December 01, 2015

A new test for the world’s best

Sun, sand and sea encompass Albany, the beautiful 7,400-yard golf course nestled on the island of New Providence, Bahamas. There’s no question as to why this is the ultimate golf destination for the professionals. After all, this is a picture of paradise.

In addition to hosting 18 of the world’s top pros during the Hero World Challenge, many come to work on their game here year-round. The world’s best — including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter — rave about this course as the golf destination.

Rose commented on why this course is special to him.

“With the facilities [they’ve] created [for us], I have the opportunity to practice and be the best player I want to be,” Rose told

Hero World Challenge flags

What makes this course so special? Well, besides that it’s in the Caribbean, the course itself is unlike anywhere else. The unique 18-hole, 72-par, 7,400-yard, 600-acre course is a highlight of Albany, where golfers can work on their game in a way that truly tests the best of the best. Golfers that play Albany learn how to be pristine in their timing, careful of their surroundings and aware of the obstacles. The practice green will put a golfer through a unique test that is sure to make one’s game stronger and refined.

“It’s a very special golf course,” Els said. “If I were trying to paint an outline mental picture for anyone, I’d say think of a mix between, maybe, Royal Birkdale and the Els Club Dubai.”

The experience goes beyond the beautiful course with a driving range, short-game practice areas, golf clubhouse and a performance center. In addition to the course, amenities include real estate, dining, aquatic centers, marina, leisure activities, spa & salon, meeting places and health & wellness areas.

Follow along with the world’s best online and on TV:

Thursday, Dec. 3 – First round
Golf Channel: 12-4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4 – Second round
Golf Channel: 12-4 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5 – Third round
Golf Channel: 12-2:30 p.m.
NBC: 2:30-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6 – Final round
Golf Channel: 12-2:30 p.m.
NBC: 2:30-5 p.m.

Learn more about what challenges lie ahead for the PGA TOUR’s best at the Hero World Challenge and check out Albany’s hole-by-hole breakdown.