8 Best Sandals Resort for Golf: Birdies Included

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As you begin planning your honeymoon, you may wonder, can you golf at Sandals resorts?

We can confirm that you can say “I do!” to golfing at Sandals!

We teed up the best Sandals Resorts for golf. Check out this impressive list of 5-Star Luxury-Included destinations that will make your honeymoon a hole-in-one. 

Let’s hit the green!

Award-Winning Championship Golf at Sandals

Emerald Bay Golf Course

A Sandals vacation is designed to be luxurious and carefree.

So when you’d like to golf on your honeymoon or during your destination wedding, we researched the best Sandals golf resorts.

We based our search on common questions we’ve heard from couples:

  • What are the best Sandals resorts for golf?
  • Is golf free at Sandals St. Lucia?
  • Does Sandals Royal Bahamian have a golf course?
  • Can you rent golf clubs at Sandals resorts?
  • Is golf included at Sandals Curaçao?

When Sandals says “luxury included,” that means green fees are included at selected Sandals Golf Resorts in the Caribbean. 

As we go through the list, we’ll include highlights of each resort so you can decide the best Sandals Resort for Golf—for the two of you!

What Are the Best Sandals Resorts for Golf?

Golf courses at Sandals aren’t just pretty decent golf courses for a Caribbean all-inclusive resort.

A renowned star of the PGA tour has designed golf courses for Sandals: Greg Norman, the global golf ambassador for Sandals Resorts.

The best Sandals resorts for golf are located in St. Lucia, Jamaica, and The Bahamas, but we’ve got information for you on golfing through Sandals Royal Curaçao too!

SANDALS Royal Curacao: All-Inclusive near Willemstad

Sandals newest all-inclusive resort in Curaçao is where the natural romance of this intimate island comes alive.

Here are the best Sandals golf resorts on our list:

  1. Sandals Grande St. Lucian
  2. Sandals Halcyon Beach
  3. Sandals Regency La Toc (update: Jan 30, 2023, Regency La Toc executive golf course is closed until further notice)
  4. Sandals Emerald Bay
  5. Sandals Ochi
  6. Sandals Royal Plantation
  7. Sandals Dunn’s River
  8. Sandals Royal Curaçao (offers complimentary transfers to the golf course beside the resort).

Can You Rent Golf Clubs at Sandals Resorts?

For serious golfers, there are no worries about lugging your golf bag on a plane for your Sandals honeymoon.

Full-service Sandals clubhouses offer you the following:

  • Left and right-handed Titleist club rentals are $75 each per round (available for men and women and includes a 3-count sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls per rental)
  • Mandatory golf carts start at $30 a round.
  • Mandatory caddy service is $25 per player (tip service for non-Sandals caddies not included)
  • Spikeless FootJoy golf shoes for men and women at $20 per pair.
Sandals Emerald Bay golf course with two players

What’s Included at a Sandals Golf Resort:

These inclusions are specifically for Sandals championship golf courses in Saint Lucia, Jamaica, and the Bahamas:

  • Your roundtrip transfers are always included for every round of golf between the resort and the course
  • A full-service clubhouse is located on every course
  • Every Sandals golf course hosts complimentary group golf clinics every week

If you’d like to work on your game together during your Sandals honeymoon, a fun activity is to book private golf lessons with a resort golf professional. 

Is Golf Free at Sandals St. Lucia?

St. Lucia is the home of the all-new Greg Norman-designed Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate.

As mentioned, green fees are complimentary for all Sandals guests in St. Lucia, and your roundtrip transfers are always included.

Sandals St. Lucia Golf Course

The dramatic 18-hole course at Capt Estate is a championship-caliber par 71 against a remarkable backdrop of lush tropical vegetation. It’s super fun and challenging to play together!

Couples love Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia for a few great reasons. First, there are three magnificent Sandals properties in St. Lucia, and you get exchange privileges at all three resorts as a Sandals St. Lucia guest.

These St. Lucia resorts top our list as the best Sandals Resorts for golf:

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Grande St. Lucian: All-Inclusive Resort In Rodney Bay

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is located on Rodney Bay, known to have the calmest waters in Saint Lucia. 

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is just five minutes from Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the leading resort in St. Lucia, and it’s been voted among Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice “Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean.”

Sandals Halcyon Beach

SANDALS Halcyon Beach: All-Inclusive Beach Resort

The most quintessentially Caribbean of all Sandals Resorts, Sandals Halcyon Beach, is considered a true Garden of Eden with lush tropical gardens along pristine white-sand beaches. 

Sandals Halcyon Beach is 25 minutes from Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate.

The stunning pool at Sandals Halcyon Beach is the longest in the Caribbean, and St. Lucia also ranks highly on our 11 Best Sandals Resorts for Scuba Diving in 2023.

Sandals Regency La Toc

SANDALS Regency La Toc: All-Inclusive Resort In Castries

Set on the breathtaking 220-acre La Toc Estate, Sandals Regency La Toc truly exudes beauty from every gorgeous angle. 

Sandals Regency La Toc is a 35-minute transfer from Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate.

