The Complete Guide to the Golf Courses of Aruba
Updated on April 22, 2015
With just 69 square miles of land area, the tiny island paradise of Aruba simply doesn’t have the space for numerous golf courses with sprawling fairways and enormous greens. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. Between the island’s three courses, there’s plenty of premium course acreage to make it a fantastic golf getaway destination.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about Aruba’s golfing destinations for your next visit to the island, and check out the interactive map at the end of the post to guide your way to your next round.
Tierra del Sol
As the only 18-hole, PGA-approved course in Aruba, Tierra del Sol is a must-play for any golf enthusiasts vacationing on the island. The course’s holes range from par 3 to 5 and run roughly 6000 yards long in total. The course incorporates plenty of scenic island water features, and there’s enough challenge to satisfy golfers of all skill levels.
And there’s no shortage of prestige at Tierra del Sol. The course was designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, and it has received a 4.5-star “Place to Play” rating from Golf Digest.
Learn more about the course and check tee times for Tierra del Sol here.
The Links at Divi Aruba
You can get in a shorter round of prime Aruba golfing by visiting The Links at Divi Aruba. Tucked inside the luxury community of the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and winding along the water, this course gives players the perfect opportunity to experience the local flora and fauna.
The course is comprised of 9 holes, but don’t let the length cause you dismiss it. Each hole is packed with challenging and entertaining game play opportunities.
Take a look for yourself and find tee times by visiting The Links at Divi Aruba online.
Aruba Golf Club
If you’re looking for a lower key option, the Aruba Golf Club is the perfect choice for a relaxing round. The club was built all the way back in 1941 for employees of the old Lago Refinery, and it’s the oldest course on the island. Native wildlife, such as goats and donkeys, roam the course, and the indigenous features of the island really show through on each hole. For example, due to scarcity of water and the island’s arid climate, the course’s greens are composed of oiled sand and there is little grass on the fairways. Once you hit the green, you’ll need to mark your ball then use a roller to smooth a path to the hole. As strange as that sounds, it actually plays quite well, much like the average quality green.
Although you won’t experience the highest end course conditions at the Aruba Golf Club, you’ll have the chance to play on a piece of history. You can find contact information and other details for the course on the Club’s Facebook page.
1. Photo via Tierra del Sol
2. Photo via The Links at Divi Aruba
3. Photo via 1Golf