Golf in Bermuda - Bermuda Golf Courses

Playing Golf in Bermuda is always a pleasure. There’s no rising before dawn to stand in line; rarely will you have long to wait on any tee. You’ll play a game at your own pace; other players do not try to rush you from behind. You’ll have all the time in the world to contemplate that 40-foot put. And there are no distractions, save for the occasional song of an exotic bird. Not only that, Bermuda golf courses rank among the best in the world.

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Golf in Bermuda is something quite special, because there are more Bermuda golf courses than there are fast food restaurants. I never knew that, but that’s what they claim. Then again, it’s not something I've ever really thought about. And then, of course, there are almost no fast food restaurants on Bermuda, and that includes the City of Hamilton. So, that makes Bermuda a very extraordinary destination – golf or not. There are nine Bermuda golf courses spread over the island's 26 square miles, the highest concentration of golfing opportunities per square mile in the world.

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Bermuda’s golf courses seem to have distinct personalities all their own. Many of them are in remote locations where an unpredictable wind blows constantly in off the Atlantic Ocean making even the seemingly simplest club selection nothing less than a lottery.

If you stay for a week, you can play a different course every day and still have one left over. Many hotels offer special golf packages, and all stand ready to help you plan the rest of your stay around your golfing needs. Check here for Bermuda Golf Tips and Etiquette

Golf can be enjoyed year-round, but there’s something about the warm breezes of the early summer months that make the greens the most challenging, and the fairways the fairest. From October through March, everything is at its very best; the courses are in peak condition, tee times are readily available, and hotel rates are low.

January through March, there are “Golf Weeks” in Bermuda (see below). Each month during this period, a week is set aside for a variety of tournaments tailored to golf enthusiasts of all ages
and of every skill level. Visit www.bermudagolf.org for more information.

Burmuda Golf Courses inevitably features tiny, elevated greens are often guarded by sand traps placed with glee by architects such as Robert Trent Jones to punish even the slightest wayward shot. Greens and tee provide spectacular views of the ocean, rock shorelines, and pristine pink, sandy beaches. Irrigation on these often spectacular courses is limited, which means that the greens and fairways are always firmer and faster than those found elsewhere around the world. Finally, as you may well imagine, water plays a huge part in the layout of almost all of Bermuda’s golf courses. Windswept cliff tops, steep ocean drop-offs, and breathtaking views are the highlights of play everywhere.

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For visitors arriving by air, Bermuda is served by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe. Bermuda is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry
 
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