Understandably, many think that the name Blue Bay was chosen because of the striking blue water in the bay. The truth is that this beautiful part of Curaçao was already named ‘Blaauwbaai’ (Blue Bay in Dutch), after Anno Blaauw, the owner at the time. He grew limes, oranges and – to make the name even more appropriate – the blue pigment indigo.
The master plan of Blue Bay Resort dates back to 1990, when a local development group purchased the plantation from the Jacobs family and built the first infrastructure. In 1997, developer Steve Raspoort saw the area’s enormous potential. Step by step, he established a thriving resort and golf course. Steve Raspoort passed away in 2007, but his family continued realizing his dream to create a welcoming place where life is enjoyed to the fullest. Blue Bay has since grown to become a household name on Curaçao and in the Caribbean.
Visually, Blue Bay’s golf course is an attraction in itself. Designer William ‘Rocky’ Rocquemore has made perfect use of the natural height differences, sand, sea and rocks, and the result is a joy to behold.
Above all, however, these 18 holes are a joy to play. They offer a surprising challenge to players of every level. Many have learned to play golf here, and have become addicted to this course. More experienced players (and often international pros) happily find their way to the attractive and fun tournaments.
The Golf course is a PAR 72 course that plays 6290 yards for men and 5200 yards for women. The course becomes very challenging when the typical Curacao wind picks up. Because of high elevations overlooking the ocean, the wind can very hard to judge on some of the holes in Blue Bay. Golfers have to control their trajectory of their shots to be able to score low.
Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort has partnered up with PROject GOLFacademy in November 2017. This international Golfacademy with 2 locations across the world is run by former Tour Professionals Christoph Günther, Marcel Haremza and PGA Teaching Professional Steffen Kefer. The academy is located in Bad Wörrishofen Germany and Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort Curacao. Currently Blue Bay Golf Resort is the only Golf Resort in the whole of the Caribbean that can provide lessons with the Trackman technology including video support. The Trackman can track the club and ball data and give you a real life analysis on all of your golf shots, regardless if it is a 3ft putt or a 300 yard drive.
Oliver Lindup is a qualified PGA Golf Professional with more then 15 years experience in coaching and teaching golf and is now representing PROject GOLFacademy at Blue Bay Golf Resort. For the past years he was working as a full time Golf Coach in Golf Resort Hardenberg in Germany. Oliver has reached the G1 Status (Highest Status) with the PGA of Germany and is also an A-Trainer from the German Golf Association. He is also a certified Golf Manager and Mental Coach.