Grand Cayman is small, but it does have some good golf
I was surprised to find out Grand Cayman even has golf. This was a few years ago, of course, before I became the leading expert in the Western world on Caribbean golf.
The small island, only about six miles wide and 22 miles long, has three courses – one 18-hole layout and two nine-holers.
The best course, most people would probably agree, is Blue Tip at the Ritz-Carlton. Designed by Greg Norman, it has the usual impeccable conditioning of Ritz-Carlton courses, and it’s a fun, challenging layout. Officials are talking about adding another nine holes – they should, if they want to make this a golf destination.
Safe Haven has the advantage of being the only 18-hole course on the island. It’s 6,605 yards from the back tees, but can play like a 7,000-yard course with the wind factored in.
The Britannia is a nice, little course – actually it’s two courses in one. It plays some days as a regulation nine-holer, other days it’s set up as an 18-hole executive course. It’s not in the best shape right now due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Ivan, but they’re working on it.
Look for the full reviews on all three courses coming soon, plus resort reviews and piercing, deadly candid looks at what to do on the three-island chain.
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