Golfing in Aruba
Aruba, tee time spot with perspective
Aruba, measuring 192 km2, features two excellent golf courses. Plans for a 27-hole course are in an advanced state. Once all plans have been completed, the Caribbean island will become an important Caribbean golf destination.
Aruba’s golf courses adjacent to the incredibly white beaches and blue ocean are clearly visible when you fly into Aruba. From the plane, the island looks like the proverbial bounty island. A fairy tale come true. After arrival at Queen Beatrix International Airport and a drive to the west coast, you realize it is not a dream. The beaches are pearly white, the ocean is opal blue and the Divi-Divi tree completes the tropical surprise. Upon arrival at the hotel, the sight of a bunch of pelicans sitting on posts in the ocean in the sunset makes the fairy tale complete. Straight away we are convinced Aruba is one happy island as promised by the tourist bureau’s slogan.
Aruba’s beautiful beaches are located mainly on the southwest and west coast of the island. The many hotels on this stretch do not have private beaches, so you can walk for miles along the coast.
Baby Beach is not as large, but it is most certainly the most beautiful bay and most beautiful beach of the island. The beach is located on the far south end of the island and is very popular with both tourist and locals. This is probably due to the calm and shallow water of the huge blue green lagoon that makes it ideal for swimmers and children.
A little more to the left is Rodgers Beach, which is almost as beautiful as Baby Beach. Unfortunately, the large smoking chimneys of the Valero Oil Refinery spoil the view. However, when you look the other way, you think you are in a tropical paradise. It is no wonder holiday makers like to float around in that beautiful water, for either snorkelling or diving. Aruba’s coastline may even be more beautiful under water than above. Aruba’s blue sea is known not only for its coral reefs, but also for its tropical fish. The island also features several shipwrecks that are great for scuba diving. All hotels give full information on this activity. Divi Aruba and Tamarijn (all-inclusive resorts) include snorkelling equipment in the all-inclusive price. Snorkelling all day is free of charge. Just return the equipment before 5 pm.
Golfing in Aruba
Reviews from visitors in Aruba
|The Links at Divi Aruba ( Aruba )|
Nice 9 holes golf course with an excelent bar and restaurant. (just new). Although it is 9 holes and not very long, it somethimes can be very difficult to play when your bal has hit the rough. This is so thick and difficult, it looks like the designes thought we shall teach thegolfers a lesson in playing out of the rough. Considering the 9 holes and the lenght, we thought the green fees rather high.
Oliver Riding (pro van Tierra del Sol)
|Tierra del Sol ( Aruba )|
Designed by renowned Robert Trent Jones II, Tierra del Sol, situated on the scenic northwest point of Aruba, is the only 18 hole championship golf course on the island. Conveniently located just 5 to 10 minutes by taxi from all the major resorts, this free standing facility is accessible to guests staying at any resort. Tierra del Sol includes a full length practice range, putting greens, chipping areas, a magnificent clubhouse with golf shop, restaurant and swimming pool and a Master Planned real estate community consisting of villas, condominiums, estate lots and custom homes. Where else can you play Scotland, Scottsdale and the Caribbean all at the same time!