The fairways are long, straight, and gently rolling. Grassy mound and sand trap defend the large, flat greens. The course has played host to a number of international tournaments, but the atmosphere is comfortable and vibe relaxed. The course lends itself well to the abilities of a wide range of golfers. Beginners and intermediate golfers will find it manageable, and seasoned veterans will also find plenty of reasons to enjoy the course.
The course is open the whole year-round. The pro shop opens at 7am every morning, and the course restaurant at 8am. This golf course has made itself an established place to tee off, having been founded in 1960. John Harris designed this course. It has earned a course rating of 72.5, and its 18 holes measure a total length of 6487 yards. Also note that there's a golf professional, Seymour A. Rose, available on the premises who can help beginners work on their skills or give advanced instruction for accomplished golfers.
The course is just across the A1 from Runaway Bay and Runaway Bay Beach. The land is very level up on the northern coast, but golfers will be able to admire views of both the ocean and the mountainous Jamaican interior. Tropical plant species surround the course and line its fairways.
Review the following table if you want some quick facts.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
For guests of the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, greens fees are complimentary. Carts can be rented for $25, and caddie help purchased for between $11 and $20 (depending on the number of holes you're playing and whether you are walking or taking a cart). Rental clubs are $22 per round, and shoes are $11.
Runaway Bay Golf Course is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is Runaway Bay. The city is three quarters of a mile away from the course. Since it's so close by, it will not take very long to head that way for some exploration in the city.
The popularity this golf course on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You can expect lodging options close by, which means there will also be a decent number of fellow vacationers golfing and exploring alongside you. The following diagram shows the fair number of hotels located near the clubhouse.
|Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel||0.3||S||Resort|
|Jewel Runaway Bay Resort||0.3||NW||Resort|
|The Cardiff Hotel and Spa||0.3||S||Resort|
|Runaway Bay Heart Hotel||0.4||ESE||Hotel|
|Tamarind Tree Resort Hotel||0.6||ESE||Resort|
|Sunflower Beach Resort||0.6||WNW||Cottages|
Positioned in the eastern outskirts of Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay Golf Course is on the premises of Jewel Runaway Bay Resort, and can provide a great opportunity for golfing. But even if you aren't rooming nearby, you are free to drop by to check out the sights.
Address: Main Street, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Primary Phone: (800) 758-2252
Secondary Phone: (876) 973-6099
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