Aruba Golf Article
Robert Trent Jones Jr leaves his mark on Aruba golf course
Aruba golf article written by Sports Journalist Paul Trow
Additional information written by the Editor, Active Caribbean
This hospitable island, barely 20 miles off the coast of South America, is a beguiling mix of cultures and landscapes in which is hidden a Robert Trent Jones Jr Aruba golf course. About 80 different nationalities live harmoniously in this former Dutch colony, where the Atlantic trade winds protect the island from extreme temperatures.
The cuisine combines Aruban creole spices with the succulent flavors of freshly caught lobster and giant shrimps. There are even Dutch favorites such as creamy Gouda and Edam cheese.
Inviting beaches of shimmering white sand are found along the coast, but head inland to explore the desert-like lands of the Arikok National Park and its unusual flora and fauna.
Aruba’s first proper golf course, Tierra del Sol, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1995. Located near San Nicolas on the northwest tip, just a 5-10-minute taxi ride from the major resorts, You will need your long-iron game, though, as the wind is often blowing despite the predominantly sunny, dry weather.
This Aruba golf course also manages to couple great course design with a unique celebration of Aruba’s wildlife.
Additional Aruba golf course information written by the Editor of Active Caribbean
This desert-style 18-hole Aruba golf course enjoys fantastic ocean vistas and desert-like scenery. It is located within a short drive (max 10 minutes) of the major hotels and resorts. There are good practice facilities too – chipping areas, practice putting greens and a full-length grass driving range. After playing this great Aruba golf course take time to kick back in the fantastic golf clubhouse and pop into the golf shop. There are Nike golf club rentals, beverage cart service, and GPS on the golf carts.
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