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Old Quarry Golf Course

Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
599.9.840.6886
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Ranked #6 of 69 attractions in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
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... more » 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. « less
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Dallas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Maryland
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32 helpful votes 32 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
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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
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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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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful, well maintained course. Mountain and ocean views. Didn't see any other golfers. Great price for the quality of the course.

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stunning views. Course is in great shape. The first two holes are a real test! The wind really comes into play, but the course is fair. Rate of play was excellent. Thank you!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This course is a must to play. The wind is your enemy but when you know how the work with it, it is a real nice day of golfing. Landscaping is great only the bunkers need to be repaired.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very fair and reasonably priced for a resort course. But regardless how you play, the views are breathtaking and well worth the time/money spent. There was never a hold up and we played in less than 3 1/2 hours. Suggestion...be selective on your tee blocks and you will have a better game and more enjoyable experience!

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Played the Old Quarry 5 times during Christmas holidays 2013. Two tough starting holes dead against the wind with the beautiful turquoise sea alongside. Remaining holes have interesting elevation changes for this island. Pick any of the 5 tee boxes to make it as challenging as you like. Fairways and greens were in mint condition with spectacular views on many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Played 6 days in a row first thing in the morning Jan 12-17th. Three times as a single and twice with Antonio (great guy) who saw me Ace the 13th hole playing super tough on Jan 15/14 one of the greatest days of my life. Awesome course with Pete Dye making very hole great. I have played all over the... More

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