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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort, Curacao

By Roger Cox, Editor

No Caribbean tennis vacation is strictly about what happens on court even when, as is the case at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, those are four handsomely laid out clay courts kept playable by an underground watering system called Hydro-Grid (unusual to find in the Caribbean) and managed by an experienced teaching pro. Context matters, too, and this resort benefits from being on a Dutch island whose colorful and architecturally appealing capital, Willemstad, is a United Nations Heritage Site and from its location, on a beach-lined peninsula bordered by the Caribbean on one side and an inland bay on the other. The resort is part of Santa Barbara Plantation, a 1,500-acre master-planned development that encompasses a 120-slip marina, the 18-hole Old Quarry Golf Course designed by Pete Dye, and the 350-room hotel and its Atabei Spa, StayFit fitness center, three swimming pools, watersports center, Camp Arawak (for 3 to 12 year olds), and three restaurants.

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Peter Burwash International manages the tennis complex and has installed Riemer Sijbring as on-site director. He offers private lessons, a player-matching program, and seasonal mixers, ladies' mornings, and junior programs.
Courts & Fees. There are four Hydro-Grid clay courts, all of them with lights, as well as a full-service pro shop and snack bar. Court fees: $15/hour days, $25/hour under the lights.


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Willemstad, Curacao

Seasons. Year-round.

Travel Instructions. The resort is roughly a 40-minute drive from Curaçao International Airport (CUR).

General Tourist Information. For general information about travel to Curaçao, check out the Curaçao Tourist Board website or in North America phone 1-800-328-7222.