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Golfing on St. Maarten

Golf tips by Donald K.. Burleson

March 2010

St. Maarten is a drop-dead gorgeous island, but there is only one place for great golf, the Mullet Bay Golf Course on the Dutch side of St. Maarten:

The Mullet Bay resort was destroyed by a hurricane in 1995, but the golf course has been kept open.

The people in the pro shop are super friendly and the golf in St. Maarten is great fun, with great scenery and the course wraps around Mullet Bay:

The course is rough, and the greens can be quite challenging, but that just makes golf at St. Maarten more fun:

The 17th green is set next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean:

The St. Maarten golf course is very well designed, with lots of water shots over Mullet bay:

The green fees are a bit pricey (about $100 per person for 18 holes with cart), but considering that Mullet Bay is the only Golf Course on St. Maarten, it�s still great fun.

Their rental clubs (Golden Bear brand?) are new, but if you are a serious golfer, bring your own weapons to St. Maarten.

Beware, don�t expect Pebble Beach quality!  The overall course quality is quite poor.  Much of the greens are little more than packed sand in places, there are dead palm trees lining the fairways, and the it�s rare to fund a fluffy lie anywhere.

If you leave your expectations at the door, golf at St. Maarten is grand fun!  We had a ball!



Play tips for St. Maarten golf:

- Don�t take the St. Maarten golf course too seriously!  Throw away the score card and have fun!

- They have incredible bunkers with nice shell-based sand.  I got lots of practice in bunker shots.

- Best months to golf in S. Maarten are November though February, but in other months, make sure to tee off early in the morning to wrap-up before it gets too hot!

- USGA golf rules don�t always apply!  For example, how do you handle an art hill hazard on the green?

- Arrange transportation � If you don�t have a rental car, make arrangements for a taxi to pick you up in 4.5 hours.

- The fairways are hard as a rock, and you will get lots of extra roll yardage







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