The course was bought by Sandals in 1992, and they have made some positive changes to the course, replacing the greens with Bermuda grass, and resurfacing the fairways as well, and in the process turning it into a very fine course. It's set in a beautiful location, and while the layout doesn't look all that dangerous, you might find yourself second-guessing your club selection quite a bit.
The golf course has been given a course rating of 70.9, and its 18 holes measure a total length of 6311 yards.
Golfers will enjoy sweeping views of both the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and Jamaica's mountainous interior. The fairways are lined by mature trees, and the course is surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation. The presence of a few lakes might be a factor on a couple of holes, and they also serve to attract some of the area's interesting wildlife.
Take a moment to read the following chart for summary information concerning this course.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
There are no greens fees for golfers staying at any of the Sandals resorts on the island, though you will have to pay for a caddy. Caddy prices range from $20-30 per bag for 18 holes, and $15-20 for 9 holes. You can also rent clubs, shoes, and a cart, though having a cart is not mandatory.
Sandals Golf and Country Club is in the same region as Ocho Rios, the nearest major area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the course.
The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. There is an abundance of hotel options in the area, so you will likely be sharing the experience with quite a few fellow tourists and hotel guests having a good time golfing and exploring alongside you. If you are interested in staying near here, you should be able to find what you are looking for. Choose from among the many hotels listed below.
|Executive Shaw Park Guest House||--||--||Hotel|
|The Blue House||2.1||N||B & B|
|Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge||2.2||N||Lodge|
|Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive||2.2||NNW||Hotel|
|Sandals Royal Plantation||2.3||NW||Resort|
Positioned in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Sandals Golf and Country Club provides a great opportunity for golfing. Whether or not you're rooming particularly close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. If you're wondering, Ocho Rios is to the northwest.
Primary Phone: (876) 975-0119
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