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Four Seasons Resort Nevis Visit Website
Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean
Design Style: Alpine Course Type: Resort
Setting: Coastal Tropical

Located along Pinney’s Beach in Nevis’s colonial capital of Charlestown, Robert Trent Jones II’s Four Seasons Resort Nevis golf course is an oasis within an oasis. Widely considered among the best courses in the Caribbean, this rolling layout offers views of mountains, the posh resort, neighboring St. Kitts, and the blue splash of the sea.

Dramatic elevation changes provide strategic challenges to players, much as they challenged us in designing the golf course. RTJ II’s architects gently placed the golf holes on a topographically difficult site. The first eight holes stair-step slowly upward amidst well-spaced palms. At the ninth hole the course narrows as it begins climbing more precipitously, with thick jungle to the left and right of many fairways. After ascending for several more holes, players enjoy a brief respite across a flattish ridge before the course heads back down toward the clubhouse and the ocean beyond. Although RTJ II absorbed much of the elevation gain and loss in transitions between holes, the plunge from numbers fourteen through eighteen provides an exhilarating ride.

Other challenges at the 6,682-yard, par-70 course include deep ravines that must be crossed or paralleled on a number of shots. Due to the difficulty posed by the terrain we kept the bunkering simple, setting splashes of three or four small bunkers in some fairways and around greens, which are themselves subtle and receptive. The ruins of an old sugar mill provide historic backdrop to one tee box, and galleries of monkeys may applaud good shots throughout the round.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Awards
    • Golf Digest—#1 Course in Nevis
    • Golf Digest—4½ Star Rating
    • Golfweek—Top Caribbean Course
    • Travel & Leisure Golf—Best Golf Resort for Families
    • Condé Nast Traveler—Gold List
    • The Golfer—Top 10 Resort in the World