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Tom Landers
By Tom Landers
Published on 10/1/2010

Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Half Moon Resort & Golf Course, Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Half Moon Golf Course, dubbed "one of the best walking course in the Caribbean" boasts features for all levels of golf.

Renovated in 2006 by renowned golf course architect Roger Rulewich, the course features newly-aligned, multiple-tee complexes as well as repositioned fairway and greenside bunkers. Rulewich was mindful to maintain the course's integrity of respecting the natural flow of the land while modernizing the course to account for improvements made to golf equipment over the years.

The course's signature fourth hole has been re-sculpted to take advantage of the dramatic view of the Caribbean Sea in the background and Half Moon's whitewashed buildings in the foreground right from the tee. A picturesque hole, Rulewich strategically placed a channel in front of the green to add even more challenge to play. The original 9th hole measuring 462 yards was shortened to 440 yards and the green width increased allowing an easier target for a long iron approach into the prevailing winds.

Solidifying its position as a premier golf destination, Half Moon launched its new golf academy in early 2008. The facility offers a variety of instructional programmes individually tailored to fit the needs of all golfers from complete beginners to experienced professionals.

Golfers staying at the legendary Half Moon can now enjoy three unique golf experiences when they book the Total Golf Experience package. The package allows golfers to play at the newly renovated Half Moon Golf Course plus enjoy the challenge at the neighbouring White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses in one vacation. Players can enjoy three distinct golf experiences: from Half Moon's forgiving yet challenging course perfect for every level of player; the scenic and multiple elevation changes of the White Witch; to Cinnamon Hill's historic course with holes that play along the oceanfront and up into the lush hillside.

Half Moon is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica's North Coast. The 56-year-old resort features two miles of private, white-sand beach with 197 spacious rooms and suites. Additionally, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 33 expansive four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom villas all with private pools and personal staff of butler, cook and housekeeper. In addition to spacious accommodations, Half Moon also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including the multi-award winning Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon™, a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course, Half Moon Golf Academy, Spinning® studio, 13 lit tennis courts, equestrian centre, fitness centre, 54 swimming pools, a teen activity centre, the colourful Anancy Children's Village, water sports, dolphin lagoon, shopping village, including 24-hour medical centre and more.