GOLF ADVISOR | Carefree unwinding in the BahamasSaturday, June 1, 2019
The Bahamas, a nation of some 700 islands and cays in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea that extends over a latitudinal expanse from South Florida to Cuba, has been raising its golf travel profile. The epicenter of Bahamian resort development is around the capital of Nassau. The huge new Baha Mar resort is home to Royal Blue Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus test with dramatic elevation changes and limestone rock formations (see GOLF ODYSSEY, April 2018) . Just a few miles away is the iconic Atlantis resort, which boasts the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club (GOLF ODYSSEY, January 2019) . Albany, an exclusive private development that has a little-known pricey stay-and-play component, is home to an Ernie Els layout that hosts Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge on the PGA
Tour (GOLF ODYSSEY, February 2016) . From Albany’s collection of luxury homes and apartments built by the world’s top architects, to Atlantis’ marvelous recreation of a fictional lost aquatic city, and Baha Mar’s grand casino and trio of posh hotels, these Bahamian resort developments share a bold,
audaciously over-the-top quality.