I played it a few years ago. It was a pretty nice course with some nice views. The 13 -15th holes are probably the toughest but also the prettiest. the 13th and 14th are right on the ocean. As for doing it on your own you might make out better that way. The golf excursions that were available on the last cruise I took only covered the golf fees & cart, no transportation was provided so you'll have to see what is included in the tour.