Jamaica Sports

For the people that just cannot sit still, there are plenty of sports in the Montego Bay area.

Horseback Riding

Rocky Point Stables is located at Half Moon. They offer riding lessons, polo lessons and trail rides for both 1.5 hours and for 2.5 hours. Trail rides are up into the mountains or along the beach. There is something for everybody, no matter what their experience is.


Diving in Montego Bay: shallow diving is from 15 to 30 feet, deep diving is usually 60 to 100 feet. There is wall diving and finger reef sites.

Diver Montego Bay Marine Park
This park offers Shallow and Deep Diving. The Doctor's Cave Reef is a shallow reef with big sandy patches. The Point Reef is a deep dive offering many large fish and an excellent wall dive starting at 60 feet. The Widow Maker, also in the Park, is a Vertical Funnel starting at 60 feet and bottoming out at 90 feet with a Horizontal Tunnel under the Reef. The Horizontal Tunnel is about 40 feet long. Outside the park are many other excellent diving sites.

Airport Reef
This is a shallow finger reef formation located opposite the Donald Sanston Airport and is excellent for the beginning diver. Slightly deeper is very good drift diving with very large basket sponges. Further east of Airport Reef is an airplane in 50 feet of water which was sunk for Divers.

Sea World
Provides transportation to and from the Dive Shop. Sea World is located at one of the entrances of Ironshore. Reefs are located 5 minutes off the dock. They offer drift, shallow and deep diving.



On the east side of Montego Bay there are four 18 hole championship golf courses: Ironshore, Half Moon, Wyndham Rose Hall and White Witch. Review the course at Caribbeangolf.com destinations jamaica

Ironshore Golf Course
The closest of the three near the Burlingame Villa, the entire course can be seen from the villa. The course is located on a plain between the mountains and the sea. The back nine is surrounded by private villas of Ironshore. The rates are the most reasonable in the Montego Bay area.

Distance: 6633 Par: 72

Half Moon Golf Course
One of the oldest courses on the island. The course is located at the foot of the mountains which is dotted with some of the most affluent villas found in the Montego Bay area. The Robert Trent Jones layout is fairly flat with a devilish little irrigation ditch that criss-crosses some of the fairways. Scenic little ponds dapple the course when the afternoon sea breeze arrives. You will need all of your clubs.

Distance: 7160 Par: 72

Wyndham Rose Hall
It is located at the foot of the 18th century Rose Hall Great House. This course will test your skills. You'll have to contend with some wind, blind holes, and an old cemetery and waterfall. There's the Chinaman Reef a dogleg left with the Caribbean on the left and a stream to the right of the green. This is a par 4 eighth, 322 yards from the rear trees.

Distance: 6598 Par: 72

White Witch
The newest of the four courses. Built on 600 acres in the Mountains of the Rose Hall Plantations. 16 of the 18 holes have a view of the Caribbean Sea. There are five set of tees on every hole to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The White Witch Golf Club has a beautiful driving range that faces northeast to the Caribbean Sea. This range offers two 10,000 square foot teeing areas with two practice bunkers along with an 11,000 square foot practice putting green. The White Witch Golf Course is a part of the newly opened Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Distance: 5425-6718 Par: 71

This course is 40 minutes to the west of Montego Bay, and is located on an old sugar plantation. Perhaps the most elegant of the courses on the island, it is centered around a 150 year old plantation Great House. This course is home to the Johnny Walker World Championship. The course's 18 holes are located by flatlands near the sea. Several of the holes stretch along the water, where the sand and wind are major hazards. The rest wind inland onto the sloping foothills leading to a high plateau with such features as tree-lined tees and several dogleg holes. The 6th tee is a gigantic waterwheel that is 200 years old and still turning. The time-honored tradition of balancing golf bags on their heads is kept alive by the caddies at Tryall.

Distance: 6680 Par: 71 Holes: 18


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