FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
GOLFPASS INTRODUCES MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CARIBBEAN GOLF RESORTS EVER ASSEMBLED
Ultimate Guide Features 58 Golf Resorts Spread Across 20 Caribbean Islands and Bermuda
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2023) – NBC Sports Next’s GolfPass today unveiled the most complete directory of Caribbean golf resorts ever assembled, reminding golfers that a Caribbean adventure can be much more than just sun and sand.
The Caribbean Golf Resort Guide follows the 2022 release of the U.S. Golf Resort Guide, another first-of-its-kind guide that features more than 800 resorts around America.
“Most people take winter trips to the Caribbean looking for sunny weather. Maybe this guide will encourage them to bring the clubs more often,” said GolfPass Managing Editor Jason Scott Deegan, who also wrote the introduction to the guide. “A number of these golf resorts are among the best in the world. Luxury accommodations and top service pairs well with famous courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, and others.”
The Caribbean is home to 13 different sovereign island nations: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Twenty different Caribbean islands, plus Bermuda*, are home to at least one golf resort:
- Bahamas (golf resorts are spread among five different islands)
- Hispaniola (Dominican Republic)
- Puerto Rico*
- Turks and Caicos
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Vincent and the Grenadines
- Kitts and Nevis (two resorts on two separate islands that operate as one nation)
- Grand Cayman
(*Editor’s note: GolfPass has chosen to include Bermuda in this guide even though it is located much farther north in the Atlantic Ocean. Also, Puerto Rico also is included in GolfPass’ U.S. Golf Resort Guide).
The GolfPass Caribbean Golf Resort Guide consists of 16 different sections profiling Caribbean islands/nations, plus Bermuda, with each section including dedicated pages for every golf resort, complete with maps, photos, key property information, as well as golf course features and reviews to help guide golfers researching for their next trip. GolfPass, which offers more than 2 million golfer-generated golf course reviews, currently lists nearly 2,000 reviews of golf courses in the Caribbean and Central America, with an overall average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
Deegan says the newest GolfPass guide comes at a perfect time, with the Caribbean primed to raise its profile in the golf world. The highly anticipated Point Hardy Golf Club, the new Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed course at Cabot St. Lucia, is scheduled to open in December and already is being hailed among the most scenic places to play in the world.
GolfPass offers a wide selection of Caribbean golf packages from popular resort brands such as Sandals, Beaches, Wyndham, Grand Hyatt, and Westin, which showcase several of the Caribbean’s premier courses, including the Royal Blue at Baha Mar in the Bahamas; the best seaside courses of the Dominican Republic – Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore at Casa de Campo; and Punta Espada and Corales (home to the Caribbean’s only PGA TOUR event) in Punta Cana. GolfPass members receive $100 off select packages. GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee-time marketplace, offers tee times at 22 golf courses in the Caribbean.
GOLFPASS HELPS GOLFERS PLAY MORE AND BETTER GOLF: GolfPass features a vast library of original video content available exclusively as part of a GolfPass membership, including original shows like Home Course Advantage, On Tour/On Course, My Roots, My Daily Routine, and more. GolfPass also offers a vast instructional library featuring more than 4,500 video titles, including Ask Rory, The Golf Fix, with host Devan Bonebrake; Lessons with a Champion Golfer; and Build a Better Game – all hosted by top instructors like Martin Hall, Chris Como and Michael Bannon, as well as golf fitness expert Don Saladino. Developed in partnership between global golf superstar Rory McIlroy and NBC Sports Next – the innovation and technology division of NBC Sports – a GolfPass+ membership is designed for today’s golfer and is the only digital golf membership that delivers exclusive content and benefits, including monthly tee-time credits, waived convenience fees, tee-time cancellation protection, credit toward equipment purchases, and more. GolfPass is designed to help every type of golfer – from beginner to expert – play more and better golf. A GolfPass+ membership is available in North America at GolfPass.com, in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland at GolfPass.co.uk, and in Australia at www.GolfPass.com.au. The GolfPass+ membership also is available via connected TV, iOS and Android apps.
About NBC Sports Next
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next provides operations technology and services to more than 11,000 golf courses around the world, and equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans with more than 25 sports solution products, including GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace; GolfPass the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; SportsEngine, an industry leader in youth sports club, league and team management technology. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.