Golf Tahiti is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:
- NYC JFK
- Dubai, UAE
- Shanghai, China
- Papeete, Tahiti
- Bora Bora, Tahiti
- Moorea, Tahiti
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Hong Kong Island
- Tokyo, Japan
- Dallas, Texas
Golf courses in scenic places are beautiful. Tahiti is beautiful. That doesn’t mean that a golf course in Tahiti would be as well. Golf courses cost a small fortune to maintain and without proper care, they are fields of grass and ditches of sand. Enter the Green Pearl Golf Course in Moorea.
What the Pictures Show
To tee of this review, I have to admit that I booked the round to boast that I golfed in Tahiti.
Like the name suggests, the fairways were fair.
The bunkers were solid concrete. As any golf pro would recommend, they should be avoided.
Without a robust golf membership, private donations, or a thriving golf tourism industry, it was not a surprise that the greens were terrible.
The water hazard was spectacular. A lot of time must have been spent building it.
As I have traveled and golfed at better courses (see Golf Course Reviews), the novelty of saying I golfed in an exotic locale is no longer reason enough to golf in those locations. If the course is not up to international standards, it is worth skipping. Rather than forcing myself to golf just to say I golfed, there are much better ways to spend time in these destinations. For example, trekking around Moorea would have been more rewarding, despite this photo which is worthy of Golf Digest’s cover.
Golf in Tahiti? In the words of Bucho, “Not in this town”.