St. Andrews Golf Club

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Established in 1891 and is recognized as one of the oldest golf clubs in the Western Hemisphere, this strategically designed championship golf course has proven to be a stern test for golfers of all abilities. Its narrow fairways, contoured greens and mature tropical trees all strategically positioned to present a challenging yet enjoyable golfing experience. They invite you to join them at a place that will always be “Private by Nature.”

St. Andrews Golf Club

Course Description

Founded in 1891, this golf course on Trinidad and Tobago has made itself an established site to hit or play a few rounds of golf. It has been given a course rating of 70.0, and its 18 holes measure a total distance of 6809 yards. Also be aware that there is a golf professional, Anthony Gill, available on-site, so consider golfing here if you want a little help perfecting your swing.

Carved out of the forested and mountainous region of inland Trinidad, the undulating landscape will provide unique challenges at every hole. The fairways are thin, and errant tee shots could very well end up in the dense jungle that surrounds the course.

St. Andrews Golf Course is a par 72 stretching as far as 6,555 yards from the back tee box and 5,375 yards from the front tee box. Although not particularly long the course requires precise and accurate golf shots. You must position your ball in the right places in order to score well. Risk and reward is the best known phrase for this championship golf course. The more you choose to cut the corners the greater the reward although the greater the risk of getting in to trouble.

Golfers of all abilities enjoy playing at St. Andrews Golf Club. There are no forced carries off the tee box and the greens are very receptive to approach shots. The course is challenging yet playable for those of higher handicaps.

Members and guests have full access to all the facilities such as the swimming pool, bar and restaurant, driving range, chipping green, putting green, fully stocked Pro-shop, and newly renovated locker rooms.

At a Glance

Take a look at this table for a few key facts concerning this course.

St. Andrews Golf Club Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 72 6809 70.0 126 -- --

Policies and Fees

Proper golf attire should be worn at all times, and soft spikes are required on the course.

What's Nearby

St. Andrews Golf Club is in the same region as Port of Spain, the nearest urban area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option.

The closest airport is Piarco International Airport, so visitors flying in there might want to plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is just 13 and a half miles away away from this golf course.

If having other golf courses around interests you, there are two or more other courses worthy of mentioning within within traveling distance of St. Andrews Golf Club. These include Chaguaramas Golf Club and Chaguaramas Golf Club. The most proximate of these choices is Chaguaramas Golf Club. It is located just a taxi ride away from the main golf course.

The crowdedness of the golf course can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked in the area. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from nearby hotels. This is a popular area, so if you want to stay near here, you won't have trouble finding a spot. Which hotels are closest to the sand pits at St. Andrews Golf Club? The table below lists nearby options.

Places to Stay Near St. Andrews Golf Club
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Chaconia Hotel 0.1 SE Hotel
Monique's 1.5 SW Hotel
Royal Palm Suite Hotel -- -- Hotel
Crosswinds Villa -- -- B & B
Cascadia Hotel And Conference Center 2.2 S Hotel
Coblentz Inn Boutique Hotel 2.6 S Hotel
Chancellor Hotel 2.6 S Hotel

Location

St. Andrews Golf Club can be found 3.5 miles north of Belmont, a town in the vicinity of Port of Spain; it is to the northeast of Port of Spain.

Starting from downtown Port of Spain at Queen’s Park Savannah, take a left headed toward Maraval. Go north approximately 1 km and then turn right onto La Sieva Road. You will see the KFC and Royal Bank of Canada on the left just before the right turn. Then, go north approximately 4 km passing Morne Coco Road and continuing through the Village. There is a Gas Station at the corner. At the junction, keep heading north. Do not turn left onto Morne Coco Road, but instead go straight onto Perseverance Road. Bear right at the fork in the road onto the Moka Main Road. Turn left at St. Andrews Wynd when you see the club's sign, and drive until you reach security booth at end of the road. The security guard will direct you to the Clubhouse Main office or Pro Shop.

Location: Moka, Maraval, the vicinity of Port of Spain, Trinidad

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (868) 629-0066 ext. 26

Website: http://www.golftrinidad.com/

Email: sagcoffice1@gmail.com

 

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