St. George Golf Course Bermuda
Update April 2015: St. George's Golf Course is closed pending the hotel development (St. Regis).
St. George Golf Course, with 18 holes, 4043 yards, par 62, was the last one designed by Robert Trent Jones before his retirement. You can see the cruise ships passing by Bermuda's North shore. This is a course with picturesque settings. The 18th hole was named after Bermuda's first Governor, Richard Moore. There is a green that overlooks the historic Fort St. Catherine
The course had been earlier completely renovated in 2006. This is a Bermuda Government owned golf club and has a pro-shop and a bar and restaurant within the complex.
Guests welcomed; Golf Season: Year round; Rental clubs available
Shoes with only soft spikes allowed; Rental carts available
Tee times welcomed; No Driving Range; Resident Golf Pro
While in the island we came to learn that this golf course, one of the most beautiful ones in the island, is closed down - at least for now. They said that there is a demolition work going on for an adjacent hotel Club Med
. So this course needs to remain closed. It doesn't look like getting reopened before 2012. This course has been a long favorite of the many cruise ship visitors because of its proximity to town of St George.
Update June 2011: The St. George Golf Course has been re-opened on a temporary basis and will be maintained at a standard similar to municipal courses in the U.K. There are some hand carts available on rent. Green fees are $60 per person. Annual membership is offered at $300. You can book your tee time at the website www.tee.bm. The Club House for the course is the front desk area of the St. George's Club located at Rose Hill. Parking is available at the Tennis Courts.
The golfers can use the Griffin’s Bistro & Bar
at the club as well as Blackbeard's Hideout
next to St. Catherine Fort for refreshments. The course lay out has been changed a little. The new hole-1 will be the earlier hole-2.
Update July 2013: Unfortunately the Golf Course has been lying in a bad shape since sometime and no longer in operation. The Premier himself has visited the course recently and expressed his disappointment with the state of affairs.
1 park Road, St. George's Parish. If you are coming by cruise ship and docking at Town of St. George, this golf course is about 2 miles away.
Buses come only part of the way (#1, #2, #10 or #11). You can't however carry your own clubs if you plan to come by a public bus. Take a taxi instead.
Tee Time Booking and Inquiry
You can book your Tee time in advance by going to the site www.tee.bm. Alternatively like any other Government Golf courses in Bermuda, you can call the automated reservation system to book your Tee time in advance. The number is 441/234 4653.
Golf in Bermuda can be quite expensive. Depending on the time of the year, rates vary. Check the late afternoon Tee time rates. That should be cheaper compared to the morning times. As I had mentioned in my earlier sections, golf in Bermuda is a formal sports. So come wearing collard shirts, Bermuda type shorts and soft spiked golf shoes.
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