Best public golf courses in the Caribbean, Mexico and Bermuda: GOLF’s 2021-22 ranking

The par-3 fifth hole at Teeth of the Dog

The stunning 5th at Casa de Campo's Teeth of the Dog.

Patrick Koenig

If you’re looking for a tropical destination with top-rated public courses, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Caribbean, Mexico or Bermuda, home to a total of nine courses on GOLF’s 2021-22 ranking of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play.

The Caribbean and Mexico boast four courses each on our latest list, with the Dominican Republic’s Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo bringing home the honors of the top-ranked public course in the region, and an impressive seventh overall. Which course are you most interested in playing? Check out our full list below.


GOLF’s 2021-22 ranking of the best public courses in the Caribbean, Mexico and Bermuda

With overall rank, course name, city, state, architect and year opened.

Caribbean (4)

7. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Pete Dye, 1971

18. Cap Cana (Punta Espada)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Jack Nicklaus, 2006

81. Royal Blue at Baha Mar
Nassau, Bahamas
Jack Nicklaus, 2017

90. Puntacana (Corales)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Tom Fazio, 2010

Mexico (4)

69. Cove Club at Cabo del Sol
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Jack Nicklaus, 1994

71. Twin Dolphin
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Fred Couples/Todd Eckenrode, 2018 

77. Four Seasons, Punta Mita (Pacifico)
Nayarit, Mexico
Jack Nicklaus, 1999

86. Chileno Bay
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Tom Fazio, 2014

Bermuda (1)

32. Mid Ocean Club
Tucker’s Town, Bermuda
C.B. Macdonald, 1921/Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1953

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