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 a well-established spot to tee off, having been founded in 2003. The greens, difficulty of the holes, and practice areas reflect the design of Greg Norman, the lead architect of Emerald Reef Golf Course. It has a course rating of 67.6, and its 18 holes measure out to 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

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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 major credit cards.


Learning beginners or even professionals who are practicing their swing can spend some time at the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

The closest metropolitan area to Emerald Reef Golf Course is George Town.

Only five miles away off from the course, the most proximate airport, Exuma International Airport, is often used by the same type of visitors as those golfing at Emerald Reef Golf Course.

The activeness of the golf course——bustling and full, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the course with more than a few travelers staying at the closest hotels. This is definitely not a golf course neighbored by several hotels and resorts, but the table below lists hotels by their proximity to Emerald Reef Golf Course.

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


Positioned on the island of Great Exuma, Emerald Reef Golf Course is on the premises of Sandals Emerald Bay, and provides a unique golfing experience. However, even if you aren't rooming in this location, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. It's 11.7 miles northwest of George Town.

Address: Queens Highway, Great Exuma, Great Exuma

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (242) 336-6800

Secondary Phone: (242) 336-6801

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


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