Tiger Woods-Designed Golf
Tiger Woods’ expertise and personal touch adds a much-valued dimension to the golf experience at Jack’s Bay – an admitted labor of love for the 15-time Major Champion: “I just have an affinity for the Bahama’s, always have. I’ve been coming down here since I was 20 years old. The people down here are fantastic.”
First Up - The Playgrounds Short Course
“This 10-hole course will be equal to the freedom of the rest of the place,” said Jack’s Bay CEO Jim Goodman. “You’ll be free to play it how you choose to with your family or your friends or by yourself.”
Its innovative design, high atop a dramatic bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, features holes that can be played in a variety of configurations, making it suitable for families and friends, as well as the game’s best players.
“You can see the water; feel the water; have a little bit of salt spray; it’s going to be absolutely phenomenal,” Woods added. “Overall what I think you’re going to find is a fun experience, a challenging one, and one that’s going to have breathtaking views that are unmatched anywhere in the world.”
Adding to the experience, a signature “Jack’s Shack” will be located adjacent to the No. 5 green. Here members will find a treasure trove of treats, ranging from assorted childhood candies, soft drinks and island favorites to exceptional sliders, jerky and other small dishes prepared daily by the culinary team. And the Salt Spray Café is waiting on the bluff for after-golf dining and drinks.
The Playgrounds Update
Grassing of the Playgrounds is nearly complete. Over 10 acres of Zoysia grass is in place and growing nicely. The last step will involve laying down the Zoysia Primo M85 greens turf which will allow us to achieve world class putting surfaces. With this work in process we anticipate a soft opening of The Playgrounds this summer with a grand opening set for Fall 2019.
Tiger Woods Talks About Jack's Bay
The Tiger Course
Tiger Woods has begun design concepts for a full-size, championship-caliber, 18-hole golf course which will be built as Jack’s Bay matures. This is anticipated to be Tiger’s first 18-hole course in the Caribbean. It will present a dramatic, yet enjoyable playing experience through the site’s varied landscape. Designed with the intention of bringing players of all levels together to enjoy the game, the Tiger Course at Jack’s Bay seeks to maximize variety and strategic options to promote a fun test of golf on this island paradise. Sprawling, wide fairways have been intentionally created to lessen the impact of ocean winds off the Atlantic, while bunkering and bold hazards composed of the native pink sand have been positioned to maximize strategic options, yet maintain a highly playable golf experience.
The unique and varied landscapes on the property range from a tropical valley and serene beaches, to a saltwater lake bustling with native wildlife. Aside from playing alongside the namesake Jack’s Bay and Atlantic Ocean where remarkable ocean views will be offered, a highlight of the round will be the series of holes that flow around Mystery Lake. The 20-acre, saltwater lake is connected to the nearby Atlantic Ocean through an intricate series of underwater caverns.
Led by Tiger Woods, TGR Design is a service-driven golf course design company with multiple projects in various stages of design and completion around the globe. TGR Design collaborates with owners of special properties who value anchoring their projects with a distinctive, memorable golf experience. Using Tiger’s unique creative vision and strategic insight into the game of golf, TGR Design delivers unforgettable golf courses players of all abilities want to play.