Grab your clubs, put on your spikes and meet the challenge of your golfing life: Bermuda's Belmont Hills. Are you up to it?
Professional course designer Algie M. Pulley Jr. literally moved mountains to design the semi-private Belmont Hills course back in 2002. The veteran California architect found an existing layout that was largely featureless. However, after the most extensive golf course rebuilding project Bermuda has ever seen, a new topography emerged.
Today, every one of the 6,100 yards of intense bunkering, multitiered greens and slender fairways will thoroughly test your shot-making abilities. Pulley created a magnificent, contoured layout that maximizes the golfer's experience while showcasing Bermuda's captivating beauty. Panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound provide the backdrop for some of the finest 18 holes on the island.
Belmont Hills' greens are built to USGA standards and sprigged, naturally enough, with Tiff Eagle Bermuda Grass. The fairways feature 419 Bermuda Grass to provide the best possible playing surface. Although Bermuda has its fair share of sand, Belmont Hills' bunkers hold the same sand Master's players try to avoid at Augusta National. Water hazards come in to play on several holes, which is unusual for a Bermudian course (Bermuda doesn't have any natural creeks or rivers, and only a handful of freshwater ponds).
Two large, man-made ponds complement the dramatic rolling landscape. An automatic irrigation system maintains the tees, fairways and greens, including Bermuda's only double green (14,000 square feet), in peak condition. Hundreds of trees have been planted or relocated to define the fairways and to increase safety. Belmont Hills is waiting for you on this Bermuda excursion. Come and play.
Note: This tour departs from the golf club, which is a 30-minute taxi ride from King's Wharf, and 20 minutes from Hamilton. Taxi fare from Kings Wharf is approximately $40 US each way. (Taxi rate is approximate and not monitored by SEG.) Specific directions will be provided on your e-ticket. The price of the tour includes a golf cart.
Please note: Golf clubs can be rented at the pro shop. TaylorMade are approximately $60 US, right- and left-handed. Shoes are $15 US per pair. The bar and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner; a hospitality cart roams the course.
Reviewer: Dr. Nancy M Landreville
This golfing excursion was one of the best experiences I have ever encountered on vacation! I arrived in Bermuda, too the friendly local bus for a nominal amount and arrived at the Country Club in a timely manner. The staff and manager could not do enough to make me welcome. I received a viable cart, clubs, and golf balls to my specifications. The course was magnificent and water stops along the way worked to ensure I had a comfortable golf game. Outstanding excursion and wonderful people at the Club ready to assist in ensuring the golf game would b enjoyable.
Reviewer: Mary Ann Crow
The staff was great to help in the rentals, the course is good and challenging, great scenery, Does require a cab to the course from the cruise dock yard and runs about $40.