What is it that’s makes golf so alluring? The game itself is immensely challenging, always testing those who play. We don’t believe it’s just the game that makes golf so popular.
No, we believe it’s the sport paired with its surroundings. Unlike many other sports, golf requires plenty of space, fresh air, and miles of manicured nature.
Those same qualities can distinguish a nice golf course from a great one. Every golf course features certain challenges and is set outside. Those are a given. It’s the courses that offer unique challenges, magnificent nature, and a certain joie de vivre that provide a golf experience unlike any other. A golf course with all of these features is a rarity, but we know just the place.
5 Reasons to Plan Your Golf Getaway in Curaçao
Way down south in the Caribbean lies the peaceful island Curaçao. Naturally geographically protected from the hurricane belt and featuring an arid desert climate, the island offers pristine weather nearly any day of the year. Located on Curaçao lies the Old Quarry Course at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, the ideal place for a Caribbean golf getaway. Here’s why:
1. Unreal Views
While playing golf at Santa Barbara, you may just feel as though you’re dreaming. Seriously, the course is adjacent to the Caribbean Sea, and there are excellent views of it at the first two holes especially. The Caribbean Sea is not the only landscape feature on the course’ players are also treated to views of Tafelberg Mountain and Spanish Water Bay. The entire course is manicured and aesthetically magnificent! Check out this video to see for yourself!
2. Golfers of All Abilities Will Thrive
Some courses emphasize the challenging features, while others cater to beginners. The Old Quarry Course caters to both. Considering the course was designed by Pete Dye, you can expect to be challenged in all the best ways. If you’re new to golf or intend to visit with someone who is, there are plenty of holes that cater to novice levels. A golf cart is included in all green fee rates.
3. Plenty of Food, Drinks, and Views
Golfers don’t just come to Santa Barbara for the golf; they come for an entire golf experience. A typical day often begins with a delicious breakfast at Mdi Restaurant which is adjacent to the pro shop. Medi also features views of the Caribbean and is surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze. Then the round of golf beings and generally lasts around four hours (with golf carts). Next to the green of the 18th hole, golfers are welcome to order a refreshing drink, have some snacks, or eat lunch or dinner at the clubhouse called Boca 19.
4. Instruction From a Pro
Whether it’s the Caribbean vibes or the threat of one’s travel partner schooling one in a round, many golfers are eager to sign up for private golf instruction. Jane Weststrate is the on-site PGA Golf Professional, and it’s her passion to assist golfers! Enjoy the Caribbean views, excellent course AND improve your game before returning home.
5. Night Golf Events
On occasion, the resort hosts Night Golf Events in which participants can attempt a special shot from Tafelberg Mountain for a chance of winning one million dollars! Note, this is during special events, visit the website for more information!
What reason is there not to plan a golf getaway to the Old Quarry Course at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort? As mentioned you can visit Curaçao any month of the year, the weather is exceptional, the landscape is stunning, and the relaxation possibilities are endless. Spring break, summer break, or anytime you feel in need of a getaway! We hope you play a round with you soon!