Ocho Rios has a mystique that’s unique in the Caribbean, its beautiful setting and beaches attract a lot of visitors to the island. But that is not all this extraordinary place has to offer: golf in Ocho Rios can be really enjoyed as well! This destination halfway between Montego Bay and Port Antonio, known by its nickname “Ochi”, is abuzz with activity and seems in constant motion.
The year-round warmth bathing Jamaica makes for ideal scoring conditions on the green ribbons of golf courses ringing the island. This has brought Jamaica to lead the field in Caribbean golf.
The Runaway Bay Golf Club is an exhilarating course that welcomes both beginners and experienced players that come to golf in Ocho Rios. Designed in 1960 by Major John Harris of Britain, the course features long, rolling fairways and large greens protected by grassy mounds and sand bunkers. This par 72, 18-hole championship course has hosted high-profile events including the Ryder Cup match between United Kingdom and the West Indies. The course measures 5,389 yards and has a slope rating of 117 from the forward trees. If you choose to challenge yourself even further, from the back it measures 6,870 yards and is slope rated 124.
The Runaway Bay Golf Club boasts a Golf Academy where a PGA-certified instructor provides experienced golfers with tips to brush up on their game and everything a novice player needs to know before they tee off.
After an enjoyable day playing golf in Ocho Rios, you can relax in style at the Club House’s elegant lobby or stop for a drink and a bite to eat at the open-air pavilion restaurant and bar. It’s the perfect way to end a perfect day.