Best Golf Courses in Aruba, Aruba
The tiny Dutch island nation of Aruba is one of the ABC Islands (the others are Bonaire and Curacao) that lie just north of Venezuela. With elegant white-sand beaches and a dry Caribbean climate with temperatures in the 80s, refreshing tradewinds and a location south of the hurricane belt, Aruba is a popular tourist destination. Wide, pristine Eagle Beach is ranked by TripAdvisor among the top 10 in the world. Calm and shallow Baby Beach is popular with snorkelers. Arikok National Park – which covers 20 percent of the island including part of Aruba's rugged, uninhabited east coast – is a nice contrast to the busier parts of the island. For thrill-seekers, windsurfing and diving are popular activities. With the tradewinds, golf on Aruba can be a different kind of thrill. Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf, on Aruba's northern tip, is the island's only 18-hole course and ranks among the best in the Caribbean. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Tierra del Sol is in an incredible setting on the northern tip of Aruba, combining views of the Caribbean with beach, dunes and desert. Six of the nine holes at the charming Links at Devi Aruba play around a lagoon. Aruba Golf Club, which dates to 1941, is an unforgettable experience with its sparse turf, oiled sand greens and goats that roam the course.