Golfweek's Best: Caribbean & Mexico Courses, 2014

Punta Espada at Cap Cana along the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic.


No. (2012 rank) Course


1. (1) Cap Cana (Punta Espada)

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.87


2. (6) Dunes Course at Diamante

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2009

Davis Love III

Avg. rating: 7.76


3. (2) Querencia

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2000

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.67


4. (3) Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog)

La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1970

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 7.60


5. (4) Mid Ocean Club

Tucker’s Town, Bermuda, 1923

Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 7.50


6. (13) Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (Bahia)

Punta Mita, Mexico, 2009

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.48


7. (15) Abaco Club on Winding Bay

Abaco, Bahamas, 2006

Donald Steel

Avg. rating: 7.28


8. (5) Vista Vallarta Golf Club (Nicklaus)

Vista Vallarta, Mexico, 2001

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.22


9. (10) Sandy Lane (Green Monkey)

St. James, Barbados, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.22


10. (11) Apes Hill Club

St. James, Barbados, 2009

Chris Cole, Jeff Potts

Avg. rating: 7.20


11. (16) Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (Pacifico)

Punta Mita, Mexico, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.17


12. (10) Royal Westmoreland

St. James, Barbados, 1994

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 7.16


13. (7) Cabo del Sol (Ocean)

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1994

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 7.05


14. (20) Canouan Resort (Raffles)

Canouan Island, St. Vincent

& The Grenadines, 2002

Jim Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.00


15. (19) Mayakoba (El Camaleon)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 2006

Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.79


16. (12) Corales

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 2010

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.78


17. (17) Vista Vallarta (Weiskopf)

Vista Vallarta, Mexico, 2001

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.77


18. (14) El Dorado Golf & Beach Club

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 1999

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 6.75


19. (23) Port Royal

Southampton, Bermuda, 1970

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 6.63


20. (24) Reserva Conchal

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 1996

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.57


21. (26) Albany

New Providence, Bahamas, 2010

Ernie Els

Avg. rating: 6.53


22. (25) Casa de Campo (Dye Fore)

La Romano, Dominican Republic, 2003

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.51


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

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2008

Tom Kite

Avg. rating: 6.50


24. (22) Iberostar Playa Paraiso

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2005

P.B. Dye

Avg. rating: 6.40


25. (18) Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2004

Arnold Palmer

Avg. rating: 6.35


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

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 2007

Tom Kite

Avg. rating: 6.33


27. (30) White Witch

St. James, Jamaica, 2000

Robert von Hagge

Avg. rating: 6.29


28. (27) Cabo del Sol (Desert)

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1998

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 6.24


29. (34) Puerto Los Cabos (Norman/Nicklaus)

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2008

Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.15


30. (31) Santa Barbara Plantation (Old Quarry)

Nieuwpoort, Curacao, 2010

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.14


31. (33) Tryall Golf & Beach Club

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1958

Ralph Plummer

Avg. rating: 6.09


32. (32) Sandy Lane (The Country Club)

St. James, Barbados, 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.07


33. (35) Casa de Campo (La Romana)

La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1985

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.06


34. (42) CuisinArt Golf Club

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, 2006

Greg Norman

Avg. rating: 6.03


35. (38) One & Only Palmilla

(Mountain & Arroyo)

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1993

Jack Nicklaus


Avg. rating: 5.92


36. (37) Moon Palace (Lakes & Jungle)

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2005

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.90


37. (41) Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2007

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.90


38. (NR) Lyford Cay Club••

New Providence, Bahamas, 1958

Rees Jones, Dick Wilson

Avg. rating: 5.90


39. (NR) Royal St. Kitts•

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, 2004

Thomas McBroom

Avg. rating: 5.89


40. (NR) Cabo Real••

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1994

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.86


41. (43) One & Only Ocean Club

Paradise Island, Bahamas, 2000

Tom Weiskopf

Avg. rating: 5.85


42. (46) Hacienda Pinilla Golf

& Country Club

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2004

Mike Young

Avg. rating: 5.84


43. (29) Rosewood Tucker’s Point

Castle Harbour, Bermuda, 2002

Charles Banks, Roger Rulewich

Avg. rating: 5.84


44. (39) Royal Isabela

Isabela, Puerto Rico, 2011

David Pfaff

Avg. rating: 5.83


45. (40) Rose Hall Resort & Spa (Cinnamon Hill)

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2001

Robert von Hagge

Avg. rating: 5.80


46. (49) Club Campestre

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 2008

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.76


47. (37) Palmas del Mar (Flamboyan)

Humacao, Puerto Rico, 1998

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 5.75


48. (NR) Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort (Reef)••

Freeport, Bahamas, 2000

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.63


49. (NR) Paradise Village Resort (El Tigre)•

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2002

Robert von Hagge

Avg. rating: 5.57


50. (50) Dorado Beach (East)

Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, 1961

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Avg. rating: 5.50


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