Photo courtesy of Tierra del Sol
Tierra del Sol Golf Course
Located on the northwest point of the island, Aruba’s only golf course offers views across the ocean and desert. It’s also independent, meaning guests at any resort can use the championship greens, which were designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Visitors to the course have access to club rentals as well as a putting green, a chipping area, and swing tutorials with a high-tech simulator. Note: Aruba’s constant trade winds present a challenge to even the most experienced golfers, so prepare for a somewhat frustrating game.
By jenna mahoney, AFAR Local Expert
Forgetting you Golf Score at Tierra del Sol
Tierra del Sol, the only 18-hole championship golf-course on Aruba, will have you forgetting your score as you stare out into the vast Caribbean. The views at this Trent Jones II-designed course are breathtaking. The wind will keep you on your toes as it skids along the rolling, lush greens, and breezy fairways. In fact, you may want to take advantage of the practice range, putting greens, and chipping areas before you play. Just stop by after 7am and you can rent clubs if you like. The staff here is impeccable, and they will fix you up with expertise. They will even train you on how to use the GPS system on the golf carts. This amazing tool provides a satellite view of each hole—a great bonus for vacationing players on this challenging course. Don’t worry too much, though, if you score a little higher than usual. After all, you are playing golf on an island in the Caribbean!
By Laura LaBrie
Caya di Solo 10A, Malmok, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 7800
Sun - Sat 7am - 7pm