Whitewashed stone cottages, beautiful beaches, quiet refuge, are some of the amazing things that suits the best description for Bermuda Islands. This British territory got its name from Juan de Bermudez, a Spanish sea captain who sighted the island. Bermuda then became a major navigational landmark for the galleons that are crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Since then, the island has become a tourist magnet. With the majestic sunset views, exotic reefs, breathtaking setting, and a ‘dolce far niente’ atmosphere, both the local and foreign guests can’t help but to keep on coming back. This quiet refuge is also home to some of the world’s finest golf courses. The Belmont Hills Golf Club, the Fairmont Southampton Golf Course, the Mid Ocean Golf Club, the Ocean View Golf Club, and the Port Royal Golf Club are some of the pristine greens that Bermuda Islands boasts about.
The Belmont Hills Golf Club is an Algie M. Pulley Jr. masterpiece that exudes the island’s captivating beauty. This amazing golf layout features the intense bunkering, multi-tiered U.S.G.A greens, slender Bermuda grass fairways, water hazards, and many other challenges that will surely test every golfer’s ability level. To add up to the challenge, the layout has the bunkers that most of the Master’s players would want to avoid.
Awarded with the “Best place to play Golf” by Golf Digest in 2002, the Fairmont Southampton Golf Course is a 2,684-yard course that will take every golfer’s game to new heights. The course features the 18 challenging par-3 holes with dramatic elevation changes, myriad of bunkers, water hazards, and 3 tee offerings. Beginners can take advantage of the practice green or take golf lessons with highly qualified golf professionals.
The Mid Ocean Golf Club is a Charles Blair Mcdonald signature masterpiece that offers “beauty, charm, and excellence of the links”. This Mcdonald legendary overseas course is set in a 600-acre challenging terrain where golfers of all ability levels can put to test their skills while enjoying great sceneries and exciting tee times with friends.
The Ocean View Golf Club has been considered as Bermuda Islands’ premier 9-hole golf course. This meticulously manicured layout features the eighteen varieties of tee positions with the tricky par-70 as well as the mesmerizing scenery that will surely entice golfers to take another challenging round to complete an exciting day. After the whole-day fun under the sun, guests can have a relaxing chat while sharing a meal or two at the club’s restaurant.
The Port Royal Golf Club has been considered as the finest Robert Trent Jones Sr. design outside the United States’ mainland. Being a premier golf facility that features fairways, tees, greens, and bunkers, this layout has been an asset to Bermuda’s tourism industry since it has been helping a lot in the promotion of the island as golf resort. In order to maintain the course’s prestige as well as improve its playability, Port Royal will undergo a major renovation.