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.
Built in 1970, this course in Jamaica has become a staple of the area. The layout, difficulty of the holes, and surprise challenges reflect the design of Robert von Hagge, the lead architect of Cinnamon Hill Course. The golf course features a course rating of 70.2, and its 18 holes stretch out a length of 6380 yards. Also note that there is a pro, Robert Ames, available, so consider this location if you want a little help perfecting your swing.
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.
Be sure to look through the following table if you want some quick facts.
|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 putting isn't your strong suit, arrive a bit before your scheduled tee time to take advantage of some practice. Luckily, this golf course does have a practice putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. First-timers or professionals who are working on their swing can use the driving range that is available here.
The closest urban neighbor to Cinnamon Hill Course is Montego Bay.
If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are three other golfing options near this one. Notable courses in the area are White Witch Course, Half Moon Golf Course, and SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club. All of which are within four miles and the nearest of the three, White Witch Course, is just a meager trip away from the main course, 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 ——it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. There is a broad selection of hotel rooms close by, which means you will likely be sharing the experience with a rather high numbers of other traveling guests enjoying themselves alongside you. The following display will show you the moderate selection of places to stay found within proximity of the clubhouse.
|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 provides a fun golfing experience. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. It is 7.7 miles east-northeast of Montego Bay.
Address: 1 Mount Zion Road, The vicinity of Montego Bay, Jamaica
Primary Phone: (876) 953-2984
Secondary Phone: (876) 953-2650
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