The third course in the Dye trilogy, the Links is reminiscent of the British-style, but it is not a true links course as it winds inland through the interior of the property, instead of along the ocean. Completely renovated in 2012, the Links may be more forgiving than its siblings, but do not be fooled, it is not without its set of challenges. The strategically placed bunkers of varying shapes and sizes seemed to effortlessly attract my ball, and the elevated greens will cause you to rethink your approach shots.
We caught a couple of glimpses of the Caribbean Sea as we made our way around the course, but it was not until the 12th that the real water came into play. For the next five holes, we found ourselves navigating a series of lagoons and an inland lake that offered up more than enough trouble. While this par-71 course stretches out to almost 7,013 yards from the tips, you will need to draw on your short game skills to come out a winner.
Date: July 17, 2020