Montego Bay is Jamaica’s 2nd largest city that is nestled between the Salem Hills and Bogue, Kempshot, 90 miles off south of Cuba. Best dubbed as the “Land of Wood and Water”, this tropical gem boasts of its dazzling beaches, miles of coral reefs, and the famous “Hip Strip” where local and foreign guests gather for a vibrant nightlife. Also known as “MoBay”, this popular tourist golf vacation destination serves as the refuge of the wealthy Jamaicans and the Americans. Up to date, Montego Bay is going through the series of explosive modernizations in order to become one of Caribbean’s top destinations. Being home to the array of tourist resorts, shopping establishments, fine restaurants, and the vast outdoors that provide gamut of possibilities for an exciting adventure-packed vacation, the city one place that you should not miss. The city also boasts of its world-class championship greens including the Cinnamon Hill Golf Club, the Half Moon Golf Club, and the White Witch Golf Course.
Nestled between the stunning Caribbean Sea and the verdant mountains of Jamaica; the Cinnamon Hills Golf Club spans across the area’s vast 400 lush acres. This 18-hole championship facility was designed by the famed Robert Von Hagge. To complete the layout, the open wind-swept front nines were created giving way to the tight trap-filled back nines that are bordered by dense foliage. This 6,637-yard par-71 layout also features the picturesque oceans, stunning mountain vistas, a golf shop, caddie service, and the cart and equipment rental. Before heading to the greens, golfers can also practice at the layout’s putting green and driving range. With the 900-foot elevation, the course was cited by Golf Digest Magazine as among the “Top Courses in Jamaica”.
The Half Moon Golf Club is an award-winning championship par 72 course designed by the famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. This newly-renovated layout features the great undulating greens, challenging drives, demanding holes, and the breathtaking vistas that greet every golfer while on play. As part of the major changes made by the famed Roger Rulewich, the new course now features the greenside bunkers, the multiple tee complexes, and the repositioned fairway. Considered as one of Nicklaus’ “Great Golf Resorts of the World”, the layout was also cited as “The Best Caribbean Golf Resort” by the Caribbean World Magazine.
Winding through the rolling countryside of what was once a sugar plantation, the White Witch Golf Course is among the Rick Baril and Robert von Hagge masterpieces that has been attracting golfers from all parts of the world. This 18-hole, 6,859-yard par-71 layout is also characterized by cool trade winds, lush greenery, mountainous terrain, colorful foliage and the most spectacular ocean sceneries from almost all of the course’s holes. The Men’s USGA slope rating is 139 with a course rating of 139 while the Women’s USGA slope rating is 126 with a slope rating of 73.2. The historic Rose Hall Plantation has now turned into one of Caribbean’s finest golf vacation destinations.