In 1989, The Turks and Caicos Water Company, being part of the largest private landowners in the Turks and Caicos Islands decided to invest funds into the advancement of the Islands. This was achieved by promoting tourism through the development of the countries first Golf Club.
Feasibility studies showed owning Turks and Caicos Water Company was the integral ingredient to achieving this feat in a semi-arid climate. In fact, golf courses need such a huge supply of water that it soon became apparent that the Turks and Caicos Water Company was the only entity that could accomplish this project in such a location as Providenciales.
Karl Litten of Boca Raton, Florida, was chosen as the architect of Royal Turks (Provo Golf Club). Karl had completed over 40 golf courses worldwide. He is also well known for designing golf courses on tough terrain that were suitable for both the average golfer as well as the experienced player, while keeping to a design that could be maintained economically.
Ground broke in May 1991 only two years after the project was first conceived and was open for play only 18 months later. The first golfers tee’d up on November 7, 1992.
Fairways are lined with native island bush which combine with inland lakes and numerous palm trees to compliment the beautifully maintained playing surfaces. There is also an abundance of birdlife, with the lakes home to an array of colorful native birds including egrets, various types of heron and waterfowl, and migratory flamingo’s.
The front nine features water on six holes and winds its way through areas set aside for the development of Country Club-style villas. The back nine features a further five ‘lake holes’.
Since 1992 this challenging layout has been enjoyed by club members and resort golfers alike, and attracts many return visitors to tackle the unique ‘target-style’ course.
Throughout the Club’s history there has been continued investment and improvements to both the golf course and the club house leading to the great facility that we enjoy today.
Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club Clubhouse is one of the country’s signature buildings, remaining true to the Colonial heritage of the region. The club’s facilities are excellent offering a full pro-shop, short range warm-up area, practice chipping and putting areas and tennis courts. In the clubhouse golfers find the pro-shop in addition to #19 Restaurant and Bar which provides golfers snacks, breakfast and lunch.
Royal Turks and Caicos has partnered with Titleist to offer premium Club Rentals. A new fleet of EZGO golf buggies are available, complete with GPS.
In addition to its 18 hole championship course and clubhouse facilities, Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club provides the opportunity to enjoy ‘golf club living’ in a friendly and tranquil environment, with great views around the course and immediate access to the club’s facilities.