About Us

The Curaçao Golf & Squash Club

The Club

The Curacao Golf & Squash Club is a small club with approximately 400 members. The 18-holes par 70 course consists of 10 greens that are set in a brilliant oasis of tranquility, rare trees, brushes, birds (wild doves and parrots) and reptiles (iguanas). The Curacao Golf & Squash Club is a very active club where matches are organized almost daily. Because of its convenient location [in the Caribbean with lots of sun and easily reachable] many golfers have migrated to Curacao which has resulted in the fact that the level of the average golfer is high. The Club and the sport of golf in Curacao can be pleased with the growing interest of younger individuals and therefore special attention is being given to the development of the sport among the youth.

Around 1930 golf was introduced to Curacao by a group of English golf enthusiasts who were working for the Mining Company and who would regularly hit balls on a very primitively built 9-hole golf course on the Tafelberg at Santa Barbara. After some Shell employees had shown interest combined with the increasing awareness of large companies that sport and recreation is important for its employees, a piece of land next to the headquarters of the Shell was used for the construction of a golf course by golf architect Simpson. As part of the design, the existing native Manzalinja- and Tamarind trees, the fairytale Flamboyant tree as well as cacti and the very rare Copernica were spared.

In 1931 the Curacao Golf & Squash Club was born under the name Shell Golf Club. Originally the board consisted of the local management of Shell and the Golf Club was accessible only to employees of Shell, even though, secretly non-Shell employees interested in golf were admitted to the course.

The unique aspect of that course was the fact that, due to a shortage of water, brownies (sand mixed with oil and white spirit), were build instead of greens. In 1976 the first squash courts were opened on the property of the Golf Club. This emphasized the sport-loving character of the members of the Club.

In March 1985 Shell left Curacao and the current name was adopted. In 2003, the Curacao Golf & Squash Club underwent a true facelift when at the end of that year all the brownies were replaced with true greens. This allowed the Club to measure itself against other golf courses in the world.

The Board

The Board of the Curaçao Golf & Squash Club consist of:

  • Marten O'NIel
    President, Commissioner Clubhouse and General Affairs
  • Darryl A. Rosheuvel
    Vice-President, Commissioner Golf Affairs and Course
  • Anton van der Heijden
  • Ingrid Futselaar
  • Anthony Richardson
    Commissioner Squash
  • Marro Pietersz
    Commissioner Food and Beverage and Commercial Affairs
  • Jean Paul Bouwense
    Commissioner Food and Beverage and Commercial Affairs

If you wish to contact the Board, please send an email to: [email protected] 

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The Committees

Match Commitee

  • Willem de Haas

  • Mieke Korevaar

  • Inez Muys

  • Darryl Rosheuvel

Ladies Afternoon Committee

  • Myra Vesseur

  • Thea Adriaans

  • Shirley Kluijver

Communications Committee

  • Tina Vermeulen

  • Myra Vesseur

  • Charlene Peiliker

Rules Commitee

  • Willem de Haas

  • Stoffel van den Heuvel

  • Courtney Guillen

  • Darryl Rosheuvel

Squash Committee

  • Anthony Richardson

  • Sander Kock

  • Paul Durward

The Organization

  • Willem de Haas, Golf Pro

  • Sander Kock, Squash Pro

  • Belinda Devid, Administration

  • Oscar Salas, Food & Beverage

  • Chris Quast, Golf Course Superintendant