If you’ve driven by The Reef Golf Course recently, you’ve probably noticed that the course is greening up and looking great…but, that’s not the only thing happening at The Reef. Known for being fun, fast and affordable, this 9-hole golf course on the East End of St. Croix has been a local favorite for years. Now offering more fun and games than ever, the new Golf Superintendent, Kevin Ferris, is making improvements and implementing ideas to bring The Reef to its fullest potential.
9-Hole Golf Course
At The Reef Golf Course you can enjoy a traditional round of golf on the 9-hole, Par 35 course or hit the driving range. Carts and clubs are available for rent, and there is a golf shop onsite for your convenience. You can even enjoy Twilight Golf starting at 3:30pm for just $20 walking, or $30 with a cart.
If you’re not a golfer and want to learn the sport, or you want to improve your golf game, Kevin Ferris is now offering private golf lessons at The Reef. Kevin has had a very large presence in the St. Croix golf scene for several years. He has been a member and captain of multiple Caribbean Golf Association teams, and a USVI representative in four Latin America Amateur events. He has multiple St. Croix Open titles, as well as one St. Thomas Open title. He has also been running clinics and giving private lessons for the past 8 years and was the Assistant General Manager for the Carambola Golf Club here on St. Croix before taking his new position at The Reef. You can contact The Reef Golf Shop at (340) 773-8844, or Kevin personally, to schedule private lessons.
Disc golf is played much like golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The Iguana at The Reef is the only 18 hole disc golf course in the Caribbean. You can BYO discs, or rental discs are available onsite.
Tennis and Pickle Ball
Another popular game to St. Croix by storm recently is pickle ball. Fun, social and friendly, pickle ball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis (or ping-pong). The Reef is now offering Intro to Pickle Ball on Thursdays at 3:00pm, so if you don’t know how to play you can learn along with others who are new to the game.
There are also tennis courts at The Reef, available to residents and guests. Call the pro shop to inquire about tennis or pickle ball court rental and paddles.
Golf Superintendent, Kevin Ferris will take ownership of all things golf, disc golf and tennis/pickle ball related, including the Golf Shop, golf staff, course maintenance and improvement, running leagues, tournaments and clinics, giving golf lessons, and running a junior golf program.
Coming soon: Look for The Golf Shop and The Reef’s TLC Café to promote ‘Nine & Dine’ type specials, a ’19th Hole’ lounge behind the Golf Shop, and on-course beverage services during special events and busier course days. So, be sure to visit The Reef’s website for the latest happenings and upcoming events.
If you haven’t been to The Reef Golf Course yet, there’s no better time than now to check it out! Learn the game of golf, try your hand at pickle ball or disc golf, and visit the Golf Shop for latest in Reef apparel, merchandise and equipment for all of the games offered at The Reef. Most of all, have fun and enjoy the beautiful greens and stunning views this course has to offer.
– Jennie Ogden, Editor