Emerald Reef 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 course has made itself an established spot to play a few rounds, since it was founded in 2003. The lay of the land, difficulty of the holes, and bunkers all came from the imagination of Greg Norman, the lead architect of Emerald Reef Golf Course. The golf course has been given a course rating of 67.6, and its 18 holes measure out to 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

Check out the table below to learn a few quick facts.

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

Policies and Fees

Emerald Reef Golf Course accepts most major credit cards.


First-timers or seasoned golfers who are practicing their swing should spend some time at the driving range found here.

What's Nearby

Emerald Reef Golf Course is near George Town, the most close by notable area, so exploring the city is a convenient option.

The most proximate airport is Exuma International Airport, so tourists flying in there may want to plan on golfing here. The airport is just five miles away off from this golf course.

Whether the golf course is full of players or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There is a broad selection of accommodations in the area, which means you can expect to encounter a rather high numbers of fellow visiting guests having a good time golfing and exploring alongside you. Although you won't find many hotels within walking distance of this course, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Places to Stay Near Emerald Reef Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Sandals Emerald Bay 0.2 N Resort
Palms at Three Sisters 2.8 SE Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 2.8 SE Hotel
Coral Gardens 9.5 SE Hotel


Located on the island of Great Exuma, Emerald Reef Golf Course is situated within Sandals Emerald Bay, and can offer a fun golfing experience. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. 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

Website: http://www.thereefexumas.com/


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