Old Quarry Golf Course

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Beginning at the resort, the course winds along the Caribbean coast, then makes its way to the calm bay known locally as "Spanish Water." Elevated greens and undulating fairways add to the difficulty, and wind can sometimes play a factor, as one might expect from a seaside layout. Nevertheless, the course lends itself to a range of golfing abilities.

Old Quarry Golf Course

Course Description

Tourists can expect this to be a modern, newly built golf course. It was built in 2010. The layout, difficulty of the holes, and sand traps were created by Pete Dye, the lead architect of Old Quarry Golf Course. The golf course has been given a course rating of 74.6, and its 18 holes measure a total distance of 6970 yards.

In April 2010 the famous golf course designer Pete Dye finished construction of this course. It was named after the Plantation’s 19th century limestone quarry, the championship seaside layout was designed to fit seamlessly into the land’s hills and valleys. A challenge to players of all skill levels, the course meanders between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of Tafelberg Mountain and the sheltered bay knows as Spanish Water.

To ensure it would be built true to the conservation principles of Santa Barbara’s owners, Pete’s son P.B. Dye planted its fairways and greens with the hearty Paspalum grass, which can be irrigated using both brackish and recycled water. The course’s signature hole Number Two, better known as “The Tale of the Gale” runs up the Caribbean coast and is a real challenge when the north-east tradewinds blow.

At a Glance

Be sure to look through the chart below to learn a few quick facts.

Old Quarry Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6970 74.6 133 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Old Quarry Golf Course accepts most major credit cards.


If your highest skill isn't putting, arrive a bit before your scheduled tee time to take advantage of some practice. Fortunately, this golf course does have a putting green for patrons to use to their advantage. Learning beginners or people who have been playing for years that are working on their swing can use the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

The closest metropolitan area to Old Quarry Golf Course is Willemstad.

The nearest airport is Hato International Airport, so visitors landing and departing there may want to consider golfing here. The airport is just 11 and a half miles away out from this golf course.

If you want to have options, there are two or more other golf courses worthy of mentioning within 11 miles of Old Quarry Golf Course. Their names are Curacao Golf and Squash Club and Curacao Golf and Squash Club. The most proximate of these choices is Curacao Golf and Squash Club.

The popularity this golf course on any given day can vary ——it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the area's hotels are. There is a broad selection of lodging options close by, which means you will likely be sharing the experience with a somewhat large number of other tourists and hotel guests having a good time golfing and exploring alongside you. Those who hope to stay near this golf course have multiple options. In the following table, you can see which hotels are located nearest to the sand pits at Old Quarry Golf Course.

Places to Stay Near Old Quarry Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort 0.7 W Resort
Morena Resort 2.5 W Resort
Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort 2.5 W Resort
Papagayo Beach Resort 2.7 W Resort
Chogogo Resort 2.7 W Resort
Royal Sea Aquarium Resort 4.0 W Resort
Lions Dive & Beach Resort 4.1 WNW Resort


Old Quarry Golf Course, on the same premises as Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, is situated near the center of the island of Curacao; it is to the east-southeast of Willemstad.

Location: Porta Blancu, PO Box 4816 Nieuwpoort, Curacao

Contact Information

Reservations: 599 9 840 6886

Website: http://www.oldquarrygolfcuracao.com/

Email: oldquarrygolf@santabarbaraplantation.com


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