Golf

Though Antigua hardly qualifies as a duffer's delight, its two 18-hole courses offer varied layouts.

Cedar Valley Golf Club. Finished as Antigua’s first 18-hole golf course in 1977, Cedar Valley is not particularly well maintained terrain, but nonetheless offers some attractive vistas and challenges with narrow hilly fairways and numerous doglegs (hole 7 is a perfect example). The 5th hole has exceptional ocean vistas from the top of the tee, and the par-5 9th offers the trickiest design with steep slopes and swales. Carts are $42 ($22 for nine holes). And unlimited weekly golf pass costs $220. The Spinach! Cafe offers free Wi-Fi. Friar's Hill, St. John's, St. John. 268/462–0161; www.cvgolfantigua.com. $60 ($31 for 9 holes).

Jolly Harbour Golf Course. The flat Florida-style layout of Jolly Harbour was designed by Karl Litten. It's lushly tropical with the trade winds a challenge. Seven lakes add to the challenge, but the facility struggles with conditioning. The 15th is the signature hole, with a sharp dogleg and long carry over two hazards. Unfortunately, despite improved maintenance, fairways are often dry and patchy, drainage is poor, and the pro shop and "19th hole" are barely adequate. Visitors can participate in regular tournaments and "meet-and-greet" events. Jolly Harbour, St. Mary. 268/462–7771; www.jollyharbourantigua.com/golf. $57.50 ($97.75 including cart); $34.50 for 9 holes, $23 for cart.

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