Four Seasons Resort
|Championship M: 72.1/121||504||392||194||394||319||402||172||511||390||3278||542||387||195||407||230||663||200||419||445||3488||6766|
|Men M: 69.7/119||484||366||166||375||297||384||142||492||372||3078||452||353||179||370||182||603||174||390||418||3121||6199|
|Resort M: 68.2/115||460||328||138||331||266||337||126||454||314||2754||418||322||157||338||152||576||150||354||402||2869||5623|
|Ladies W: 66.1/111||431||303||114||291||244||313||99||419||289||2503||384||307||130||313||127||558||127||336||368||2650||5153|
Fun holes, great views, monkeys!
No holes on the water, but some with great views of Caribbean and neighboring island of St Kitts. Plays way up the mountain then back down. Putts and chips going toward the mountain are VERY slow, but away from mountain are not that fast. Conditions are pretty good. TONS of monkeys in trees around 9 green, 10 tee, 4 green, 2 tee. Holes are fun and pretty well done for having so much slope.
A four-star course for a five-star resort on Nevis
The views of Mount Nevis and the Caribbean Sea never stop on this RTJ Jr. roller-coaster ride dating to the early 1990s.
The climb up the mountain builds in 450 feet of elevation change. As painful as the par-5 10th hole feels going up, the par-5 15th hole gives it right back with gorgeous views and a dizzying drop off of the tee. The 18th green finishes near Mangos, the on-the-water hangout at the resort.
My foursome playing in the Admiral's Cup seemed to like playing the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club a touch better, but with the contrast between the two, you can't go wrong. Right now, this 1-2 punch between these two sister islands ranks right up there among the Caribbean's best golf destinations.
Poorly Maintained with Sad Greens
This course is in sad shape. The cut-ins haven't been kept up on the traps and the traps themselves are overdue for replacement. On the 4 rounds I played over a week, many of the traps we're not raked once. It looks like they've had mower problems with different height stripes of grass cut into fairways and some tee boxes. The greens are the most disappointing, several for the staff said they've been trying to get an invasive species of grass out of the greens, problem is there were massive dead spots everywhere! Some of the greens had not been rolled the entire week we were there. Overall, it plays like a park district course with some nice vistas. Having played the course when it was up to snuff, I left feeling really sad. Based on my home club, FS Nevis needs a couple million worth of renovations.
When you think 'Four Season' you think this!
What a stunner. This Robert Trent Jones II layout features 450 feet of elevation changes, with views of the Caribbean Sea (and Mt. Nevis) on practically every hole. The drama and the character make this golf course a little more exciting than the Royal St. Kitts GC on the neighbouring island. But both clubs are extremely fun to play. The Nevis course features a fine collection of par fives (including the extremely dramatic 600+ yard 16th), and the overall conditioning of the course is top-notch. The staff are friendly, and the Four Seasons Resort itself is unbelievable. Not only that, but you might get a gallery of monkeys watching you as you play your round. A little different, and a lot of fun.