Best of the Best 2011: Golf Courses: Baker’s Bay Golf Club

The Bahamas have long been a place for good but not great golf. Last July’s opening of the Baker’s Bay Golf Club (242.577.0635, www.bakersbayclub.com) changed that—but only for a select few.

Designed by Tom Fazio, the course is part of the ultraexclusive Baker’s Bay community on Great Guana Cay in the Abacos. The development, managed by Discovery Land Com­pany, occupies more than a third of the 1,600-acre cay, which is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sea of Abaco on the other. Both bodies of water are visible from the golf course, which offers plenty of water—and sand—of its own. The hazards are offset by wide fairways and generously proportioned greens, though the most generous spot on the course is the amply stocked comfort station, where golfers enjoy drinks, sweets, snacks, and even freshly barbecued seafood.

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