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Golfing Bermuda: A Cruiser’s Guide

By Lisa Plotnick

 

Aside from pink sands and blue waters, the islands of Bermuda offer plenty of green. Bermuda has the most golf green space per mile in the world, according to Bermuda Tourism. In a presentation to travel industry professionals at the 2014 Boston Globe Travel Show, Bermuda Tourism reviewed some of the highlights of its public and private courses and clubs.

 

Recreational golfers who cruise to Bermuda have seven golf courses from which to choose. Additionally, two family-friendly facilities, one of which is steps from the cruise ship terminal at Royal Naval Dockyard, offer driving ranges and miniature golf. The multiple-day stays by cruise ships allow passengers ample time to play one or more of these renowned courses. To further guide cruise ship visitors, I included the distance from the Royal Naval Dockyard in the summaries below.

 

 

Public golf courses

 

Port Royal Golf Course

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 10.4 km / 6.5 mi

Par: 70

Of note: Host of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (the 2014 PGA Grand Slam will be held Oct. 13-15)

Website: http://www.portroyalgolf.bm/

 

 

Ocean View Golf Course

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 24.7 km / 15.3 mi

Par: 35

Of note: Nine-hole course; may be played twice

Website: http://oceanviewgolfbermuda.com/

 

 

 

Private clubs

 

Turtle Hill Golf Club

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 15.7 km / 9.8 mi

Par: 54

Of note: Affiliated with Fairmont Southampton

Website:  http://www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/golf/

 

Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 16.0 km / 9.9 mi

Par: 70

Of note: Oldest golf course in Bermuda

Website: http://www.riddellsbay.com/

 

Belmont Hills Golf Club

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 18.0 km / 11.2 mi

Par: 70

Website: http://www.newsteadbelmonthills.com/bermuda-golf-resort-en.html

 

Tucker’s Point

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 30.1 km / 18.7 mi

Par: 70

Website http://tuckerspoint.com/club/golf/

 

Mid Ocean Club

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 30.7 km / 19.1 mi

Par: 71

Website: http://themidoceanclubbermuda.com/The-Club.aspx

 

 

Miniature Golf

 

FunGolf

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 550 m, 0.3 mi

Website: http://www.fungolf.bm/

 

 

Bermuda Golf Academy Driving Range

Distance from Royal Naval Dockyard: 12.6 km / 7.8 mi

Website:  None

 

 

Golf excursions may be booked through the cruise line or reserved directly in advance with the golf club. Visit your cruise line’s website or call your travel agent for further details.

 

 

 

 

This article was originally published by the author on Examiner.com on March 10, 2014.