Port Royal Golf Course

4.6841647059 4.7 stars from 5 (141)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6842 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Port Royal Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Jeans, beach wear, track suits and T-shirts without collars are all considered inappropriate
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6842 yards 74.6 139
Blue 71 6401 yards 72.4 138
White (W) 71 5894 yards 75.7 136
White 71 5894 yards 70.2 133
Red (W) 71 5176 yards 71.9 127

Located on the shorefront of Southampton Parish, the Port Royal Golf Course is one of the most frequented public golf courses in Bermuda and it is even known as being one of Jack Nicklaus' favorites. Robert Trent Jones designed this 18-hole course, which hosts the Bermuda Open Championship every year. Doglegs and wind are just some of the factors that will challenge golfers on this course. The signature hole is the scenic and rather infamous 16th, situated precariously atop craggy cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The hole requires a nearly perfect shot in order to reach the green. Port Royal Golf Course has garnered such a following that some golfers reserve starting time a year in advance.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 141 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

138 out of 141 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers plays long   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Magical setting"


johnn717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Must play Port Royal at least once in your life. Beautiful layout with some spectacular views. 15th and 16th holes worth the price. Greens always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spectacular location"


glemans's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favourites anywhere. Unfortunately the course had recently been arreated and the greens were bumpy and sandy. Pet peeves with this high-end, high priced venue:

No ice in the coolers on the carts and no water provided.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"So scenic"


richvulfs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top notch facility! Views on back nine are 2nd to none. Great staff!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"amazing views and some great golf!!"


Adagolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were theer for a 2 day cruise stop so playing 18 holes on a regular course was the perfect option. Course was just a couple of miles from the cruise ship, taxi was easy but and extra $25 expense each way. The day was perfect. Views amazing. Course impeccable. Had just been aerated so green were tough to play. Would recommend this course to anyone visiting Bermuda!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



juremalgaj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great weather, played a good round of golf followed by a beer! We enjoyed it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course and views!"


u000007594858's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

On a short vacation in Bermuda and really wanted to play the course. I knew the weather would not be ideal but was willing to play in any conditions. Course is beautiful and lush. Only issue was due to the rain the sand traps were holding water. A lot of elevation changes which were enjoyable. Views of the ocean are amazing. If you are in Bermuda play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u7400733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A must play !!"


Gerald7616686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a must play when visiting Bermuda !!! I was there on a cruise in which we were docked in Bermuda for three days. I booked my tee time online without a hitch. The taxi was a little over $ 40.00 round trip with tip. The pace of play was great . There were two foursomes from the ship I was on , so I as they did, took my time and play at my leisure. There was a twosome maybe three holes behind me . The course conditions were immaculate!! The greens were rolling fairly true to the lines . The scenery on the back nine is AMAZING !! I almost couldn't concentrate playing some of the holes due to the background . I recommend you bring your own clubs as the rentals have seen better days. I'm glad I brought mine !!! One dislike I had was the website for the course said a SLEEVE OF BALLS would be included with the green fee . What I received was six reclaimed balls probably taken from the water hazards on the course. So again , Bring your own as the sleeves in the pro shop were a little pricey !!! The staff though is very very friendly and helpful. They also had a refreshment cart on course as well as a snack shop at the turn. All in all , I would definitely play this track again if ever returning to the island. The track is challenging but fair , if you select the proper tee. Well worth the $150.00 green fee to me . Just standing in the 16th tee box was worth the fee !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Just curious.. Which cruise line were you on? How did you get the taxi to and from the course? Did the Cruise Line help you book this or did you do it on your own.?


"AWESOME !!!!,"


Gerald7616686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is "AWESOME !!! TOUGH ,but playable if you choose the right tees !!! The vistas are amazing !! I almost forgot I was playing golf with a foursome behind !!! The back nine is great , challenging especially the par 3 16th !!!! When in Bermuda ,this course is on MUST play !!!

The only negative is their rental clubs are OLD and not in great shape !!! ( glad I brought mine ) Also the sleeve of balls included in the package are actually recycled balls found in the water hazards !!! Some were waterlogged and just not good. I used their golf balls as " water balls " to hit over the hazards". Other than those things , my round was STUPENDOUS !!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"spectacular views"


rapclinton's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played as a single and thoroughly enjoyed my round. I was surprised by the elevation changes and several holes were uphill and very challenging. The par threes were especially fun. The ocean views were worth the price of admission, particularly on the back nine. Since I am a senior I played the white tees and found them to be well suited to my game. The driving range and practice green were excellent. I would highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sand traps"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were nice. Traps were not a good quality for the cost. Thin layer of sand on the top and hard pan underneath


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beatutiful Place"


u764916183's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very much enjoyed our round. The course laid out well. Was very fair in its play, and was in good shape. Couldn't get over how beautiful the ocean was on the back nine. Visited the old fort along the way as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Track, no TLC in Winter"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round, but the course was shaggy. The rental clubs were $50 and had probably seen a good 300 rounds on them with no new grips. Not sure what year Burner 2.0s came out, but they need to be retired or at least regripped. Good layout, with insane elevation changes and amazing vistas. Putts were definitely not rolling out, may have been rain previous day, but they were more fuzzy than I like.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Mjenkins2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


uYVKV9205YV's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
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Reviewed on

It is a great course to play. Being off season it was pretty empty. We were able to finish in 3-31/2 hours. Being a twosome the players are very accommodating when coming up on a foursome they graciously let you play through not like at home! The views are spectacular.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u639537953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Glorygay's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've golf this course several times over the years and I love it, I love it. The ups and downs of the terrain makes you think about club selection before hitting. The scenery is like no other. The course is in excellent condition and you gotta love those bunkers. Staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful. We come from Western Canada to play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Sue6462563's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were difficult because they were top dressed. Facility is limited, carts are in less than fair condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A must play in Bermuda!!!"


elwoodgibson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course. Stay out of the rough. I keep coming back to this course each time I go. I started playing this course in 2005 and will continue to play. I just love hole # 16. It is so much fun!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good day of golf"


dennisrj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is such a great lay out. I have played a few times but not for a year. Definitely going back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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