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Old Quarry Golf Course

Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
+599 9 840 6886
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Nice Greens and Design

Course is nicely designed winding throughout the resort and well taken care of. Great for a few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Challenging! Fun! Bring golf balls!

This golf course is not your average "All inclusive duffer course" course. This baby has teeth... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Brett W
Roselle, Illinois
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Add this once-in-a-lifetime golf experience to your “must play” list located within the Santa Barbara Planation. Designed by the legendary golf architect Pete Dye, the par 72 Old Quarry Golf Course draws its name from the historic quarries where famed Curaçao marble is mined. If you’re looking for a phenomenal getaway, our golf course is the perfect choice. Pete Dye's championship seaside layout was designed to fit seamlessly into the islands's hills and valleys. A challenge to players of all skill levels, the course meanders between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of the Tafelberg Mountain and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. To assure it would be built true to the conservation principles of Santa Barbara's owners, Pete Dye's son P.B.Dye along with the Golf Manager, Jim Bolinger, planted its fairways and greens with the hearty Paspalum grass, which can be irrigated using both brackish and recycled water. A handsome clubhouse and restaurant answer golfers' needs and provide a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea.
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Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
+599 9 840 6886
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Course is nicely designed winding throughout the resort and well taken care of. Great for a few rounds!

Thank Freestylelyfestyle
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This golf course is not your average "All inclusive duffer course" course. This baby has teeth! (Just hit your ball off the fairway inland and you'll see what I mean.) If its not windy that day (HAHAhahahaha!) it is a pretty easy course. Even with...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Beautiful golf course designed by Pete Dye. Nothing else needs to be said! If you need to rent clubs and buy balls, glove, etc, if can be costly. Bring your own clubs and enjoy the day! Go out early to beat the heat.

1  Thank TravelinChik
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Beautiful course and very challenging. Wind is the main hazard. Iguanas line the tee boxes and fairways. Worth the time and money to play.

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I am not a golfer. I had some lessons when I was young and every once in a while, I will do a round of golf. I go for about 1 Par per 9 holes, and I am happy. I love to win, but for...More

Thank Sebastiaan O
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great, Great , golf course, fabulous vistas. A true Pete Dye gem in the Caribbean. Ship arrived at 8a.m, caught the scheduled shuttle to the course (30 min) Greeted by a friendly and helpful staff. Rented clubs there (New Titleist set) and got the round...More

Thank miletrack
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The course is beautiful, but it was quite expensive. The course is well maintained and the pro shop is top notch.

Thank dct_toronto
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a long windy course. My husband and I golfed 7 times there during our stay at the Santa Barbara resort. I'm a newish golfer, just 2 years, my ball is low and fairly straight so I found the course quite good for my...More

Thank Runswithdolphins
Reviewed 22 February 2017

In the 7 visits to Santa Barbara over the last years we have played the course several dozens of times. Always amazed with the superb condition it is in. Hence always a joy to play. Does not bore us yet and we will definitely be...More

Thank Schakenraad
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not a great golfer by any means but I know a great course when play it. The greens are meticulous and the fairways are pristine. The rental clubs are of great quality and each cart is outfitted with a cooler with ice, nice touch...More

Thank Gtskpr
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29 May 2017|
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Response from bertjebof | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Tonto16, I missed your question. I am pretty sure there is no shuttle, but I do not know for sure, as we stayed in the resort out there. Its a nice course though, in my opinion much nicer than blue bay
Arthur B
10 November 2016|
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Response from Santiago L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They rent clubs and they are top of the line.