Blue Bay Golf. Part of the Blue Bay Hotel, an ex-plantation house turned resort, the golf course is famous for its incredible sea views. Designed by Rocky Roquemore, it measures 6,735 yards from the tips and beckons experts and novices alike. You will be sure to enjoy the par-three 5th, which plays across and is guarded by the sea the entire left-hand side. Facilities include a golf shop, locker rooms, and a snack bar. You can rent carts, clubs, and shoes though don’t expect too much with any of them or the facilities. If you'd like to drive your game to a new level, take a lesson from the house pro. With Pay & Play, no membership is required. Rates vary depending on time of day and high or low season. Blue Bay Hotel, St. Michiel, n/a Curaçao. 5999/868–1755;

Old Quarry Golf Course. This lush course designed by Pete Dye has incredible vistas on the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. The course features a breathtaking mixture of ocean views and various forms of desert cactus, along with Dye’s dramatic bunkering. The 6,920-yard layout is the best and toughest on the island and includes an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse. There is a full range of facilities, and with the Santa Barbara Resort nearby, drinks and fine dining are mere steps away. Greens fees feature multiple play packages as well as resort discounts. You can rent carts, clubs, and shoes. A new fly-and-golf package with Blue Skies Helicopters lands you right on the course with everything you need for a game ready and waiting for you. Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, n/a Curaçao. 5999/840–6886;