Barbados - Great Expectations

Barbados is about to become one of the Caribbean's premier golf destinations, James Mason takes a look at what tracks you could be playing this winter, while you enjoy some of that great Barbados Rum and hospitality

Green Monkey 9th

This small but beautifully-formed island in the Caribbean is playing host to one of the most intriguing family feuds in the sport's history - and whatever the outcome, golf will be the winner. Royal Westmoreland is the resort where Robert Trent Jones Jnr and his brother and nemesis Rees Jones have gone head-to-head in course design, with carries over ravines and coral rock.

Not only am I lucky enough to play here, I also take on the renowned and revered Green Monkey - a combination of nine holes from the original Sandy Lane and nine new ones designed by Tom Fazio - then the Country Club that shares the same clubhouse. Paradise. Read more... (opens in new tab)

James Mason is a senior contributor for Golf Monthly magazine and editor of and has producing destination and equipment reviews for Golf Monthly, Greenside, and Middle East Golfer magazines. He has also produced destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer and Qatar Airlines. James was captain of Coventry university golf team and now plays off a 5 handicap.