Providenciales not only boasts some of the world's most spectacular beaches, but it's home to one of the top ten golf courses in the Caribbean.
The Provo Golf & Country Club
A luxurious tropical oasis: a magnificent blend of lush greens and fairways and Provo's rugged limestone outcroppings. You don’t have to have a handicap to enjoy Provo Golf Club. Designed by Karl Litten, and opened in 1992, this now mature course, is consistently rated as one of the top 10 in the Caribbean. It’s impossible not to admire the lush landscaping, emerald greens, fresh smelling trade winds and the abundance of colour at every turn.
The 18-hole, 72 par course offers a test for golfers of all caibres. Depending on the tradewinds of the day, this target style 6,705 yard championship course can range from well challenging, to most challenging. Featuring rugged limestone outcroppings, lush, indigenous landscaping, artfully designed lakes, beautifully manicured emerald greens – it is a great test of golf for the professional or amateur.
Investment to the sum of over $1.5million, has gone into impressive course improvements. Over 900 new palm trees, a combination of Winin, Areca, Sable and Washingtonian varieties; flowers in the form of cassia, Hong Kong orchid, pink tabby and frangipani, verdant bushes such as bougainvillea, oleander, copper leaf and Ficus have been recently planted. Provo Golf Club also offers are furbished warm up range, practice chipping and putting areas, and the brand new fleet of electric carts.
Two new lakes on the 7th and 17th holes brings the total number of lakes to 12, with water on seven holes on the front nine and six holes on the back nine; abundant with resident and migratory birds, such as the flamingoes, egrets and herons.
Upgrades to the Clubhouse has tripled the size of the original Pro Shop which caters to golfers and non-golfers alike; sporting an emporium of brand-names including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, JS Lindbergh and Ashwood. Find all your golfing gear, caps, visors, sunglasses and gift items all at great prices. Guests from around the world will also enjoy the wall of international golf flags adorning the interior and ceiling of the bar area. The chances of seeing a flag from the oldest course in Scotland or one autographed by Arnold Palmer are sure to create a buzz. Another way to heighten this feeling is to quench your thirst with a locally brewed Turks Head beer or Bambarra reserve rum.
Put your swing to the test with their state-of-the-art V1 video coaching system or take advantage of the three resident PGA trained professionals for private lessons or group clinics. No clubs? No problem … Provo Golf Club will provide you with TailorMade or Nike golf club rentals.
Provo Golf Club also boasts a beautiful West Indian inspired Clubhouse. After 18 holes golfers can relax and enjoy casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Fairways Bar and Grill, or spend a few hours on the expansive terraces overlooking this magnificent green oasis.
This year Provo Golf and Country Club will be the hosts of the 53rd Amateur Championship for the second time. The headline sponsor is to be Bordier International Bank and trust, and the event will be attended by 140 golfers.
The Caribbean Amateur Open began in 1957 with only two countries; since that time it has evolved into the largest annual golf event in the region, contested by 10 countries, including the Turks & Caicos Islands. Each country sends 14-person teams to compete in five divisions. The 2009 competition will see Puerto Rico looking to retain the title they won last year in the Cayman Islands. Spectators are welcome and TCI residents are encouraged to come out and cheer on the local team.
Provo Golf and Country Club is open from 7.00am every day. Make sure you call ahead to enquire about specials on rates and green fees. Call toll free at 1-877-218-9124, locally at 649-946-5991, or visit www.provogolfclub.com for further information.
Turks & Caicos Minature Golf
Turks & Caicos Miniature Golf located on Providenciales - where it’s always “a world of fun” for kids and the young at heart. We proudly boast a one and a half acre beautifully landscaped and challenging 18 hole Mini Golf Course, Grand Prix “Go Cart” Race Track and Video Game Arcade. The bar and grill offers a wide selection of food and beverages and Karaoke entertainment complemented by the friendliest service in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
The 18-hole miniature golf course presents a challenge for any age. Water hazards, bunkers, a waterfall and pond are just a few of the obstacles that stand between you and golfing immortality. We’ll supply the ball and putter, you bring the stroke. Please visit our site for more information: