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

Visitors can expect this to be a contemporary, up-to-date course. It was constructed in 2010. The lay of the land, holes, and practice areas all came from the imagination of Pete Dye, the lead architect of this golf course. The golf course has a course rating of 74.6, and its 18 holes stretch out 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

Check the following table for a quick summary of this course.

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 major credit cards.


If you need some more time to work on your putting, arrive a bit before your game is scheduled to start to take advantage of some practice time. Fortunately, this golf course does house a putting green for patrons to use. Newbies or even professionals that are working on their swing can use the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

Old Quarry Golf Course is in the same region as Willemstad, the most close by notable area, so walking the city is a definite option.

The nearest airport is Hato International Airport, so tourists flying in there may want to plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is just 11 and a half miles away off from this course.

If having other golf courses around interests you, there are two or more other golf courses that you can visit within 11 miles of Old Quarry Golf Course. These are Curacao Golf and Squash Club and Curacao Golf and Squash Club. The most proximate of these options is Curacao Golf and Squash Club.

How many other people you encounter while playing a few rounds will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to share the course with more than a few vacationers who are staying nearby. There are a large number of places to stay near this golf course. Find those closest to Old Quarry Golf Course in the table below.

Places to Stay Near Old Quarry Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort 0.7 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
Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort 4.3 WNW Resort


Situated just outside the heart of the island of Curacao, Old Quarry Golf Course is on the premises of Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, and provides a fun golfing experience. Whether or not you're staying very close, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Willemstad is to the west-northwest.

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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