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Address: 72 Estate River | Kingshill, 00851, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-778-5638
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Perhaps the best golf course in the Caribbean, Carambola is a par-72...
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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decent layout, shabby condition....

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2014
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Florida Panhandle
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Serious maintenance deficiencies. While an exceptional design, traps are dirt, fairways are anything but, greens are rock hard, as is the range. An extremely perfect RTJ work of art has faded into obscurity. Don't bother.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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159 reviews 159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We're not golfers, but thoroughly enjoyed going to the Carambola Golf Course to have breakfast or lunch overlooking the course. We were looking for an alternative to the high prices for food at the Carambola Beach Resort where we were staying. Pauli and Lori from the Blue Water Terrace on the east end now run the small restaurant/deli located at... More 

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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79 reviews 79 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
59 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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