The Caymanas Golf and Country Club is situated in the foothills of the Caymanas Estate, approximately 6 to 8 miles from Kingston, and close to Spanish Town in the parish of St Catherine. The course is a beautiful and mature par 72 course, and it is undoubtedly one the best Championship courses in the Caribbean. It is one of the most scenic of our Jamaican golf courses.
The course was designed by well-known Canadian Course Architect Howard Watson, and completed in 1958. For men the length from the Blue tees is 6844 yards, and from the White tees is 6265 yards. For ladies off the Red tees the length is 5532 yards.
There are numerous large and beautiful old trees ... Cotton and Guango ... providing natural obstacles, which narrow the fairways and protect the greens. And there are many well placed bunkers as you would expect from a course of this caliber.
Elevated tees on many holes offer not only great views of the the course, but also of the obstacles facing you, and make your task very much a mental challenge. From the elevated tee on the par 5 12th hole you can see that if you miss the narrow fairway on either side you will be in the middle of a rocky tree covered hillside from which there is no escape. An excellent test for the sensible golfer ... but a golfing graveyard for the greedy or careless golfer. The elevated green on the par 4 11th sits like an island in the middle of a rocky hillside. A slight error with your approach probably means you play the shot again, and again ... until you get one on the green.
Your tee shot on the par 4 18th leaves you a mid to long iron into the green. That is if you hit it perfectly. But push it or pull it slightly and you are in one of those large trees, and virtually no hope of reaching the green in two.
Caymanas Golf and Country Club has hosted the Jamaica Open on
numerous occasions, with visiting professionals from the UK and the USA
being regular attendees.
"Shell's Wonderful World of Golf" was played at Caymanas in 1969, with Julius Boros, Frank Beard and Gardner Dickinson.
The Hoerman Cup ... the Caribbean's inter-island Championship has been held here several times.
Caymanas is on the list of Golf courses that you MUST play. And while in the area it will be worth playing the course at Constant Spring Golf Club in Kingston as well.
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Call Caymanas Golf and Country Club on +1 876 746 9772 if you would like to visit and play and click here for map and directions to get to the Club.
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