Golfweek's Best: Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean, Mexico

NASSAU, BAHAMAS - NOVEMBER 30: Tiger Woods of the United States and caddie Joe LaCava walk on the ninth hole during the first round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas on November 30, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Golfweek's Best: Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean, Mexico

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Golfweek's Best: Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean, Mexico

Every year, Golfweek’s elite team of course raters, which currently boasts more than 850 evaluators, surveys more than 3,600 courses – grading each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, these knowledgeable raters have turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile Golfweek’s Best courses lists. Here are Golfweek’s Top 50 Courses in the Caribbean and Mexico, as listed in our Ultimate Guide. Courses are listed with location, date opened, designer and Golfweek rating:

1. Cap Cana (Punta Espada)
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, 2008
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.69

2. Dunes Course at Diamante
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2009
Davis Love III
Avg. Rating: 7.67

3. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog)
La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1970
Pete Dye
Avg. Rating: 7.58

4. Sandy Lane (Green Monkey)
St. James, Barbados, 2004
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.55

5. Four Seasons Golf Club Punta Mita (Bahia)
Punta Mita, Mexico, 2008
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.46

6. Apes Hill Club
St. James, Barbados, 2009
Chris Cole, Jeff Potts
Avg. Rating: 7.39

7. Corales
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 2010
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.38

8. Chileno Bay
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.31

9. Baker’s Bay Club
Great Guana Cay, Bahamas, 2010
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.3

10. Mid Ocean Club
Tuckerstown, Bermuda, 1923
Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor
Avg. Rating: 7.29

No. 14 at Baker’s Bay

11. Querencia
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2000
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 7.29

12. Playa Grande
Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic, 2015
Robert Trent Jones, Sr, Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 7.28

13. Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Abaco, Bahamas, 2006
Donald Steel
Avg. Rating: 7.27

14. Royal Westmoreland
St. James, Barbados, 1994
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 7.27

15. Cabo del Sol (Ocean)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2008
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.11

16. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (Pacifico)
Punta Mita, Mexico, 1999
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 7.04

17. Quivira
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.93

18. El Dorado Golf & Beach Club
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 1999
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.68

19. Vista Vallarta Golf Club (Nicklaus)
Vista Vallarta, Mexico, 2001
Jack Nicklaus
Avg. Rating: 6.68

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20. The Nicklaus Course at Vidanta Puerto Penasco
Puerto Penasco, Mexico, 2009
Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus, II
Avg. Rating: 6.65

21. Mayakoba (El Camaleon)
Maya Riviera, Mexico, 2006
Greg Norman
Avg. Rating: 6.6

22. Albany
New Providence, Bahamas, 2010
Ernie Els
Avg. Rating: 6.55

23. El Cardonal at Diamante
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015
Tiger Woods
Avg. Rating: 6.47

24. Royal Isabela
Isabela, Puerto Rico, 2011
David Pfaff
Avg. Rating: 6.44

25. Palmas del Mar (Flamboyan)
Humacao, Puerto Rico, 1998
Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6.4

26. Casa de Campo (Dye Fore)
La Romana, Dominican Republic, 2003
Pete Dye
Avg. Rating: 6.39

27. Port Royal
Southampton, Bermuda, 1970
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Avg. Rating: 6.38

28. Vista Vallarta (Weiskopf)
Vista Vallarta, Mexico, 2001
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.35

29. White Witch
St. James, Jamaica, 2000
Robert von Hagge
Avg. Rating: 6.32

30. Reserva Conchal
Guanacaste, Costa Rico, 1996
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 6.27

Royal St. Kitts GC

Royal St. Kitts GC

31. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Guanacaste, Costa Rico, 2004
Arnold Palmer
Avg. Rating: 6.27

32. Iberostar Playa Paraiso GC
Maya Riviera, Mexico, 2002
P.B. Dye
Avg. Rating: 6.19

33. Tryall Golf & Beach Club
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1958
Ralph Plummer
Avg. Rating: 6.17

34. Puerto Los Cabos (Norman & Nicklaus)
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 1995
Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman
Avg. Rating: 6.15

35. Cabo del Sol (Desert)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1998
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.11

36. CuisinArt GC
Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, 2006
Greg Norman
Avg. Rating: 6.11

37. Links at Las Palomas
Puerto Penasco, Mexico, 2007
Jack Snyder, Forrest Richardson
Avg. Rating: 6.11

38. Royal St. Kitts
Basseterre, St. Kitts, 2004
Thomas McBroom
Avg. Rating: 6.05

39. One & Only (Ocean Club)
Paradise Island, Bahamas, 2000
Tom Weiskopf
Avg. Rating: 6.03

40. Palmas del Mar (Palm)
Humacao, Puerto Rico, 1974
Gary Player
Avg. Rating: 6.03

41. Sandy Lane (The Country Club)
St. James, Barbados, 2008
Tom Fazio
Avg. Rating: 6.01

42. TPC Dorado Beach (East)
Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, 1961
Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Avg. Rating: 6

43. Lyford Cay Club
New Providence, Bahamas, 1958
Dick Wilson, Rees Jones
Avg. Rating: 6

44. Iberostar Bavaro GC
Bavaro, Dominican Republic, 2009
P.B. Dye
Avg. Rating: 6

45. Casa de Campo (La Romana CC)
La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1985
Pete Dye
Avg. Rating: 5.99

46. Bahia Beach Resort & GC
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2007
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 5.97

47. Coco Beach Golf Resort (Championship)
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2007
Tom Kite
Avg. Rating: 5.92

48. Club de Golf Panama
Panama City, Panama, 1928
Hector Gallego
Avg. Rating: 5.9

9. Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Charlestown, Nevis, 1991
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Avg. Rating: 5.89

50. Puntacana Resort (La Cana GC Hacienda & Arrecife)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 2001
P.B. Dye
Avg. Rating: 5.88

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