It doesn’t take much for golf lovers to look beyond the 9-to-5 and to start dreaming of an escape to the green.
Bermuda is the answer to those dreams.
The weather is just about perfect year-round (with average temperatures dipping only into the 60s in the winter). The island is a quick, two-hour flight from most major northeast coast U.S. airports; you can board a plane in the morning and hit the links before the sun sinks into the Atlantic. And of course, Bermuda’s courses are world famous for their beauty and challenge.
Here’s why it is the Ultimate Golf Getaway
Bermuda’s golf courses are world class – it’s no coincidence that the prestigious PGA Grand Slam was held here between 2007 and 2014. All the greats have played on the island, from Jack Nicklaus (Port Royal Golf Course’s famously challenging 16th hole was his favorite) to Rory McIlroy. When you’re on a Bermuda golf course, you’re literally walking where giants of the sport have walked. Don’t let the pressure get to you, though – you can also work on your game in Bermuda, thanks to the wealth of golf pros here. A lesson with a pro like Darron Swan of Belmont Hills Golf Course will take your skills to the next level.
- Bermuda’s hospitality and tourism partners have teamed up to offer travelers ultimate, easy Golf Around Getaway packages. You can play like a champion, and be treated like one too, with access to hard-to-get tee times, complimentary golf cart and 50% off golf club rentals at each course. Selected packages include daily breakfast.
Bermuda’s golf courses are, without exception, stunning. You’ll encounter countless breathtaking coastal views as you wind your way along some of the world’s most picturesque fairways. A few highlights include:
- Tucker’s Point Club has some of the most spectacular vantage points in all of Bermuda, with Tucker’s Town and the Castle Islands looking picture perfect in the distance.
- The course at Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club takes players along a narrow peninsula (only 600 yards at its widest) that juts out into the Great Sound, the island’s expansive natural harbor.
- In March and April at Port Royal Golf Course, you might catch a glimpse of a humpback whale breaching just off the coast as you tee off. At #16, one of the greatest holes in golf, you can spot colourful parrotfish in crystal blue waters.