Favourite golf getaways in paradise

Can’t wait for golf season to finally start back up in Canada? There’s no need to wait, since down south, it’s always golf season with warm weather and sunny skies all year long! Best of all, with Sunwing Airlines, you can bring your clubs along for free. Read on for some of our favourite golf getaways in the tropics where you can practice your swing and perfect your putting all year long.

Aerial shot of golf green overlooking the coast
Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Tee off on one of three legendary golf courses at Casa De Campo Resort and Villas in La Romana. This luxury golf resort in the Dominican Republic has hosted numerous celebrities over the years, from Grammy-nominated singers to professional athletes and former presidents. You can practice your swing at one of the resort’s three golf courses which were designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member Pete Dye, including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links; all which weave through lush palms and along the sparkling shoreline.

When you're not teeing off... you can try out a wide range of activities to keep you busy around the resort, from horseback riding to snorkelling. Looking to relax after hitting the links? Lounge by the resort’s new upscale Beach Club overlooking the sparkling shores of Minita Beach.

Golf course on top of a dramatic cliff overlooking the sea
Quivira Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico

There are few names in the sport of golf more recognizable than Jack Nicklaus, one of the greatest golfers of all time. You can channel your inner golf superstar when you play a round at the course he designed in Los Cabos, the Quivira Golf Club at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort. Overlooking the picturesque shores of the Pacific Ocean and named one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest, this spectacular course is exclusive for guests staying at Pueblo Bonito Resorts and offers breathtaking views with every shot, from the tee to the pin.

When you're not teeing off... vacation like a VIP with top-notch amenities like concierge service to cater to your every need. Plus, you can enjoy exchange privileges with all four neighbouring Pueblo Bonito Resorts including access to their restaurants, bars and facilities.

Colonial-style golf club with the ocean in  the distance
Varadero Golf Club in Varadero, Cuba

Hit the greens of the first 18-hole golf course in Cuba, the Varadero Golf Club. Built in the 1930s, this beautiful Varadero golf course is situated on the grounds of a historic estate, surrounded by lush palm trees and overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. When you stay at the adults only Melia Las Americas Golf and Beach Resort next door, you can enjoy unlimited rounds of free golf at the picturesque course included in the price of your stay.

When you're not teeing off... sip on a famous Cuban mojito by one of the tranquil resort’s numerous pools. Upgrade to The Level for an enhanced level of service and exclusive resort privileges like concierge service, dedicated room locations and more.

Rolling hills of a golf course at sunset
Tobago Plantations Golf Club in Tobago

There’s no better place to play a round of golf than on a PGA-designed course. You can stay right on the championship greens of Tobago Plantations Golf Club when you stay at Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort in Tobago. This par-72 course offers spectacular views of the coast and is nestled within the grounds of an old coconut plantation. In addition to offering pristine fairways, a large practice green and a convenient driving range, the course is also a great place to watch the sunset, so try to arrange for a twilight tee time.

When you're not teeing off... you can embrace the Caribbean lifestyle by sampling authentic local cuisine at one of the resort’s on-site restaurants, including Kali’na which serves a blend of Caribbean fusion and fine dining.

Aerial view of a golf course surrounding a lake
Iberostar Cancún Golf Club in Cancun, Mexico

Play a round of world-class golf at Iberostar Cancún Golf Club in Cancun, Mexico. This par-72 course is situated between the Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea within 150 acres of lush palms and pristine greens. The course winds past the Mayan ruins of El Rey, a collection of over 47 archaeological structures including a pyramid temple that date back to 250 A.D. You can stay right next to the course at Iberostar Selection Cancun and book the Golf Package ($) for preferential rates and tee times at both Iberostar Cancún Golf Club and the Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

When you're not teeing off... explore the attractions, shops and bars of Cancun’s vibrant Hotel Zone located just steps from the resort. There’s plenty to do on the resort grounds as well, including evening entertainment and an on-site nightclub.

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