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Rosewood Tucker's Point, an 88-room resort that opened in 2009, is the first "new" resort on the island of Bermuda in nearly 40 years. The resort, which boasts Bermuda's longest private pink-sand beach as well as a 12,000-square-foot spa, also gives you access to great golf with the Tucker's Point Club and The Mid Ocean Club next door.
Located in Bermuda's upscale Tucker's Town, Rosewood Tucker's Point is a luxury club and resort overlooking the ocean. This 88-room luxury resort, also has a beach club, tennis, spa and fine dining. The 18-hole golf course, which plays next door to the prestigious Mid Ocean Club, was originally a 1930s design by Charles Banks that was redesigned and enhanced by Roger Rulewich in 2002.
Even though there's no regulation-length golf course on property, the Fairmont Southampton resort in Bermuda is a perfect golfer's getaway. The spacious resort features comfortable rooms and all sorts of resort amenities to enjoy off the course. The pink hotel sits on a hillside overlooking the south shore of the island.
With the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the world, Bermuda has become known as a superb golf destination.
Port Royal is the highest-profile course in Bermuda, but it's not the most prestigious. That honor goes to the Mid Ocean Club, built in the 1920s by Golden Era architect C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor and modified in the 1950s by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Bermuda Golf CoursesIt's one of the smallest and most beautiful places in the world, and it's often overlooked. Here's why you should plan a Bermuda golf trip ASAP.Despite taking the brunt of Hurricane Nicole, which landed as a Category 3 storm on Oct. 13, Bermuda's golf courses are already back in business.Riddell's Bay Golf and C.C. has closed. Still, with its pink-sand beaches and year-round temperate climate, Bermuda remains a premier island getaway.Bermuda -- long lauded for its pink sand beaches and beatific, crystalline blue waters -- boasts the world's most courses per square mile. Don't be fooled by the island's diminutive size, it has a wealth of golf culture.Golfers who've never had a hole-in-one should take a trip to beautiful Turtle Hill Golf Club in Bermuda which consists of 18 par-3 holes. If you're thinking "pitch-and-putt" or an undemanding "executive par 3," think again.Bermuda, contrary to the misconceptions of most people, isn't a Caribbean island. This tiny fish-hook-shaped British territory sits isolated in the middle of the Atlantic, off the coast of North Carolina. Bermuda is so cramped for space that none of its seven courses are regulation par 72s, yet several of them rank among the best in the world. Its five top combine to create a unique mix of experiences, from an exclusive private club to a professional tournament venue and a wildly scenic par 3.Bermuda is just 21 square miles large, and a lot of its land mass is covered by golf courses. Not only is the game abundant, its roots are deep here, dating back to the age of steam ships that roared across the Atlantic Ocean. Bermuda's severe landscape, with few flat spots, mean that most golf courses are pretty tough. Courses such as Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean Club and Port Royal help golf on the island shine.When major championship-winning golfers are struck by a course's setting -- as is the case each fall during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course -- it's quite a statement. With its updated, championship-caliber design and conditions highlighted by smooth, fast TifEagle greens worthy for major champions, Port Royal is Bermuda's supreme test of golf. Like everywhere in Bermuda, it's a scenic walk at every turn, even on the more-inland front nine.