Golf on Curacao
The Blue Bay golf course has 18 holes (par 72), is open all year round and is very professionally maintained. Despite the many hours of sunshine on Curaçao, the greens are always fresh and green. The designer of the course, William Rocquemore, made as much use as possible of the natural characteristics of the terrain, such as the rocky coast, small coves and the differences in height. The unique location on the Caribbean Sea provides beautiful views and at the same time makes the game a challenge due to the permanent wind from the (north) east. After getting used to the wind and the terrain a bit, you arrive at hole 5, which is famous for the tee shot over the sea. Immediately following this is a long par 4 on the uphill slope. Each hole has its charm of course, but in terms of beauty, the 18th is at the top: classically situated along the sea.
Blue Bay Golf Curacao
Blue Bay Golf uses the principle of 'pay and play', which means that you don't need to have a golf permit to play. Still want to practice before venturing out on the course? The driving range has 16 teeing holes, a putting green and a chipping area. If you want to work on your skills a little more intensively, you can take some lessons at the Blue Bay Golf Academy, or follow a clinic with one of the pros. You do need to make a reservation with a group of at least 6 people. For children there is the Kids Academy, where lessons are given every Thursday afternoon for children and young people from 4 to 16 years old.
Blue Bay Golf organizes a large number of events each year, from professional tournaments (sometimes for charity) to small-scale 'fun events' for amateurs. For tourists and locals there is the annual Curacao Tourist Open where golfers from around the world come together to conquer the title 'Curacao Tourist Champion', but especially for the fun. Finally, Blue Bay Golf has a clubhouse where you can enjoy a snack and a cool drink after playing.