"Cricket, Glorious Cricket!" is a favorite expression among the people of Trinidad. If a match is being played at Queen's Park Oval, one of the finest grounds in the region, you can take in all the action. Members of the Queen's Park Cricket Club usually watch from the Pavilion, which they consider the best seat in the house. You haven't experienced cricket until you've experienced it in Trinidad.
Play a round at one of Trinidad's six premier golf courses. The Petrotrin Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club is located at Pointe-a-Pierre on the outskirts of San Fernando. This 18 hole, USGA rated par 70 golf course is 6,195 yards and presents a fair challenge to the golfer.
Located in a former sugar estate, the Usine Ste. Madeline Golf Course, a par 34 nine-hole course located on Manahambre Road in Ste. Madeline, was established around 1900. This is a short but challenging course that was created on undulating sloping land, and each fairway has a different slope. The Brechin Castle Golf Course is set in the middle of former sugar cane fields in Couva. This is another short golf course set on rolling land with small greens. St. Andrews Golf Course situated in Moka, Maraval, is a Championship quality 18-hole golf course in an elegant, upscale neighborhood. Located at the base of Edith Falls on Trinidad's North West Coast, Chaguaramas Golf Course is a unique Par 67, 5,646-yard golf course with its nine holes and 18 T Boxes tucked away in alcoves of towering bamboo. Just minutes from the airport at Sunrise Park Trincity is Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club. The course at Millennium Lakes is a PGA-designed 18-hole par 71 championship course. Although relatively flat, it is developing a reputation as one of the toughest courses in the Caribbean.
Captained by star striker Dwight Yorke, Trinidad and Tobago's national team, the Soca Warriors, qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals. Trinidad became the smallest English speaking nation to ever qualify for the tournament. Competitions in the local leagues are vibrant with a Secondary Schools League, Exhibition Matches and a Women's League.
Competition in both the men's and ladies' leagues is keen, and the area's top rugby teams play locally and abroad. But after the final scores are announced it is not uncommon to see players and supporters of both teams head to their favorite liming spot to congratulate each other on a game well played.
Beach volleyball is a favorite pastime, and there is also a huge interest in the sport at schools, both primary and secondary. Trinidad hosted the Caribbean Volleyball Championships in 1993, and major competitions and events include the Secondary School Championships, Grand Champions Cup, Beach Volleyball Championship, an Invitational Tournament at Easter and the National League.
Both Field and Indoor Hockey are popular sports for men and women. The island has an artificial-grass playing field, located in Tacarigua, East Trinidad, which meets international specifications, and the area has hosted several major tournaments.
On any given morning or afternoon, you will encounter runners around the Port of Spain's Queens Park Savannah. Trinidad's marathons are growing in popularity drawing athletes from all over the region. The 26-mile CLICO Marathon is one of the largest of these events, drawing crowds and international competitors.