Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club

With the longest par 5 in the Bahamas at 530 yards, and creative bunkering throughout, this is no wimpy 9 hole course. The toughest hole, however, may be the par-4 4th. Not only will you be hitting onto the courses's smallest green, but you'll have to deal with a winding fairway, and a formidable water hazard.

Course Description

This course has made itself an established place to hit a round of golf, since it was built in 1972. The course layout, holes, and feared sand traps reflect the design of Dick Wilson and Joe Lee, the architect of this golf course. The golf course has been given a course rating of 71.5, and its 9 holes measure out a total of 6916 yards.

The course is a ways inland, and is surrounded by lush vegetation. Fairways are narrow and lined by thick rough throughout. Errant shots are punished especially hard. The course is located in one of the island's highest points, and is in a quiet region free from the glamorous resorts and high-rises. Nevertheless, downtown Freeport isn't far off.

At a Glance

Glance through this table for summary information concerning this course.

Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club Specifications
Holes Par Yards Rating Slope Driving Range Putting Green
9 72 6916 71.5 116 Yes Yes

Amenities

If you need a little extra help with putting, get there a little before you're scheduled to tee off to take advantage of a little practice. Fortunately, this golf course does have a putting green for golfers to practice on. Novices or seasoned pros who are practicing their swing can spend some time at the driving range that is available here.

What's Nearby

The closest city you'll find to Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club is Freeport. This city is four miles away from the course. Since it's so close by, it won't take too long to head that way for a little exploration in the city.

At four and a half miles away off from the golf course, the most proximate airport, Grand Bahama International Airport, is often used by the same group of vacationers as people who golf at Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club.

If you are someone who likes variety, there are other golf courses to choose from near Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include The Reef Club Golf Course, Bahamas Princess Emerald Course, and Lucayan Golf Course. All of which are within five miles and the nearest of the three, Lucayan Golf Course, is just a meager interval away from the main course, so it won't be trouble to plan on going over for some rounds on the links.

How many other people you encounter while playing a few rounds will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are ample numbers of lodging options in the vicinity, meaning there will also be a somewhat large number of additional vacationers golfing and taking in the sites alongside you. The following diagram exhibits the fair number of lodgings found in the vicinity of the golf course.

Places to Stay Near Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club
Accommodation Name Distance Direction Type Star
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach 2.4 ESE Resort
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 2.6 S Resort
Taino Beach Resort 2.7 S Resort
Bell Channel Inn 2.7 SSW Motel
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort
Pelican Bay Resort At Lucaya 2.8 SSW Hotel
Grand Lucayan 3.0 S Resort

Location

Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club is located in the northeastern outskirts of Freeport, near Lucayan Harbour.

Location: Fortune Hills , East Sunrise Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Contact Information

Primary Phone: (242) 373-2222

FAX: (242) 373-5090

 

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