The Cinnamon Hill Golf Course (formerly Three Palms), is very much a contrast to the nearby White Witch course. With several holes running directly along the sea, it is less hilly and more open, with the cooling trade winds putting a premium on club selection.
The layout moves from an open, windswept front nine into the lower elevations of the Blue Mountains on the back nine, where dense foliage traps the fairways of the incoming holes.
Hole-names are both interesting and intimidating, and certainly memorable - such as 'Big Bamboo' - no 1, 'Dead and Gone' - no 4, 'Caribbean Ghost' - no 5 and 'Majestic Blue' - no 7.
The course has been built on what once was a 400-acre sugar plantation, with remnants of the area's history, in the form of aqueducts, gravestones, and ruins of historic homes.
At the second hole, the first of these landmarks, the former house of Annie Palmer (The White Witch of Rose Hall), sits on the hill that forms a backdrop for the short hole. Few golf resorts in the world boast such a spectacular setting, and few architects have been able to accomplish such an excellent routing to take full advantage of the land. An exceptional caddie program only enhances the overall experience.