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Half Moon Golf Course in Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., and thoughtfully modernized by Roger Rulewich, this 18-hole par-72 championship course tests scratch and novice golfers alike. Routed through a retired sugarcane estate, the course is nestled alongside the beautiful hills overlooking Half Moon. Renowned as one of the best walking courses, trade winds blowing off the Caribbean Sea create both up-wind challenges and down-wind opportunities. Primary defense of par are the 26 shallow-faced fairway bunkers requiring solidly struck tee balls to find the short grass. Previously hosting the European PGA Senior Tour and the Jamaica Open, Half Moon withstands the test of time, permitting golfers to chase par and history between the palms.

Fairway Fact: With decades of experience, Half Moon’s caddies are truly expert guides, from navigating the Royal Palms to their seemingly endless knowledge of Jamaica’s culture and history.

Innisbrook Golf Course

Tampa Bay, FL

Innisbrook’s outstanding collection of four distinct golf courses – all designed by Lawrence "Larry" Packard – has long made it a favorite of professionals, golf groups, and new players. The legendary Copperhead Course – home of the PGA TOUR’s annual Valspar Championship — has easily become a bucket list course for golfers. Imagine yourself hitting from the fairways graced by some of the world’s finest golf professionals and taking on the Snake Pit, one of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA TOUR. Defined by tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain, Copperhead tests players with its many uphill and downhill shots, significant elevation changes, and a variety of water-protected approach shots. The first course to be constructed at Innisbrook, the Island Course offers picturesque views and challenging play, and is considered by many to be as equally, if not more, demanding as Copperhead. The Island Course features extraordinary elevation change uncommon to the typical Florida terrain. Tight fairways and water hazards make the South and North Courses other impressive challenges offered at Innisbrook.

Fairway Fact: Holes 15-18 on the Copperhead course are known as the Snake Pit. Striker the copper-colored snake statue watches over these daunting holes and regardless of your game is always available for a Snake Pit selfie.

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