Belize, formerly a colony of British Honduras, is located between Guatemala on the western and southern side, and Mexico on the northern side. Belize is a country of great beauty and charm, and like many Caribbean countries, it has a very interesting history. Today, golfing in Belize is catching on, and avid golfers from all over the world visit the country just to play golf. With its’ beautiful landscapes and great weather, Belize offers golfing enthusiasts some of the most exciting golf courses on the planet. That said, lets now take a look at some of the top golf courses in Belize:
- Caye Chapel Golf Course – This was the 1st 18 hole golf course in Belize, and it was built on the Caye Chapel in the year 1999. Before that time, there had not been any 18 hole golf course in the country since the British colonial days. The Caye Chapel 18 hole golf course is one of the best places to play golf in Belize, and will satisfy all your golfing needs whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned golfer. Here, you will find a club house which offers stunning palm tree studded views of the ocean, a really huge swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, among other facilities.
- Roaring Rivers Golf Course – This is a 9 hole golf course which is located just outside Belmopan, the capital city of Belize. The fairways of the golf course are lined with natural jungle growth and indigenous trees, and its’ greens are elevated and bunkered. The golf course is also populated with wildlife like crocodiles, iguanas, and over 120 species of birds. The site double tees meausre at 1,933 yards on the front 9, and 1,959 on the back 9 for par 64, and a cumulative distance of about 4,000 yards. Its’ elevated and bunkered greens offer a challenge even for the seasoned golfers. When you visit the golf course, you will get to take in the gorgeous rolling green hills and endless Caribbean vistas as you play. You might even get to spot some iguanas, and native birds while playing golf.
Best Time of Year to Visit Belize
The best time of the year to visit Belize for a golfing vacation is from late November to mid April. During this time, the country enjoys pleasant weather and it’s the ideal time for golfing. That said, you should know that this is the peak season and it draws lots of tourists from all over the world.