In April, we will be traveling to Bermuda to enjoy the warm breezes, chilled cocktails, lush golf courses and best friends. I thought it would be fun to share a preview of our trip with you. Then when we return, I will add a trip review to my Newsletter.
Please consider golf in Bermuda in your future golf vacation plans if you like what this article has to offer
What To Expect
If island destination is what you are looking for, perhaps you need to look no further than this nature’s jewel. Bermuda is a cluster of islands on the north Atlantic with a total area of about 21 square miles. Several islands are joined to the main island with bridges. Being a sub tropical island, the weather is pleasantly warm for most time of the year (April to November) and people are even warmer.
There are many stunning beaches in the island and some are lovely pink. Snorkeling is excellent from several beaches while nearby reefs offer views of amazing corals and marine life. And there are amazing caves with awesome limestone formations, aquariums, numerous historical sites, museums, churches, historical forts and even nature reserves and parks.
Although the island is tiny, it offers numerous water and land based activities. You have choices like golfing in some of the world’s best courses, horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, paddle boarding, fishing and lot more.
Hamilton City located centrally is the capital of Bermuda. St. George at the eastern end and close to the airport is a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped with history. And Royal Naval Dockyard at the west end is the main cruise port. Most shops, restaurants and bars are located at these places.
Bermuda never looks crowded. There are no billboards or neon signs, and relatively few cars to spoil the wonderful countryside. The houses with gabled limestone roofs and pastel colors fit beautifully into the landscape. You can get around the island using air-conditioned public buses and ferries. Privately operated taxis and minibuses are also popular transports in the island.
How to Get There
Bermuda is located about 700 miles east of the US. There are daily flights there from most major US cities, sometimes with connections. Also several cruise lines travel there during the summer months.
Located in Southampton parish and perched on the highest point of the island, Fairmont Southampton Hotel overlooks the surrounding lush tropical gardens, the pink sandy beaches and its own 18-hole lush golf course, Turtle Hill Golf Club.
The resort has its own private beach and beach club steps away from the main lobby. It boasts of nine restaurants and eateries with unique cuisine and ambience, and a great spa. The hotel is a recipient of several awards including AAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015, Frommers Exceptional and others.
Our Golf Courses
Golf in Bermuda is at its best at The Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton. Winner of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf”, this Bermuda golf resort’s course features 18 challenging par 3 holes, most with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. With its lush sub-tropical surroundings, dramatic elevation changes, and strong coastal winds, this challenging 2,684-yard golf course is designed to take your short game to new heights, requiring patience and prudent club selection.
Port Royal Golf Course is home of stunning ocean views, breathtaking Bermuda landscapes and one of the greatest holes in golf.
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. 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.
Since opening in 2002, Tucker’s Point Golf Club has received praise from several golf magazines with some touting it as one of the best golf course in the Caribbean. The course has undergone a few renovations to give it a more challenging layout that rivals the more widely known courses in Bermuda such as the Mid Ocean Club. Tucker’s Point Golf Club is settled on a gently rolling landscape that has been finely manicured to equal the aesthetic standards of the high-end residences that border it. The scenic views that some holes offer, especially the par-4 17th, are also some of the most picturesque vistas that the island has to offer.
After we Return
We will update you with the new knowledge
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