Each year, a large number of holidaymakers make their way to St. Thomas, and a large percentage of those individuals are golfers. Golf is about the most popular activity amongst tourists holidaying in St. Thomas. There are also an unlimited number of other activities to participate in, but the entire island of St. Thomas is a golfer’s paradise with some of the most beautifully located courses in the world.
Today, we golfers are spoilt for choice when we decide on a golfing holiday. With many stunning golf courses and resorts located all around the world, one might wonder what makes St. Thomas such a brilliant choice of golfing destination. Actually, there are many answers to that question, but the one that most springs to mind is the climate. Getting there from the UK is pretty easy too, but the climate and the whole relaxed ambiance of the place makes St. Thomas somewhat unique.
Located in the US Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas greets you with just the right kind of Caribbean weather that’s pleasantly warm and inviting. Temperatures remain pretty much the same throughout the year and are usually 28 degrees Celsius at the hottest times of the day, dropping to 20 degrees at night. Few of us ever get to experience golfing in such idyllic tropical weather – add the stunning island setting with awe inspiring blue vistas of sky and sea, romantic evening sunsets and fine Caribbean cuisine and you have the golfing holiday most us dream about.
St. Thomas enjoys low humidity and cooling sea breezes that keep the island cool during the hottest months. The weather alone is enough to bring in golf lovers from all around the world, but that is not the only reason why you, and many other golfers, would enjoy golfing in St. Thomas. This island is home to some of the best ocean views in the world, with many golf courses positioned so the ocean can be viewed from just about any angle.
When golfing in St. Thomas you can take your pick from a large number of golf courses. The island is home to a number of traditional golf courses and others that are built around stunning golf resorts. When planning your holiday and booking your accommodation, you may want to research each resorts offerings to make sure you select the perfect resort for you. Anyway, you won’t be restricted to a single golf course as you can play at most golf resorts and all the courses on the island.
Some experienced golfing travellers prefer to stay at a hotel without its own golf course and play several different courses while on holiday. Others looking more for a relaxed holiday and too fussed about the golf usually stick with one resort and sometimes even one course. Golf resorts are located all around the island and many along the coast, for those holidaying with family these resorts on the coast are perfect for splitting ones time between the family, beach and the golf course.
When on the island of St. Thomas, every golfer “must” play a round at Mahogany Run – This George & Tom Fazio-designed, par-70, 18-hole golf course overlooks the Atlantic ocean with a view of the neighbouring British Virgin Islands beyond. Most spectacular is the Devil’s Triangle – a trio of holes so challenging that golfers who play through them without a penalty shot earn a prize in the pro shop. Overall, the course is every golfers dream and if you miss playing on this wonderful course while in St. Thomas, you will have missed your chance of playing in golfing heaven.
Once you have made that decision to holiday in magnificent St. Thomas, you are encouraged to schedule your reservations well in advance. Depending on when you travel, you may find that many popular golf resorts, along the coast, are fully booked. You are advised and make your reservations early and avoid last minute disappointments.
Once you have started making travel plans and book your hotel accommodation you can begin to prepare for your golfing holiday of a lifetime, and once in St. Thomas you will surely be able to see why it is such a popular holiday destination amongst golfers.