Half Moon Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7141
Slope 131
Rating 75.1
Type Resort
Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the golf course at Half Moon Golf Club, which opened in 1961. Like most of his courses, this one is quite difficult and requires plenty of strategy. It also features one of Jones' trademarks, runway tees. The golf course has undulating greens and a tricky "figure eight" layout with tricky angles that are hard to handle on windy days. Numerous bunkers are strategically situated around the fairways and greens for even more challenge. Due to the course's difficult yet playable nature, Half Moon Golf Club is a popular destination for golfers. Caribbean Magazine even named it the "Best Caribbean Golf Resort."
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7141 yards 75.1 131
Competition 72 6581 yards 72.1 129
Gentlemens' 72 6233 yards 68.3 117
Ladies' Competition 72 5835 yards 74.2 134
Ladies'/Senior/Junior 72 5030 yards 64.4 114
Scorecard for Half Moon Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.1/131 564 385 209 425 450 383 164 575 428 3583 573 409 570 350 158 453 401 204 440 3558 7141
White M: 72.1/129 530 354 189 400 418 351 133 543 383 3301 537 378 535 314 158 422 369 163 404 3280 6581
Red M: 68.3/117 W: 74.2/134 440 315 134 351 386 319 100 466 346 2857 502 378 501 280 132 354 310 163 358 2978 5835
Yellow W: 64.4/114 408 283 109 294 334 292 100 393 292 2505 455 315 420 243 98 320 271 122 281 2525 5030
Handicap 9 5 3 11 13 1 17 15 7 8 2 14 18 16 6 10 12 4
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda 318 Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1961) Roger Rulewich (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 20 grassed practice bays
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes - $35
Golf School Academy Yes - "Half Moon Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Great Golf at Half Moon

You won't have a better golf experience than at Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s Half Moon golf course. It's a challenging test for serious or holiday players; 3 1/2 hours walk (less in a cart);great caddies;excellent pro shop service and head pro;on a fine track. Daily balmy trade winds enhance the round.A regular since 1981, I have played well over 200 rounds there and always finish satisfied and reinvigorated. The resort is one of the world's best; unsurpassed amenities;its owners are serious golfers committed to pleasing all guest golfers !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

First Class Facility

I recently played Half Moon Bay while in Jamaica. I can't say enough good things about our experience. From the time we arrived at the front gate, we were welcomed by very happy and gracious staff. I have played all over and can say the staff and service at Half Moon Bay rank at or very close to the best I have ever received. Each staff member went out of their way to make you feel welcome and cared about your positive experience on the property.

Our caddies for the day were Vincent and Fitzroy. Both are very experience caddies who can play as well. That helps when offering advice on where or how to play a hole. They quickly learned the abilities of the 3 of us in the group and helped each of us take advantage of different area's and lines to hit the golf ball off the tee and into the greens. Their green reading is outstanding. With out them helping read the greens our scores would have been a few strokes higher for sure. Hard working is an understatement when describing Vincent and Fitzroy. Not only were they at all our shots to make sure we had the right yardage, club and they were clean, but they walked ahead to spot our balls in the landing areas as well.

The golf course was in fantastic condition. It's a good traditional parkland style golf course challenging but fair for golfers of all levels. They are in the process of improving the drainage and irrigation system so there was one hole out of play. However that didn't hinder our enjoyment of the course.

My only regret while at Half Moon Bay is that we didn't walk. The golf course is very walkable. We chose to ride due to the threat of rain.

I will be returning to Montego Bay in the future and without question I will be going back to Half Moon Bay to play. Don't hesitate to book a round, you won't regret it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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whvalis
Commented On 12/30/2016

All the caddies at the Half Moon are terrific. They greatly enhance the golf experience.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Challenging and diverse layout

The challenging and diverse layout, the opportunity to take many risk/reward shots , and the intimate feel of Half Moon ensures that every guest will have a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable game of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 12/30/2016

I have been bringing golfers to the Half Moon for over 30 years. I started on the Blue tees; now, in my seventies, I play a mixture of white and red tees. But no matter the tees all my golfing guests and I share one thing: great enjoyable golf every day at a fine resort and fine course. Just go !

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