The Cayman Islands has a reputation for being paradise on Earth and is known for its world class beaches, diving and Caymankind hospitality. These qualities attract people from all over the world, but why do people visit the Cayman Islands with their Golf Clubs as part of their essential luggage?
1. The Golf Courses
North Sound Golf Club is a par 71, 6605 yard course and is the only 18 hole championship golf course in the Cayman Islands.
The Britannia Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and spans Grand Cayman from Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound. It is a par 35, 9 hole course over 3210 yards, featuring challenging holes and lakes.
The Blue -Tip Golf course is on the grounds of the Ritz – Carlton. Blue Tip is a par -36, 3516 yard course that challenges golfers with 5 long Par Fours. This course was designed by the Great White Shark himself, Greg Norman.
2. The People
Golfing is a great way to socialise and meet new people, even more so in the Cayman Islands. The population is proudly made up with native Caymanians and people from over 135 nationalities. Caymankind is the phrase that is used to celebrate the wonderful and unique Cayman cultural experience. As you make your way around the greens and amenities, it’s quite likely you will meet a friendly face with a unique story to tell about how they came to visit and golf in the Cayman Islands or delight you with snippets of history of the islands.
3. The Views
You can expect wonderful pleasant weather as you enjoy your time playing golf in the Cayman Islands and the views are absolutely beautiful as you may expect. However, all 3 golf courses experience the Caribbean trade winds that can make your game just that bit more challenging. If that doesn’t put you off your game, keep an eye out for the occasional chicken or iguana that can be seen on the course from time to time.
4. Help Charity
Charity Golf tournaments are a popular event in the Cayman Islands and for some charities they are the main way they get funding for the year. This is the case for the Cayman Crime Stoppers charity whose golf tournament will be held at North Sound Golf Club on Friday September 18th. You can sign up here to enter your team in the Million Dollar Shoot out event and help Cayman Crime Stoppers provide a way for people to provide tips in complete anonymity. For a list of other charity golf tournaments click here.
5. The Relaxation
Depending on how your game goes, the wonderful views, vibrant community and Caymankind hospitality are a once in a lifetime experience as well as providing an excellent alternative to relaxing on the Cayman Islands award winning beaches. Why not try a massage whilst on the greens?
Do you have any experiences playing golf in the Cayman Islands? Is this on your bucket list of things to do? Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.