Royal St. Kitts Golf Club

3.7058823529 3.7 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6851 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, P.O. Box 858 Basseterre , St. Kitts W.I.
  • +1 (866) 785 4653, +1 (869) 466 2700
  • royalstkittsgolfclub.com

Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Thomas McBroom (2004)
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Royal Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6851 yards 73.9 130
Black 72 6319 yards 70.4 125
White 72 5877 yards 68.6 118
Coral 72 5049 yards 69.2 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"Mixed bag"


TraeMonroe's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Strangest thing was the surroundings (more about that later), but great holes right on the Atlantic, incredible views final six holes, even nice view on third Hole of Caribbean and island of Nevis. Holes were fun and well designed.

Greens were fine, but fairways and tees were weeds. I played 36 holes alone in under six hours on a Sunday and only saw 10 other golfers.

Ok now for the surroundings. Lots of non-golfers walking the course. A few times when I left my cart I was afraid my stuff would get stolen. In fact u have to carry ur own rake n ur cart instead of leaving them by bunkers. Marriott has not done a good job controlling the property adjoining the course. I was approached twice by locals selling balls.

Fun of the holes and views make the course worthwhile, but conditions and surroundings make it very unusual. Staff inside was indifferent, but outside staff was very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"A Caribbean gem waiting to be polished again"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I played Royal St. Kitts three times during the Admiral's Cup Pro-am, a cool event in its seventh year that brings four-person teams from throughout America, Canada and the UK. Every round was a treat.

A completed redesign by Canadian Thomas McBroom in 2003 spruced up the old Frigate Bay Golf Club and made the island golf-trip worthy.

A steady breeze - sometimes a bluster - added an extra layer of challenge. Course conditions were mostly solid. Besides the bare spots in certain fairways, the greens were a little slow, but they were better than the Four Seasons Nevis course on the sister island next door.

The front nine lacks aesthetics, yet still offers some stout holes. The finish of the back nine makes the day. When you're standing on a hill above the 14th green, the view of the ocean blue dominates the horizon. The same goes for no. 15, a par-3 playing down to a bunker-laden green. The next two par 4s hug the shore, so don't tug your tee shot left.

Royal St. Kitts might not be one of the most coveted courses in Caribbean. However, in my book, it certainly ranks among the most fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Conditions very disappointing"


D2Golfsnob's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

After looking at the pictures, I couldn't wait to get to St. Kitts and play this course. When we arrived, as we passed the course coming from the airport, I was sure that the course we passed was a muni course, not Royal St. Kitts. It looked like a goat pasture. It ended up being the front nine of Royal St. Kitts.

The course is in horrible condition. I should add the greens were in excellent shape, but the tees and fairways were in horrible shape. You couldn't tell where the fairways began and ended with the rough. It really looked like a muni course.

From a layout perspective, the front nine was a little boring, but that could be because it was just not even pleasing to look at? I did like overall layout, and the back nine layout definitely improved.

The last 4 finishing holes are spectacular right along the ocean. It made the round worth it. There was literally only one other group on the course, so the pace of play was perfect, and we did enjoy the round. But course looks nothing like the pictures from a condition point of view. If not for the last 4 holes, would have really been disappointed and asked for money back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Paradise Found"


adamstanley0912's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

As a Canadian, escaping from the frozen northern tundra during February is bliss. When it's to the Caribbean, its even better when your destination is the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club on the tropical island of St. Kitts (about 2.5 hours from Miami). The golf course was the first on the island, and its stretch of finishing holes, 15-18, are some of the strongest I've ever played. The whole course is, essentially, through swirling winds. But the setting, the collection of par-3's (including the par-3 15th), and the condition of the greens make this course a thrill-a-minute. Some spotty conditioning on the fairways, but overall, a very strong island golf experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Go low at Royal St. Kitts"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I'll admit I have a soft spot for St. Kitts, which I played four years ago. I shot one of my lowest rounds - a 75 - that day. It's gentle contours are forgiving, and the ocean views on the back nine are inspiring. It's too bad this is the only game in town. You have to sail to Nevis to play at the Four Seasons to find another championship course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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