At less than 21 square miles, Bermuda is slightly smaller than Manhattan. The fishhook-shaped island about 650 miles into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast became a British colony in the early 1600s, having been first sighted by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez a century earlier.
Today, Bermuda punches well above its weight for attractions to visitors, especially golfers. Its small handful of golf courses are of generally high quality, led by a perennial world-topp-100 golf course in Mid Ocean Club. This C.B. Macdonald masterpiece is integrated into the village of Tucker's Town on the island's northeastern coast, not far from its L.F. Wade International Airport. Largely a private club, Mid Ocean is nevertheless welcoming of non-member play on certain days of the week.
Two other worthy on-island golf experiences include Port Royal Golf Course and Turtle Hill Golf Club. The former is a PGA Tour host course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1970. Subsequent renovations have kept it as the island's strong second-fiddle course, and its par-3 16th is one of the most breathtaking one-shotters in the game. For its part, Turtle Hill is an 18-hole par-3 course on the grounds of the Fairmont Southampton, one of the island's best places to stay. It hosts an annual professional par-3 golf tournament.
Blue waters, temperate weather and a unique vibe set Bermuda apart from other island golf destinations. Drink a Dark n'Stormy when you arrive for us, won't you?