Golfweek's Best: Caribbean & Mexico Courses, 2014

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

Friday, November 1, 2013


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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