Royal Blue at Baha Mar

Royal Blue at Baha Mar
Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau, , Bahamas
(242) 788-8000
Jack Nicklaus, 2017

Across the street from the sprawling Baha Mar resort, this Jekyll-and-Hyde Nicklaus design, on the former site of Cable Beach Golf Club, serves up two distinct nines. The front side demands accuracy, as it winds its way around bunkers and salt-water ponds. The less taxing back nine has wider corridors and imaginative, topsy-turvy fairways framed by limestone outcroppings. The highlight comes at the picturesque 16th, a 165-yard par-3 that plays downhill over water to a peninsula green. “Freeform” tee boxes, some of which extend up to 100 yards, give the course flexibility to make holes look and play differently from one day to the next. Max fee: $360 (Photo: Jim Mandeville/Nicklaus Designs)