Cayman Islands Places

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Grand Cayman

Golf

Blue Tip. The 9-hole, 3,515-yard, par-36 Blue Tip was designed by Greg Norman and built near mangroves. Five of the holes are par-4s, and two are par-5s, including a 600-yarder. The course is open only to guests of the Ritz-Carlton and to owners of the Residences (luxury condominiums). No jeans are allowed, and you must wear collared golf shirts. Club rentals are available at the golf shop. Green fees are $150 for 9 holes, $215 for 18 holes. Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY1-1209. 345/943–9000 or 345/815–6500. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Britannia. The Britannia golf course, next to the Grand Cayman Beach Suites, was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course is really two in one—a 9-hole, par-70 regulation course and an 18-hole, par-57 executive course. Signature tough holes include 3 and 10; beware tricky winds on 7 through 11. Green fees are $100 for 9 holes, $150 for 18 ($75/$115 during the off-season), including the cart. Amenities include a full pro shop and the Britannia Golf Grille (with particularly good breakfasts and local fare). West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY1-1209. 345/745–4653. www.britannia-golf.com.

North Sound Club. Formerly the Links at Safehaven, the par-71, 6,605-yard, 18-hole North Sound Club is infamous among duffers for its strong gusts, giving the ball unexpected loft or backspin. Roy Case factored the wind into his design, which incorporates lots of looming water and sand traps; the handsome setting features many mature mahogany and silver thatch trees where iguana skulk. Wear shorts at least 14 inches long (15 inches for women); no T-shirts are allowed, only collared shirts. Green fees change seasonally; in winter it's $175 ($110 for 9 holes) including cart. There are twilight and walking discounts (though carts are recommended), fine pro shop, and open-air bar with large-screen TVs. Off West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY1-1209. 345/947–4653. www.northsoundclub.com.

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