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

Erected in 2010, golf enthusiasts visiting this golf course should expect newly built, modern amenities. Pete Dye is the designer of Old Quarry Golf Course. The golf course features a course rating of 74.6, and its 18 holes measure out a total 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

Check out the following chart to learn a couple of key facts concerning 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 all major credit cards.


If you need some more time to work on your putting, get there a bit before your game is scheduled to start to have some practice time. Luckily, this course does house a putting green for guests to use to their advantage. Newbies or even seasoned golfers who are working on their swing should take advantage of the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

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

The closest airport is Hato International Airport, so guests flying in there should highly plan on golfing here. The airport is about 11 and a half miles away from this golf course.

If you want to have options, there are a couple of other courses that you can visit within 11 miles of Old Quarry Golf Course. Their names are Curacao Golf and Squash Club and Curacao Golf and Squash Club. The next closest of your choices is Curacao Golf and Squash Club.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You'll find a wide selection of hotel rooms in the vicinity, so you will likely be sharing the experience with a fair number of other traveling guests enjoying themselves alongside you. Those who'd like to stay near this golf course have multiple options. In the following table, we've listed the hotels which are nearest to 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
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


Positioned just outside the heart of the island of Curacao, Old Quarry Golf Course is part of Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, and can offer a fun chance to golf. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's east-southeast of Willemstad.

Address: PO Box 4816 Nieuwpoort, Curacao, Curacao

Contact Information

Reservations: 599 9 840 6886

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

Email: oldquarrygolf@santabarbaraplantation.com


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