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Old Quarry Golf Course

Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
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Ranked #22 of 105 Activities in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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Owner description: 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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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really beautiful course with a few holes right on the water. Lots of wildlife, every hole was different, and service at the shop was great.

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San Diego, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Excellent golf course. Great use of terrain and the views of the ocean and bay were fantastic. Very challenging, however, its a Pete Dye design and he tends to make real challenging courses. Would definitely return to this island and golf course.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great course well maintained. I would have loved to have cart service but they had plenty of water for refills on the course. Beautiful ocean views.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This golf course is just beautiful. The service is perfect, the course is green with a dramatic scenery from sea view to the marina, cactuses and mountains. I can recommend the restaurant Shore next to the club house.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband golf this course during our stay at the Santa Barbara resort. He said it was absolutely beautiful. I walked around part of it and it was breathtaking, overlooking the water. Santa Barbara resort is a little off the beaten path but well worth a day trip. There are great peaches golf restaurants and a gorgeous pool. The pro... More

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Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very nice golfcourse, lessons were great!!! We recommend the golfpro Jane Weststraete. Service in proshop was very good.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a fantastic Pete Dye design. The scenery is beautiful, and the course is challenging. The prevailing winds can be frustrating.

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a very nice PB Dye course but forget about getting to the greens in regulation. Winds are about 20-3- mph all the time. Pro shop is OK.

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Dallas, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The fantastic scenery makes up for the really strong winds on the first 2 holes. A fun and pretty course for all playing levels. We played on a very windy afternoon and practically had the course to ourselves. Bring extra balls because you won't want to search the prickly brush for a lost one.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful Course, the views are breathtaking and the greens are perfect! Staff is very helpful! Enjoyed my day on the course!

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