Port Royal Golf Course

Port Royal Golf Course is one of the best public courses around, featuring 18 championship holes and annually hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. It's nearly 7,000 yards, making it the longest course on Bermuda, and has been named by the New York Times as the best on the island.

Course Description

The course is open daily from 7:30am - 6:00pm unless dusk is expected prior to that. Hours for lessons are identical.

Founded in 1970, this golf course on Bermuda has made itself an established place to tee off. The course layout, difficulty of the holes, and bunkers reflect the design of Robert Trent Jones Sr, the architect of this golf course. The golf course features a course rating of 72.4, and its 18 holes measure out to 6401 yards. Also note that there's a golf pro, Dwayne Pearman, on hand, so you'll especially enjoy golfing here if you'd like some pointers on your back-swing.

Located on the westernmost part of the island, golfers will get to take in sweeping views of the Atlantic at every hole. You'll have to play around a number of lakes, and will be forced to deal with the brutal sand traps that surround in the greens. The 16th might be the most picturesque of the all the holes, but you'll be in awe every time you get a glimpse of the undulating coastline.

At a Glance

Glance through the following chart for summary information.

Port Royal Golf Course Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
18 71 6401 72.4 138 Yes Yes

Policies and Fees

Port Royal Golf Course accepts most major credit cards.

They recommend that you book at least 72 hours in advance to ensure availability.

Amenities

If you need some more time to work on your putting, arrive a bit before your scheduled tee time to get in some practice time. The great thing is that this golf course does house a practice putting green for golfers to use to their advantage. First-timers or even professionals who are practicing their swing should take advantage of the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

The closest major area you'll find to Port Royal Golf Course is Somerset Village.

The nearest airport is LF Wade International Airport, so vacationers flying in there should highly plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is just 13 miles away off from this course.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are other golf courses near this one. Notable courses in the area include Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton, Belmont Hills Golf Club, and Bermuda Golf Academy. Each is within four and a half miles and the nearest one of the group, Bermuda Golf Academy, is just a meager interval off from the main golf course, so it won't be trouble to make heading over for a few rounds of golf.

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from nearby hotels. If you're looking to stay in the area, there are 33 places to stay near this golf course. Find those closest to Port Royal Golf Course in the following table.

Places to Stay Near Port Royal Golf Course
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Pompano Beach Club 0.3 WNW Resort
Greene's Guest House 0.7 ESE B & B
The Reefs 2.2 ESE Resort
Fairmont Southampton 2.9 E Resort
Cambridge Beaches Resort 3.3 N Resort
Granaway Guest House & Cottages 4.1 E Hotel
Longtail Cliffs Apartments 4.2 E Hotel

Location

Port Royal Golf Course is situated on the western side of Southampton Parish, in the general vicinity of Hog Bay; it is to the south of Somerset Village.

Location: 5 Middle Road, Southampton Parish, Bermuda

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (441) 234-0974

FAX: (441) 234-3562

Website: http://www.portroyalgolf.bm/

Email: prgc@bermudagolf.bm

 

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