Jamaica's Jewel Courses
Tryall Golf & Beach Club
Designer: Ralph Plummer.
Year opened: 1960.
Toughest Hole: The 175-yard par-three fourth, a recently created hole that runs parallel to the sea and whose green is guarded by a river and two bunkers.
Pro: Robert MacKenzie.
Half Moon Golf Club
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Year opened: 1961.
Toughest hole: The wind can turn even shorter holes into a challenge, but the 570-yard third--a dogleg left with a well-trapped, two-tiered green--is "the bear," says veteran caddy Ernest Bernard.
Carts: Optional, but the course is relatively flat.
Pro: Attila Becsy.
Wyndham Rose Hall
Designer:Henry O. Smedley.
Year opened: 1974.
Toughest hole: The 252-yard Pebble Beach-inspired eighth, known as Chinaman's Reef, doglegs to a green perched perilously above the ball-hungry Caribbean. Of note: The waterfall at the fifteenth was immortalized in the James Bond film Live and Let Die.
Carts: Mandatory--and quite welcome on the mountainous back nine.
Director of Golf: James Wright.
Breezes Golf & Beach Resort
Designer: James D. Harris.
Year opened: 1962.
Toughest hole: The par-four 454-yard eighth is a narrow, heavily trapped dogleg left.
Pro: Seymour Rose.
Sandals Golf & Country Club
Designer: P. K. Saunders.
Year opened: 1951.
Toughest hole: The par-four 359-yard third plays uphill and requires a 200-yard tee shot over water with OB to the left.
Pro: Andy Gorman.
Negril Hills Golf Club
Designer: Robert Simmons.
Year opened: 1993.
Toughest holes: On the front nine, the par-five sixth slopes heavily toward a swamp on the right before doglegging in the same direction. On the back nine, the dramatic 180-yard tenth is an uphill par three with an elevated, sloped green guarded by two wickedly placed bunkers.
Carts: Optional, but the course is extremely hilly.