Lying in the North Atlantic some 650 miles from the East Coast of the USA, Bermuda is made up of a crescent-shaped network of over 180 islets and measures just 21 square miles. With an enviable year round climate, stunning sandy beaches and lush tropical greenery, not to mention countless amazing off-course attractions; it’s become a popular holiday destination for those looking for intimacy and island charm.
Away from luxury hotels, lavish spas and secluded coves, Bermuda boasts a fine collection of golf courses too, headlined by Port Royal and Mid Ocean Club, both of which are considered among the world’s best layouts. 6 courses in total await visiting golfers and each is as spectacular as the last, and with marquee events such as The PGA Grand Slam of Golf which pits each year’s major champions against each other, having been hosted in Bermuda since 2007; the quality on offer here is undeniable. Tee it up in Bermuda, and you’ll be following in the footsteps of the likes of Ernie Els, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy.
Bermuda also offers plenty to the travelling golfer away from its luxurious resorts. Museums and art galleries add touches of culture, while history enthusiasts will marvel at its many forts and other signs of British colonialism.
Thanks to its varied topography, Bermuda also offers the chance to discover parts of the island on a hike, stroll leisurely down a picture-perfect pink-sandy beach, or try your hand at water sports including sports fishing, sailing and diving. In fact, Bermuda is widely considered to be the wreck-diving capital of the Atlantic, and with over 300 wreck sites to explore, Scuba Diving Magazine also rate it as one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic.
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With an enviable sunny climate boasting temperatures between 18 and 28 degrees for most of the year; golfers can take to the fairways in their Bermuda shorts whenever they like.
Peak season in Bermuda runs from May to early October when visitors can expect temperatures reaching 30°C, as well as high humidity throughout June, July & August. During January & February temperatures still average around the 18°C mark which is certainly an improvement on the UK, but visitors can expect patchy rain.
When March and April roll around, temperatures start to increase and a dip in the sea, especially for visitors from the UK, is more than comfortable at this stage of the year. Although not as frequent as in the Caribbean, Bermuda is occasionally hit by hurricanes between June and November, with September generally being the most hurricane-prone month. The island is however, well provisioned for such events.
Bermuda Golf Holiday Facts
|Flight Time||6 hours, 35 minutes (Direct with British Airways)|
|Number of Golf Courses||6|
|Hottest Month||August (28 degrees)|
|Best Golf Course||Port Royal (New York Times)|
|Time Difference||4 hours|
|Currency||Bermuda Dollar (pegged to US Dollar)|