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#1 JennLizFran

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    Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:38 PM

    Ok, so originally we didn't want to go to Jamaica bc my MOH was totally against it, but last night her FI and mine decided they really want to take advantage of the free golf! So Jamaica is back in! I know the golf course is located at the SGOR, but it says on the website free transfers within the Ocho Rios area. Does anyone know which other resorts this applies to? Thanks!!!
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    #2 hollisandsteph

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      Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:29 PM

      My husband went golfing there the morning of our wedding but we stayed at SGOR. He said he knows that it also went to Dunn River but not sure about the others. Just to let you know, he had a good time but was slightly disappointed in the course. We did not bring his clubs so it was pretty expensive too. He said to make sure you bring your own balls. They are like $45 for a dozen and they only carry Pro V 1. Don't forget to tip the driver and the caddy. It ended up being around $100 total for clubs, balls, cart, caddy and tips. The good thing is his caddy had a side business. We ended up hiring him to drive us around for the day in Ocho Rios. It was a lot of fun and we saved a ton of money there!

      #3 hollisandsteph

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        Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:32 PM

        BTW I was not trying to change your mind at all about the resort by telling you the golf was actually pricey! We LOVED it and was very impressed with everything! We are planning on going back next year (this year we are updating our house)!

        #4 JennLizFran

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          Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:29 PM

          Oh, don't worry, I would prefer someone be totally honest so I know what to expect! I knew you had to pay to rent the clubs, but figured it was still better than paying the airline to bring his with us! I didn't even think about the balls! So do you remember the Caddy's name? Maybe we can hook up with him too! We've done this on other trips in the past, if we've gotten along well with a taxi driver or such, and it's always so nice to have a local take you around, and generally they give you such a good deal! Thanks!
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          #5 hollisandsteph

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            Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:24 PM

            We thought the same thing about the clubs and that is why they just rented. It worked out ok and gave me and my friend some time to hang out at the pool and have our hair done.
            The driver's name is Homa Dunn and I actually kept his business card because we enjoyed him soooo much. This is his number so he can make some money on the side..:-) 917-3022. He also works through JUTA tours (1 (876) 530-0450)but I know he will give you a better rate if you call him directly. He told us to pass it around so don't worry about it. It was very stress free because he would take us where we wanted and then just wait. We were not on any time lines! I recommend going tubing. That was the first thing we did and it was A LOT cheaper than paying through the resort and a ton of fun!
            Don't forget to take smaller bills for tipping either. That is just in general. It is soooo hard to get cash while you were there. Homa drove us around to several banks until we found one that would let us get money off out Debit card. It was a huge pain in the butt! Calling home is a pain too!




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