Golf

It was voted the caribbean golf resort of 1994 by Lifestyle & Travel magazine and Travel weekly magazine. In 1969, it was selected to host one of the tournaments in the film and TV series “shell’s Wonderful World of Golf” and Johnnie Walker International Pro-am. Who is it? It is Tobago golf course. surrounded by hotels and villas. Tobago golf course is known as the finest golf course in the caribbean. Tobago has two championship 18 hole golf courses: Mt Irvine (Buccoo) and Tobago Plantation golf & country club (Lowlands).

Mt Irvine Bay Hotel & Golf Club is Tobago original golf course with coconut trees and a spectacular view of the Caribbean sea. It was established in 1968. This golf course was carved out from a old Coconut Plantation. You get a different view from each hole. The 9th Tee is played from an elevated tee and you will get a breathtaking view of the turquoise Buccoo Reef. The 5 par-3 holes can be a bit challenging; two of them are less than 200 yards. The Par 72 course is 6,793 yards (6181.6 m) from the back tees and features five Par 5 holes (466-535 yds), eight Par 4 holes and five Par 3’s. Mount Irvine has a well-furnished club house and restaurant with golf carts and other equipment for rent. Prices varies. one of the Guesthouses around this golf course is Fish Tobago, a family owned guesthouse only minutes away.

Tobago Plantations Golf and Country Club is a newer golf course and located on the 750-acre Lowlands Estate is planned around existing trees, foliage and mangroves. This golf course was carved out from an old sugar cane plantation. It more is more suited for the experienced golfer. Although, a new 9 hole Sugar Mill course is in the works for the inexperience golfer. But until then, you can use the practice range which is in full operation and highly spoken of. The practice range has state of the art range balls, practise tee decks and a large putting green and target green with a practise bunker. In late February the European Senior tournament is played at the Tobago Plantations Golf Course, so plan accordingly. This course consists of Par 72 course of 7,005 yards, four Par 5 holes (535-586 yds), ten Par 4’s and four Par 3’s. It was designed by a British golf course designer, the Atlantic Ocean give this 7,000 yard course a distinct feel.

You are advised to use a buggy and carry lots of drinking water due to. It has a 50-bay driving range, pitching & chipping, Bunker Greens, Large practise Putting Green, Golf Academy, Bar/Restaurant, Pro Shop, Club Room Lounge, Changing Rooms and Class Rooms. Another reason this golf course is so special is because of the wildlife in the area.

Dress Code

For Gentlemen
polo shirts with collars trousers or tailored shorts (must be tucked in)
soft spikes are compulsory

For Ladies
Dresses, shirts, slacks, golf shorts and blouses are acceptable

Visit www.mtirvine.com and www.golftobagoplantations.com for more information.