Golf in Bermuda
Concierge.com's insider take:
With nine golf courses scattered across its modest landmass, Bermuda has more greens per square mile than any other place in the world. The 18-hole par-three course at Fairmont Southampton Golf Course has several lakes and elevated tees. Originally built in 1921, the world-famous private course at the Mid Ocean Golf Club in Tucker's Town has repeatedly hosted the PGA tour (441-293-0330; www.themidoceanclubbermuda.com). Also in Tucker's Town, Tucker's Point Club has one of the most expansive views on the island: From the 13th tee you can gaze across Harrington Sound all the way to the Royal Navy Dockyard, some 20 miles away (441-298-6970; www.tuckerspoint.com).
The three above, as with the majority of the courses on Bermuda, are private, often with limited access for nonpatrons, and requiring advance booking. Most hotel concierges can make arrangements for a round of play; alternatively, you can make your own on www.bermudagolf.bm.
Tee times on all three of Bermuda's public courses—Ocean View, St. George's, and Port Royal—can be easily arranged with one phone call (441-234-4653). Port Royal, first designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., in 1970, recently completed a major renovation, reopening in June 2009.