The Courses in Bermuda
Belmont Hills Golf Club
Designed in 2002 by professional course designer Algie M. Pulley Jr., the 18-hole Belmont Hill golf course is a magnificent, contoured layout that maximizes the golfer's experience while showcasing Bermuda's captivating natural beauty. Every one of the 6,100 yards of intense bunkering, multi-tiered greens and slender fairways of the Belmont Hills golf course is designed to test your shot-making abilities.
Panoramic views of bustling Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound provide the perfect backdrop for some of the most enjoyable - and challenging - 18 holes on the island.
One of the unique characteristics of the Belmont Hills course includes the utilization of multiple water hazards, which is unusual for a Bermudian course. (Bermuda doesn't have any natural creeks or rivers and only a handful of freshwater ponds).
Port Royal Golf Course
Ranked among the world's best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda's finest course by the New York Times, Port Royal features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards, the longest and most picturesque course in all of Bermuda.
Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1970, Port Royal has recently undergone a $14.5 million renovation, a complete makeover spearheaded by original design team member Roger Rulewich in preparation for the 2009/2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. With the support of the Bermuda Government, Port Royal is now one of the world's premier public golf courses boasting TifEagle greens, a state-of-the art irrigation system and sweeping ocean views from nearly every hole. Add to that its 300-yard oceanfront driving range and the course's luxurious clubhouse-including 64º, its brand new bar and grill serving steaks and seafood daily-and your Port Royal experience is sure to be unforgettable.
Riddell's Bay Golf Course
This beautiful private club opened in 1922 and it is Bermuda's oldest golf course. Described by Bermudian golfers as "a real gem" and "the course you must play". Winding along a peninsula which at its widest measures only some 600 yards, the 5800 yards of this par 70, 18-hole course offer scenic delights and plenty of challenges, including two ponds and three ocean holes. These scenic links provide the golfer with a magnificent challenge to both his or her game and camera.
The Riddell's Bay Golf Course was originally designed by architect Devereux Emmet who shortly afterwards built the Congressional near Washington, D.C., site of the 1997 and 2012 U.S Open.