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The Caribbean’s Best Golf Course in 2019: Old Quarry at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curaçao

CURAÇAO (March 2019) – Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort’s Old Quarry golf course is the #1 rated course in the Caribbean, according to USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. The recognition marks the second consecutive year Old Quarry has claimed the top spot on the USA Today 10Best ballot.
Located at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort on the southern Caribbean island of Curaçao, Old Quarry presents 18 championship holes imagined by iconic designer Pete Dye. Players of all levels will be challenged as they navigate Old Quarry’s varying degrees of elevation, rolling greens that reach across the foothills of Curaçao’s Tafelberg Mountain, and island breezes that sweep in from the bordering Caribbean Sea and Spanish Water Bay.
“It is humbling to have Old Quarry recognized by USA Today 10Best for the second year in a row,” said Rob de Bekker, general manager at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. “Understanding that our course is nominated for this award by some of the industry’s top editors and experts is an honor in and of itself. To be selected as the #1 course in the Caribbean by those who have experienced Old Quarry first hand makes this even more notable for us.”
Old Quarry is open for play by resort guests, Curaçao locals, and other island visitors. Group clinics and private lessons are available while golf-focused hotel packages are bookable via Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. Among those packages is Santa Barbara’s Unlimited Golf Experience.
Priced from $279 per night (based on double occupancy), the Unlimited Golf Experience includes the following for travel between April 1 and December 31, 2019:
  • Luxury accommodations with complimentary room upgrade
  • Unlimited golf at Old Quarry
  • Old Quarry memorabilia valued at up to $75 per guest, including golf gear and apparel
  • Welcome amenity
  • Early check-in/late check-out
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort’s Old Quarry rounds out the hotel’s extensive list of activities and amenities for active travelers. Additional options include ATV tours, jet ski tours, snorkeling and scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, SUP Yoga, and more. The resort’s 350 luxe guest rooms and suites provide an ideal retreat to recharge at the end of each day. Santa Barbara’s multiple dining venues offer ample food and drink selections to stay fueled for an active getaway.
About Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
Located at Santa Barbara Plantation, the 350-room Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is Curaçao's premier luxury resort. Managed by BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, the resort features sweeping water views, white sand beaches, a full-service Atabei Spa, a 24-hour fitness center, three pools, four restaurants and a dive and water sport facility. It is also home to Old Quarry – an 18-hole Pete Dye-designed championship golf course – and 38,000- square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, the largest on island. Part of a 2,000-acre luxury resort community nestled along Spanish Water Bay, the resort is just 25 minutes from the capital city of Willemstad. For additional information and reservations, visit or call +5999-840-1243 or 1.855.590.2266. To stay up to date on the latest news and happenings, follow on Twitter and Instagram at @SBRCuracao and Facebook at


Jessica Milton
Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company
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