Green Fees and Roundtrip Transfers are Included
In June 1992, Sandals Resorts International purchased Upton GC and set about creating the premier course for destination golf vacations in Jamaica.. All the greens were rebuilt with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass and the fairways resurfaced with Bermuda grass creating a beautifully manicured layout. Sandals now boasts one of the finest Golf Courses in the Caribbean. Golf Digest Magazine granted a four star rating for courses to play while on vacation.
U.S.G.A. Ratings for this Course
|Blue Tees||White Tees||Red Tees|
|Course: 70.90||Course: 69.90||Course: 69.30|
|Slope: 128||Slope: 125||Slope: 120|
About the Course
The Jamaica Golf and Country Club, located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is formidable test characterized by narrow fairways and minuscule, drop-off greens. A par-71 18-hole layout measuring 6502 yards, it stretches out over a verdant, rolling landscape with sweeping views of sparkling sea and mountains cloaked in dense vegetation. While there are no major forced carries and few fairways bunkers, precision is key; ten holes are flanked by out-of-bounds stakes. Particularly vexing is the unassuming-looking par-3 13th hole on the course, but it packs a wallop with its treacherously shallow green fronted by a steep slope and backed by a hidden bunker.
About The Course
18-hole, resort-style course with 3 sets of tees
Plays to 6,404 yards, par 71
Narrow fairways and miniscule drop-off greens with sweeping views of the sea and mountains
Full-service golf shop featuring a TaylorMade collection
Complimentary club storage facilities
Practice range with chipping and putting greens
Pro Shop with the latest styles from Ashworth, Greg Norman and Adidas
Sweet Spot Jerk Shack at #10 green for course dining
Restaurant in the plantation-style clubhouse
Complimentary greens fees to all Sandals Resorts guests in Jamaica
Complimentary transfers within the Ocho Rios area for Sandals guests
- From Sandals Grande Ocho Rios and Sandals Royal Plantation- 20 minute transfer
Complimentary PGA-Certified Golf Clinic twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
PGA Golf lessons are available and can be reserved through the resort's Tour Desk and at Golf Club. At an additional cost.
Caddies are mandatory. Rates as follows:
- US $17.00 for 18 holes walking, per bag
- US $12.00 for 9 holes walking, per bag
- US $25.00 per caddy for 18 holes on shared cart
- US $17.00 per caddy for 9 holes on a shared cart
- As caddies are not Sandals employees, tips are accepted
Yamaha golf carts available (optional). Rates as follows:
- US $40.00 for 18 holes
- US $25.00 for 9 holes
TaylorMade club rentals available for men and women (Left and right handed). Rates as follows:
- US $60.00 for 18 holes (includes balls)
- US $35.00 for 9 holes (includes balls)
Adidas Shoe Rentals available for men and women.
- US $16.00
Forgot your clubs? To borrow a favorite Jamaican saying, "No problem, mon" full sets by TaylorMade can be rented from the well stocked golf shop, which also features the latest styles from the impressive TaylorMade Golf collection. Don't forget to try our world's famous Authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken at our Sweet Spot Jerk Shack located at number 10 green.