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  • New Providence Island: The former 18-hole Cable Beach Golf Club, which was the oldest golf course in The Bahamas, is being revamped as part of an ambitious new resort and casino development called Baha Mar. While reports have the development nearly complete, at this time work continues, and the Jack Nicklaus–designed course remains closed.
  • Paradise Island: Tom Weiskopf designed the Ocean Club Golf Course Bahamas, part of the One&Only Ocean Club, an 18-hole, par-72 course, and it's a stunner. With challenges that include the world's largest sand trap and water hazards (mainly the Atlantic Ocean) on three sides, the course has received praise from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. For the best panoramic ocean view — good enough to take your mind off your game—play the par-3 14th hole. Unfortunately, the resort was hard hit by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, and is currently taking reservations from February 2017 forward.
  • Grand Bahama Island: The Lucayan Country Club now boasts two separate courses. The Reef Golf Course, a sandy course with links-style greens designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., opened in 2000. The Bahamian press called it a bit like a Scottish course, "but a lot warmer." The Lucayan Golf Course is a well-respected, renovated, tree-lined course originally laid out in 1964. Both courses have 18 holes and a par of 72. Though they aren't immediately adjacent, shuttle buses carry golfers from one course to the other at frequent intervals.
  • The Exumas: At long last, the Southern Bahamas has a world-class golf course: The Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Club opens onto Emerald Bay's waters. The par-72, 18-hole course was designed by Greg Norman, who created 6 oceanfront holes. The course is challenging yet not daunting, so it appeals to golfers of various skill levels.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.