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Old Quarry Golf Course

Address: Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
Phone Number: 599.9.840.6886
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Ranked #13 of 113 things to do in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Add this once-in-a-lifetime golf experience to your “must play” list located within the Santa...
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Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
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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St. Catharines, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the first hole which runs along the ocean, this course has everything. views, wind, and an excellent Pete Dye design. Friendly pro shop staff and management. Electric carts and a refreshment cart that doesn't leave you broke. There is only one small complaint, which seems to be island wide ... XL golf shirts and XL tee shirts e in... More 

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Den Dungen, North Brabant, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For the fifth consecutive time we have come back to Curacao to play the Old Quarry Golf Course. What a delight. A Pete Dye Designed course along the shore of the Carribean. Kept in perfect condition and what makes the design great is that with 5 tees to choose from it offers every level of player a wonderful golf experience.... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have played a good deal of golf in the Caribbean, such as St. Kitts, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Curacao and this course is the best by far. Fantastic layout, perfect greens and beautiful vistas. My favorite course in the Caribbean!

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This 18 hole resort golf course is a challenging track. Beautifully manicured and a pleasure to play. Not much room for error on most holes, as the rough is truly ROUGH. Spiky plants make going after an errant ball a challenge. No turn at 9, as the course meanders all 18 holes away from the clubhouse. A 5 minute drive... More 

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S.Paulo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was hoping to practice in the driving range, having some lessons, and play a few days at the course but the lady at the Old Quarry was not in a good mode to provide me the assistance I needed to accomplish my plans. The final result. 12 days stay at Santa Barbara resort and did not touch the golf... More 

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Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Their is no dislikes there is a trail you can walk to the top of the mountain with views unreal to pictures of every hole very nice might seemed expensive but was worth it now I waited and got in a new a tournament for only99.00 us plus rental of clubs ask the manager of course he will let you... More 

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Beijing, China
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The driving range is a bit far, make sure you allow plenty of time for the ten minute cart ride to get there and back.

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Minesing, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The greens were in fantastic shape and never seemed dry, considering the climate. The course did not seem busy any of the 4 times we played. I would recommend buying a series of 3 rounds if you plan to play that often, as it allows you to play any time of the day for a reduced cost (I.e. We played... More 

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Toronto
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Highly recommended for avid golfers. Beautiful and relaxing course with stunning views from every hole. The sun is very hot so bring a ton of water.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We enjoyed this course. The scenery was beautiful. We played 9 holes in the late afternoon. The course was almost empty.

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