Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) — St. Kitts and Nevis is ranked among the Top 25 Islands in the world purely on the strength of its golf.
The latest accolade comes from the Fall 2014 issue of LINKS Magazine, a top US national golf publication available in print and online.
“As a golfer myself, who has played on a number of courses in the Caribbean and around the globe, I’m extremely pleased to see the high quality of our own golf offerings recognized,” said Senator the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, Minister of Tourism and International Transport.
“This is really good news for our decision to develop our destination with golf as one of our niche target markets, and with our third world-class course scheduled to open this winter. Our golfing visitors typically have a higher than normal per-person-per-day spend, which fits nicely into our strategic shift toward a more upscale tourism product,” said Minister Skerritt.
St. Kitts and Nevis is one of just seven Caribbean islands to rate among the LINKS Magazine Top 25.
Listed at #25, the “lucky 7” destination is listed with just six other Caribbean islands that are well-known and established golf destinations – Hispaniola, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bahamas and Barbados (in that order).
St. Kitts & Nevis is ranked together as one island, with the Royal St. Kitts noted as the Best Course for play.
The Royal St. Kitts Golf Club was also recently recognized as one of eleven Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts in the Caribbean in an article appearing on May 31, 2014 in USA Today.
In addition, it was the first Caribbean golf course to earn Audubon Certification for its environmental practices and is a natural haven for both native and migratory birds.
St. Kitts and Nevis boasts the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and the Robert Trent Jones II course at Four Seasons Resort Nevis Golf Club.