Have been fortunate enough to play this course a couple of times and it is magnificent. The holes weave up and down in a manner very reminiscent of a links course, although the grass is not of the fine fescue type and I am led to believe that they used Seashore Paspalum from tee to green. The conditioning of the Abaco course is magnificent without being overly fussy. The definition between green fringe and fairway is pronounced but the rough is simply rough! One of the key elements for me which makes this an enjoyable and engaging course is that there’s a great deal of variation with holes down by the seashore and holes on the cliff tops. All the hazards are in view from the tee, including the fabulous deep bunkers that put the fear of god into you. The Abaco resort is possibly the most beautiful place that I’ve visited and it’s certainly one of those wonderful experiences that are so few and far between that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Date: October 13, 2006