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3.5
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
76.2%
Recommend this course
122 out of 159 reviews
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3.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
2
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6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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3.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
78.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort & Real Estate Development
Style Desert/Links
Par 71
Length 6811 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.2
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Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa & Golf - Aruba
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Greens Bermuda Tif Dwarf
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes, major credit cards
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.5
159 Reviews (159)
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun layout, average conditions, still worth golfing

We really enjoyed our 2 rounds at Tierra Del Sol. It was a really nice layout, pretty views, and how could you have a bad time, you’re in Aruba! The course demanded different types of shots, most holes were unique, and the constant wind requires the golfer to think. The staff was pleasant and the cold towel after the round was nice.

However, Aruba is a desert… this was the only place on the entire island we saw green grass, so the conditions were not resort-caliber. The greens were more like manicured fairways, bunkers were not sandy (more like waste bunkers), and the tee boxes needed redoing.

I am a 9-10 handicap and played the whites (because the rest of my family wanted to). It was fairly easy from these tees (81,82 in my rounds), but I’m sure the blues would have been more challenging.

For $125-$150 a round, it’s a bit steep. But if you’re a golf addict in Aruba, this is the only course available and you should play.

They’re redoing the whole course in 2024, so I’m excited to see the changes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A bunch of issues

I've played this course over a dozen times over the years, and bring my own shoes and balls usually just rent clubs.
We had a very early tee-time (7:39).
They had Titleist rental clubs and after about 3 swings at the practice range the rental club snapped in half at the grip and cut my index finger with a deep gash and i was bleeding.
I went back to the pro shop that was NOT FRIENDLY. AFTER about 5 minutes of blank looks they gave me a band-aid and a replacement club.
Also, at the halfway house, they didn't have anything prepared. They could make me something but that would have slowed the pace of play. So we passed. Many of the Tee-boxes were burnt out, and greens were not fast for a PGA level course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not for your average resort golfer

There’s not a lot of golf on Aruba, this is the only 18 hole course. The conditions would be considered really bad if you are use to playing at high-end resorts. What it lacks in modern turf quality, it makes up for in the overall uniqueness, course, layout, and enjoyment. Would I want to play this track all the time? No. Do I highly recommend it for the avid golfer looking for new and unique golf experiences? Yes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Paradise golf

The views are stunning, of course the wind blew very hard but that is to be expected. The pace of play was great! I felt that the course could be in a little better shape. The staff were great and very friendly. I'll definitely be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has excellent features

Course has great features it’s very challenging.staff is really friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible course

Tierra Del Sol is the only 18 hole golf course on Aruba. The only other course on the island is The Links at Divi, which is only 9 holes.
I’ve been coming to Aruba for 20+ years and I have played Tierra Del Sol every time I’ve been here.
The course gets worse every year. It’s as if the owners of the course know that they have the only 18 hole course available and don’t need to maintain it for that reason.
From tee to green, the course is in terrible shape.
The tees have very little grass.
Fairways are indistinguishable from the rough with some fairways not even mowed.
Bunkers have hard packed sand and weeds.
Every green had large patches of dead grass.
I don’t look to be catered to at any golf course but at this one, no one even greeted me at the bag drop area or offered to take my bag and put it on the cart.
Honestly, the only reason I play this course every year, is because I can’t spend every day on the beach doing nothing.
If your looking to play golf while on vacation, Aruba is not the place to go and Tierra Del Sol is not the place to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions

Great layout from Robert Trent Jones. I have come every 3-4 years since Tierra Adel Sol opened. This was the worse condition I’ve seen. I’m guessing the heat and humidity is tough to handle. And the course may not be getting enough play to justify the chemicals and water needed.
Wishing they could get it back to conditions of 20 years ago.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs some TLC

The greens and tee boxes, especially the tee boxes need work. There is either unmowed grass or no grass on the majority of the tee boxes. The greens roll ok, there are some rough areas they avoid using for the holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Where is the lawn mower

The fairways are in good condition
The greens are spotty
The tee boxes are in terrible condition, either they are not mowed or there is no grass to be mowed.

Range balls also need to be updated.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could have been in better condition

I enjoy playing Tierra del Sol.
Pace of play was great.
The tee boxes were in pretty bad shape, the greens were a little worn in many spots but they did roll surprisingly well.
The GolfNow Hot Deal rate made it well worth the price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED

Awesome course!!!! Layout was great. Totally different than anything I’ve played before. Desert type course. I was told the trade winds make the course really difficult. I lucked out. Barely any wind the entire round!!! Which led me to score my best rd EVER!!!!! Being little wind the humidity was high. Course was HOT!!!! Plenty of water on course and a cold towel waiting for us when we finished. Nice touch.
Course has dry areas but greens fairways t boxes were fine. It never rains in Aruba so the course does the best it can. Cant hold that against them.
Staff was so friendly and helpful to everything we needed for a great round.
Played mid August. COURSE IS EMPTY!!!!
Was told by staff it gets packed during winter months.
Our 1st time. Played next day. Totally exhausted Played like crap. Will stagger days for our next trip!!!

CANT WAIT TO COME BACK!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terra De Sol

Have been playing this course for many years. Green are not as pristine as in past years. Beautiful scenery, lots of wind, difficult course. Must play in the morn early, too hot in the afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tere de sol

Have been playing this course for 20+ years. Usually lots of wind and very challenging. Back nine is more difficult. Suggest going out as early as possible. Course can get very, very hot. Great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is very interesting to play with the scenery and the views. it is certainly challenging with wind but itt was a fun time. Obviously the heat has taken its toll on the course but the overall experience was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Just hit it!

Always love to play here. It is so unique.
Get your confidence up on the first 3 holes, cause after that it is ON! You'll get humbled by your perfectly struck 175-200 drives into the wind. Practice your stinger at the range and don't skip the putting green before the round. Make sure to stop and take in the awesome views!!!
Don't book too early, as the Hot Deals don't show until a few/couple days in advance. Good luck and have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Don’t waste your time

Driving range is like hitting into a cow pasture. The practice balls are found water balls or balls found in weeds - I’m embarrassed for this course. Every tee box was terrible. Almost every fairway was terrible. Course could be fabulous with watering and attention. 15 out 18 greens are sparse with grass. I will not play course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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