Port Royal Golf Club - no. 16
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Port Royal Golf Club - no. 16
Port Royal Golf Course's 16th hole is Bermuda's most famous. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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The Mid Ocean Club - 18th hole
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The Mid Ocean Club - 18th hole
A golfer tees off on the 18th hole at The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Belmont Hills golf course
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Belmont Hills golf course
Belmont Hills is a complete renovation of the original golf course Devereux Emmet drew in the 1920s. Courtesy of Bermuda Tourism Authority
Riddell's Bay Golf & C.C.
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Riddell's Bay Golf & C.C.
Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club is Bermuda's oldest 18-hole course. Courtesy of Riddell's Bay Golf & C.C.
Turtle Hill Golf Club
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Turtle Hill Golf Club
Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton resort is one of the top 18-hole, par-3 courses in the world. Courtesy of Turtle Hill G.C./Fairmont Southampton
Tucker's Point Club golf course - 10th hole
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Tucker's Point Club golf course - 10th hole
Roger Rulewich revamped the Tucker's Point Club golf course in 2002. The 10th green is shown here. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Ocean View Golf Club
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Ocean View Golf Club
Dating back to 1961, nine-hole Ocean View Golf Club in Devonshire Parish is less than 10 minutes from Hamilton City, Bermuda. Courtesy of Ocean View G.C.
Ocean View G.C. - 9th/18th hole
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Ocean View G.C. - 9th/18th hole
Ocean View Golf Club -- Bermuda's premiere nine-hole golf course -- maintains two tee-positions on each hole to give golfers the option of playing an 18-hole round. Courtesy of Ocean View G.C.
Port Royal Golf Club - 16th
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Port Royal Golf Club - 16th
A view of the 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Club, which hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 2009���2014. Courtesy of Port Royal G.C.
Mid Ocean Club golf course - 5th hole
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Mid Ocean Club golf course - 5th hole
The famous Cape hole at The Mid Ocean Club comes at the dangerous par-4 fifth. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Tucker's Point Club golf course - 17th
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Tucker's Point Club golf course - 17th
The drivable 17th is one of the gems of the Tucker's Point Club golf course. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Belmont Hills Golf Club - 7th hole
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Belmont Hills Golf Club - 7th hole
To go low at Belmont Hills Golf Club, you'll need ball control and a solid short game. Courtesy of Bermuda Tourism Authority

Bermuda: A top-flight island golf getaway in the Atlantic

With its famous pink-sand beaches and sparkling turquoise water, Bermuda has long been a favorite getaway for stateside travelers, especially those on the east coast since there are many short, direct flights from a number of cities. With the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the world, Bermuda has also become known as a superb golf destination.

The fishhook-shaped island is often mistaken for being part of the Caribbean islands but it's actually much further north where the Gulfstream keeps it nice and warm. One of the most popular courses is Port Royal Golf Club, which reopened in 2009 after a multi-million-dollar renovation. The signature 16th hole sits right at the edge of a waterside cliff and has been known to intimidate even the best players. Port Royal, of course, hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 2009–2014. joie8585 of Sanibel, Florida played Port Royal in June. "When we played the course was in beautiful shape," he wrote. "Very interesting design and breathtaking views of Bermuda to boot."

The Mid Ocean Club boasts a guest list that includes actor Michael Douglas and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is largely considered the best in Bermuda. Belmont Hills is unique for its many water hazards and Riddell's Bay has the distinction of being the oldest course on the island.

Other courses to check out are Fairmont Turtle Golf Club, Tucker's Point, and Ocean View Golf Club.

My Nguyen has been writing for the Golf Channel's TravelGolf Network since 2008. She has written about hundreds of golf courses throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as many courses in Europe.
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