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Turks and Caicos – Provo Golf Club

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Rainbowgreen-1Your own private paradise

There is such a thing as golf paradise. Imagine an island environment of Bermuda grass, swaying palm trees, pink flamingos and conchshell tee markers. Provo Golf Club in the Turks and Caicos Islands is like your own Caribbean sanctuary.

Success at Provo Golf Club isn’t so much measured by your 18-hole score as it is by if you’ve forgotten something—that is, if you’ve completely left your worries from back home at the clubhouse door. This is an opportunity to play golf on one the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, for the sheer joy of getting away from it all.

The added plus to vacationing in Providenciales, the most inhabited of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is your first encounter with Grace, Provo Golf Club’s stunning neighbor. Located just a three-wood drive from Provo’s entrance, Grace Bay Beach’s powder white sand and turquoise water is considered by many to be the best beach in the world.

Getting there

Providenciales’ modern airport (PLS) is just 90 minutes from Miami, under three hours from Charlotte, and four hours from New York City. The language is English and the currency is U.S. dollars. Most of the oceanfront hotels on Grace Bay Beach are a mere 20-minute drive from the Providenciales airport. Remember, don’t forget your passport.

Grace Bay Beach – the drawing card

When Provo Golf Club first opened in 1992, Grace Bay Beach was a jewel waiting to be discovered. Two decades ago, Providenciales played host to just three hotels. Today, Providenciales is that rare combination of a tranquil beach retreat with all the modern luxuries of home. About two dozen oceanfront hotels embrace Grace Bay’s pristine shoreline. Most of these hotels are all-you-could-ask-for suites with full kitchens, living areas and balconies with fabulous ocean views.

Snorkel, scuba, shop, fishing and island hopping

For those in your party who are looking for something beyond golf, Providenciales doesn’t disappoint. Turks and Caicos has one of the largest coral reefs in the world if your pleasure is under the water. In addition, the island now features several new shopping areas and has restaurants galore. There are also a multitude of boating excursions offered if you’re looking to explore the pristine uninhabited islands surrounding Providenciales.

Favorite of the famous

Provo Golf Club has developed a following of A-listers who like the fact that on Providenciales, everyone can be themselves. Your identity is given both a nod and a shrug. Notables who have checked in at Provo’s first tee box include the NBA’s greatest all-time player, the captain and shortstop for Major League Baseball’s most storied franchise, the Windy City’s former middle linebacker, the star who played opposite Pretty Woman, the seven-time gold medal winning Olympic swimmer and several members of Edmonton’s championship hockey team from the 1980s.

So if you’ve been searching for the ultimate golf and beach vacation, then Provo Golf Club and Grace Bay Beach go together like Jordan and Pippen, Mantle and Maris, Rice and Montana, or Gretzky and Messier. Visit Providenciales and Provo Golf Club for yourself. You deserve your own slice of golf paradise.

About Tim Cotroneo

Tim Cotroneo is freelance writer with a passion for golf and a future Caribbean zip code.

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