As the world celebrates the European win of the 39th annual Ryder Cup it’s a good time to bring to light a special golf offer in Turks and Caicos. The Provo Golf Club, a Karl Lytton designed course located minutes away from the Alexandra Resort, is offering a kids-play-free special when they play a round with an adult after 10am.
The 18-hole championship course, which is frequently described as one of best in the Caribbean, has hosted some major regional tournaments - including the Caribbean Amateur Championships and its own version of a Ryder Cup. Even with this international attention, playing golf often gets overshadowed as a vacation activity by the exceptional beach and watersports we have here. With the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach at its front door, the Provo Golf Club has stiff competition for the attention of visitors. However, those that venture onto the course are well-rewarded.
The course boasts lush fairways and immaculate greens and has a natural, rugged design that combines a great test of golf with the natural flora and fauna of the islands. The layout is excellent from beginners through low handicappers, as there are four sets of tees for all golfing levels. The club’s full service pro-shop is equipped with premium TaylorMade golf clubs for rental as well as top-of-the-line equipment and attire for sale. Lessons are available from the club pro and multi-round discount packages are available for adults.
At Provo Golf Club, playing golf is a great family activity even when you are on vacation. Golf imparts integrity, discipline, and sportsmanship, as well as providing good exercise. In golf you are your own referee, you call your own penalties and keep your own score, which teach the importance of taking responsibility - an excellent lesson for kids of all ages. With golf, differences in age and acumen are irrelevant. Multiple generations can play together, enjoying the aesthetically pleasing and competitively stimulating environment. And finally there’s the golf cart - we all know how much kids love driving golf carts. In fact, in addition to the beautiful course, there is a putting green and chipping area on site too, which is good for people who may not want to go out on the 'real course' and gives kids a chance to learn the game in a more controlled way.
One of the nice things about the Ryder Cup - in addition to providing three days of gripping golf where the world’s best golfers from the United States and Europe display their skills - is that there’s no monetary reward. The competition is purely about the love of the sport, the pride of winning and being your best. This is also a great family value to impart and share.
With all these altruistic attributes of golf we are almost forgetting to mention the best benefit of golfing in Turks and Caicos - afterwards you can plunge into the sea just across the street with your child. Reward yourselves for a job well done on the course with a refreshing smoothie at the serviced beach at The Alexandra.