Half Moon Golf Course

With palm trees lining the fairways and great ocean views, the championship course is one of the best in the region. The course was designed to maintain the natural undulating landscape of the area, and can create quite a challenge even for skilled golfers. The course at Half Moon has played host to quite a number of international golf tournaments, and the Jamaica Open has been played here annually since 2006.

Course Description

The greens, hole placement, and practice areas are all part of the design by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the architect of Half Moon Golf Course. The golf course has a course rating of 72.1, and its 18 holes measure out a total of 6581 yards. Also note that there's a golf professional, Spencer Edwards, available at the course ready to help novices perfect their swing or provide advanced instruction for competent golfers.

The course and resort is located on the northern coast of the island, and is designed in a way that shows off the natural beauty of Jamaica. Fairways run parallel to the ocean, and the breeze off the water can create troublesome crosswinds that will knock your ball around quite a bit if you aren't careful. Tantalizing ocean views might also cause you to take your eye off the ball.

At a Glance

Check the following chart if you want some quick facts.

Half Moon Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6581 72.1 129 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Half Moon Golf Course accepts Master Card.

Appropriate golf attire, including socks and golf shoes, are required.


Make time to go and grab a meal at this course's restaurant. Even if you are not in need of a meal, you can certainly grab a drink from the bar. If you need some more time to work on your putting, plan to arrive a slight bit early to have a little practice. The great thing is that the golf course does house a putting green for guests to use. Novices or even professionals that are working on their swing can use the driving range that is found here.

What's Nearby

The closest populated area to Half Moon Golf Course is Montego Bay.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are other choices nearby. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are White Witch Course, SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club, and Cinnamon Hill Course. All of them are within two and a half miles and the nearest of the bunch, White Witch Course, is only a small hike off from the main golf course, so it won't be troublesome to plan heading over for some rounds on the links.

The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There may be lodging options in the area, meaning you can expect to encounter large numbers of fellow active travelers playing some holes and kicking back alongside you. The subsequent display will show you the moderate selection of hotels located in the vicinity of the course.

Places to Stay Near Half Moon Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Half Moon Royal Villas 0.2 NW Resort
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall 0.3 NE Resort
Hyatt Zilara 0.4 NE Resort
The Palmyra Resort and Spa 0.6 ENE Resort
Half Moon Club 0.7 WNW Resort
Royal Reef Hotel -- -- Hotel
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay 1.3 W Resort


Half Moon Golf Course, located at Half Moon Club, is located 3.8 miles west-northwest of Spot Valley, a village in the vicinity of Montego Bay; it's 6.1 miles to the east-northeast of Montego Bay.

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (888) 830-5974

Secondary Phone: (876) 953-9432

Website: http://halfmoon.rockresorts.com/activities/golf.asp


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