Barbados, a Caribbean paradise known for its stunning beaches and vibrant culture, is home to many world-class attractions. Among them, Apes Hill stands out as a premier destination for golf enthusiasts. Golf News travel writer Graham McKenzie with the help of Apes Hill Director of Golf Jody Addison enjoyed a memorable round.
Apes Hill, located on the picturesque west coast of the island, offers a truly magnificent golf course that combines breath-taking scenery with a challenging and enjoyable golfing experience. Spanning over 470 acres of lush, rolling hills, Apes Hill is more than just a golf course – it is a testament to the natural beauty of Barbados.
Recently redesigned by renowned golf course architect, Ron Kirby the Apes Hill golf course is a masterpiece that seamlessly integrates the undulating landscape with the game of golf. The course offers a variety of holes, each presenting its own unique challenges and rewards. As players navigate through the meticulously crafted fairways, they are treated to panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the island’s verdant countryside. The design of the course takes full advantage of the natural features of the land, incorporating natural water hazards, rock formations, and strategic bunkers that demand skilful play. The new design makes the course so much more playable than the old which was described by one member as ‘the US Open on the 4th day after the PGA got out of the bed the wrong side’. One hole that typifies the new design is the par three sixteenth. Two hundred yards from the back tees the hole is fronted by a large pond with a natural cave butting against the back of the green and adorned with a variety of local flora and fauna. Magnificence in the Carib which was dealt with by a handsomely struck five iron and a couple of puts. If like me you were here for a short stay or happen to be on holiday no worries as the club can provided top quality new model rentals from the well-stocked and finely appointed pro-shop.
One of the standout features of the Apes Hill golf course is its immaculate maintenance. The management team at Apes Hill spares no effort in ensuring that the course is in pristine condition year-round. From perfectly manicured fairways to fast and true greens, every detail is meticulously attended to. This commitment to excellence has earned Apes Hill recognition as one of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean.
In addition to the stunning views and impeccable course conditions, Apes Hill offers an array of amenities that make it a truly exceptional golfing destination. Top of the list is the first of its kind in the Caribbean training and performance centre. Here, with the expert help of the club professionals, you can deploy all the latest technology to improve your swing , your putting stroke and even how you look on the golf course. The clubhouse design, construction is underway, is a traditional Barbadian style which judging by the rest of the estate will exude elegance and extend the welcoming atmosphere shown from the minute you arrive. Inside, players can relax in the comfortable lounge area, enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant, or browse the well-stocked pro shop for the latest golfing gear. The clubhouse will also feature locker rooms, practice facilities, and professional coaching services to enhance the golfing experience.
Beyond the golf course itself other activities and amenities are available to cater for a wide range of visitor needs. The property boasts a state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis courts, and a swimming pool, providing opportunities for relaxation and recreation. The Apes Hill community also includes luxurious villas and estates, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the ultimate Caribbean lifestyle. Moreover, Apes Hill is committed to preserving the natural environment and promotes sustainability. The development has implemented eco-friendly practices such as rainwater harvesting, solar energy utilization, and native landscaping to minimize its ecological footprint. This dedication to environmental stewardship ensures that future generations can continue to enjoy the beauty of Apes Hill for years to come.
Apes Hill Barbados and its magnificent golf course are not just a haven for golf enthusiasts but also a testament to the allure of this Caribbean paradise. With its stunning vistas, challenging course design, and exceptional facilities, Apes Hill offers an unforgettable golfing experience that is unparalleled in the region. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a casual player, a visit to Apes Hill is sure to leave you with lasting memories of both the game and the natural splendour that surrounds it.