For many an intrecle part of any vacation is to play golf. Finding a beautiful course that offers a challenge to the experienced golfer while still enjoyable for the beginners is important. In Jamaica the Sandals Golf and Country Club offers both. Started as Uptown Golf Club in 1951 it is a course that is both beautiful and challenging. Sandals acquired the course in 1992.
The course designed by PK Saunders began as a 9 Hole and was developed into a championship design 18 hole. The course, located in the lush hills is a 15 min drive from Ochi Rios. The course rises 750 feet above sea level and plays to 6,404 yards. It has rolling fairways accompanied by beautiful views of the sea and mountains and boasts breathtaking views.
On course there guests will find a full service driving range, practice chipping and putting greens. Full service changing facilities with showers are also provided on site. In addition, there’s a Sweet Spot Jerk Shack located at the #10 green for course dining and a restaurant in the gorgeous Plantation style Club house.
For guests staying at Sandals and Beaches resorts in Ochi Rios there are complimentary transfers, and workshops. The “Resort Caddy Experience” is mandatory as all golfers are required to have a course caddy. The “welcome to golf” workshops are held every Tuesday and Wednesday and the children’s workshops each Wednesday. The commitment to giving back as seen in The Foundation that serves the community outreach efforts through Sandals and Beaches resorts also provides an extensive program to serve under privileged youth desiring to dedicate perseverance in becoming pro at this sport.
The Sandals Golf and Country club has won a four star rating from Golf Digest Magazine and Frommers Travel Guide is a beautiful excursion for all guests vacationing in Ochi Rios.