Belmont Hills Golf Club

 
 
Located in Warwick Parish, Belmont Hills Golf Club, a 18 holes, 6017 yards, par 70 course was earlier known as the Belmont Golf & Country Club. This golf course was originally designed by Deveraux Emmett in 1924. It was then part of the Belmont Hotel which does not exist today. The course then was quite flat and lacked adequate features. 
 
 
 
Subsequently, the course was renamed as the Belmont Hills Golf Course. It was completely redesigned and renovated by Algie M. Pulley Jr. in 2002 and reopened in 2003. One of the key features of the course is its number of manmade water hazards. In Bermuda this is a rare feature because of the lack of natural lakes and ponds. 
 
 
Photo: Newstead Belmont Hills Resort & Spa 
 
The course is now part of the hotel Newstead Belmont Hills Resort and Spa
 

The Highlights

 
There is a lake with over a million gallon capacity located between holes 2, 7 and 8. The course has now become much faster with use of Tiff-Eagle greens and also more attractive with the lake. Excellent views of Hamilton Harbor  and the Great Sound water area from several greens, as well as the tropical landscaping add to the new course's appeal. 
 
The course offers several strategically placed bunkers, multi-tiered greens and lovely fairways. As name suggests, the terrain has now been made undulating with varying elevations (slope 130). 
 
 
Photo: Newstead Belmont Hills Resort & Spa 
 
17th and 18th holes particularly offer excellent scenic settings. Automatic irrigation keeps the course in great condition. The course features Bermuda’s only double green (14,000 sq. ft. area). 
 
Like several other courses in the island, Belmont Hills too is relatively a short course compared to ones you see in the US, but it's challenging. Instead of long drives, here the accuracy of the shots is the key factor. Expect narrow fairways guarded by trees on both sides. The course is tighter in front but opens up more as you move towards the back 9. While the greens and the fairways are well maintained, some of the bunkers have hard and compact sand. 
 
 
Photo: Newstead Belmont Hills Resort & Spa 
 
A hospitality cart moves around in the course when there are enough golfers and offers snacks and cool drinks on sale. Along the way (near the 4th hole), you might find a staff selling used golf balls at attractive rates (3 Pro Vs for $5). 
 
There are often other golfers and seniors groups on the course (tournaments are quite common here), so there might me wait times at the holes. Check with the starter and he would guide you to the right hole to start your game so that you don't waste your time. 
 

Tees

 
1: 305 yards, Par 4 
2: 368 yards, Par 4 
3: 351 yards, Par 4 
4: 99 yards, Par 3 
5: 347 yards, Par 4 
6: 462 yards, Par 5 
7: 150 yards, Par 3 
8: 310 yards, Par 4 
9: 317 yards, Par 4
10: 312 yards, Par 4 
11: 157 yards, Par 3 
12: 514 yards, Par 5 
13: 321 yards, Par 4 
14: 320 yards, Par 4 
15: 399 yards, Par 4 
16: 371 yards, Par 4 
17: 152 yards, Par 3 
18: 385 yards, Par 4
 
 
Photo: Newstead Belmont Hills Resort & Spa 
 

Facilities

 
  • Clubhouse. 
  • Excellent restaurant Blu overlooking the fairways and beyond to Hamilton harbor. It serves nice seafood and steaks. 
  • Divot Bar & Grill... open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a great place to have a cocktail while enjoying the views of Great Sound. 
  • Resident Golf Pro... you can lessons on driving, putting or even try a practice game. 
  • Pro Shop selling Polo T-shirts, golf balls and other items. 
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    Rates

     
  • Green fees in morning half: $110 (includes cart). Twilight Fees: $60 (does not include cart). Green fees can vary depending on your source of booking (cruise line packages can be as high as $140). The guests of Newstead Belmont Hills Resort are offered a free round of golf. Some hotels or resorts in the island too offer discounts to their guests, so check at the front desk. 
  • Club rentals: $50 
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    Tee Time Booking and Inquiry

     
    While this is a private club run on membership, they accept visitors. But you need to book well in advance. You can play at Belmont Hill Course year round. Dress code: Collard shirts, shorts of Bermuda length and soft spiked golf shoes. 
     
    Call 441/236-6400 for tee time reservations. 
     

    Location

     
    25 Belmont Hills Drive, Warwick, Bermuda. Phone: (441) 236-6400  
    From the city of Hamilton, Belmont Hills Golf Club is about 4 miles away to the west. You can come close to the golf course by bus #8. But you can't carry your own clubs if you plan to come by bus. Take a taxi otherwise. 
     
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    Visitors' Reviews and Comments

     
     
    Guy Oliver (January 2015) 
    Love this course. Will be back there again on Feb 13th for the Eighth Annual Alan Oliver Youthnet Golf Tournament. Great to see so many friends there again. Cannot wait.  
     
    Paul Ballon (May 2014) 
    We will be on a cruise and have played there many times while staying on the island. Looking at cost and tee time for June 5th (our anniversary) for my wife and I. Played there year before last when we stayed at the Newstead resort. Can you give me idea of cost? Thank you 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, May 2014) 
    Hi, Published daily Green fee at Belmont Hills Golf Club is $110, cart fee $35, Clubs rental fee $45-$60 etc. 
     
    Emmett Sewell (April 2013) 
    My friend and I have a tee time for 12 o'clock at Belmont golf course, would it be practical to take a blue line ferry to Hamilton city and then take the Pink line to Belmont ferry, since we have to transport our own golf clubs and you cannot take clubs on the bus, thank you. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2013) 
    Hi, Best is to take a taxi and ask the driver to come and pick you at a fixed time. The Golf Club staff can also organize a taxi for you. Ferry option you mentioned is doable but there are few points to note: 
     
    1) If you plan to use a bus/ferry pass ... then you must buy the pass which is valid for Pink route as well (it is costlier). A normal pass is not valid for pink route ferry. Other option is to buy tokens or tickets at the ferry points. 
     
    2) You should be prepared to walk for several minutes from Belmont Ferry to the club and back with your clubs.