While it’s the furthest Sandals resort from the Cap Estate golf course, Sandals Regency La Toc has its own executive nine-hole course on site, and Regency La Toc has won a Travel Weekly Magellan award as “Gold-Overall Golf Resort/Hotel.

Update: Jan. 30, 2023, Regency La Toc executive golf course is closed until further notice for significant improvements.

Does Sandals Royal Bahamian Have a Golf Course?

Sandals Royal Bahamian holds a 5-Star Diamond Award for quality and is considered the leading all-inclusive resort in The Bahamas.

SANDALS Royal Bahamian: All-Inclusive Resort In Nassau

Sandals Royal Bahamian is the most elegant all-inclusive resort with an exotic offshore island adventure. 

This Sandals destination is closest to the most exciting casino action and duty-free shopping in The Bahamas.

But for the best Sandals golf resort in the Bahamas, let’s head over to the gorgeous Out Islands of Great Exuma.

Best Sandals Resort for Golf in The Bahamas

Golf legend Greg Norman designed Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course on Great Exuma in The Bahamas.

This course topped the World Golf Awards in 2021, so it’s not only located in paradise—it’s a golfer’s paradise too!

Sandals Emerald Bay

SANDALS Emerald Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Exuma

A premier destination for lovers of all things exclusive, Sandals Emerald Bay offers a distinct enclave of refinement.

Sandals Emerald Bay is situated on hundreds of tropical acres adjacent to the golf course. This special Sandals property has won multiple awards, including a Conde Nast reader’s award for “Top Resort in the Atlantic” and a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.


Best Sandals Resort for Golf in Jamaica

It all began with Sandals Montego Bay, and there are now seven Sandals Resorts in Jamaica!

SANDALS Montego Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Jamaica

The first-ever Sandals all-inclusive resort, Sandals Montego Bay, now has even more ways to enjoy luxury while reveling in the spirit of romance and fun on Jamaica’s coastline. 

The best golfing in Jamaica for your destination wedding or honeymoon is offered by Sandals and the magnificent Upton Estate Golf & Country Club.

Golfing at Upton Estate Golf & Country Club

Nestled in Ocho Rios, Upton Estate is an 18-hole golf course of rolling fairways set at a dramatic 700 feet above sea level. 

Golf Digest and Frommers Travel Guide have recognized Upton Estate as one of the finest golf courses in Jamaica. You’ll certainly agree as you enjoy the lush greens with mountain views in the background!

Three Sandals resorts in Jamaica offer complimentary green fees and roundtrip transfers between the resort and Upton Estate Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios. 

Sandals Ochi

SANDALS Ochi: All-Inclusive Resort In Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Modern chic and private exclusivity, meet in the heart of Jamaica in a resort that features the best of both worlds. On one side of paradise, discover the beachside Caribbean Riviera with a hot beach club. 

Sandals Ochi is a 15-minute transfer from Upton Estate Golf & Country Club. This special Sandals resort brings couples closer to the water’s edge than any other all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean.

Sandals Ochi Golf Course

When you want to honeymoon in unsurpassed seclusion, you’ll love the 100-acre Garden of Eden with private Butler suites—and when you’re ready to party, check out the hottest beach club on the Caribbean Riviera!

Sandals Royal Plantation

SANDALS Royal Plantation: Beach Resort In Ocho Rios

The award-winning, all-butler beach resort in Jamaica of just 74 ocean-view suites, is perfectly tucked into a magnificent coral bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Sandals Royal Plantation is also 15 minutes from Upton Estate. This casually elegant beach resort has been honored with multiple awards and is a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice “Best of the Best” winner. 

Each of the 74 exclusive ocean-view accommodations here is a butler suite, so you’re guaranteed to receive extraordinary, 24-hour service!

Sandals Dunn’s River

SANDALS Dunn’s River: Couples Resort In Ocho Rios

On the north coast of Jamaica, rivers meander through forests and rushing waterfalls wash over the landscape. In this secluded spot, filled with the Earth’s abundance, love flows naturally.

When Sandals Dunn’s River re-opens in May of 2023, this reimagined Sandals resort will be 25 minutes away from Upton Estate. It will also be the closest Sandals resort to the spectacular natural wonder of Dunn’s River Falls.

Look for new features like Coyaba Sky Rondoval Villas, a first-of-its-kind Sandals accommodation with an oversized, swim-up pool and a breathtaking open-air terrace!

Is Golf Included at Sandals Curaçao?

We didn’t get a chance to describe the course in our Sandals Royal Curacao Review, but we’re happy to tell you that golfing is available right next door to this Sandals resort!

Sandals Royal Curaçao 

SANDALS Royal Curacao: All-Inclusive near Willemstad

Sandals newest all-inclusive resort in Curaçao is where the natural romance of this intimate island comes alive.

Sandals Royal Curaçao is situated on the stunning west end, a two-minute transfer to Old Quarry, the island’s top golf course.

Sandals Royal Curaçao Golf Course

The hilly terrain of the Pete Dye-designed 18-hole golf course challenges golfers of all skill levels, and Sandals Royal Curaçao offers guests complimentary roundtrip transfers between the resort and the  Old Quarry course.

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