Ocean View Golf Club

4.1650941176 4.2 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5658 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 68.0
  • Layout

  • 2 Barkers Hill, Devonshire DV 05, Bermuda
  • (441) 334-9092, (441) 334-9093
  • (441) 295-9097
  • www.oceanviewgolfclub.com

Year built: 1961
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golfing attire
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White/Blue (18-hole) 70 5658 yards 68.0 130
Yellow/Red (18-hole) (W) 72 4780 yards 68.7 128

Located just seven minutes from downtown Hamilton, off the North Shore of Devonshire, Ocean View Golf Club is easily the closest golf course to Bermuda's capital city. The blue Atlantic waters and gentle ocean breezes offer scenic views and create a tranquil atmosphere, but do not underestimate this nine-hole course as it offers a fair amount of challenge. Club selection is crucial due to the elevation changes of the terrain and the occasional strong winds. Although it is an executive length course, there are 18 tee positions to enable play on a second round of holes. Ocean View Golf Club has garnered a following among locals, which in turn has also made it a popular destination for visitors.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

23 out of 26 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds   Challenges include elevation changes  

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LordPablo's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LordPablo's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u438487667's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course but not a classic"


u988728226's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ocean View is a 9 hole course you play off different tees second time round if you want to play 18. The tees second time round are just further back.

The holes are undulating with a few blind shots, it's actually a reasonable layout, with one or two fairly tight holes.

The condition of the course is mediocre, the greens and fairways have seen better days but are playable. The bunkers are good but unfortunately the plentiful rakes are rarely used.

For $40 It is fair value, when put in comparison with other courses on the Island. By the way, the ocean view is just from the first tee.

If your expectations are not too high and you don't take it too seriously, you'll undoubtedly have fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good Little Track"


HaistaVitttu's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great little course with some challenging shots. Doesn't quite compare to some of the major courses on the island but you cannot beat it for the price. Staff was friendly and our round was flawless.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course and Nice Staff"


mikeadler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very scenic and interesting. Staff couldn't be nicer!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nine-hole Challenge"


LTCBOBRET's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As public courses go, this was a challenging, nine-hole layout. The course was hilly, with several blind tee shots, but the slope recognized that. The ninth holes is a very beautiful par-3 - very photogenic. The pro gave us a discount on our greens fees because there was a tournament going on, and GolfNow should have blocked our tee time. Then, while we were playing, the taxis went on strike in Bermuda! The assistant manager was nice enough to give us a ride back to our hotel. Great customer service! The bar was only operating sporadically, and the main rest rooms were out of order. However, the golf course was fine, and clearly worth the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"No good golf"


uEFHE2322EF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To many hillls a lot of uneven hills dry grass.Not keep up very well. some what easy to play. would like to know how many other golf courses are like this one. Picked this course because of the $45.00 it was , thru Golf Now. will not play there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A great value for 18 holes!"


joyannerolph's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best values there is on Golf Now in Bermuda!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Inexpensive Gem"


dressler9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ocean View is a great and inexpensive way to get out on the course while in Bermuda. It does need some TLC and the bunkers are in relatively poor condition, but for the price, the pace of play and the beauty, this course is worth it. I booked using golfnow.com and was able to play 18 with a cart for less than $40. Generally the course is not very busy, so I played around in 2 hours 15 minutes. It is fairly short so the lower handicap player will definitely want to play the back tees for a little added distance. Keep in mind there are only 9 holes, so you go around twice to play 18. I usually play the white tees on the front and blues on the back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great views pity about the greens"


timmyj49's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played whilst I was on a cruise, the cruise ship wanted $160 for the day but I Got a great deal through GolfNow and paid $75 for 18 holes, buggy and rental clubs. If the greens had been better it would have been a fantastic day. Managed to email ahead and reserved set of TM stiff shaft clubs that were pristine. Enjoyed the layout of the course even playing from two different sets of tees to make it an 18 hole course was ok. All of the staff were very friendly and very helpful. The only moan I would have is the greens had been hollow tined and sanded a couple of days before and I wasn't made aware of this either by GolfNow or Ocean View.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great, inexpensive course"


ibloom's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course with some long fairways and challenging hills.<br/> Staff were very friendly, and course was well kept.<br/> For the money, you can't go wrong. I would return with friends and family without hesitation


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


sling16's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty course. Difficult for a beginner. Can be slow if you're playing behind a large group. The course was quite maintained and I had a wonderful time! Best deal in Bermuda!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


FENTours's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through Golf Now played 18 with cart for $45. 9 holes but challenging.Played from whites first nine, then reds a second time for a different view. Small pub restaurant and pro shop..<br/> Many of the holes were very similar to Tuckers Point at a fraction of the cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not made to feel welcome"


u000005917045's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are of the poorest 'pay & play' variety. Local players do not welcome tourists - a four ball raced past us to the tee, saying as they teed off that there was another four ball in front so it made no difference! We were a two ball and actually it did because any other four ball was out of site and holes ahead. Eventually we were called through on the 12th (3rd hole second time around) when all four in front of us were looking for balls. Not a course I would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Ocean View Review"


winner63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the value in Bermuda. Being able to do 9 holes was nice, as we had limited time to play as we had a lot planned in a short time, as we were on a cruise. The views from the holes were spectacular and the best feature in my mind. The staff was awesome, they were very accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A good value."


leepman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only a 9 hole course but the price is right for Bermuda-$50 for 18 holes with cart. Most of the others in Bermuda are $200 plus. The course is in good shape. Balls hold on the green but the speed is on the slow side. The bunkers are in need for more sand. Cab ride is about $100 round trip from cruise ship. Worth it to get your fix in good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty course. Shame about the greens."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself is extremely pretty and a great pleasure to play. Sadly, the greens were close to 'winter greens' quality. Lumpy and thick grass on the greens ruined the experience. With a small investment this course could be up to the standard that we should expect in Bermuda. It has the potential to be much much better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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