While golf is known for being mostly male-centric, it ends up that we spend a lot of time at Worldwide Golf Adventures planning bucket list golf trips for couples. And we find nothing more romantic than a couple that likes to play golf together. For those lovely teams of two, we recommend the following Caribbean golf destinations.
Named the Spanish word for “chameleon”, El Camaleón Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico is known for its distinctive duality: a mangrove wetland on the oceanside of the course and rolling rockiness on the upper area holes. This par 72 jewel will give you changing views during play, from the azure Caribbean Sea to dark green tropical Mayan jungle and the aforementioned mangrove wetlands. The course also holds history for golf lovers, as it was the first to host a PGA Tour event outside of the U.S. or Canada with the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2007. If the beauty and challenge of the course isn’t enough to make you want to go, there’s the Mayakoba resort development, with several high-end hotels connected through a unique six miles of freshwater canals and dozens of nature trails. The resort is eco-friendly, too, so you can experience luxury while taking in the beauty of nature.
Jamaica is a lovers’ paradise for some very obvious reasons, like it’s gorgeous coastline, fabulous warm weather, and stunning natural beauty. The Cinnamon Hill Golf Course continues in this tradition, exposing you to the turquoise Caribbean as well as a pine grove and promising “enchanting panoramas framing your every shot”. As part of the historic 18th century Rose Hall sugar plantation, Cinnamon Hill boasts history that any buff would love to know more about, including being the home of poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s ancestors, as well as American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The course also claims to have some of the best caddies in the world, and if you’re willing to add two more to your foursome, their Caddie Concierge program offers quite an array of services for your round. If challenging golf and history aren’t enough to amp up the romance, the property also holds a nightly Haunted House Tour of the Rose Hall Great House. And nothing is more romantic than ghosts!
If you’re looking for the best golf in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has earned a reputation for being just that. La Cana Golf Club in Punta Cana upholds this reputation with 14 of its 27 holes offering a clear view of the Caribbean Sea. Beyond its stunning natural beauty, the eco-conscious resort was the first in the region to use paspalum or crowngrass seed, which can be watered with sea water. The resort also offers first-class accommodations, including Tortuga Bay, whose sunny yellow villas were designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, and whose villa managers are known for setting up romantic touches like candlelit rose-petal bubble baths for you.
Whatever your romantic ideals are, Worldwide Golf Adventures can help you set up the perfect romantic golf trip for you and your partner. Get in touch today for a free quote!