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4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
93.2%
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5.0
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4.8
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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4.3
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Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
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4.2
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6539 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Port Royal Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes, except before 2 pm on weekends.
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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

4.7
172 Reviews (172)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 28
Bunkers 21
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
Advanced Golfers 21
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 12
Near Local Attractions 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf experience

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It is a must play...

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Port Royal

Spectacular views and course was in very good shape with reasonable green speeds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

PGA Course

This is my second time playing this course was a challenge but still shot 76 and love every minute of this course.The views are so incredible and the course
layout is fit for a king. Next time in Bermuda will play this course twice. Oh by the way I birdie the famous 16 th hole by the ocean 8 iron with a 15 ft putt that made mine day. Thank you Port Royal I"ll be back!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular Views

Starting with the very friendly and helpful staff, this course was a wonderful place to play. The views from the hilltops were spectacular. Even with taking many photos, the pace of play was good - 4 hours. Cart girl seemed to be there every third hole or so to ensure we had the refreshments we needed. Although the greens were showing a bit of stress from the lack of rain, overall the course was in very good shape. The range was excellent except for the some weathered golf balls. This is exactly what a destination golf course should be. When back in Bermuda I would definitely play it again. We used golfnow.com to make our tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very very picturesque course

I'm a 17 handicap. Played this course while in bermuda on vacation. Played by myself in the afternoon and finished in 2 ans 1/2 hours. The course is very challenging and pretty. Lots of hills and up and downs. Starting on the 8th hole you see the ocean on virtually every remaining hole. Need good drives to avoid bunkers. The 11th hole has a significant drop to the green. On 15 you hit blindly over trees to landing area. There is what's left of an old concrete fort that's on the hole as well.
On 16 you hit over the water and a ravine to a small green. 17 you see ocean everywhere.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course The only negative was a small pro shop and no real 19th hole that I saw.
I played it 2x as I enjoyed it that much
Bob

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

What a great course! Of course the views are breathtaking and make it hard to focus on the game. We will play it again any chance we have. Golfnow makes it affordable and so easy to book a tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Port Royal Golf Course, Bermuda

As a tourist, taking the bus is great as you are let off in front of the course entrance. As convenient as that is, getting to the club house from there is not, as you need to walk uphill a fair distance. The course itself though, is challenging as you need to be accurate with your shots due to doglegs, plenty of hazards and elevation change. It was also windy (seemed mostly into your shot) but not as strong as the hawaiin trade winds. I have not played any of the other courses on the island yet so i cannot make any comparisons, but for the price i paid with a cart i won't complain as i live to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Breathtaking views!!

Great course overall! Lots of traps making it enough of a challenge. Very accommodating staff! Remtal cluns were a bit steep do their condition . I would bring my own next time .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Views on the back nine are amazing

It may be a bit windy sometimes, but the views from the back nine are amazing. Course in very good shape too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough but Beautiful Course

This is a great course, albeit, a lot of ups and downs. If it's windy there is a real challenge. One of my most favorite courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Following the footsteps of the greatest

This course had multiple breathtaking vistas. Difficult to focus on the game! Played on an exceptionally windy day. Very challenging. Bunkers are something to behold! We rented clubs and the fee was steep given the tired clubs we were provided. Greens fees are pricey but can get good deal on a Golf Now, etc. Condition of the course and greens were good. Pleasant outing. Felt incredible knowing I was walking/playing where some amazing golfers have played!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Its all about the 16th hole

Port Royal did not live up to its hype. The course was in OK condition I've played at better courses for the same money. The fairways were not like a carpet as you would expect for $100 round of golf. The 16th hole did live up to its expectations a beautiful Hole with great Vistas and hard to play. There were about four or five holes that Overlook the ocean with beautiful views the rest could have been anywhere in the United States. If you can find Greens fees for under $100 on golf now or other apps it might be worth it. The staff was excellent however I would not recommend this course for $100 round of golf

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 210
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

Spectacular setting and solid golf

Port Royal weighs in as a second fiddle - but a strong one - to the sublime Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. A Robert Trent Jones/Rees Jones course, P.R. starts off a little slowly with a somewhat awkward first hole and then five solid, but unremarkable holes before climbing a hill toward the oceanfront setting that comprises much of the rest of the course. The course's western exposure means you should endeavor to play it in the afternoon and time it so that you'll be treated to an amazing sunset as you get 'round to the 15th and 16th holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Port Royal Is a Gem

Great course. We had scheduled 18, but it was so windy we only got through 9. The staff made sure we got to play the back nine on another day. Excellent staff and exceptional course! Hole #16 was fantastic. So much so that a bought a painting of the hole from a local artist!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fantastic course - highly recommended

I've played here a few times now and is the most challenging course I have played. It is also one of the most beautiful. The wind on the back 9 is always strong no matter the conditions which make it even more challenging. The staff are friendly and helpful, the buggies are good and the course was in great shape. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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