Golfers will be excited to learn that Anguilla’s golf course will be open for play in just a week. On December 19, 2009 Cap Juluca will proudly reopen and manage Anguilla’s first and only public golf course, a $50 million creation of Greg Norman, the Temenos Golf Course. .
“We are all very excited about being able to offer such an elevated level of Caribbean golf to our guests at Cap Juluca and all the residents of and visitors to Anguilla,” reports Cap Juluca General Manager Gary Thulander. “We’re especially thrilled that the course will be open in time for the holiday season, offering visitors to Anguilla a complete vacation experience.”
This 7,063-yard championship course was designed by golf legend Greg Norman and first opened in 2006. It offers dramatic elevation changes, water features on 13 holes and, with the help of Cap Juluca’s brand of hospitality this season, one of the finest golf experiences in the Caribbean.
Temenos Golf Course offers a golfing experience where sand, wind and water blend seamlessly with Anguilla’s natural environment to present a golfer’s paradise. Some of its signature holes include:
• Players being greeted by a spectacular vista of St. Maarten and the Caribbean Sea at the tee box of the 390-yard starting hole. The fairway descends over 40-feet to a narrow, two-tiered green sitting precariously on the edge of a saltwater lagoon. Robb Report called this first hole, “The Caribbean’s answer to the 18th at Pebble Beach.”
• Large sand dunes on the left and a saltwater pond on the right framing the perilous drive on the 440-yard 16th hole that plays dead into the trade winds and ends with an elevated green surrounded by water and protected by deep bunkers.
• The drive for the finishing hole carrying the edge of the mangrove thicket in a vast stretch of saltmarsh that winds through eight of the course holes. The narrowing fairway ascends forty feet through rugged terrain to a narrow green carved out of the native shrub.
Temenos Golf Course is just a short ride from Cap Juluca and tee times are being accepted by calling the Temenos Golf Pro Shop at 001 264 498 5602.
For the 2009-2010 season the greens fee for a round of 18 holes during peak times will be $225 per person. Discounted greens fees will be offered for twilight tee times.