Golfweek's 2019 Ultimate Guide: Top 50 golf courses in Caribbean, Mexico

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Golfweek's 2019 Ultimate Guide: Top 50 golf courses in Caribbean, Mexico

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Golfweek's 2019 Ultimate Guide: Top 50 golf courses in Caribbean, Mexico

Here are the top 50 Golf Courses in the Caribbean and Mexico, according to the members of Golfweek’s Raters program.

Golfweek maintains a stable of +/- 700 raters, drawn from all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries, who make up the Golfweek’s Best rating panel.

For this list, which appeared in the 2019 Golfweek Ultimate Guide, the principle goal of the rating panel is to establish Golfweek rankings of the top golf courses in the Caribbean and Mexico:

Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide: Top 50 Courses in the Caribbean and Mexico

Ranking Course Location Designer(s) Year
Opened 
Avg.
Rating
1.  Cap Cana (Punta Espada)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 
Jack Nicklaus 2008
7.67
2.  Dunes Course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Davis Love III 2009 7.64
3.  Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog) La Romana, Dominican Republic  Pete Dye 1970 7.56
4. 

Sandy Lane (Green Monkey)

St. James, Barbados Tom Fazio 2004 7.48
5. 

Four Seasons Punta Mita (Bahia)

Punta Mita, Mexico Jack Nicklaus 2008 7.46
6. 

Apes Hill Club

St. James, Barbados Chris Cole, Jeff Potts,  2009 7.38
7. Mid Ocean Club Tucker’s Town, Bermuda  Charles Blair Macdonald,
Seth Raynor, 
1923 7.26
8. Chileno Bay Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Tom Fazio 2015 7.25
9.

Querencia

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Tom Fazio 2000 7.23
10. Corales Punta Cana, Dominican Republic  Tom Fazio 2008 7.13
11.

Royal Westmoreland

St. James, Barbados  Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1994  7.12
12.

Playa Grande

Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic  Robert Trent Jones Sr.,
Rees Jones
1995 7.11
13. Cabo del Sol (Ocean) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Jack Nicklaus 1994 7.05
14.

Four Seasons Punta Mita (Pacifico)

Punta Mita, Mexico Jack Nicklaus 1999 7.04
15. Baker’s Bay Club Great Guana Cay, Bahamas Tom Fazio 2010
7.03
16.

Vista Vallarta (Nicklaus)

Vista Vallarta, Mexico Jack Nicklaus 2001 6.71
17.

The Nicklaus Course at Vidanta

Puerto Penasco, Mexico


Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus II
2009 6.64
18. Abaco Club on Winding Bay  Abaco, Bahamas Donald Steel 2006 6.64
19. El Dorado Golf & Beach Club  San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Jack Nicklaus 1999 6.63
20.

Mayakoba (El Camaleon)

Maya Riviera, Mexico Greg Norman 2006 6.60
21. Albany
New Providence, Bahamas
Ernie Els 2010 6.55
22. Quivira
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Jack Nicklaus 2015 6.51
23.

Royal Isabela


Isabela, Puerto Rico
David Pfaff 2011 6.44
24.

Palmas del Mar (Flamboyan) 

Humacao, Puerto Rico Rees Jones 1998 6.40
25. Port Royal Southampton, Bermuda Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1970  6.39
26.
El Cardonal at Diamante

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Tiger Woods 2015 6.38
27. Casa de Campo (Dye Fore) La Romana, Dominican Republic Pete Dye 2008 6.37
28.

Vista Vallarta (Weiskopf)

Vista Vallarta, Mexico Tom Weiskopf 2001
6.35

29. Royal Blue Nassau, Bermuda Jack Nicklaus 2015 6.33
30.

Reserva Conchal

Guanacaste, Costa Rica  Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1996  6.27
31. White Witch St. James, Jamaica  Robert von Hagge 2000 6.27
32.

Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica  Arnold Palmer 2004 6.27
33.

Iberostar Playa Paraiso

Maya Riviera, Mexico P.B. Dye 2002 6.19
34. Tryall Golf
& Beach Club
 
Montego Bay, Jamaica Ralph Plummer 1958 6.17
35. Puerto Los Cabos
(Norman & Nicklaus)
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman
2008 6.13
36. Iberostar Bavaro
Bavaro, Dominican Republic
P.B. Dye 2009 6.12
37. CuisinArt GC
Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
Greg Norman 2008 6.11
38.

TPC Dorado Beach (East) 

Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico  Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1961 6.10
39.

Royal St. Kitts

Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Thomas McBroom, 2004 6.05
40.

Ocean Club

Paradise Island, Bahamas Tom Weiskopf 2000 6.04
41. Palmas del Mar (Palm)  Humacao, Puerto Rico Gary Player 1974 6.03
42. Cabo del Sol (Desert) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Tom Weiskopf 1998 6.01
43. Lyford Cay Club New Providence, Bahamas Rees Jones, Dick Wilson 1958  6.00
44. Casa de Campo (La Romana) La Romana, Dominican Republic Pete Dye 1985 5.98
45.

Bahia Beach Resort & GC

San Juan, Puerto Rico  Robert Trent Jones Jr. 2007  5.96
46.

Sandy Lane (The Country Club) 

St. James, Barbados Tom Fazio 2004 5.95
47.

Coco Beach Golf Resort (Championship)

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Tom Kite 2007 5.92
48. Puntacana Resort – La Cana (Hacienda/Arrecife)  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic  P.B. Dye 2001 5.91
49.

Cabo Real

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  Robert Trent Jones Jr. 1994  5.89
50. Hacienda Pinilla G&CC  Guanacaste, Costa Rica Mike Young 2004 5.87

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