Golfing in Bermuda – some of the best in the world

Bermuda would make for a dream vacation for any avid golfer! With 6 full 18-hole world-class courses to choose from, some of which have won awards, Bermuda offers a large variety of exciting greens to explore as well as bunkers and water hazards to avoid. Being on a small island provides many opportunities for direct ocean views – beautiful backdrop scenery for those already enjoying a perfectly manicured fairway.  

What a distracting view – Port Royal Golf Course

Port Royal Golf Course
The Port Royal Golf Course is a public course located in Southampton Parish. It has a standard 18 holes with a par of 71 and stretches 6,842 yards. This course held the PGA Grand Slam each year from 2009 until 2014. The 16th hole is especially of note; a par 3 requiring a direct drive across the ocean and onto the green which lays on the edge of a coastal peninsula. The Port Royal Golf Course has implemented a state of the art irrigation system and offers beautiful ocean views from almost every hole. It is the most popular course in Bermuda and is considered to be one of the best courses in the world.

The stunning Turtle Hill Golf Course at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel

Turtle Hill Golf Club
The Turtle Hill Golf Club is located in Southampton Parish at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. It has a standard 18 holes with a par of 54 and stretches 2,684 yards. Golf Magazine rated Turtle Hill as one of the top five par 3 courses in the world! This course has very nice ocean and landscape scenery but it also comes with plenty of water hazards which can make things tricky, especially considering the low par score of only 54. The Turtle Hill Golf Club is great for those looking for a challenge!

Mid Ocean Club golf course – considered one of the finest in the world.
Photo by Kevin Murray.

Mid Ocean Club Golf Course
The Mid Ocean Club has a private 18-hole golf course which stretches 6,512 yards with a par of 71. The PGA Grand Slam took place on this course in 2007 as well as 2008. Originally designed back in 1921, famous figureheads such as Winston Churchill and Dwight D. Eisenhower have enjoyed the Mid Ocean Club Golf Course. The course is perched atop a cliff with beautiful views of the water but has many sand traps that can make the course more difficult.

The recently redesigned Tucker’s Point

Tucker’s Point Golf Club
The Tucker’s Point Golf Club Course, located in Tucker’s Town, is one of the older courses in Bermuda but it underwent dramatic changes in 2002. All greens were redesigned and has been recognized for using an imported hybrid Bermuda grass which allows for a faster and better putting surface. It has a standard 18 holes, with a par of 70, stretching 6,361 yards. This is a private members only golf course, with signature holes being the 13th and 17th because of the fantastic views available.

The views at Ocean View – marvelous!
Photo credit to blog.golfzoo.com

Ocean View Golf Course
The Ocean View Golf Course which is located in Devonshire Parish, is a public 9 hole, par 35 course (or par 70 if you round the course twice for a total of 18 holes). The beautiful scenery, which is the reason this course was named Ocean View, can be enjoyed from some of the elevated tees and is mesmerizing enough to make you want to play again, so an 18 hole game is quite common. However, if you are limited with time, you can still enjoy it all with one round of 9 holes.

Belmont Hills Golf course – close to Hamilton with views of the harbour.

Belmont Hills Golf Club
The Belmont Hills Golf Club is a par 70, 18-hole course that stretches 6,017 yards. It is located in Warwick Parish. Fantastic views of the Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound as well as flawless landscaping make for attractive scenery while navigating the multi-tiered greens and slender fairways. Watch out for the bunkers! The 17th and 18th holes are known to some as being among the finest finishing holes in the world.

Golf courses in Bermuda have been enjoyed by professional golfers, presidents, celebrities, and even members of the Royal family. Add your name to the list and come to Bermuda for the ultimate golfing experience!

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