bermuda in Southampton and Sandy Parishes. The destination will be home to luxury branded Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, a Reserve hotel with restaurants, world-class spa and kids club. In addition to the superyacht marina and destination amenities, residence owners will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Port Royal Golf Club, a Troon Privé club just across the street from Caroline Bay. What’s more, as a member of Port Royal, owners will have the privilege to play at any Troon Privé club around the world at member cart fee rates. In addition to the Port Royal golf course, Bermuda is home to five more world-class courses.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro
Located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the five-star, all-inclusive resort, Iberostar’s Grand Hotel Bavaro is reserved exclusively for adults looking to relax and bask in true luxury, with highlights including an entirely personalized butler service, spacious, elegant suites, a relaxing two-story ocean front spa and the Bavaro golf club. The 18-hole course was designed by P.B. Dye and is an excellent course for serious golf enthusiasts with its harsh hills and the crosswinds around the holes. When guests book a stay of seven nights or more, they will receive a complimentary two days of golfing.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: AlSol Hotels & Resorts
Golf enthusiasts will love the AlSol Hotels & Resorts’ Golf Package, offered at all four of their resorts located in the luxurious Cap Cana region of the Dominican Republic: AlSol Tiara Cap Cana, Sanctuary Cap Cana, AlSol Del Mar and AlSol Luxury Village. The four night package includes 30%-40% off an all-inclusive stay (varies at each resort), one round of golf per person at the world-famous Jack Nicklaus Award-winning Punta Espada Golf Course, golf course transfers, roundtrip airport transfers, private and early check-in, a welcome amenity and 10% off one beachside dinner.