The Barbados Golf Club has become the soul of Barbados golf with its friendly atmosphere, coaching programs and charming terraced clubhouse, which opens on to an expansive and unique triple green. Re-designed by notable architect Ron Kirby and re-opened in 2000, the Barbados Golf Club is the island’s first public 18-hole championship golf course. This links-style 6,705 yd par 72 golf course features gently rolling hills, wide open fairways and a series of coral waste bunkers which and character to several holes. A large central lake adds intrigue on 3 holes and mature ‘mile’ trees bend and beckon in the cooling coastal breezes. The greens are superb, the welcome is truly Barbadian and there are great deals on beer for those intent on having a day of fun!
Originally built in 1974 by designer Col. J. Harris, the Barbados Golf Club underwent a complete reconstruction in 2000. The second wave of design was overseen by golf architect Ron Kirby. The result of all this attention is a challenging and fair course, with beautiful fairways and mature landscape elements.
Located at Durants, just a few short miles from the airport, the club has reasonable rates and a complete arsenal of attendant services. The club is open to the public and provides cart and shoe rentals, lockers, pro shop, clubhouse, bar and restaurant. Individual and group classes can be had here and the practice chipping and putting greens and warm up nets ensure everyone gets a day on the course off on the right foot.
The course is an exacting one and requires both a good long and short game. The open greens favour golfers who like to open their chest and hit the ball, but the short shots can be tricky. The 7th, 15th and 16th holes are exposed to the wind and an appreciation of the conditions will be well-rewarded here. The middle and end of the course lie just below the clubhouse, allowing for a convenient break in the afternoons.
Trees planted 25 years ago lend a mature air to the course. The winding fairways curve around two lakes, and coral waste pathways add excitement and character to four holes of the course. These coral bunkers also serve to catch rainwater, particularly important in the dry season.
The active club has a burgeoning youth programme and several championships are hosted here. Stick around for the Barbados Club Junior Championships, the Barbados Open and locally sponsored golfing events including the ‘Johnnie Walker Classic’ and ‘Carib Stableford’. This is an ideal outing for golfers of all abilities. The Barbados Golf Club is officially sanctioned by the European PGA tour.
Features & Facilities:
• Restaurant & bar
• Ladies & gents shower & changing facilities
• Duty Free pro shop
• All major credit cards accepted
• Casual lounge area
• Electric carts & pull trolleys available
• Soft spikes are mandatory
• Golf Attire must be worn