The Turks and Caicos Islands are not normally recognized as a Caribbean golf destination, so golfers are pleasantly surprised when they discover the challenging and well-maintained Provo Golf Club.
Now in its 20th year of operation, the 18-hole championship Turks and Caicos golf course has been ranked as one of the top 10 golf courses in the Caribbean by Travel and Leisure.
Golf course architect Karl Litten designed Provo Golf Club. Some of Litten’s other courses include the Wycliffe Country Club and Gleneagles Country Club (Delray Beach) in Florida, and three projects for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the U.A.E. Litten has also designed golf courses in Japan, including the $100 million 18 hole Aoki Golf Club at Hyogo with golfing legend lsao Aoki.
The 6,719-yard, par 72 course enjoys a 136 slope rating and a 74 course rating. The fairways, rough and tees feature Bermuda 419 grass and the greens were recently renovated with Tiff Eagle Bermuda grass. Several inland lakes as well as natural flora and fauna enhance the natural, rugged layout. The course’s aesthetic appeal is further enhanced by the abundance of birdlife. Expect to see egrets, herons and even flamingos when you play.
In addition to the golf course, there is a full service clubhouse at Provo Golf Club with dining at the Fairways Bar and Grill open to the public, practice facilities, a golf instruction program and tennis courts. Clubs and shoes are available for rental. Children play for free with a paying parent after 10am, which makes for a great family bonding experience.
The Alexandra Resort is one of the few resorts on Providenciales to offer a Turks and Caicos Golf Stay and Play Package. Guests staying at the Alexandra Resort can purchase green fees for 18 holes of play plus cart rental for just $125/round, a savings of $55 on regular rates. For more information, contact www.alexandraresort.com.