With a warm climate all year long, Nassau is renowned for outdoor recreation options. Golfing is a popular activity for locals and visitors alike, and Nassau doesn’t disappoint.
This Bahamian capital is home to a variety of beautiful golf courses. Here are three of the top courses.
Royal Blue Golf Club
The Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar is a par-72 golf course designed by none other than “The Golden Bear” himself, Jack Nicklaus. One of the things that makes the Royal Blue Golf Course such a pleasure to play is that the landscape is distinctly local to Nassau.
The course itself can be viewed as two courses in one that brings together local flora and fauna to create an environment where golfers can truly experience the natural beauty of The Bahamas.
Boasting 18 stunning holes, the front nine holes offer scenic ocean views and rolling fairways. The back nine holes lead away from the water and into lush surroundings with stunning limestone “moonscapes” and several elevation changes. The course is challenging, yet the design makes it accessible and enjoyable for all golfers.
Royal Blue is equipped with all the amenities you might expect from a Nicklaus-designed course. The golf shop is open daily and offers accessories and golf apparel for men, women, and children. Golfers without equipment can easily rent clubs from major makers such as Titleist, Taylor Made, Cobra, Itabori, Calloway, and more.
Tee locations are changed daily based on the weather, providing a different experience should you choose to golf on consecutive days. Round out an amazing day on the course with a visit to the Royal Blue Tavern, an upscale clubhouse that offers elegance alongside classic pub fare and refreshing drinks.
Ocean Club Golf Course
The Ocean Club Golf Course is located across Nassau Harbour on Paradise Island. Golfers enjoy magnificent ocean views from the 18-hole, par-72 course that was designed by Tom Weiskopf.
The course offers play over 7,100 yards and those delightful ocean breezes can turn into crosswinds that add an extra element to each shot. Those ready to step up their game can take advantage of the Ocean Club Golf Academy.
Whether you need golf shoes, clubs, apparel, or spa accessories, you’ll have no difficulty finding it. The Golf Shop at Ocean Club spans over 1,000 square feet and has been recognized since 2007 by Golf World magazine as one of the Top 100 golf shops.
Albany Golf Course
The Albany Golf Course in Nassau, The Bahamas, was designed by Ernie Els. It’s also where this year’s Hero World Challenge will take place in December. Hosted by Tiger Woods, this golf tournament features some of the top pros in the world and benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The 7,400-yard golf course alternates between desert features, such as windswept sand dunes, and more than a few challenging water features over its 18 holes. There are multiple tee positions on each hole, allowing everyone to have an enjoyable round of golf.
Get warmed up before your round at the onsite practice facility. There’s a short game area to practice putting and chipping, as well as a full 400-yard driving range that is ideal for perfecting the long shot.
Enjoy Golfing and More in Nassau
Golfing in the beauty of the tropics is just one advantage of visiting or living in Nassau. The island is brimming with activity, both on land and water. You can do as much as you like or simply relax in one of the most gorgeous locations in the world.
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