Caribbean Tourism

Golf & Other Sports

Golf

At Trois-Ilets is a magnificent, 18-hole championship golf course designed by Henry Trent Jones, with various facilities including two tennis courts, shops, snackbar, lessons and equipment hire. Green fees in high season are US$46 and in low season US$39, or you can book for a week (US$285, US$227) or a month (US$960, US$900). Electric carts and other equipment are available for rent. Contact Golf Country Club de la Martinique, 97229 Trois-Ilets, T683281, F683897. Two mini-golf courses are at Madiana Plage à Schoelcher and Anse l’Etang à Tartane.


Tennis

Courts are at many large hotels; Bakoua; Club Méditerranée; Plantation Leyritz; PLM Azur Carayou; Novotel; Meridien, Framissima, Hôtel Casino la Batelière and others where visitors can play at night as well as during the day. There are also about 40 clubs round the island where you can play by obtaining temporary membership. For more information contact La Ligue Regional de Tennis, Petit Manoir, Lamentin, T510800.

Riding

A good way to see Martinique’s superb countryside; Ranch Jack, Morne Habitue-Quartier Espérance, T683769; Black Horse, La Pagerie, Trois-Ilets, T683780; La Cavale, Diamant, T762294; and others offering schooling, hacking and other facilities. At Plantation Leyritz there are two horses for guests’ use.

Cycling

Touring the island by bike is one of the activities offered by the Parc Naturel Régional. For information T731930. VT Tilt, Anse Mitan, Trois-Ilets, offers excursions by bike and cycle groups, T660101, F511400.

Spectator Sports

Mongoose and snake fights and cockfights are widespread from December to the beginning of August at Pitt Quartier Bac, Ducos, T560560; Pitt Marceny (the most popular), Le Lamentin, T512847, Pitt Cléry, Rivière-Pilote, T626169 and many others. Horse racing is at the Carrère racetrack at Lamentin, T512509.


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