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.
Built in 1972, this course in the Bahamas has made itself an established place to tee off. The greens, difficulty of the holes, and practice areas 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 stretch out a distance 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.
Take a moment to look through this table for a few key facts concerning this course.
|Holes||Par||Yards||Rating||Slope||Driving Range||Putting Green|
If your highest skill isn't putting, plan to arrive a bit early to get in a little practice. Luckily, this course does offer a putting green for golfers to use. Novices or seasoned pros that are working on their swing can use the driving range found here.
Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club is outside the city, with its closest urban neighbor being Freeport. The city is four miles out from the course. Because it's so near by, it will not take long to head that way for a bit of exploration in the city.
At only four and a half miles away away from the course, the nearest airport,, is typically utilized by the same type of tourists as people who golf at Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club.
If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are other golf courses to choose from very close. Notable courses in the area include Bahamas Princess Emerald Course, The Reef Club Golf Course, and Lucayan Golf Course. All of them are within five miles and the nearest of the three, Lucayan Golf Course, is just a short interval off from the main course, so it won't be trouble to plan a quick trip for a few rounds of golf.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to share the course with more than a few vacationers who are staying nearby. There are a fair number of hotels located nearby, most of which are listed in the following table.
|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|
Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club is situated toward the northeastern outskirts of Freeport, close to Lucayan Harbour.
Location: Fortune Hills , East Sunrise Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Primary Phone: (242) 373-2222
FAX: (242) 373-5090
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