Port Royal Golf Course

4.6272235294 4.6 stars from 5 (130)
  • 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 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
90
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

127 out of 130 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"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


"Perfection"


u000004998905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in perfect condition, with challenging play and amazing views. Cannot go wrong here, and the staff is friendly and goes above and beyond.

Only recommendation would be to bring your own clubs and shoes as the rental equipment was more warn than I would expect from such a first class facility.


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


"Awesome golf course"


nickel1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A must play golf course when visiting Bermuda. The course is very challenging and the scenery will take your breath away. Staffs are very friendly and helpful from the moment you arrive until the end of your round.

Great time and will be sure to visit again.

Pierre Ottawa Ontario


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good golf.."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked tee time thru a golfnow hot deal; $90 each. Were in bermuda from a cruise ship, so went via taxis on our own(abt $30 each way, includind tip). Course was in very good shape. Not crowded. Maybe that was because it was cloudy with some sprinkles around. But we had fun.

Ate lunch there after, which was very good. Very friendly staff too.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a treat playing Port Royal GC"


u000002088462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape! Fairways were like carpet and course had a great open feel to it. Greens were a little slower than normal but overall the experience was fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great views"


u000007967597's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is challenging, in great condition - a real treat to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course with Amazing Views"


dAs20x's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I came back to this course because it is fun to play, plus the views of the ocean are top notch. Though it has an open layout, I found a lot of rough and bunkers during my round. The course provides short and long holes giving all abilities a challenge. The course was dry, but in great shape. The greens rolled well and thankfully, so did my putts. I will come back!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great golf course, stunning views"


geoff97531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Highly recommend this place, lots of interesting and challenging holes. All of them have something going on whether its a lake, out of bounds, bunkers or the atlantic ocean. Greens are excellent.

Good value considering this is bermuda and the rates include a cart (which you will want, its hot and the course is fairly hilly).


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


"Good Course, fun to play"


jtelepman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, with lots of elevation changes and water views from many holes. Condition was generally very good, although some greens had some rough spots. Play the right tees, and I think you'll enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Port Royal -Grand Time"


u000004347925's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

my friend and i actually played twice at Port Royal.

Day 1 we played late morning to afternoon, it was Bermuda hot, but we endured. Course was great. Our handicaps are about 20 each, we played from the whites, which for us was a good choice. The wind coming off the ocean on the par 3s was a challenge, you really had to think about what club to use. We came in on a cruise ship, the staff was very accomodating in getting us a taxi to get back to the ship.

Day 2 -played from the whites again in early morning, temperature much better, but the winds were again a challenge at the par 3s and refreshing.

Only downside- refreshment cart on the course was not dependable


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pricey, but a great course. Beautiful views, good layout, super nice staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It is a must play..."


u5173801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is real simple, if you go to Bermuda to play golf Port Royal has to be front and center on your list. The course is beautiful, the pace is great and the views especially starting on the 7th green are breathtaking. What slows down play the most is people taking photos from all the amazing vantage points. The 16th hole has few equals and definitely is worth playing an extra tee shot. The staff is great and they meet us at the 18th hole each day to tell us they had a cab ready for us whenever we wanted to leave, now that is service. We played multiple days and would have been happy to go every day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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