They say good things come in small packages and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Grand Cayman is no exception. This Greg Norman-designed course may only be nine holes, but, take it from me, each one is a crafted gem.
I’m standing on the 13th tee facing a bit of a dilemma. Practically lapping at my feet, the immense Bay of Fundy awaits like a giant magnet all along the right-hand side of the fairway. To the left, a jungle of gorse and god knows what. Right then, I suppose there’s no other option except straight down the middle.
Miami has a reputation as one of the great seaport cities in the world and has become a destination city for golfers due its tropical climate and quality golf courses. The city has hosted major championships from the PGA and attracts golfers from around the world looking to combine a good day of golf with the exciting Miami nightlife. In this review we will look at four courses that showcase four of the best golf courses in Miami.
The Golf Courses of Central Florida. Ezra was an actor of some note I’m told, and he was smiling at me. At least I think he was, it was difficult seeing anything with the sun reflecting off his brilliantly white teeth. Having said that, if his acting is only half as good as his golf was, I was looking at an Oscar winner of the future. Mind you, playing off +3 and teaching golf during his ‘resting’ periods, he might have a problem deciding just what career he should be concentrating on.
There is not a great deal of choice for golfers on Grand Cayman. With just two courses, opportunities are limited. Factor into that equation, one of the two is only a 9 hole course, albeit owned by Ritz-Carlton, and you are left with just one. Fortunately, that one is North Sound Golf Club Grand Cayman and it’s a real gem of a course.
Taking everything into consideration, I suppose I was a little fortunate. There was for example, a rather huge swamp in front of me. Actually, it was also to the left and the right of me too, perhaps hiding an alligator or three, and then of course, there is the rather large expanse of water that is the Gulf of Mexico just behind the green.
It was just past 9 am and it was a little cold to be fair, but they wouldn’t let us on the course. Not even just to hit a few practice balls. They are so protective of the grass here that even the hint of a little frost is enough to bring the shutters firmly down.