Royal Westmoreland a great play, if you get on
I visited Barbados and played the Royal Westmoreland in December and found the course to be outstanding in design and a true challenge. This is a must-play course if you visit Barbados.
The only faults we found were with the serious work going on with a lot of fairway bunkers - some being marked under repair, but some not, and a lot of the bunkers being unplayable as serious weather removed all sand. I was a little dissapointed to not have been informed of this prior to teeing off.
They are also severely restricting vistors' (non-Westmoreland residents) access to the course - visitors have to book via the Colony Club hotel and there are only two tee times per day - 10 and 10:10 a.m., at a cost of approximately $200. That said, it's a truly great resort course.
September 17, 2005