Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course

The course is on the Bahamas' Exuma, and is located along the beautiful Emerald Bay Beach. The six signature holes stretch along the perimeter of the bay and offer golfers some of the best ocean views around. The spectacular scenery will help lift your spirits from what can turn into a frustrating round of golf when the winds are high.

Course Description

This golf course has become a well-established spot to play a few rounds, since it was built in 2003. The course layout, difficulty of the holes, and feared sand traps are all part of the design by Greg Norman, the architect of Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course. The golf course features a course rating of 67.6, and its 18 holes stretch out a total of 5642 yards.

The lush fairways of paspalum grass meander alongside well-preserved sand dunes that curl around the bay. You'll get a nice mixture of terrain, with the front nine running alongside mangroves and offering stunning ocean views, and the back nine showing off the dramatic, rocky landscape of the peninsula.

At a Glance

Be sure to look through the following chart for a few key facts concerning this course.

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 5642 67.6 116 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course accepts most major credit cards.


If you need some more time to work on your putting, plan to arrive a slight bit early to have a little practice. The great thing is that this golf course does house a practice putting green for golfers to practice on. Beginners or people who have been playing for years who are practicing their swing can take advantage of the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course is near George Town, the nearest major area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the course.

The closest airport is Exuma International Airport, so vacationers flying in there should highly consider golfing here. The airport is just five miles away off from this course.

The number of other people hitting the links can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full area hotel rooms are. You may want to brace yourself for lodging options close by, so you will likely be sharing the experience with a rather high numbers of other active travelers playing some holes and kicking back alongside you. Though most hotels are a bit of a drive from this golf course, the table below shows the nearby options you do have.

Places to Stay Near Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Sandals Emerald Bay 0.2 N Resort
Grand Isle Resort and Spa 0.5 NNE Villa complex
Palms at Three Sisters 2.8 SE Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 2.8 SE Hotel
Turtle's Nest Bahamas 9.5 SE Hotel


Located near the heart of the island of Great Exuma, Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course is found within Sandals Emerald Bay, and offers a unique golfing experience. However, even if you aren't rooming very close, you should think about stopping by to experience some of their offerings. It's 11.7 miles northwest of George Town.

Location: Queens Highway, Great Exuma

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (242) 336-6800

Secondary Phone: (242) 336-6801




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