Can you golf at Sandals Resorts? Yes, there are multiple Sandals all-inclusive adults-only resorts that offer luxurious romantic vacations for couples who love to golf.
In fact, Sandals has some of the best all-inclusive golf resorts in the Caribbean. You can get complimentary greens fees at award-winning golf courses at Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas, Jamaica, and St. Lucia.
What are the best Sandals resorts for golf? In this article, we’ll tell you about the Sandals resorts that include golf in their amazing all-inclusive packages so you can decide for yourself which is the best one for you.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas
Many people consider the best Sandals resort for golf to be Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort in Great Exuma, Bahamas, because of the amazing course there, designed by Greg Norman. With six beautiful oceanfront holes on a peninsula, the par 72-course winds through seaside dunes and has been recognized as one of the best in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure Golf.
Sandals Emerald Bay was named the Bahamas’ best golf hotel by the World Golf Awards in 2021. The award-winning course is the longest in the Caribbean and hosts the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic golf tournament. Not only is the course challenging, but also the views from the back 9 are beautiful.
This course also has a practice bunker, a practice range with chipping and putting greens, an oceanfront jogging trail, and a pro shop.
A complimentary golf clinic is held each week. Golf carts are mandatory but not included; they cost $50 for up to two people. Private golf lessons are also available for an extra fee.
Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation, and Sandals Dunn’s River, Jamaica
The next best Sandals resorts for golf are in Jamaica because they give you access to one of the best golf courses in Jamaica, Sandals Golf & Country Club. Located in Ocho Rios, the stunning 18-hole golf course is 700 feet above sea level and offers incredible views of the mountains and ocean.
Free golf clinics are held each week, and golf lessons can be taken (for an extra fee). There’s also putting and chipping greens, a practice range, and a restaurant and snack bar onsite.
The clubhouse suffered a loss from fire and is being rebuilt.
Guests at all Sandals resorts in Jamaica have complimentary greens fees at Sandals Golf & Country Club, but only guests at Sandals Ochi, Sandals Royal Plantation, and Sandals Dunn’s River also have complimentary transportation there and back.
It takes about 15 minutes to get to the golf course from Sandals Ochi and Sandals Royal Plantation, and about 25 minutes to get there from Sandals Dunn’s River.
Caddies are mandatory here but are not included; rates range from $15 to $30 per caddy. Optional golf cart rentals are also not included and cost $25 for 9 holes or $40 for 18 holes. It gets very hot so pretty much everyone chooses a golf cart rental. Shoes and golf clubs are available for rent for both men and women.
(For our full reviews of these three fabulous Sandals all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, just click on the resort names above.)
Many guests find the golf course in Ocho Rios to be the best available at Sandals because the course is forgiving making it great for golfers of different experience levels.
Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, and Sandals Halcyon Beach, St. Lucia
*The golf course at Sandals La Toc is currently closed for renovations.*
Is golf free at Sandals St. Lucia? Yes! Golf is included when you stay at any of the three Sandals St. Lucia resorts.
There are actually two golf courses in St. Lucia for Sandals guests to choose from, the 9-hole executive-style Sandals La Toc Golf Club and the 18-hole course at the Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club.
If you want to stay at the Sandals resort that is closest to an 18-hole golf course, the best St. Lucia Sandals golf resort is Sandals Grande St. Lucian. If you want to stay at a resort with golf on the property (and a 9-hole course is OK with you), the best Sandals golf resort in St. Lucia for you would be Sandals Regency La Toc.
Sandals La Toc Golf Club is located at the Sandals Regency La Toc resort in Castries. A par 33 course set in a valley with rolling hills, this course has a full-service golf shop, practice net, and changing facilities onsite. Free golf clinics are held each week, and golf lessons can be taken (for an extra fee).
Sandals Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate features an all-new 18-hole championship course designed by Greg Norman. This par-71 course is set in a lush tropical landscape and has significant elevation changes. Onsite you’ll find a practice range with a full-sized driving range and putting greens, changing facilities, and a full-service pro shop. Free golf clinics are held each week, and golf lessons can be taken (for an extra fee).
Caddies are available here but are not included; rates range from $10 to $20 per caddy. Optional golf cart rentals are also not included and cost $30 for 9 holes or $50 for 18 holes. Shoes and golf clubs are available for rent for both men and women.
Guests at all Sandals resorts in St. Lucia get complimentary greens fees at and transfers to both courses (if needed). Transfers to Sandals La Toc Golf Club are 25 minutes from Sandals Grande St. Lucian and 15 minutes from Sandals Halcyon Beach. Transfers to are 35 minutes from Sandals Regency La Toc, 25 minutes from Sandals Halcyon Beach, and 5 minutes from Sandals Grande St. Lucian.
(For our full reviews of these three fabulous Sandals all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia, just click on the resort names above.)
Can you rent golf clubs at Sandals Resorts?
Yes, you can. Clubs are available for rent at Sandals resorts that include golf, for both men and women and right- as well as left-handers. Shoes are also available for rent, so you don’t need to worry about packing either shoes or clubs if you want to travel light.
Now that you’ve read our list of best Sandals resorts for golf, what do you think? Which sounds like the best all-inclusive resort with golf to you? Which of these luxurious Caribbean all-inclusive golf resorts will you choose? Let us know in the comments!
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.