Runaway Bay Golf Course

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.

Course Description

The course is open the whole year-round.

The pro shop opens at 7am every morning, and the course restaurant at 8am.

Built in 1960, this golf course in Jamaica has long been welcoming visitors to its greens and fairways. The layout, holes, and bunkers reflect the design of John Harris, the architect of Runaway Bay Golf Course. The golf course has a course rating of 72.5, and its 18 holes measure out a total of 6487 yards. Also be aware that they've got a pro, Seymour A. Rose, at the grounds ready to help beginners perfect their skills or offer advanced help for seasoned 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.

At a Glance

Take a moment to look through this table if you want some quick facts.

Runaway Bay Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6487 72.5 120 -- --

Policies and Fees

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.

What's Nearby

Runaway Bay Golf Course is in the same region as Runaway Bay, the closest city, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. This city is three quarters of a mile out from the golf course. Because it is so near, it won't take too long to head that way for a bit of urban exploration.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely ——it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full area hotel rooms are. There are ample numbers of hotel options nearby, which means you will likely be sharing the experience with a fair number of other visiting guests golfing and exploring alongside you. You'll find a moderate number of hotels located nearby, the nearest of which are listed in the table below.

Places to Stay Near Runaway Bay Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
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
Villa Sonaté 0.4 S Hotel
Runaway Bay Heart Hotel 0.4 ESE Hotel
Tamarind Tree Resort Hotel 0.6 ESE Resort
Sunflower Beach Resort 0.6 WNW Cottages


Runaway Bay Golf Course, located within Jewel Runaway Bay Resort, can be found along the eastern outskirts of Runaway Bay.

Location: Main Street, Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (800) 758-2252

Secondary Phone: (876) 973-6099




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