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

Having been erected in 2010, travelers visiting this course should find newly built, modern facilities. The lay of the land, difficulty of the holes, and surprise challenges reflect the design of Pete Dye, the lead architect of Old Quarry Golf Course. It has earned 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

Take a moment to read the table below for summary information 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 major credit cards.


If putting isn't your strong suit, get there a little before your scheduled tee time to take advantage of a little practice time. Luckily, this golf course does house a practice putting green for guests to make the most of. First-timers or seasoned pros who are practicing their swing can make use of the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

Old Quarry Golf Course is close to Willemstad, the nearest urban area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option.

The nearest airport is Hato International Airport, so visitors landing and departing there may want to plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is about 11 and a half miles away away from this golf course.

If the possibility of other golfing options interests you, there are at least two other golf courses that you may want to check out within 11 miles of Old Quarry Golf Course. They are Curacao Golf and Squash Club and Curacao Golf and Squash Club. The most proximate of these is Curacao Golf and Squash Club.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely ——it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the area's hotels are. You can expect places to stay in the vicinity, so you can expect to encounter a rather high numbers of additional tourists and hotel guests having a good time golfing and exploring alongside you. Vacationers love this area and all it has to offer, so if you're interested in staying in this vicinity, you won't have trouble finding a spot. You'll have your pick of several hotels near this course's greens, which are named in the following table.

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


Old Quarry Golf Course, on the premises of Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, can be found on the island of Curacao, it's 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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