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Old Quarry Golf Course

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Address: Santa Barbara Plantation | Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao
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+599 9 840 6886

Add this once-in-a-lifetime golf experience to your “must play” list...

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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Challenging and well kept

Some really nice and challenging holes, a few alongside the ocean, a few inland. Overall very well kept with fairly fast greens compared to European courses.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 13, 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Some really nice and challenging holes, a few alongside the ocean, a few inland. Overall very well kept with fairly fast greens compared to European courses.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Last year we spent my birthday in Curacao. My wife and I are avid divers and my brother-in-law is an avid golfer. I enjoy golf as well. For my birthday my brother-in-law bought me a very nice Old Quarry shirt. I never had a chance to wear the shirt because a couple of weeks after returning home I found myself... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We played 3 times as part of a golf package holiday and were planning to book a few more rounds (we were staying in the Hotel next door). However we were fairly shocked at the condition of the fairways and for greens and told the manager it wasn't wort the $140 they charge hotel guests. He just shrugged his shoulders... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Recently traveled to Curacao for vacation and took one day to play golf. The Santa Barbara golf course was one of the best island courses I have had the pleasure of playing. The staff was very helpful and informative. For an island course next to the sea, conditions were for the most part slightly below perfect. If you like tight... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Enjoyed the course...but make sure you give yourself some time for the driving range! The first two holes are on the water and while they offer beautiful views, best his left!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Amazing Pete Dye layout surrounding the Caribbean, A marina and a rocky mountain. Wonderful views of the ocean and the dessert. Challenging winds and stimulating layout. I played in August and course was in good condition. I took advantage of the sunset rate which I really recommend. Rentals are in great condition. Overall highly recommended!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

My son and I took two-hour gold classes from the facilities instructor, Jane, who is a PGA Pro. Jane is very patient and we had a great time with her, learning how to play golf! I would highly recommend her private golf lesson!

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The golf course is beautiful, with views of the Caribbean ocean and the Spanish Waters Bay. The rental clubs were very nice, and the staff was wonderful. We're not great golfers but only ended up losing a couple balls. They strategically placed sand traps and coral areas so even if you end up off the fairway, you often don't lose... More 

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Higuey, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

I played this course for fisrt time and was really impressed. I normally play in punta cana and can say this course is as good as the best one in DR. The service in the pro-shop was good. very nice landscaping and amazing view of the ocean. Will be back soon. I took advantage of a Halloween special. Good!!!

Thank Jose A
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Played here and on Blue Bay during my 2 week Holliday at Curaçao. This is the better one of the two in my opinion, greens are better and the fairways are greener and the air is cleaner. You need to bring golf shoes here or rent them. The rental golf set was of high standards, the best I've ever had.... More 

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