Riddell's Bay Golf and Country Club

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1.7
Value
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1.0
Friendliness
1.8
Pace
1.9
Amenities
1.9
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 5794
Slope 121
Rating 66.9
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5794 yards 66.9 121
White - Men's 69 5388 yards 64.9 113
White - Ladies' 72 5388 yards 72.3 125
Scorecard for Riddells Bay Golf & Country Club
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: 69.0/131 W: 75.1/132 424 354 138 282 370 351 479 360 247 3005 340 114 392 359 366 389 382 181 326 2849 5854
White M: 67.0/128 W: 72.7/127 407 337 124 258 353 323 463 333 196 2794 325 110 346 330 352 379 359 162 300 2663 5457
Red W: 69.1/116 370 328 108 180 322 286 447 309 196 2546 320 80 342 301 322 322 327 157 292 2463 5009
Handicap 3 11 15 13 5 9 7 1 17 8 18 4 10 12 2 6 14 16
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 34 70
Handicap (W) 5 7 15 17 9 11 3 1 13 2 16 8 14 6 18 4 10 12

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Golf Season Year round
Architect Devereux Emmet (1922)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes - $35.00 / set

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Reviews

3.2
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

The Course Is Closed But It Was A Nice Walk

Riddell's Bay went bankrupt, but the course is still there. For some reason, they are still cutting the grass so you can see where the fairways and greens were. My wife and I walked part of the course and I was tempted to come back and play it with a 7 iron. Like all the Bermuda courses we were on, there are beautiful views. If this course re-opens, I'd love to try it out for real.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

A lovely day out

This course is well worth a game....thoroughly enjoyed it and the scenery is beautiful

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

A Great Round at Ridells Bay

This was the final round that my son and I played while in Bermuda over the holidays. A great course where you need to be in control, with some longer holes that require some nice drives. Well taken care of and easy to understand layout. Great round.

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

Good Value and Good Challenge

Nice layout with some nice scenery of Bermuda sun, sand and beautiful blue water. Oh, and there's a golf course here too! Conditions were pretty dry as they haven't had much water yet so lot of brown patches and must be a brilliant green when in "season"; right now not a pretty but the greens were still fast and true.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Course condition slips into summer hibernation

Bermuda golf is a winter sport - despite the best weather being in summer, locals and all of the main golf courses' staff deem summer the off season. What happens is the courses effectively deteriorate in condition as the fairways turn straw coloured, the greens are like concrete and the sand in the bunkers sets like clay. Riddells is a lovely old course design, the guys in the pro shop are friendly and, at the hot deal price of $79, it is a decent value for Bermuda. If you are prepared to accept the limitations of summer play in Bermuda, I'd recommend a round now - if not, hold on until October when it is golf season again. A better bet, and a course which actually waters the grass in the summer, is the Turtle Hill 18 hole par 3 - it is 18 proper par 3s (it holds the World Par 3 Champs) and is always in immaculate condition. It is a challenge and a great way to sharpen up your short game.

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

scenery

Great scenery at this course.some interesting holes and it was in fair condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful & Great Value

Played this course twice. Wonderful views of the water from many holes, lots of challenges but you don't need to be a long hitter to do well. Hole 18 amazing. For a combination of price, great maintenance of grounds and an excellent clubhouse for meals and a well stocked pro shop this is the best deal in Bermuda.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conveniently located

Played in mid September, the greens were quite slow, but the course was otherwise in good shape. Pace of play is excellent and there are wonderful views of Riddells Bay and the Great Sound.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Short, interesting course

Riddells Bay has opened up to allow visitors now, so I thought I'd give it a go. Firstly, the greens had been recently aireated, so it meant lots of bobbly putts (I hope they are better when I return in a few weeks#. Secondly, no course planner and a first time round alone on a course with quite a few blind tee shots meant a fair bit of guess work was required. Now the good news - it was fairly quiet, even at the weekend, so rounds here are not overly long, and the lay out, although short, is interesting, taking in dogs legs, shots over water and requiring careful club selection. I shot 78 #par 70#, but as an 8HCP that is about right. It is not cheap - even on Golf Now the far superior Port Royal can be played for the same green fee - but it is worth adding to a Bermuda itinerary for the variety and the old school charm of the course #90 years old last year).....oh, and the views, as on most Bermuda courses, are wonderful.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

OK course

Probably not fair to really write what it was like to play this course as it was areated three weeks before I got there.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short course

The golf course is OK. It is rather short even from the back tees. There are other courses to play that are better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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