White Witch Golf Course at Rose Hall

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5.0
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4.9
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4.8
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6758
Slope 139
Rating 74.0
Type Resort
The White Witch Course at Rose Hall is named after one of Jamaica's most famous legends, Annie Palmer who was called the "White Witch of Rose Hall." It is rumored that her spirit haunts the Rose Hall estate, including the golf course. Rather than a tropical setting, the course has a unique mountainous terrain but the vibrant foliage, tradewinds, and pleasant ocean views are still in keeping with its Caribbean location. The golf course is challenging with an intimidating layout that features dramatic elevation changes and numerous well-placed bunkers. Although it is a difficult course, its scenery makes it popular amongst all golfers.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White Witch 71 6758 yards 74.0 139
Blue 71 6365 yards 72.2 135
White 71 5893 yards 70.2 128
Red (W) 71 5397 yards 73.2 126
Scorecard for White Witch 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
White Witch M: 74.0/139 550 189 412 453 402 507 414 183 420 3530 621 160 342 427 164 353 567 161 433 3228 6758
Blue M: 72.2/135 534 168 376 432 382 491 380 164 411 3338 598 149 327 384 148 345 539 144 393 3027 6365
White M: 70.2/128 487 145 328 410 346 473 355 154 385 3083 571 138 318 356 134 335 457 138 363 2810 5893
Red W: 73.2/126 462 119 309 395 317 374 327 147 356 2806 543 118 282 323 121 323 442 130 309 2591 5397
Handicap 5 15 13 3 11 9 7 17 1 2 18 12 6 16 4 8 14 10
Par 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Tifway 419
Greens Tifdwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Most credit cards accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirt & Non-denim shorts, skorts or slacks. No Bathing Suits, Short Shorts, Halter Tops, Heels, Jogging Shorts, Tank Tops, & T-Shirts

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4.5
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The course was in good shape and fun to play!

What can I say about my experience at White Witch but, WOW! The price was unbeatable, and the course was WIDE open. I played on Monday and my caddie told me that she hadn't had a golfer since the previous Friday(off-peak). The layout was challenging, but not unplayable. The views were dynamic, and the greens were fast and rolling. My caddy knew the course very well, and was extremely helpful with club selection. I look forward to going back and playing the course again!! I also purchased a shirt out of the pro shop and it was reasonably priced. I highly recommend playing White Witch if you get to Monty Bay!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Thank you Fabian

White witch is a fun but very challenging course. The views of the ocean and mountainsides are spectacular and the experience is a must for any golfer traveling to Jamaica! I suggest you request Fabian to be your caddy. He was awesome! My wife basically got a golf lesson the entire round. His knowledge of the course and helpful guidance made the round! We plan to come back for years to come!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Getting better

Have played the witch numerous times last 5 yrs and while the layout and views are excellent the conditions have at time been suspect. This year the course was under new ownership and as they were getting ready for the big break (think it is Altered golf on golf channel) it was in good shape. Staff is friendly and your caddy can definitely help your score but more importantly can definitely add to the enjoyment. The par 3's are picturesque and very good holes. You will come away with a number of holes you remember which is the mark of a good course. Stayed at the hyatt ziva and they have a golf package that makes the cost very reasonable. I have played Cinammon hill and the sandals golf course in Jamaica and while all are different, the Witch is the one to play if only playing once.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

No warts on the beautiful White Witch

The White Witch casts her spell as soon as golfers step outside the back door of the clubhouse. The view of the ocean from the patio gets even more gorgeous down on the first tee, a par-5 that drops off dramatically to a well-bunkered fairway below. There might not be a prettier course in Jamaica than this one. All the holes, sitting high on a hillside, are cut from an unforgiving path through the jungle. The downhill tee shots like No. 1 are offset by a handful of steep climbs to elevated greens (like no. 9). It's a nice mix of birdie opportunities and gut-punching tests of golf. Caddies, which are required, really help reading greens full of grain. Although the course had some rough spots in conditioning, the White Witch still remains a top 10 Caribbean golf experience. Yeah, Mon.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A great caribbean mountain golf experience

I really like the layout of this course, lots of elevation change, nice views, fairways in excellent condition, greens pretty good (some burn in places but otherwise good). A caddy is required in Jamaica. My caddy Chicko was good for 10+ strokes a round, played with him twice. Having a good caddy in my mind contributes greatly to the golf experience. I have fond memories of playing this course three years earlier. White Witch is one of my favorite courses in the world.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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