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“Fun Course” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Runaway Bay Golf Club

Runaway Bay Golf Club
Main Street | Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
001 876 973 7319
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Runaway Bay
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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“Fun Course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

visited 1st week of June, 2013. my buddy played the course twice. It’s fairly flat and free greens fees if you stay at Jewel Resort. Bring your own balls, glove, tees, and shoes or you will pay big $$$$. He rented clubs for $22-40 but said if he came back he’d pay the extra $ to bring his own clubs. Golf course was next door to resort and a quick cart ride under the highway and you were there! No tee times needed. You HAD to have a caddy but it was nice to have the coaching and ball marking and cleaning, etc. $17/ round. Carts can be rented but he didn’t use those. It gets windy, so play in the early am to mitigate that. Course opened at 7am.

Visited June 2013
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rasbrat, General Manager at Runaway Bay Golf Club, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
I am happy to hear that your buddy enjoyed the course. We look forward to your return.
Scott Robbins
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Melbourne, Florida
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“newownership”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

i like the courtesy of the staff and they remember your name and keep checking with you where ever you are...in the dining area, beach, pool . just where ever. the hotel manager is great,Ms. Burton and the spa ...check it out!

Visited October 2012
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rasbrat, General Manager at Runaway Bay Golf Club, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for visiting us and your kind words. We look forward to your return.
regards,
Scott Robbins
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Parlin, New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Have Leon caddy for you!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Liked all of Leon's advice. He is a wealth of knowledge. Greens were up to par ( no pun intended). Fairways, although green, are not what we have stateside. The grass is crab grass which may work for those who like their ball raised a bit to be able to get underneath it but for those who like to hit down on the ball and take a divot, it takes a little getting used to. I was taking divots by the second hole. For 40 bucks for club rental and caddy fee it's well worth walking the course. Another 20 gets you a cart. I tipped my caddy with a new golf shirt I took for him and 10 bucks. All in all look to spend about 80 bucks incl some beers. I loved it!!! Got out of room at the Jewel at 7 am for breakfast and was golfing by 8 and was done by 11.

Visited May 2013
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rasbrat, General Manager at Runaway Bay Golf Club, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your reveiw and playing our course. We look forward to your return.
regards
Scott Robbins
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Wisconsin
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“Great golfing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I was told that Jewels just put in 2 million dollars to up grade it this past year. I was told that its a lot better than when Breezes owned it. It look like the best golf course in the runaway area.

Visited May 2013
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rasbrat, General Manager at Runaway Bay Golf Club, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear Guest,
Not sure about the 2 million part but we did put in quite a lot of Money and in the end we will definitely surpass that amount.
thank you so much for your review.
regards,
Scott Robbins
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Sudbury, Canada
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“Golfing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

At first not keen on caddy system but that is what it is and go with it! Enjoyed Warren and Micheal help. I am sure they thought we were nuts! Course is nice but the more serious in the group say the Varadero one is better. Hey cant golf in Northern Ontario in March so I say it was great!

Visited March 2013
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rasbrat, General Manager at Runaway Bay Golf Club, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback. We are still doing a lot of work with the course. Yes we make caddies mandatory as we want to try and keep as many people employed as we can. They are also very knowledgeable.
thanks again
Scott Robbins
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