Jamaica

Jamaica, home of the Rastafarian movement, gained independence from the UK in 1962 and it’s the third largest island in the Caribbean, with most of its near 3 million inhabitants housed in the towns that are strung out along its coastline.

An ideal all year round holiday destination, it’s little wonder that tourism is Jamaica’s largest industry, welcoming over a million visitors annually to the main resort centres of Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Port Antonio and the South Coast.

Cricket, football, athletics, basketball and horse racing are all popular sports with the Jamaican population but it’s visiting golfers who are most involved in the golf that takes place at the twelve golf courses on the island.

Our Caribbean and Atlantic Islands rankings were last updated in February 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Jamaica

Tryall

1st Jamaica Ranking

The Tryall Club opened in 1958 and was one of the first golf courses of real character to be built in the Caribbean.

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White Witch

2nd Jamaica Ranking

With all but two of its fairways offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, the 18 holes at White Witch are carved through acres of lush green vegetation on Jamaica’s Rose Hall Plantation...

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Cinnamon Hill

3rd Jamaica Ranking

Originally designed in the early 1970s by Henry Smedley, Cinnamon Hill hosted the Jamaican Open four times before it was renovated in 2002 by Robert von Hagge...

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Half Moon

4th Jamaica Ranking

Laid out on the foothills that tumble down to the coastline just outside Montego Bay, Half Moon golf course has held a number of prestigious local competitions, including the Jamaica Open...

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Runaway Bay

5th Jamaica Ranking

More than half a century has elapsed since the much-travelled British architect Commander John Harris set out the Runaway Bay golf course in 1960 and it’s still a challenging layout...

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Sandals

6th Jamaica Ranking

Laid out on rolling Jamaican terrain, the course at Sandals is characterised by narrow fairways with few forced carries and small greens...

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