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4.7
213 Reviews (213)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
96.4%
Recommend this course
207 out of 213 reviews
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4.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
3
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1
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.8
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.1%
Recommend this course
34 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6539 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.1

Located on the shorefront of Southampton Parish, the Port Royal Golf Course is one of the most frequented public golf courses in Bermuda and it is even known as being one of Jack Nicklaus' favorites. Robert Trent Jones designed this 18-hole course, which hosts the Bermuda Open Championship every year. Doglegs and wind are just some of the factors that will challenge golfers on this course. The signature hole is the scenic and rather infamous 16th, situated precariously atop craggy cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The hole requires a nearly perfect shot in order to reach the green. Port Royal Golf Course has garnered such a following that some golfers reserve starting time a year in advance.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Port Royal Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes, except before 2 pm on weekends.
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Jeans, beach wear, track suits and T-shirts without collars are all considered inappropriate

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

4.7
213 Reviews (213)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 28
Bunkers 21
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
Advanced Golfers 21
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 12
Near Local Attractions 7

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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day and perfect round

The course is preparing for the PGA Bermuda Championship, so the course condition was very good. There was no wind and the day was perfect to play an enjoyable round. The staff is always friendly and restaurant is always good. We had a perfect day for golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Hi, ecarpio6440. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, nattysimps. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Port Royal Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u874125690. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Incredible golf and amazing views. Love this course!!

If you want a wonderful experience on simply a gorgeous golf course surrounded by the most amazing vistas then Port Royal is the place and, in October you can witness the very best from the PGA try to conquer it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, good condition and lovely views

I read some views which were mixed about this course and I don’t understand what they were talking about. Tee boxes, greens and fairways in great condition. The course itself is interesting with some challenges due to undulations and shots around corners.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Always a favorite

I have been coming to Bermuda every August since I was a kid and Port Royal is always a favorite. The course is challenging but fun. If it's windy it can be a real brute but you have to accept the challenge. Staff is also great and they take care of me and remember me every year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/24/2021

Hi, KSiegfried. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Overrated

This used to be an incredible golf course but when they did the renovation they absolutely ruined it. Way too many fairway bunkers for the average amateur (and I’m a 5 handicap).. It used to have a very unique Bermuda style with the bunkering and now it looks like a course out of Orlando. They just aerated the greens and are still charging full fees which they should be ashamed of. The cups were even furry and it didn’t look like the pins have been changed in a week.
I would spend my money at Belmont Hills down the road. It’s a shorter course which is kind of quirky but it’s much more fun. Port Royal is resting on their reputation as a PGA tour stop and that will end very soon when that contract is up.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/18/2021

Hello, u627372483. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Port Royal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/11/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Dan2971797. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course!

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Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome, scenic, and memorable!

Got to get out at a great time, a couple let us play through, and we had a great pace for the round. Unexpected. The layout is so spectacular and scenic. Conditions were great. They had just punched the greens but they still rolled fine.

There is a reason they play a PGA tour event here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Hi, bnogay. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A friendly gem in Bermuda

I love the place. I am staying nearby in a hotel, and this is my first long term stay ( 2 weeks ) in Bermuda.
Played almost every day since I arrived. Very friendly atmosphere at ProShop, with caddy master, played several rounds with other people including a former female board member of the course, everyone is very friendly and I like this .
The golf course is very nice, there is a lot of wind , too when it is hot, but some of the holes are relatively narrow ( 5th and 10 th on the left side and your draw may end up out of bounds with headwind ).
7 a long par 5 into the wind and 8 th a long par 3 200 yards facing the sea and into the wind are memorable.
The back nine are even more interesting, specially the 11th a par 4 going massively downhill for the second shot, 13 th a long 210 yards par 3 again into the wind, 14th a tricky par 4 where unless you landed in the right side of fairway you will need to shape your second shot around the trees. 15 is in my view the nicest hole, a long par 4 along the sea, with lot of bunkers waiting for your driving shot. 16 th is the most well known par 3, i played it from the white (165 yards) and tough enough . From the back black at 215 yards with the wind, it is so narrow and so little room for error , I guess only PGA pro can take it with reasonable to find their ball. 18 th is a little bit boring par 4 going uphill towards the clubhouse, but the idea of a good drink at the restaurant ( fantastic food) overlooking the course and the coastal line make you forgive this!
A lovely place with lovely people, would not mind playing there every day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/05/2021

Hello, yFXJR6yVoBEfxDNaGb3Y. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Port Royal Golf Course. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Hi, LordPablo. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Port Royal Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course but really tough

Sand and more sand. A bit pricey though. Still, I would recommend it as is a beautiful course. Warning! Bring bug spray as gnats are an issue.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, eMjsj6BAMU8YnCnlB00X. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Port Royal Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, mjadu. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u314160455615. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Port Royal Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

This course was excellent from the staff to the condition and not forgetting the views!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2021

Thank you for your review, u1999557953. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Port Royal Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/25/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u380878243. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Port Royal Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/14/2021

Hi, kwashin3. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Port Royal Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, ecarpio6440! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u380878243! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161217335! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Port Royal Golf Course!

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