From the unpredictable stiff breezes that can pull your shots wildly off line to the ball-devouring bunkers, especially those at the 6,930-yard Reef Course, golfing in The Islands of The Bahamas offers a great variety of challenges.
To meet them, you'll not only have make difficult shots across turquoise waters which separate the hitting zone from the landing zone, with pin placements that call into play all of your skills. You'll have to avoid hungry sand traps, with sand that covers the gamut from firm to very powdery and the watery graves waiting to greet your wayward shot back to the fairway.
Ranging from deep wiry grass along the fairways to dense woods and underbrush, the roughs are waiting to catch you out, too. And it's worth watching out for narrow fairways that often hide the out of bounds stakes that are waiting to send you back to the tee.
Reach the greens and you're likely to face a very different putting experience - not just on each course you play, but sometimes on the same golf course. What appears to be the line for a putting stroke on one green does not yield the same result on another.
One tip you'll find really useful wherever you play is to bring lots of golf balls if your handicap is anywhere above a 15. If you want to avoid the extra weight in your bags on the plane, you can always find an ample supply of 'found' balls offered at a bargain price by the 'ball finders'.
Bring your game and enjoy the adventure on these challenging championship courses.
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