It is unsurprising that an island steeped in British tradition is home to some of the most fantastic golf courses. Whilst there are plenty to choose from, below are the five courses that we like the best.
Mid Ocean Club
The Mid Ocean Club and its golf course have a real historical significance. Both founded in the early twentieth century, the club has even been host to a political summit between Churchill and Eisenhower. This is renowned as one of the finest golf courses in the world and with its spectacular coastal views the Mid Ocean Club certainly puts paid to the ‘good walk spoiled’ adage.
This is perhaps the most picturesque course on the island, but the stakes are very high. The New York Times has gone so far as to name Port Royal the best in Bermuda. With 18 championship holes, a dedicated practice area, and a stunning ocean backdrop you’ve already scored a hole in one the moment you arrive.
On the grounds of the Rosewood Tucker’s Point, guests here can also enjoy privileges at the Mid Ocean Club. You needn’t leave though, as this finely manicured course just outside of St. George’s (one of the oldest British Commonwealth towns) is well laid out and pristine. So pristine, in fact, that the course was used for a recent PGA Grand Slam. Lessons with professionals are available and group days can be organised here too.
Riddell’s Bay course is the oldest in Bermuda. Incidentally it also has the trickiest first hole. Being a members club, the dress code is strict; however the elegance and professionalism with which the club house is run provide an unforgettably enjoyable experience. Professional training packages for non-members are available here too.
The Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa is host to this state of the art course that features a world-class layout set within a dramatic landscape. With ample water-hazards and strategically placed bunkers to keep you on your toes, you’ll more than likely need a drink at one of the resort bars to unwind after your game.