Jamaica Golf

Old Jan 5th, 2002, 08:07 AM
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Jamaica Golf

My family is leaving in 2 weeks for the Ritz at MoBay- Can't wait! We plan to at least play White Witch, what else is recommended? Would like to play about 3 of the 7 days- Also, after having been through the nightmare of Delta losing, and never finding, 3 sets of clubs, is it worth it to haul clubs or do the courses have good rental sets? Last question for now- Margueritaville looks like a lot of fun- We're traveling with an 8 year old who can swim, but is not a fish- Does the slide area have flotation vests available for kids? Figure it must be over her head and could bring something from home. Thanks in advance!
Old Jan 6th, 2002, 02:37 PM
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What is MoBay? Close to Negril?
Old Jan 7th, 2002, 08:25 AM
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Email Ritz directly (or call on their toll free number) to check, but I think they do offer rental sets.
Wyndham Rose Hall course has been rebuilt and is back in use. Have heard early buzz that they did a good job.
Also, look into Tryall, about 12 miles west of MoBay. GREAT course. Worth the trip.
Half Moon's course just runs east-west along the highway. Not one to change travel plans for, but it is close to the RitzC.
Old Jan 7th, 2002, 08:40 AM
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MoBay is Montego Bay, where you have to fly into
Old Jan 7th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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Be sure to take at least some golf balls and tees if you leave your clubs. My husband ran out of balls while playing and had to 'rent' a ball for $1, on his backswing his caddy added "$5 if you hit it in water."

Your 8yr. old may feel better (and you too) if you do go to the trouble of bringing some type of lifejacket. We did not see any offered to the kids. The slide is hugh but the kids were using it the entire time we ate a good and reasonably priced meal there.
We love Jamacia and have stayed in Ocho Rios and last year at Coyaba in Mobay. If you get a chance try going to the 'glistening waters' in Falmouth or a day trip to Dunn River falls. Take your 8year olds life jacket on both trips.
Old Jan 7th, 2002, 05:06 PM
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Just returned from Wyndham in Mo Bay with 'the boss' and 2-20 yr olds on college break
Weather was great for 5 of 7.
The golf at Wyndham's 3 Palms and Ritz White Witch is terrific. The Ritz is nice but not for kids 7-12,if your bringing any go to Wyndham during the day-best pool around.
Air Jamaica has their act together and 'owns' the island for air ops. Direct flights from U.S. is better than any other airlines connections where golf clubs/luggage mysteriously get lost.Rental sets are just O.K. I would bring yours but make sure you use a hard sided bag as these protect your clubs 100%.
Went to Margueritaville but on a Sunday night. Dead. The restaurant next to Margueritaville-Marguerites is 4 star with excellent service.Try the lobster/shrimp!
Have fun!
Old Jan 8th, 2002, 09:48 AM
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Wow! thanks for all the feedback- Sue- Loved the golf ball story, but need to know the outcome- Did he stay dry? Talk about pressure! Thanks for the info re: vests- Will take her ski vest just in case.
Mike- I've heard good things about Tryall- Am putting it on the list. I understand rentals will run about $30pp/pd, so guess we'll haul them all down- 8 year old plays too- That could get awfully expensive.
Geoff- Sounds like you have a great boss- Thanks for the tip about the Wyndham pool- We're hoping to use the Ritz Kid's Club some, but it sounds like she'd enjoy the Wyndham facilities. We were at Ritz in St. Thomas without her in July and it really wasn't a "kid's pool" there either- Glad to hear about 3 Palms, may have to try to play 4 days if I can possibly take enough balls! Have some FF mileage w/ USAir so flying them, but will try to get all 3 sets into one carry bag. Have a light ping carry bag that doesn't take up too much room, so I'll keep fingers crossed!
Again, thanks for all the great info- Counting down the days til I get out of the 30 degree weather! BTW, don't know if it will help anyone but we got a rate of $105 per nite....Yipee!
Old Jan 8th, 2002, 12:43 PM
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Margueritaville (now possible called Margaritaville as it's part of the immy Buffet chain now) is a lot of fun for kids during hte day. My son did the slide off the roof when he was 4 but he's a fish...it's quite a drop. There are water trampolines to play on also.

I didn't see any vest/lifejacket rental there.
Old Jan 8th, 2002, 12:56 PM
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Thanks Liz! I was looking forward to it NOT being part of the chain but looks like too much fun to pass up- Of course, after spending a few hours there we may all need vests, LOL!
Old Jan 9th, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Am only doing this because my son and I are going for golf- Please excuse me!!!

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