Mid Ocean Club - hole 4
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 4
The fourth hole at the Mid Ocean Club is a short par 4 that plays straight uphill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 5
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 5
The fifth -- known as the "Cape" -- is perhaps the most famous hole at the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - bunkers
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Mid Ocean Club - bunkers
Bunkers at the Mid Ocean Club are unusually shaped in most cases. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 6
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 6
The sixth hole at the Mid Ocean Club is a modest-length par 4 that plays downhill toward the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 7
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 7
The par-3 seventh hole at the Mid Ocean Club is short and plays over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 7
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 7
The Mid Ocean Club opened in 1921 in Bermuda. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - greens
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Mid Ocean Club - greens
Many of the greens at the Mid Ocean Club are raised and elevated. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 12
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 12
The 12th hole at the Mid Ocean Club is a severe dogleg left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 13
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 13
The par-3 13th at the Mid Ocean Club is a long shot to a Biarritz-style green complex. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 15
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 15
The 15th hole at the Mid Ocean Club is a straightaway, uphill par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 17
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 17
The 17th and first holes at the Mid Ocean Club play beside each other and overlook the ocean. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Mid Ocean Club - hole 18
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Mid Ocean Club - hole 18
The 18th hole at the Mid Ocean Club is a long par 4 that plays along the water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Play golf on a C.B. Macdonald classic in Bermuda: Mid Ocean Club

While PGA Grand Slam of Golf host Port Royal Golf Club is the highest-profile golf course in Bermuda, there's no doubt what the most prestigious course is -- the Mid Ocean Club , a private, historic course located in Tucker's Town that dates back to the game's roots in the country. It hosted the Grand Slam in 2007-2008 and Golf Digest ranked the course 47th best outside the United States.

The golf course was built in the 1920s by Golden Era architect C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor and was modified in the 1950s by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course is set on scenic and rolling terrain beside the ocean, where there are few flat lies but plenty of great views and wonderful hole designs with green styles like "Redan," "Punchbowl" and "Biarritz."

Among the notable holes is the fifth -- named "Cape" -- which is infamous thanks to Babe Ruth's reported struggles on the tee box, where he hit 11 balls into Mangrove Lake, to which the dogleg par 4 wraps around.

The Mid Ocean Club is a private club but welcomes the public on its golf course three days a week.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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