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Old Quarry Golf Course

Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
+599 9 840 6886
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Pete Dye course what else can you say.

Beautiful course and very challenging. Wind is the main hazard. Iguanas line the tee boxes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dean B
San Diego, California
A round of golf in perfect Curacao nature

I am not a golfer. I had some lessons when I was young and every once in a while, I will do a round... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sebastiaan O
Willemstad, Curacao
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Add this once-in-a-lifetime golf experience to your “must play” list located within the Santa Barbara Planation. Designed by the legendary golf architect Pete Dye, the par 72 Old Quarry Golf Course draws its name from the historic quarries where famed Curaçao marble is mined. If you’re looking for a phenomenal getaway, our golf course is the perfect choice. Pete Dye's championship seaside layout was designed to fit seamlessly into the islands's hills and valleys. A challenge to players of all skill levels, the course meanders between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of the Tafelberg Mountain and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. To assure it would be built true to the conservation principles of Santa Barbara's owners, Pete Dye's son P.B.Dye along with the Golf Manager, Jim Bolinger, planted its fairways and greens with the hearty Paspalum grass, which can be irrigated using both brackish and recycled water. A handsome clubhouse and restaurant answer golfers' needs and provide a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
+599 9 840 6886
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful course and very challenging. Wind is the main hazard. Iguanas line the tee boxes and fairways. Worth the time and money to play.

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a golfer. I had some lessons when I was young and every once in a while, I will do a round of golf. I go for about 1 Par per 9 holes, and I am happy. I love to win, but for...More

Thank Sebastiaan O
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great, Great , golf course, fabulous vistas. A true Pete Dye gem in the Caribbean. Ship arrived at 8a.m, caught the scheduled shuttle to the course (30 min) Greeted by a friendly and helpful staff. Rented clubs there (New Titleist set) and got the round...More

Thank miletrack
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The course is beautiful, but it was quite expensive. The course is well maintained and the pro shop is top notch.

Thank dct_toronto
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a long windy course. My husband and I golfed 7 times there during our stay at the Santa Barbara resort. I'm a newish golfer, just 2 years, my ball is low and fairly straight so I found the course quite good for my...More

Thank Runswithdolphins
Reviewed 22 February 2017

In the 7 visits to Santa Barbara over the last years we have played the course several dozens of times. Always amazed with the superb condition it is in. Hence always a joy to play. Does not bore us yet and we will definitely be...More

Thank Schakenraad
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not a great golfer by any means but I know a great course when play it. The greens are meticulous and the fairways are pristine. The rental clubs are of great quality and each cart is outfitted with a cooler with ice, nice touch...More

Thank Gtskpr
Reviewed 10 February 2017

well maintained, even in a dry year, a cart is a must, far between holes, very challenging altho I am not a good golfer so may be easy for most. no pressure or delays, got 18 holes in under 3.5hrs

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful course and you must go and play and enjoy the wonderful views. The staff are friendly but you cannot even get a coffee or a drink. The bar is closed and the toilets were dirty. The proshop staff said we had a buy...More

2  Thank sandyLimassol
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Some really nice and challenging holes, a few alongside the ocean, a few inland. Overall very well kept with fairly fast greens compared to European courses.

Thank bertjebof
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30 May 2017|
Response from Runswithdolphins | Reviewed this property |
Oh I just saw your question. I'm so sorry but I have no idea if their is a shuttle from the pier. We took cabs from our hotel to the course and the price was reasonable.
Arthur B
11 November 2016|
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Response from Santiago L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They rent clubs and they are top of the line.