St. Kitts Tourism Authority

Destination Overview


The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis is the smallest nation in the Western hemisphere, but its potential to positively impact the world stage will neither be defined nor limited by its acreage. This nation of 105 square miles - St. Kitts is 69 sq. ml. and Nevis is 36 sq. ml. - boasts of accolades such as being ranked number 3 on the list of “10 Best Islands in the World” by US News & World Report. This ranking likely stems from various factors including the destination’s genuinely friendly people; incredible vistas; extensive range of activities; excellent duty-free shopping at the cruise terminal, Port Zante; and now, the Caribbean’s only State of the Art 'YU Lounge' at the newly opened private jet terminal at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB). Now, St. Kitts & Nevis is emerging, in the Caribbean, as the world’s newest golf destination with two championship golf courses currently in operation and two more set to open as part of the brand new 5-star resort developments currently in progress. Indeed, St. Kitts & Nevis (SKN) is fast becoming a premier port of call for the travelling golfer.

Located just 15-minutes by car from the airport is the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino, along with the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club an 18-hole, par-71 championship course that stretches to 6,900 yards from the back tees. Re-designed by Canadian golf course architect Thomas McBroom, the links-style course features holes with views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, many PGA Club Professionals who play the course during the annual Admiral’s Cup Pro-Am each February comment that the course’s finishing holes, three of which directly border the Atlantic, present a stern test for even the most skilled golfers. The Royal St. Kitts Golf Club also hosts the annual St. Kitts Open each spring, recognized as one of the best tournaments for amateurs in all of the Caribbean. Guests of the Marriott Resort have full room charge privileges at the course, which includes a full-service restaurant and golf shop.

Across the Narrows, a 2-mile channel that separates Nevis from St. Kitts, is the Four Seasons Resort Nevis Golf Club, a 6,700-yard championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones II in 1991. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis was the brand’s first Caribbean resort and to this day is heralded as one of the most laid back luxury destinations in the world. Unlike the Royal St. Kitts course which offers wide fairways and relatively flat terrain, the Four Seasons course winds its way up and down the lower levels of Mount Nevis, the now dormant volcano that created the island. Featuring dramatic views of the Caribbean Sea, million-dollar villas and St. Kitts' Southeastern Peninsula, the Four Seasons course demands accuracy and patience. Every shot must be positioned with thought in order to have the best angles and lines to attack the course’s small, undulating greens. The golf course is part of a world-class sports facility at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, which includes a tennis complex, state of the art fitness center and award-winning spa.

Guests visiting Nevis can take one of several ferry options from St. Kitts, which offer amazing views of both islands during the 45-minute sail. At mornings and late afternoons, golfers on either island can see Green “Vervet” Monkeys frolicking in the trees and along the fairways of these and other idyllic layouts to come.

In early 2015, Kittitian Hill, a 400-acre resort and residential development on the north side of St. Kitts will launch its first hotel brand and unveil the Irie Fields Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 Ian Woosnam signature course built in the shadows of St. Kitts’ highest peak, Mt. Liamuiga. With expansive views across the Caribbean Sea to neighboring islands St. Barts and St. Martin, the course will soon offer golfers traveling to St. Kitts another best in class golf experience that is new and uniquely different. Irie Fields is destined to be known as the world’s most edible golf course because its fairways will traverse through organic crops and groves of fruit trees which directly serve the resort’s food and beverage operation and all of which has been strategically designed by the developers to make Kittitian Hill a low impact, environmentally friendly resort. At Kittitian Hill, culture and sustainability come together to create a unique community where guests can fully immerse themselves in the Kittitian way of life, enjoy farm to table dining experiences, and refresh themselves with wellness programs that leverage the resort’s magical setting. Kittitian Hill will offer golf travelers several types of accommodations to choose from, including cottages, hotel suites and multi-room villas.

Rounding out this grand foursome of Caribbean golf courses will be Christophe Harbour, a Tom Fazio designed layout on St. Kitts’ Southeastern Peninsula. Set atop cliffs that rise 500-feet from the sea, the course will offer 360-degree panoramic views of St. Kitts and Nevis that will take your breath away. This 18-hole championship layout is under construction along with several lodging properties including a 5-star Park Hyatt hotel. Christophe Harbour will also feature a state-of-the-art marina village with 300 berths and the capabilities to welcome super-yachts from 85 to 220 feet in length.