The island of Barbados is already known for its sea, sun and sand. These make conditions ideal for visitors who can't wait to get into one of our many beaches and bays on the island. These sunny and warm conditions with cool trade wind breezes also augur well for the game of golf. Making Barbados quite a model for those golfers who play the game professionally and for those who want to fool around with a bit of putting.
Golf has become quite a popular sport in Barbados and increased recognition is gained as time goes by. Back in 2006, the island gained a great amount of recognition by becoming the second island in the Caribbean to host the 2006 World Golf Championships World Cup.
Clearly, golf and Sandy Lane go hand in hand as in 2004, Sandy Lane Hotel was the venue of golf celebrity, Tiger Woods' wedding. Sandy Lane comprises of a 72 par, 7,343 yard golf course that was designed by Tom Fiazo and offers lush, rolling greens.
Developments in golf courses have increased tremendously throughout Barbados. In December 2009, the Apes Hill Club officially opened their championship golf course. A course that certainly puts golfers to the test with its elevated terrain that opens out breathtakingly to Barbados' east and west coast.
Though golf in Barbados has grown over the years and opened up opportunities for golf courses to be developed on large scales, the family options of mini golf are also available and can be checked on in your hotel.