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.

This golf course has become a well-established place to tee off, having been built in 1960. John Harris designed this golf course. It has a course rating of 72.5, and its 18 holes measure a total length of 6487 yards. Also note that they've got a golf pro, Seymour A. Rose, on hand who can help beginners practice their swing or provide more 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 read this table to learn a few 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 outside the city, with its closest urban neighbor being Runaway Bay. The city is three quarters of a mile off from the course. Since it's so close, it won't take a long time to head that way for a bit of urban exploration.

The number of other vacationers sharing the green can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few hotel guests who are staying close by. You'll find a fair number of hotels near this course, which have been listed in the following table.

Places to Stay Near Runaway Bay Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort 0.3 NW Resort
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 0.3 S Resort
Silver Creek Resort 0.4 S Villa complex
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 at Jewel Runaway Bay Resort, can be found in 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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