Play Golf in Aruba
When you’re looking for an activity where you can combine a little workout with a challenging game, while you’re being surrounded by the beautiful environment Aruba has to offer, then visiting one of the three Aruba golf courses is the right thing to do. Aruba has some of the best golfing opportunities in the Caribbean.
Three Aruba Golf Courses
Aruba has three golf courses. In the north you will find the Tierra Del Sol Resort Spa and Country Club that features an 18-hole golf course. At the west side of the island there’s Divi Links, a 9-hole golf course that is situated between the villas of the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. In the south lies the oldest golf course of Aruba called the Aruba Golf Club. It has 9 holes but the course can also be played as an 18-hole golf course.
Aruba Golf Courses – The Tierra Del Sol Golf Course
The Tierra Del Sol Golf Course is by far the best of all Aruba golf courses. Improving your handicap might be a challenge because you can be distracted easily by the beautiful view the course is offering. The combination of ocean and desert views in many directions is just too beautiful to ignore. From all major resorts, it only takes you about 10 minutes by car or taxi to reach the golf course. Tierra Del Sol offers a full-length practice range, chipping areas, putting greens and a clubhouse with a golf shop. There’s also a restaurant (Ventanas del Mar), a swimming pool with a pool bar and a real estate community. This community consists of beautiful villas, condominiums, estate lots, a fractional ownership property called Anabui and custom homes. Between the 9th and the 10th hole, you will find the Lookout Bar & Grill where you can take a break before you want to proceed further with your game.
Aruba Golf Courses – Divi Links
The Links at Divi Aruba is a much smaller course than Tierra Del Sol and it has 9 holes, situated at beautifully landscaped lagoons and water areas. The ocean view at this golf course, when you go from hole to hole, is breathtaking. Beware of friendly iguanas who visit the greens regularly! The clubhouse has a pro golf shop and two restaurants. Mulligan’s Bar & Restaurant at the main level that overlooks the first and ninth hole and The Windows on Aruba, which is located at the upper level of the premises and well known for its fish and steak menus. The Links is open to the public but there are preferred tee times for the guests and members of the resorts this golf course is affiliated with. Golf vacation packages are available at the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and the other Divi Resorts like Divi Dutch Village, the Divi Tamarijn Mega All Inclusive Resort and the Divi Aruba Mega All Inclusive Beach Resort.
Aruba Golf Courses – The Aruba Golf Club
The Aruba Golf Club is the oldest 9-hole course in the southern part of Aruba and its history goes all the way back to 1941, when it was constructed for the staff of the Lago oil refinery that is located close to San Nicolas, Aruba’s second largest city. Course conditions are not comparable with the ones of Tierra Del Sol and The Links mentioned above, as green greens are hard to be found. You will rather find desert-like conditions: the greens are dried and covered with oily sand. A lot of AstroTurf (an artificial grass surface used for sports fields) has been used to make the course playable, taking the arid climate into account. The Aruba Golf Club is actually a lower-key option, it is the perfect choice for a relaxing round. And when you do not mind the goats and donkeys that roam the course, why not bring it a visit and taste some history of Aruba when the oil refinery still played a significant role?