Golfer magazine has called Cinnamon Hill Golf Course one of the best in the world, and the diversity throughout the course is likely the reason why. The signature hole is the par-4 seventh, which will have you aiming for a narrow seaside green. Beauty meets challenge on other holes as well, and the changing elevations, shifting scenery, and the variety of vegetation will appeal to golfers of all kinds of tastes. A caddie can prove tremendously helpful on courses with as much variety as this one.
Founded in 1970, this golf course in Jamaica has made itself an established place to tee off. The lay of the land, holes, and practice areas all came from the imagination of Robert von Hagge, the architect of this golf course. It has been given a course rating of 70.2, and its 18 holes stretch out 6380 yards. Also be aware that there's a golf pro, Robert Ames, available on the grounds who can help beginners perfect their swing or provide more advanced help for trained players.
The course runs right up to the coast, and a couple of greens literally drop off into the sea. The majority of holes, however, are in the thick woods covered with pine trees just inland. You'll be golfing at sea level at times, then a few holes later at 350 feet. The elevation changes play a big part and make for an interesting and challenging round of golf.
Review the table below for a brief summary.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
Prices range from $79 to $169 depending on the time of day and time of year you're golfing. As is usual, the cheaper times are later in the day. The rate includes greens fees, caddie fees (excluding tip), driving range usage, and taxes.
If your highest skill isn't putting, get there a slight bit before your scheduled tee time to have some practice. The great thing is that this golf course does have a practice putting green for patrons to practice on. Beginners or professionals that are working on their swing should use the driving range that is found here.
Cinnamon Hill Course is near Montego Bay, the nearest urban area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go.
If the possibility of other golfing options interests you, there are a couple of other courses that you may want to check out within a mile and a half of Cinnamon Hill Course. Their names are White Witch Course and White Witch Course. The next nearest of these options is White Witch Course. It's found just a small hike off so it won't be troublesome to make going over for a few rounds of golf.
The popularity this golf course on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are ample numbers of lodgings in the vicinity, meaning you can expect to encounter quite a few other visiting guests enjoying themselves alongside you. There are a decent number of hotels near this course, which are listed in the following table.
|Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa||0.0||N||Resort|
|Sea Castles Beach Condos||0.0||NNE||Resort|
|The Palmyra Resort and Spa||1.2||W||Resort|
|Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall||1.5||W||Resort|
|Half Moon Royal Villas||1.9||W||Resort|
|Half Moon Club||2.4||W||Resort|
Located in the vicinity of Montego Bay, 2.5 miles northwest of Spot Valley, Cinnamon Hill Course is on the premises of Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, and offers a fun chance to golf. However, even if you aren't rooming nearby, you should consider dropping by to experience some of their offerings. It is 7.7 miles east-northeast of Montego Bay.
Location: 1 Mount Zion Road, the vicinity of Montego Bay, Jamaica
Primary Phone: (876) 953-2984
Secondary Phone: (876) 953-2650
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