Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

4.1333333333 4.1 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6811 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

  • Caya di Solo 10, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
  • (866) 978-5158, (297) 586-7800
  • tierradelsol.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1995), Kyle Phillips
Type: Resort & Real Estate Development
Style: Desert/Links
Greens: Bermuda Tif Dwarf
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper golf attire required
Credit cards accepted: Yes, major credit cards

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6811 yards 74.2 132
Blue 71 6453 yards 73.9 121
White 71 6011 yards 70.7 119
Red 71 5002 yards 70.6 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 8 reviews


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"A great challenge"


u108265004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spectacular views , great layout , a true testament to the state of your game while playing in windy conditions. Beverage person very nice as were all staff in the club house & at the halfway house. Have played 3 times and cant wait to play again. 19th hole personnel were charming and enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Windy Aruba Golf!"


Cowboy14's avatar
Oklahoma Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We played a 4some on May 2nd. Myself and my wife along with 2 work colleagues. It was probably the windiest golf I have ever played and I am form Oklahoma!. 40+ mph wind but beautiful course. We saw goats and an occasional iguana on the course. The fairways were pretty decent and the greens were a little slow compared to what most people are used to. I managed to shoot 83 and felt like I had shot 70. The greens were reachable in regulation as long as you club up or down for wind. I was hitting a 135 club for 100 yd shot into the wind. Beer is very expensive. $6 per brew. If you are a true golfer and want to play 18 different holes (not 9 twice) while in Aruba, then this is it. Fun experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Always Windy"


Nishan2428355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only 18 hole course on the island. Slope rating of 119 from the Whites is deceiving because it doesn't account for the ever-present wind. We're talking a 2 club wind which changes direction almost every hole as the course is constantly changing direction as well. Driving range a waste because of the wind. Course not in great shape. Best part is the pace because you rarely see another golfer. We played twice in a week and finished in under 3 1/2 hours each time. We won't bring clubs next time we visit Aruba.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"5 Star Price for 4 Star Course"


scottie0205's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Because it's the only 18 hole course of the island, I can see why they get the price. I recommend bringing your own clubs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun & challenging"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course well placed w/ terrific views of the ocean. Extreme ocean winds make this course very challenging but it's worth it if you like the challenge. Go for it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Desert/Ocean Golf"


Richard2310260's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent track. Generous fairways, well maintained. Stay on fairway because there is nothing but desert if you stray. Beautiful views of the Caribbean from many holes. Wind can be a problem. The off course amenities are luxurious and expensive. Overall, well worth the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome views and Incredibly windy!"


Ken6614917's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The first couple of holes you'll feel like a god on a tee! Then you turn around into the wind and you wished you were playing from the seniors. On my Approach shot, first hole into the wind, I was a hundred and thirty three yards out. I used a 6-iron which I normally hit 170. The ball actually came backwards and into the center of the green!

The views are outstanding especially if you've never played in Ocean course. The overall conditions of the course are pretty good except the rough was long and I did lose two balls in it. Both were just off the Fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tierra Del Wind"


BloodyMaryGolfr's avatar
Iowa Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

As the only eighteen-hole course in Aruba and after hearing great reviews from other vacationers, I knew I had to play this track. One thing everyone told me was expect to “club up” two or three clubs when hitting in to the wind. This was a valuable tip as Aruba consistently has a 20 to 30 mph wind.

I arrived at Tierra Del Sol which is part of high-end resort with all the amenities you could wish for. I checked in at the club house and was ready to go. Once outside, the bagboy loaded my bag into the cart and directed me to the starter. The cart had a GPS with score keeping which was a nice feature. The starter then directed me to the range and stated he would come get me when I was up. The range here was on a hill facing the Caribbean Ocean and was facing into the wind. Here I learned exactly what to expect when hitting in to the strong wind. A short time later I was up. I grabbed a Bloody Mary from the snack shack before I headed out and was less than impressed. The Bloody Mary was made of a generic mix, a dash of Tabasco and vodka. It was OK but I would not order it again.

The first tee box was elevated and I was hitting downhill with a strong wind behind me. This was excellent as I hit my longest drive of the year by about 20 yards. Several holes were downwind making it extremely challenging when determining the right club to hit. Going in to the wind was also a major challenge as it was in fact necessary to club up 2 or 3 clubs. These challenges were a constant throughout the round, but course designer Robert Trent Jones II did an excellent job designing Tierra Del Sol with the wind in mind, making very playable.

The fairways at Tierra Del Sol were open and very well maintained, as well as the rough and bunkers. There greens here were very soft, almost sponge like. On a few occasions my ball was 2/3rds plugged after hitting a hybrid in to it. Well placed approach shots often stuck as the greens were very receptive.

The views at Tierra Del Sol were spectacular. On the way out, several holes offered views of the California Lighthouse. Views of the spectacular Caribbean ocean and wind surfers also made it hard to concentrate while playing, especially mixed in with the desert layout. Playing an ocean and desert course at the same time is quite the experience. There was also some wildlife on the course including a herd of Billy Goats that came in to play on more than one occasion.

All in all, Tierra Del Sol is a must play if you’re in Aruba. Lots of elevation changes, lots of views, lots of wind on a very playable course and lots of fun. As Tierra Del Sol says, “Where can you play Scotland, Scottsdale and the Caribbean all at the same time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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