There are many golf courses in Bermuda, an island reputed for having more golf courses than fast-food outlets!
Amongst them, the Mid Ocean Golf Club is regularly ranked as Bermuda’s number one golf course and is even considered as one of the best golf courses in the world – not just the best golf course in Bermuda.
Located in Tucker’s Town, in St. George Parish, it is an 18 holes, par 71 and 6512 yards course was built and designed by the best names in golf. It was first designed in 1920 by Charles Blair MacDonald with Seth Raynor and opened in December 1921. Later, it was modernised by architect Robert Trent Jones.
The course has also been played by many famous people such as John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill and George Bush.
Mid Ocean Golf course is not just one of the most beautiful you’ll ever play, it is also a very challenging one. The signature hole is the 5th, a 433 yard par 4 that feature an impressive water piece, the Mangrove Lake. It will take many shots and balls to many to carry the water, and it is said that when baseball star Babe Ruth came to play the course, it took him a dozen attempts to clear the lake.
The course has many more challenges asking golfers to keep accuracy and concentration at their maximum. The first hole is said to be one of the most challenging opening on the island, six par 4s are going over 400 yards, four holes are located by the ocean and can be differently affected by winds, and any mistake is paid dearly.
Mid Ocean Golf Club is a private members club since 1951 and has 20 cottages by the Clubhouse, each with private balconies and luxurious interiors. Members have direct access to a private beach and swimming-pool at the Beach Pavilion.
The club also has tow tennis courts with lessons available, and can organise fishing and scuba-diving expeditions for its members.
Anyone can enjoy the Mid Ocean Golf Club, whether you are a beginner or a confirmed putter. A regular golfer commented on Trip Advisor that
“the course is for every level, so don’t be intimidated by the history or skill level, there are tee boxes to suit every type of player.”
If you are not a member, some hotels have a membership and are allowed to invite a limited number of their guests in certain days. If you are a keen golfer, don’t miss the Mid Ocean Golf Club, it is
“An incredible experience”
…and the opportunity to play on a course that was chosen to host some major tournaments such as the PGA Grand Slams in 2007 and 2008.
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