Golfing in the Out Islands of The Bahamas
Challenge Yourself in the Bahamas Out Islands at any one of our Two Championship Golf Courses on Great Exuma and Great Abaco
Whether you are a scratch player or just looking to have some fun with friends, there's golf for everyone to enjoy in the Out Islands. We have two challenging regulation 18-hole courses to choose from: two of which boast amazing ocean views from every angle, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay on Great Abaco and the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and Spa on Great Exuma.
Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and Spa, Great Exuma
This 18-hole championship golf course, designed by golf legend Greg Norman and opened in 2003, may be one of the world’s greatest ocean-side clubs. Using an environmentally friendly seashore paspalum grass - which provides a lush, deep green canopy - a series of dramatic fairways wind through the oceanfront dunes.
Six signature holes hug the perimeter of Emerald Bay’s scenic peninsula, providing unparalleled vistas along the turquoise water. The final holes are on a rocky peninsula that not only provide challenges to golfers but offer spectacular views of the ocean.
Tee times are available from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., although times do vary depending on daylight hours. Clubs and shoes are available for rent from the Pro Shop. The club also provides onsite instruction and a driving range. While the golf course is a premier attraction at this world-class resort, guests return time and time again to be pampered at the private spas and secluded spa garden; and to enjoy the tropical, quiet beach-side pool, tennis and more.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, The Abacos
The private golf course at The Abaco Club is the debut of the world’s first Scottish-style links course in a tropical location. Designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the Abaco Club offers a 7,182-yard course that continues to get rave reviews for its beauty and drama year after year.
The resort - developed by Peter de Savary, who is known for his courses in Bovey Castle in England, Carnegie Abbey in Rhode Island and Cherokee Plantation in South Carolina - was carved out of jungle and rocky terrain along the island’s Atlantic Ocean shores. With each of its 18 holes blending into the natural setting of the Caribbean, the Abaco Club attracts golf enthusiast and professionals alike to its par 72 championship layout. The 18th hole alone is a wonder to behold, set along the shoreline 60 feet above the crashing surf.
This $250 million, members-only retreat offers guests an opportunity to play the course once before joining. Membership begins at $75,000.