Albany Resort: Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World

Albany Resort in The Bahamas
Albany Resort in The Bahamas.
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Quick Facts

  • Number of Rooms

  • Amenities

    Seven restaurants / spa & fitness center / equestrian / two pools / private beach
  • Number of courses

  • Course designers

    Ernie Els

Resort Overview

You might know Albany only as the host of Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge, but its primary role is to serve as a luxurious oceanside getaway. Owned by billionaire Joe Lewis, along with Woods, Ernie Els and Justin Timberlake, the gated 600-acre community opened in 2010. Most of the residential properties at Albany — from the colonial-style ocean-front villas to the super-slick apartments that overlook a yacht-filled marina — are available for rent on a nightly basis, making it a swank destination for those in the know. Els designed the par-72, 7,400-yard course, which offers a balance of windswept dunes, desert features and water hazards. Surrounding the course is a 400-yard driving range, a pristine short-game practice area, and a fully-equipped swing performance center. Dining options range from casual and poolside to gourmet and high-end. Private beaches, two pools (one for kids and another for adults), an equestrian center, luxurious spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and art gallery cement Albany’s oasis status. Don’t be surprised if you spot a celeb in the gym or relaxing poolside — it’s that kind of place.



The Ernie Els-designed course combines the best of links and desert features with windswept dunes and water.


Features a luxurious spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.


Ogle the gorgeous (and expensive) yachts in Albany Marina. Maybe you’ll even see Tiger’s.

3 things to know

  • Best time to go

    Spring, fall and winter
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The two pools, one featuring winding slides and another adult-only option that offers ultimate pampering.
  • Insider Tip

    A studio near the marina is where Justin Timberlake has been laying down tracks.
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