Turtle Hill Golf Course
At Fairmont Southampton
This 18 holes, 2684 yards, par 54 golf course is part of the Fairmont Southampton Luxury hotels complex. Spectacular views of the ocean from most part of the course makes it a special one in the island. The kind of change in the elevation is something quite unique at this golf course.
Another important factor here is the unpredictable Atlantic breeze. Highlights include large number of bunkers, two water hazards and three tee offerings in each hole.
I have stayed at the Fairmont Southampton hotel and have closely observed golf here. The drop between the first two holes itself is close to around 200 feet. This makes the course quite challenging. Also use of carts is mandatory. The carts are included as part of the green fees.
Turtle Hill Golf Course was the winner of the 2002 Golf Digest, Best places to play golf. It's also rates as one of the top five courses with par 3 for each hole. It has been designed by Theodore Robinson.
The club also offers a practice green. For the beginners, it offers golf lessons. Club and shoe rentals are available. There are pro shop, tennis courts and bar & restaurants as part of the Fairmont Southampton golf club complex. If you so need, the golf pro shop would store your bag on arrival.
Golf Season: Year round
Rental clubs available
Rental carts - Carts included as part of green fees
Practice Putting Green
Resident Golf Pro. Lessons are offered.
Golf Hut at the 10th hole offers refreshments including sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, beer etc.
A round of golf for 18 hole is $89 for adults, $56 for juniors and includes half cart. Sunset green fees are lesser.
Pull cart rental: $17, Taylor Made R7 Clubs rental: $40
Tee Time Booking & Inquiry
While this is a private club run on membership, they accept visitors. But you need to book well in advance.
Hotel, South Road, Southampton Parish. From Kings Wharf in Sandys, Fairmont Southampton golf course is about 8 miles away. Buses (#7 and #8) come within a range of about half a mile. But you can't carry your own clubs if you plan to come by bus. Take a taxi otherwise.
Open Daily. November - March: 7am - 4pm, April - October: 7am - 6pm.
Proper golf attire is required to play in this golf course.
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