Turtle Hill Golf Club

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4.6
40
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.8
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Recommend this course
40 out of 40 reviews
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4.5
2
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.6
7
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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7 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 54
Length 2684
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
The dramatic elevation changes are one of the most interesting features of Fairmont Turtle Hill Golf Club. Golfers are quickly introduced to the rolling landscape with a 200-foot drop off on the first two holes. There are plenty of other challenges as well, including two water hazards and numerous strategically placed bunkers. In combination with the strong Atlantic winds, this golf course has occasionally forced golfers to use every club in their bag. Three sets of tees, most elevated, provide golfing options for golfers of all skill levels. Fairmont Turtle Hill Golf Club offers excellent practice for some of Bermuda's longer courses.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 54 2684 yards
Scorecard for The Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 53.4/88 152 145 142 190 185 115 145 149 130 1353 135 142 155 130 220 155 175 150 190 1452 2805
White M: 52.5/86 142 145 132 175 180 102 129 145 125 1275 128 120 125 120 198 145 165 150 165 1316 2591
Pink W: 52.9/84 115 123 90 165 157 100 115 130 110 1105 107 95 110 105 197 112 150 135 150 1161 2266
Handicap 17 15 5 1 7 13 11 3 9 16 18 14 12 2 10 4 6 8
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 54

Course Details

Year Built 0
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire and shoes are preferred.

Reviews

4.6
40

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 13
Bunkers 11
Water Hazards 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Advanced Golfers 7
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 15

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and well kept course

Always great to play and if you can pick up a cheaper deal then even better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor

Fun course with gorgeous views

I'm rating this with the understanding that it is a par-3 course. The setting alone makes the course memorable. The holes are well-done. Interesting green contours and good bunkering. There are severe elevation changes, both uphill and downhill. Walking is not really feasible. The lengths vary enough to give you a few chances to hit hybrid or long-iron. Overall, it is a fun couple of hours of legitimate par-3 golf in a beautiful setting.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great views, great course

I can't believe I waited so long to play this course. The views are amazing and the golf is a bit of a challenge, with some heavily guarded greens. But overall a really enjoyable experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and Challenging

This course is so much fun and very challenging. The scenery is amazing, and it was nice to play on Bermuda grass in Bermuda for the first time in my life. Every hole has an elevation change and wind that you must take into consideration. I enjoyed the fact that club selection wasn’t as easy as just taking the yardage into consideration. Just the elevation changes alone made a 1-2 club difference up or down on nearly every hole. A must play if you stay at the Fairmont, as you can walk to the clubhouse from the hotel. Will play here again if I get the chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Should be regular golf course instead

Course conditions are great and well maintained.

The only issues that are too many ups & downs for seniors.

Regards,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Par 3

The course is pricey but for an island in the middle of the ocean what can you expect. The course was in great shape except for the tee boxes that showed a lot of iron divots. Greens were in great shape.

This course had tons of elevation changes and lots of wind, that and using rental clubs made it very hard to judge distances and shot strengths. Being a par 3, it had a lot of variety on the holes. We only played once on our vacation, but I can imagine this being a great warm up course for the other full courses on the island.

My wife (beginner) and I started with the back 9 and completed the round in about 2 1/2 hours. We did not have any holes where we had to wait; great for a Sunday morning.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Pricey Par 3 but worth playing

At $90 even while staying at the Fairmont Resort that owns it, the value is average, but the course is spectacular for a par three track.

The pro shop was well stocked, the staff super friendly and the course in meticulous shape. Certainly worth playing to sharpen your iron and wedge game before playing one of the big boy courses on the island. Also helped to adjust my game to the wind conditions I will experience at some other courses.

All in all, I played 18 challenging holes in just over two hours and had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best par 3

Best par 3 on Bermuda and the best we have playednywhere. The views of the ocean are breath taking.

The course is in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A solid workout for your irons

Turtle Hill was actually the first 18-hole par-3 course I've ever played, and I consider it a strong introduction to that particular golf course genre. On "big" courses, par threes can add a great deal of variety and personality to the experience. Due to a relatively small land footprint, Turtle Hill takes that notion quite far. Holes like the long, uphill 4th and the tricky 17th standout for their architectural merit, and many other tests drop a couple stories or more from tee to green, giving the golfer beautiful southerly views and extra hangtime on his or her shots. The stately Fairmont Southampton lords over the course and is visible throughout the round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Amazing little course

The greens on this course may have been the best I have ever played on. I have played each of the courses on the island and the greens on this course were far superior. Staff was extremely friendly and allowed us to go out early. Pace of play was excellent. Would highly recommend as a warm up course or if you are short on time. The round took around 2-2.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Interesting Par 3 Course

ELEVATION CHANGES made for a tough walk, but for interesting shots. The first two holes are big downhill making club choices difficult. You're hitting approach shots off of tees, so it was not that challenging for me (9 handicapper). My wife played some of the holes from the back tees so it seemed more like a real course and she enjoyed everything except pushing the cart up 8 and 9; the back nine is much flatter than the front. This was a fun little course that gives you an opportunity to get used to the Bermuda wind before playing the big $$$ courses. The views are almost on par with Mid Ocean and Port Royal. We played at the $45 twilight walking rate, otherwise the course would be overpriced. It claims to be ranked among the top-5 par 3 courses in the world.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Incredible views and challenging golf

It's no reason this course is the host of the Grey Goose Par 3 World Championship. The course is fabulously maintained and it is a very challenging course with significant elevation changes, a few sloping greens, and a couple of imposing water hazards! Having said that, I played with my father who isn't a golfer and was visiting the island and he had a great time. The rough is very forgiving. The views are just to die for and the 18th tee allows you to see both sides of the island. Turn up after 3pm to get the sunset discount and walk to get it even cheaper. Drinks and towels included in the price of the cart are a great touch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Views

Since we were only in port for 24 hrs this course fit in perfect into our available time. The course was in great shape and the views of the surrounding area were awesome. The course was challenging but fair. The greens were slower than what we are used to at home and had hidden breaks. The rental clubs were fine. I would recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super golf course

This course was breathtaking with its views. The conditions were perfect, the rough wasn't punishing, and overall a simply great course!

I have to say though that the greens were very SLOW!

I would definitely play it again!

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great course

Great course, friendly staff, challenging par 3.

Being early March the weather was unpredictable, I played two rounds on 2 separate days. The 1st day went off without a hitch, the second day 30 MPH winds and rain delayed my tee time by 2 hours. I was able to rescehedule with no problem. I highly reccomend Turtle Hill!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Almost what I Expected.

Turtle Hill is a beautiful Par 3 track that gives nice views of the ocean and some challenging terrain and greens. My Dad and I were on Bermuda for 2 1/2 days and decided to play TH as a warm-up for Port Royal the next day. The condition of the greens could have been better, but since a tropical storm had come through the week before, They were okay. There were several scenic and tough holes throughout the course and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the island looking for a quick challenge. Rounds average 2-2.5 hrs.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Par Three

This was my third time playing Turtle Hill. It is one of the best par three courses that I have played in forty years. The distances are varied and not boring. There are many hazards and serious elevation changes. The course was in pristine condition, with greens that rolled true. After the round, my wife and I went down the hill to the beach called Horseshoe Bay. It does not get any better than this!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great scenic challenging par 3

This is a gem in the crown of Bermuda golf courses. This course is an excellent course for beginners and low handicappers,It will quickly identify your weaknesses whether it be your Iron play or short game. The course is very picturesque with most of the holes overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The course winds its way through hills and valleys with the Fairmont Southampton Princess overlooking the course. This course is a very fine par 3 course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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