Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at Rose Hall

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6828 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes - included


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Credit cards accepted: Most credit cards accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6828 yards 74.2 136
White 72 6380 yards 71.9 134
Yellow 72 5890 yards 75.4 135
Red (W) 72 5208 yards 66.0 118

The Cinnamon Hill Course at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa is situated on what used to be a large sugar plantation. Jamaica's past history is still present throughout the golf course in the form of graveyards and ruins of old homes. One of these homes, which can be seen from the second hole of the golf course, is the historic former house of Annie Palmer who was called the "White Witch of Rose Hall." The golf course's layout begins fairly open but gradually moves into the lower elevations of the Blue Mountains, where there is dense foliage guarding the fairways. The Cinnamon Hill Course at Rose Hall is not only popular for its lush landscape filled with historical sights, but also for its challenging game.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Amazing Course!"

JHarring's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Cinnamon Hill and two other rose hall courses with some friends while on vacation at Half Moon in Montego Bay.

This is one of the best courses that I have ever played. By far the best course that we played while in Jamaica. It was very clear that the course was dry as many spots were turning or had already turned brown. But it was the best playing course that we played during the trip.

The greens were the truest of the 3 courses we played. They were visibly dry in some areas which was no problem for us since they were the smoothest, fastest and truest of the 3 golf courses. When you hit the putt on the caddie line it went exactly where it should. Only course in jamaica we can say that for. Our caddies were amazing which helped out a lot.

The front 9 has some beautiful holes that take you right up to the ocean and along some old ruins. The back nine takes you in to the hills and mountains and has many breathtaking views. There is even a house that was owned by Johnny Cash on the property and a beautiful great house of the white witch right beside it.

The only down side to the day was the lady at the bar was a little bit rude and snappy with our group.

If anyone is going to be in Montego Bay Jamaica and wants to golf you should definitely play this course. Best in Jamaica.

Thank you to everyone at cinnamon hill for a great trip and great golf.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Just ok, and not worth it"

golfmark2017's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course conditions are average, greens are slow, and spotty. Also, pro shop tries banging you an extra $50 if you book online. Just not worth the money, especially when you have several better options right down the street

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I don't recommend this course

"Two beautiful but different nine's"

rgeorgetti3's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course was awesome. The front nine runs alongside the beach with a couple holes right on the water, while the back side is like playing in a rain forest. Some amazing views, loved our caddie. Would definitely play again!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Play Cinnamon Hill twice to appreciate it"

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 11/01/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Back-to-back days of playing Cinnamon Hill gave me a deep appreciation for what a shot-maker's course this is. Playing in the "Annie's Revenge" Pro-Am, I had a front row seat to how a club pro, a five-handicap birdie machine, a 10-handicap (me and my other partner) and a woman navigate the course. The low handicappers would attack the really cool finishing par 5s at no. 17 and no. 18, while the rest of us struggled to handle their hazards. The par 3s over the ponds (no. 4 and no. 15) are scarier than they look. The two ocean holes, the tough par-4 fifth and the par-3 sixth, add beauty and variety to the hilly jungle holes of the back nine. Golfers in the pro-am were torn about which course is better: Cinnamon Hill or White Witch. After struggling badly on Cinnamon Hill the first day, the White Witch was my undisputed king. After the second round, where I played better because I better understood how to play each hole, it's now almost too close to call. Both are a Caribbean treat.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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