Nevis is the sleepiest Caribbean island that I’ve ever visited and clearly the island is expecting something big to happen as the road infrastructure is significantly better than any I’ve seen in the West Indies. The island itself was fast asleep when I visited but it was a memorable trip which included a round at RTJ II’s Four Seasons course. I was well and truly impressed with the layout which climbs its way up the foothills of the volcano, through a rain forest and then plunges back down again to the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Where, incidentally, there’s a lovely beach bar waiting with a cold Red Stripe adjacent to the 18th green. The course was thoroughly entertaining and certainly not holiday golf. This is a tough track. Was especially impressed with the 600 plus yard downhill 15th which plays across a deep ravine from the tee where you look down on the treetops below. How much dare you cut off? Well worth making a special trip to Nevis to play this resort course.
Date: April 06, 2009