Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7189 yards
  • Layout

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Year built: 2015
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (2015)
Type: Resort
Greens: Platinum TE Paspalum
Fairways: Platinum TE Paspalum
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Rental shoes available

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7189 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
5 stars:
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4 stars:
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3 stars:
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2 stars:
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1 stars:
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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"A splendid afternoon"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

In town to cover the Hero World Challenge and was able to take an afternoon to get over to Royal Blue. Thrilled that I did.

For starters, the place was absolutely pristine. Every blade of grass was manicured to perfection and the greens were fabulous.

The whole layout was fun, particularly the back nine. Everything was memorable and I particularly liked being able to hit a different club into each of the par-3 holes.

The Baha Mar area is great and we were able to have a few drinks afterward staring over a beautiful setting. Can't wait to get back there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



""All-in" at Baha Mar"


NickMentaGC's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Royal Blue offers a first-class golf experience from the second you arrive at the clubhouse. The $275 green fee is plenty high on its own, incentivizing you to spring for the $325 all-in package, which comes with your choice of rental clubs — PXG, Itobori, Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway — ProV1 golf balls, an engraved bag tag, and a drink in a take-home thermos. The club would prefer you to take advantage of the all-in experience, and it's absolutely worth the moderate up-charge if you were already willing to pay the greens fee. Bottom line: if you're willing to spend the money, go for the full package. It's a substantially better value.

The Jack Nicklaus design features two unique nines, with the back nine coming out head and shoulders above the front, although both sides are impeccably maintained by Sean Cracraft and his staff.

The freeform teeing concept is highly enjoyable if you're willing and able to play the course multiple times, but otherwise wouldn't make an impact if you're only playing once.

The resort is expected to open in full in Spring 2018. Baha Mar is certainly an expensive destination, but the all-in package at Royal Blue is a unique, resort experience.

One final note: If your short game is in a state of disrepair, chipping off Paspalum will absolutely boost your confidence.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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