With the festive season approaching, there’s no better way to merge the traditions of Christmas with the love for golf than a stay at Royal Westmoreland in Barbados. As the winter chill grips many parts of the world, this sun-kissed golf haven beckons with its blend of festive charm and golfing excellence. Here’s why golf lovers should head to Royal Westmoreland this Christmas.
Fairways and Festivities
Going for a Caribbean golfing holiday during the Christmas period doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the festivities. Far from it, Barbadians love this time of year and celebrate it with as much enthusiasm as everywhere else. You’ll find the resort and the island decorated in yuletide splendour, with Christmas trees, trimmings and lights creating that special festive feeling everywhere you go.
Of course, there will be lots of seasonal activities to enjoy, too. Restaurants put on special festive menus and lively entertainment evenings, there are carol concerts and shows, and wonderful Christmas markets selling unique gifts and trinkets. You can also get to see some of the Barbadian traditions, like the Christmas morning gathering at Queens Park, where everyone gets dressed up and enjoys the seasonal entertainment and music performed by local marching bands and artistes.
A Gift of a Golf Course
Gift yourself the pleasure of teeing off on a course that offers more than just challenging holes and expansive greens. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Royal Westmoreland golf course is a masterpiece. With stunning views across the Caribbean coastline, each hole offers a different challenge, a different vista and a different experience. With sweeping fairways and some tricky par-3s, it’s a course you’ll never get tired of playing on.
As you would expect from such a prestigious golf club, the amenities don’t stop at the course. There are practice greens, driving ranges, a pro shop, changing rooms, buggies and, if you want it, professional coaching. What’s more, Royal Westmoreland doesn’t just have its excellent 19th hole Club House, there’s the Halfway House too, where you can get refreshments along the way.
While many golf lovers are stowing away their clubs for the winter, at Royal Westmoreland, the phrase ‘frost delay’ is unheard of. Here, the warm Caribbean sun ensures that golfers can enjoy their passion without any interruption all year round. At Christmas, you can expect temperatures between
23°C and 29°C, mild winds of around 16 mph and glorious sunshine for up to 13 hours per day. And while you can get rain in the tropics, December is one of the island’s driest months, with an average of 66mm of rain. This means perfect conditions on the fairway and for all the other festive activities you want to enjoy.
A Stocking Full of Amenities
Beyond the greens, Royal Westmoreland brims with amenities that make your festive stay even more memorable. There is a state-of-the-art gym, floodlit tennis courts, a saltwater swimming pool and a range of eateries, including exclusive use of the nearby beach club.
As a guest, you’ll also have your own housekeeper, a well-informed concierge and private chef services. Guests also get exclusive spa packages at the Singita Wellness Centre, located close to the beach club at Mullins Beach.
An Island to Explore
Barbados offers much more than just a golfer’s paradise; indeed, it pulses with life, history and culture. Visit historic Bridgetown and its UNESCO World Heritage site to experience the island’s rich heritage; explore natural wonders, like Harrison’s Cave, with its underground spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites; or bask in the sun on the pristine sands of Mullins beach. You can try your hand at a wide range of water sports; journey beneath the waves on a submarine to explore coral reefs and shipwrecks; or enjoy fabulous evenings at sumptuous restaurants and lively bars. Whatever your interests, there will be experiences to fascinate you.
Hole-in-One Golf Cottages
Golf in Barbados offers enthusiasts a perfect blend of lush fairways, stunning coastal views, and a tropical climate, making it an ideal destination for golfers seeking an unforgettable experience. If you are a golf lover, you’ll find the Golf Cottages at Royal Westmoreland offer the ideal golfer’s holiday. Nestled on Ocean Drive and adjacent to the 12th green, these six luxury cottages provide every convenience. Each cottage features a comfortably furnished living space with two en-suite double bedrooms, a modern designer kitchen and shaded terraces, complete with built-in BBQs.
For the discerning traveller who seeks the privacy of a villa but with a cosier, more intimate atmosphere, these cottages are the ideal pick. Designed for outdoor dining and relaxation, the setting is perfect, with excellent views of the manicured gardens and a shared pool, exclusively available to the six cottages.
Overall, Royal Westmoreland, with its blend of festive spirit, world-class golfing facilities and luxurious accommodation, guarantees golf lovers a Christmas that you will cherish and remember for years to come.
For more information visit Royal Westmoreland Holidays Page.