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Tierra del Sol Golf on Aruba

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Last year when we visited Aruba we were disappointed in the conditions at Tierra del Sol. The course seemed to be going downhill and it appeared the recession had hit them hard. Like everyone else, I'm assuming their maintenance budgets got slashed, but it was disturbing that the service was poor and a few of the workers were sitting on golf carts out and around the course just reading newspapers. Has anyone played there recently and what were your experiences? Is 2012 going to be an improvement or should we just play over at the Divi?
 

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I golf and I go to Aruba, I just haven't mixed the two.
 

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I went golfing at Tierra del Sol my first time in Aruba in 2008. I found the course to be in good (not fantastic) shape, but the club rentals and general interest of the staff to be lacking. I haven't been golfing there since even though I've been to Aruba numerous times, so can't speak to the most up-to-date conditions.

I am also very interested to hear whether the course has gone downhill since I last played.

Also, since it rarely gets mentioned in dining suggestions, the food at Ventanas del Mar is excellent, along with the view, and I go there for dinner every time I'm in Aruba.
 

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Also, since it rarely gets mentioned in dining suggestions, the food at Ventanas del Mar is excellent, along with the view, and I go there for dinner every time I'm in Aruba.
I've had friends who told us to have a drink and watch the sunset from up there but they did not recommend the food. Since I am committed to eating at some new restaurants this time around, we'll have to give Ventanas a try! Thanks.
 

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I've had friends who told us to have a drink and watch the sunset from up there but they did not recommend the food. Since I am committed to eating at some new restaurants this time around, we'll have to give Ventanas a try! Thanks.
Since you're committed to trying new restaurants next time, we tried two new ones this trip which were terrific- Passions, which has been around a long time but we just never got to, and Barefoot, which opened over the last year or so. They are both on the beach dining and we all enjoyed them both, both for food and ambiance.
 

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I will be playing it in the next 2 weeks. Hopefully i will remember to update this thread:):D
 
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