Exotic Resort Enhanced with New Golf Holes

Golf course designer Jim Fazio’s renovation of the nine-hole course at Rosewood’s Carenage Bay Resort has been completed. The $200-million luxury resort occupies 800 acres on the remote side of Canouan Island in the Grenadines. The work transformed Carenage Bay’s original course, which was designed by Florida architect, Roy Case.

Fazio’s plan involved building all-new greens and fairways. Several new holes were routed up a hill to offer golfers outstanding vistas of Canouan, the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, and the neighboring Grenadines – including Mustique, Bequia and the Tobago Cays. The original nine-hole layout spanned 60 acres; the expanded track occupies 250 acres.

“This new course will rival the best in the Caribbean and raise the Carenage Bay golf experience to a new level,” Peter Shingling, Rosewood’s regional vice president of the Caribbean told the New York Carib News. “Coupled with Carenage’s remarkable resort product and Rosewood services, Rosewood’s Carenage Bay Resort will further establish its position as one of the finest Caribbean vacation spots.”

Launched on January 3rd and running through March 31, 2002, the resort’s seven-night “Golf Escape” package includes unlimited green fees for two, two half-hour private golf lessons, two Carenage Bay golf caps, unlimited use of rental clubs and range balls, and golf club storage and cleaning. Package prices start at $3,950. Call toll-free from the U.S. at 888/767-3966 for more information.

The 22-year-old resort features white-sand beaches, several private yachts, tennis courts, spa, water sports and scuba diving, a health and fitness center, one of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pools, four restaurants and bars, and a casino. It is the only property in the Caribbean to have been awarded the 5-Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Dallas-based Rosewood manages high-end resort properties on five continents.