Ocean Club - Bahamas

The Ocean Club,
Atlantis Resort,
One Casino Drive,
Paradise Island,
New Providence,

  • +1 242 363 2000

  • Golf Club Website

  • 5 miles NE of Nassau

  • As a registered guest of the Atlantis Resort

Paradise Island lies just off the northern coastline of New Providence in the Bahamas and until the end of the 1950s it was a rather insignificant long, thin spit of land known as Hog Island.

Along came wealthy American businessman Huntington Hartford who established the Ocean Club – complete with an 18-hole course laid out by Dick Wilson – and he persuaded the authorities to change the name of the island to its present title when the resort opened in 1962.

The business passed through a number of hands over the next three decades – including those of Donald Trump and Merv Griffin, the American entertainer turned property developer – before South African Sol Kerzner took over the reins in 1994.

Kerzner was no stranger to multi million dollar developments, having created the iconic Sun City resort back in his homeland, and he set about transforming the bankrupt property on Paradise Island into an enormous luxury resort with one of the world’s largest man-made marine residential developments and the Caribbean’s biggest casino.

Part of Kerzner’s expansion plans included the complete redesign of the golf course and so Tom Weiskopf was called in to overlay a new 18-hole track. He set some of the new holes around the old airstrip adjacent to the estate and removed much of the scrub that blocked the ocean views, allowing some new seaside tees and greens to be built.

Configured in two returning nines, fairways are routed around wetlands, waste areas and lagoons, with “Spyglass,” the 208-yard 12th one of the most memorable holes on the card. Here, the tee shot on this par three must carry an inlet to a forward sloping, well bunkered green.

Michael Jordan has been hosting his popular Celebrity Invitational charity event at the Ocean Club every year since it reopened in 2001.

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Description: The golf course at the Ocean Club is routed around wetlands, waste areas and lagoons, with “Spyglass,” the 208-yard 12th one of the most memorable holes on the card. Rating: 10 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Matt Pay
Great course with amazing views.Too many great holes to pick a favourite. But all the holes with vistas of the ocean are worth a mention.Greens are fantastic.Don't go off the fairways as the longer Bermuda grass is tricky to get out of.Course is long off the back tees so if you're not feeling manly it's better to move forward to the mid tees. Wind is always a factor, and can be used to your advantage on the doglegs.Practice facilities are ok. Could do with a pitching green.A must when in bahamas. Very easy to get to from One and only and Atlantis.
May 08, 2015
10 / 10
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