Golf has proven itself as one of the most popular sports in the world. Furthermore, golf is one of the most popular reasons why people select a vacation destination in combination with sun and sea. Ultimate relaxation for the professional, calm players, frustration and surprisingly hard for beginners. You either love Golf or not. Proof is, Aruba is a huge fan. So much so, this small 19 mile long island has 3 golf courses. One 18-hole golf course situated on the northwest side, and two 9-hole golf courses.
One of the smaller golf courses can be found in the south-east side on the island, in close proximity of the second largest city of Aruba: San Nicolas. Aruba Golf Club is the oldest golf club opening its doors way back in 1941. While currently not competing in regards to facilities, quality, greens and holes. But this golf course will offer you a once in a lifetime experience. Keeping you company during your serve are some goats and donkey’s. But not to worry, they don’t really bother either. The course is fun, difficult and difinetaly nothing like you ever seen before, and maybe therefore can be rated as one of the best. Not receiving wide promotion, or media attention, this is still an historic landmark.
The second, and absolutely beautiful golf course is the Links golf Course from Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. The 9-hole ocean view golf course offers play over water and beautifully landscaped lagoons. The clubhouse is the perfect in between golf relaxation point for guests of the Divi Resort of visitors. With two restaurants: Mulligan’s Golf Café, overlooking the golf course and Bar & Restaurant Windows. Both are listed at the very top of Aruba restaurants. The Links is open to the public, with preferred tee times for guests of the Divi Resort, since opening its doors in 2004. Relatively new, you feel like you are the very first person stepping on the beautifully crafted vegetation and wildlife surrounded by Aruba’s ecosystem.
The largest and only 18-hole golf course on the island is PGA-approved and designed by renowned designer Robert Trent Jones II, at the prestigious Tierra del Sol on the northwest side of the island. With stunning views over the ocean, staying focused on the ball will be another challenge added to your game. This championship golf course received a 4.5 rating in the Golf Digest of Places to Play. Getting into your game while walking through the burning sun can proof to be difficult. Luckily Tierra del Sol just about covers everything. How about a Beverage cart Service & Look Out Bar & Grill at the 10th Tee? Other benefits include GPS systems on all golf carts, Par view GPR systems providing a virtual view of the field and help track digital scoring with a leader board!
Yes, Aruba has the bug for golf. A bug existing since 1941. Stepping out of your vacation rental home, unto a golf course has never been facilitated any easier.