Vacationers in the Virgin Islands typically return home from their trip feeling refreshed and invigorated. Golf fanatics who schedule a tee time at a Virgin Islands course also return home ecstatic.
Golfing in the US Virgin Islands is popular, despite the limited offering. In part this is because there are currently no golf courses in the British Virgin Islands, but die-hard golfers only have to take a ferry to St. Thomas where there is one well-loved golf course and a practice facility. In total there are four golf courses in the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus the previously mentioned practice facility.
Green fees in the Virgin Islands range from the very affordable $12.50(USD) for nine holes to between $50 and $130(USD) for 18. Carts are optional here, except for at the Carambola Beach Golf Club where you will be charged $18(USD) for the mandatory cart.
Established in 1980, the Mahogany Run Public Golf Course is St. Thomas’ sole full course. It is considered to be quite a challenge, the Par-70, 18-hole course, with a run of holes known as the “Devil’s Triangle;” three holes situated along a cliff.
Also located on St. Thomas is the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, which despite being called a golf course is strictly a practice facility. There are no holes on site, but golfers can practice diving and putting here.
The Buccaneer Golf Course is a public course located at the Buccaneer on St. Croix. The facility consists of 18 holes on almost six thousand yards, and a pro shop. Designed by Bob Joyce, the course is a Par-70.
The Carambola Beach Golf Club on St. Croix is known for being one of the more beautiful golf courses in the Virgin Islands. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, and is lush with tropical plants and lakes on rolling hills. The course is a Par-72 with 18 holes, and facilities on site include a putting green, driving range, and pro shop.
If you are looking to play a short nine holes of golf, Reef Golf Course is your best bet. The course is moderately challenging, and considered to be a casual locale.
|Buccaneer Golf Course||(340) 712-2144||Buccaneer - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) East of Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Carambola Beach Golf Club||(809) 778-5638||72 Estate River - 4.5 mi. (7.2 km) Northeast of Frederiksted||St. Croix|
|Herman E. Moore Golf Course||(340) 693-1087||University Of The Virgin Islands - 2.7 mi. (4.3 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Mahogany Run Public Golf Course||(340) 777-6250||1 Mahogany Run Road - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) Northeast of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Reef Golf Course||(340) 773-8844||Building 14 Teague Bay - 6.0 mi. (9.7 km) East of Christiansted||St. Croix|
Four courses and a practice facility spread across two of the the USVI islands means that while there isn’t as much opportunity to golf as some other Caribbean islands, it is a possibility. Whether you’re a pro, or simply want to get in a few practice swings during your Virgin Islands vacation, if you are interested in hitting the links, you can make it happen.
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