The availability of three different gold courses at Sandy Lane allows golfers of a variety of skill levels and handicaps to enjoy a good round of golf here. The Old Nine was developed in 1961 and is a picturesque, winding course that will offer both unique challenges for golfers and will also give visitors sweeping views of the shimmering waters of the Caribbean below, particularly from the higher elevation holes.
Founded in 1961, this course in Barbados has become an established and respected place to play a round of golf. The lay of the land, difficulty of the holes, and sand traps were created by Tom Fazio, the lead architect of this golf course. Their 9 holes measure out to a total of 3345 yards.
The course features some magnificent old trees and occasional thick patches of foliage which you'll need to avoid getting your ball stuck in. With its location so close to the water, wind can sometimes be an issue, but the western coast is the calmer side, and you might very well have only a gentle breeze. The greatest thing about the course is its intimate and timeless feel, which has made it a favorite among regulars and old-timers.
Look through the table just below for summary information.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
It'll cost you $100 to play a round here, whether on a weekend or a weekday.
Go all out by planning to eat lunch or dinner and indulge in a beverage at the course restaurant and bar. If putting isn't your strong suit, arrive a bit before you're scheduled to tee off to take advantage of some practice time. The great thing is that this course does offer a putting green for patrons to use to their advantage. Novices or even professionals who are taking the time to practice their swing can spend some time at the driving range found here.
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course is close to Holetown, the nearest major area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the golf course.
If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are other golf courses close by. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Royal Westmoreland, Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course. All of which are within two and a half miles and the nearest of the bunch, Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course, is only a quick interval away from the main course, so you can plan on stopping by for a few rounds of golf.
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. There is an impressive choice of places to stay in the area, which means you will likely be sharing the experience with a decent number of fellow vacationers enjoying themselves alongside you. There are a substantial number of places to stay near this golf course. You can see the nearest ones to Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course in the following table.
|Treasure Beach Hotel||0.6||S||Hotel|
|Tamarind Cove Hotel||0.7||S||Hotel|
Set in the vicinity of Holetown, Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course is part of Sandy Lane, and can offer a great opportunity for golfing. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to check it out. If you're curious, Holetown is to the north.
Location: the vicinity of Holetown, Barbados
Primary Phone: (246) 444-2000
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