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Sandals Golf & Country Club
P.O. Box 771
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Phone(s): +1 876 975-0119
Fax: +1 876 975-0196

The course at the Sandals Golf & Country Club, formerly the Upton Golf Club, provides a formidable test for even the most skilled golfers. The 18-hole golf course stretches out over heavily undulating terrain that is covered in dense vegetation including verdant fruit trees and exotic tropical flowers. Out-of-bounds stakes and strategically placed bunkers spread throughout require precision and strategy. Small, sloped greens and a topography that plays mostly uphill provide additional challenge. More than just a difficult golf course, golfers can also enjoy panoramic ocean and mountain vistas. The Sandals Golf & Country Club also offers practice facilities including a putting green and driving range.

Sandals Golf & Country Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
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Aerial view of the clubhouse at Sandals Golf & Country ClubSandals Golf & Country Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1992
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: No
  • Fairways: Bermuda
  • Greens: Tifdwarf Bermuda


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $100 - $140
  • Weekends: $100 - $140

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: Most credit cards accepted

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Blue 72 6311 yd. 128 70.9
White 72 6054 yd. 125 69.9
Red 72 4961 yd. 120 69.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Sandals Golf & Country Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Frederik Poinot
    on January 23rd, 2011 06:54
    I enjoyed the opportunity to play in November twice. Interesting challenge with hills and blind shots to some greens. A couple water hazards to challenge your drive distances. It is an inland course, so haave a great view of the hills and forests, but not much of the sea. Good facilities that are stocked with quality equipment.

    First time having the benefit of a caddy - I say benefit as Philip was most helpful at building my confidence with irons.

    If you stay at Sandals Ochos Rios, the green fees are included. It is the only local option for golf, but I would be back again and not hesitate playing if a few times.
  • Sandals Golf & Country Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Erwin
    on October 11th, 2010 10:35
    Rather nice course, considering greens fees and transportation was included from Sandals Ocho Rios resort. Looking at other courses from the bus coming from the airport it looks like this course is in pretty good shape.
    6300 yards from the men's tees. Hilly but very easily walked. I walked three days with a caddy (required). You can also get a cart but caddy is still required. Walk, it's much better.
    The course is rather well maintained, tees, fairways and greens are in pretty good shape. It is a challenging course with small greens but not a lot of trouble. I played 3 rounds and only lost 1 ball.
    With a caddy and paired as a twosome we easily played the course in under 4 hours. The bus leaves from the resort at 8 am and there is a pickup to return at 12:20. Plenty of time for these buses. Eat breakfast at 7:30, go golf, you are back at the resort in time for a late lunch.
  • Sandals Golf & Country Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by joseph
    on September 29th, 2010 08:44
    very nice club house. rental clubs were brand new. Nice resort course. My first time having a caddie ( and i have played all over the world including st Andrews) her name was blossum, one of only a few female caddies on the island. She was great, everyone is so freindly. Find fredrick the bartender and make a bet onyour score, youwin he buys you a redstripe, you lose you buy! he called a 92 for me and i shot an 86, thanks for the beer freddy!!
  • Sandals Golf & Country Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Ron Lenneberg
    on February 07th, 2010 07:59
    Just returned after 7 days of golf. The course is challenging and in very good shape. Somewhat hilly but very walkable, Greens are on the small side and and not always receptive to holding your approach, Sand traps are hard sand and sometimes better off putting out of. Greens are very tricky with lots of breaks you don't always see. Trust your caddie. They are great. I would highly recommend Ortigo, one of the best caddies I've had anywhere.
  • Sandals Golf & Country Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Tony Mark
    on November 28th, 2009 13:29
    Nice course and your only option if you are staying in Ocho Rios. Great staff.
  • Sandals Golf & Country Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by William Lovell
    on August 26th, 2009 12:31
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