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Carambola Golf Club

Address: 72 Estate River | Kingshill, 00851, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-778-5638
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Ranked #59 of 81 Activities in St. Croix
Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Perhaps the best golf course in the Caribbean, Carambola is a par-72 course with lots of uphill and...
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Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Perhaps the best golf course in the Caribbean, Carambola is a par-72 course with lots of uphill and cross-water shots.
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Austin, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For $85 (which included $40 off for being a Carambola resort guest), I expect a course that is maintained to a higher standard. Rocks in the sand bunkers still. A tractor leaked all its hydraulic fluid onto the first hole right in our path, so that caused a considerable delay and no doubt killed that grass off for a while.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I always look forward to playing a Robert Trent Jones course so was all too happy to take my clubs with us to St. Croix. True to RTJ the layout is sweet and pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately the course conditions were quite pedestrian to poor. Many of the fairway bunkers that would normally add definition and perspective have been... More 

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Boston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

On Wed and Fridays, ( probably only off season I would imagine) they were running a special, $35 including a golf cart. We were excited to check out this course since it was designed in the 60’s by Robert Trent Jones. It is much different than the Ocean Course at the Buccaneer. It is longer and a bit more challenging.... More 

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Girard, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The course was well designed and a beautiful location, but I was certainly surprised and disappointed at the conditions....they were just awful and I'm not sure why. It will take alot of work to get this course "up to par".

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uk/usa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

decent layout, approx 6850 from back tees, quite a few holes with carries over water to green, hilly and a tough course to walk with pull cart. not in great shape with grass over running the sand in most of the bunkers, slooow greens. certainly not an easy course, quite enjoyable. if you need a golf fix on an actual... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you want to feel like you have your own private course all to yourself. Beautifully manicured and a great course. Then Carambola's a must if your visiting St.Croix.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have played this course many times in the course of 6 visits to the island, most recently in 2/14. I always look forward to the experience and my last trip did not disappoint. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It features 4 or 5 sets of tees and accommodates players of every skill level. I had a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
55 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

One of only two 18 hole layouts on the island and the only one of championship length is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., design that has plenty of challenge for low handicaps, but requires a substantial amount of forced carries over gaping ravines and water hazards that will have higher handicappers reaching for reloads. Unfortunately, the maintenance was uneven when... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The course is well designed and scenic. But it is in a rainforest, and it has grossly inadequate drainage. Conditions ranged from soggy to submerged. The fairways were rutted because there are no cart paths over much of the course. Greens were shaggy-- about what I'd expect from a "Scotch green" used for winter play up North. Traveling to the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This golf course was a nice change fo me to play. Being from Florida I tend to play flat courses. Carambola has some nice rolling fairways and some challenging water holes. The rental clubs were pretty good but a little pricey. Definately worth the play.

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