The course at the Reef Club is roughly 7,000 yards long, and the well kempt fairways might make your ball run a little further than you think. Its greens are large and fast, and will be conducive to golfers with a good short game. The course is operated in a fairly laid-back fashion, and you needn't feel rushed to finish your round by any particular time. You'll still need to call ahead to reserve a tee time though.
The golf course is open from 10am to 6pm daily. This course could be considered a classic spot to play a few rounds, founded in 2000. The course layout, holes, and feared sand traps all came from the imagination of Robert Trent Jones Jr., the architect of The Reef Club Golf Course. It has been given a course rating of 72.3, and its 18 holes stretch out 6515 yards. Also be aware that they've got a pro, Zack Fidler, available on the grounds who can help novices practice their swing or provide more advanced pointers for well-versed players.
The quickness of the fairways and greens, coupled with the thick patches of natural foliage all around the course will make you lose a few more balls than you might normally, but the beauty of the course and the stunning oceans vistas it offers will keep you from cursing too much even when your score isn't as low as you'd like. The course also features 11 lakes which are spread throughout, along with a bunch of sand traps.
Check out this table to learn a few quick facts.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
If putting isn't your strong suit, arrive a bit before your scheduled tee time to have some practice. The great thing is that this course does have a practice putting green for golfers to use to their advantage.
The closest city you'll find to The Reef Club Golf Course is. The city is a mile away from the course. Since it's so close, it will not take very long to head that way for a bit of urban exploration.
The closest airport is, so vacationers landing and departing there might want to plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is only four miles away away from this course.
If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are other golf courses to choose from near this one. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are Bahamas Princess Ruby Course, Lucayan Golf Course, and Bahamas Princess Emerald Course. Each is within three miles and the nearest one of the bunch, Lucayan Golf Course, is only a short distance away from the main golf course, so it won't be troublesome to make a quick trip for some rounds on the links.
The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely ——it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the area's hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of hotel guests who are staying close by. The subsequent diagram exhibits the fair number of places to stay available close to the course.
|Freeport Resort & Club||--||--||Resort|
|Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club||1.0||SW||Hotel|
|Island Seas Resort||1.5||SW||Resort|
|The Royal Islander Hotel||2.9||W||Hotel|
|Castaways Resort & Suites||2.9||W||Hotel|
|Club Grand Bahama Sunrise Resort And Marina||3.0||WSW||Hotel|
|Sunrise Resort And Marina||3.0||WSW||Hotel|
The Reef Club Golf Course, on the same premises as Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach, is located in Freeport, 3.2 mi. east-southeast of downtown Freeport.
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