Easy to reach from anywhere in the U.S., the Bahamas has long been a mecca for golfers eager to extend their season year-round. Great courses can be found on all the major islands.
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The exclusive Lyford Cay gated community on the west end of New Providence Island is built around the the Lyford Cay Club, a members-only institution with an 18-hole championship golf course ranked among the world's best -- if you can get an invitation to play.
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The luxury One&Only Ocean Club neighboring the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island boasts a Tom Weiskopf designed resort course that will appeal to weekend warriors and serious golf fanatics alike. The course was also the host for the annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.
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Greg Norman designed this championship 18-hole course on the Bahamas out-island of Exuma. The oceanfront fairways run past sand dunes and tall seashore grasses to end on a final hole at the end of a spectacular peninsula. Named one of the best resort courses in the Caribbean by Travel & Leisure magazine.
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The Grand Lucayan resort on Grand Bahamas Island features a pair of championship 18-hole golf courses, plus the Butch Harmon School of Golf. The resort also has a casino, kids' club, nightclub, multiple restaurants, and a nearby straw market. No wonder it was named one of the best resorts in the Caribbean for a family golf getaway by Travel & Leisure, as well as one of the best Caribbean golf resorts by readers of Caribbean Travel & Life magazine.