The first hole is considered by some to be the toughest hole on the island, though getting by that without much of a blemish still doesn't mean you'll be out of the woods entirely. Though it's a relatively short course, it can be deceptive and will require a decent short game in order to turn in a solid scorecard. The ocean breeze can be stiff and will wreak havoc at times. However, the friendly membership and the spectacular vistas should be enough to keep your chin up even when your golf game isn't where you want it to be.
The course is open for business year round. Founded in 1922, this golf course on Bermuda has become a staple of the area. The layout, difficulty of the holes, and bunkers were created by Devereux Emmet, the lead architect of the course. It features a course rating of 66.9, and its 18 holes measure a total length of 5457 yards.
The colorful and quintessentially Bermudan flora all around the course is one of its major appeals, though the views you'll have of the ocean on one side and the marina on the other are what make this such a beautiful place to play a round. A number of holes run right up next to water, and are especially scenic.
You can look through this table for a few quick facts.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
It'll cost you $155 to play a full round, and you can rent a set of clubs for $35.
The course is normally members-only, but they do open their doors to the public on weekends. Wear proper golf attire, but no metal spikes.
The closest major area you'll find to Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club is Hamilton.
The nearest airport is, so tourists landing and departing there might want to plan for a day of golfing here. The airport is just ten and a half miles away off from this course.
If you are someone who likes variety, there are other golf courses near Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Belmont Hills Golf Club, Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton, and . All of them are within two and a half miles and the nearest of the three, Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton, is just a meager distance off from the main course, so it won't be hard to plan on heading over for a few rounds of golf.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You'll find no shortage of hotel options close by, so you can expect to encounter a rather high numbers of additional tourists and hotel guests golfing and taking in the sites alongside you. Still need a place to stay? You will find plenty of places to stay near this golf course. The ones located closest to Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club are listed in the table below.
|Granaway Guest House & Cottages||1.2||NE||Hotel|
|Watercolours||1.8||NE||B & B|
|Wharf Executive Suites Hotel||2.0||NE||Hotel|
|Fourways Inn & Cottages||2.0||ENE||Hotel|
Set on the western edge of Warwick Parish, Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club provides a great opportunity for golfing. Whether or not you are rooming very close, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's 3.1 miles south west of Hamilton.
Address: 26 Riddells Bay Road, Warwick Parish, Bermuda
Primary Phone: (441) 238-1060
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