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.
This golf course could be considered a well-established location to play a few rounds, since it was built in 1972. Dick Wilson and Joe Lee is the designer of this course. The golf course features a course rating of 71.5, and its 9 holes measure 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.
Look through the table just below to learn a few quick facts.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
If you need a little extra help with putting, get there a little early to get in some practice time. Fortunately, this course does offer a practice putting green for guests to practice on. Learning beginners or even seasoned golfers who are taking the time to practice their swing should make use of the driving range found here.
The closest metropolitan area to Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club is Freeport. This city is four miles out from the course. Since it is so close, it will not take long to head that way for a little exploration in the city.
Just four and a half miles away out from the golf course, the most proximate airport,, is typically utilized by the same type of travelers as those that go golfing at Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club.
Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are other golf courses to choose from near this one. Notable courses in the area are Lucayan Golf Course, The Reef Club Golf Course, and Bahamas Princess Emerald Course. All of them are within five miles and the nearest of the bunch, Lucayan Golf Course, is just a small trip off from the main course, so it won't be hard to plan on going over for a few rounds of golf.
Whether the golf course is full of players or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from nearby hotels. The following diagram will show you the reasonable selection of lodgings located near the clubhouse.
|Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach||2.4||ESE||Resort|
|Flamingo Bay Yacht Club & Marina Hotel||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|
Located in the outer region of Freeport, three and a half miles east of "downtown," Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club can offer a fun golfing experience. Even if you aren't rooming nearby, you should feel free to stop by to experience some of their offerings.
Address: East Sunrise Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Primary Phone: (242) 373-2222
FAX: (242) 373-5090
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