Golfweek’s Best Courses of Caribbean & Mexico 2013

Jack Nicklaus, right, and Arnold Palmer stand together during the ceremonial first tee shots during the first round of the Masters, in Augusta, Ga., April 8, 2010. Nicklaus joined Palmer in 2010 as an honorary starter, Palmer has held the position for since 2007.

Golfweek’s Best Courses of Caribbean & Mexico 2013

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Golfweek’s Best Courses of Caribbean & Mexico 2013

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1. Cap Cana (Punta Espada)

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.84


2. Querencia

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.69


3. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog)

La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1970

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.51


4. Mid Ocean Club

Tucker’s Town, Bermuda, 1923

Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.40


5. Vista Vallarta Golf Club (Nicklaus)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.20


6. Dunes Course at Diamante

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2009

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 7.11


7. Cabo del Sol (Ocean)

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1994

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.07


8. Playa Grande

Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic, 1996

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 7.05


9. Royal Westmoreland

St. James, Barbados, 1994

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.03


10. Sandy Lane (Green Monkey)

St. James, Barbados, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.00


11. Apes Hill Club

St. James, Barbados, 2009

Chris Cole, Jeff Potts

Avg. rating: 6.96


12. Corales Golf Club

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 2010

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.92


13. Four Seasons Resort

Punta Mita (Bahia)

Punta Mita, Mexico, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.91


14. El Dorado Golf & Beach Club

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.89


15. Abaco Club on Winding Bay

Abaco, Bahamas, 2006

Donald Steel

Avg. rating: 6.80


16. Four Seasons Resort

Punta Mita (Pacifico)

Punta Mita, Mexico, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.78


17. Vista Vallarta (Weiskopf)

Vista Vallarta, Mexico, 2001

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.73


18. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2004

Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.68


19. Mayakoba (El Camaleon)

Maya Riviera, Mexico, 2006

Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.63


20. Trump International Golf Club at Raffles Resort

Canouan Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, 2002

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.61


21. Trump International Golf Club, Puerto Rico (International)

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2005

Tom Kite

Avg. rating: 6.58


22. Iberostar Playa Paraiso

Maya Riviera, Mexico, 2005

P.B. Dye

Avg. rating: 6.57


23. Port Royal

Southampton, Bermuda, 1970

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.52


24. Reserva Conchal

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 1996

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.47


25. Casa de Campo (Dye Fore)

La Romano, Dominican Republic, 2003

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.46


26. Albany

New Providence, Bahamas, 2010

Ernie Els

Avg. rating: 6.37


27. Cabo del Sol (Desert)

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.19


28. Trump International Golf Club, Puerto Rico (Championship)

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2007

Tom Kite

Avg. rating: 6.13


29. Tucker’s Point

Harrington Sound, Bermuda, 2002

Charles Banks, Roger Rulewich

Avg. rating: 6.09


30. Ritz-Carlton Resort (White Witch)

St. James, Jamaica, 2000

Robert von Hagge

Avg. rating: 6.09


31. Santa Barbara Plantation (Old Quarry)

Nieuwpoort, Curacao, 2010

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.08


32. Sandy Lane (The Country Club)

St. James, Barbados, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.07


33. Tryall Golf & Beach Club

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1958

Ralph Plummer

Avg. rating: 6.06


34. Puerto Los Cabos (Norman/Nicklaus)

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2008

Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.03


35. Casa de Campo (La Romana)

La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1985

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.00


36. Palmas del Mar (Flamboyan)

Humacao, Puerto Rico, 1998

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.00


37. Moon Palace (Lakes & Jungle)

Maya Riviera, Mexico, 2002

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.97


38. One & Only Palmilla (Mountain & Arroyo)

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1993

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.95


39. Royal Isabela

Isabela, Puerto Rico, 2011

David Pfaff

Avg. rating: 5.90


40. Rose Hall Resort & Spa (Cinnamon Hill)

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2001

Robert von Hagge

Avg. rating: 5.87


41. Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2007

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.87


42. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, 2006

Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 5.86


43. One & Only Ocean Club

Paradise Island, Bahamas, 2000

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 5.84


44. Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Charlestown, Nevis, 1991

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.74


45. Dorado Beach (West)

Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, 1966

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 5.69


46. Hacienda Pinilla Golf & CC

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2004

Mike Young

Avg. rating: 5.67


47. Playacar Spa & Golf Club

Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 1994

Robert von Hagge

Avg. rating: 5.64


48. Tierra del Sol

Oranjested, Aruba, 1997

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.62


49. Club Campestre

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.60


50. Dorado Beach (East)

Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, 1971

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 5.59


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