About BermudaAt less than 21 square miles, Bermuda is slightly smaller than Manhattan. The fishhook-shaped island about 650 miles into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast became a British colony in the early 1600s, having been first sighted by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez a century earlier.
Today, Bermuda punches well above its weight for attractions to visitors, especially golfers. Its small handful of golf courses are of generally high quality, led by a perennial world-topp-100 golf course in Mid Ocean Club. This C.B. Macdonald masterpiece is integrated into the village of Tucker's Town on the island's northeastern coast, not far from its L.F. Wade International Airport. Largely a private club, Mid Ocean is nevertheless welcoming of non-member play on certain days of the week.
Two other worthy on-island golf experiences include Port Royal Golf Course and Turtle Hill Golf Club. The former is a PGA Tour host course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1970. Subsequent renovations have kept it as the island's strong second-fiddle course, and its par-3 16th is one of the most breathtaking one-shotters in the game. For its part, Turtle Hill is an 18-hole par-3 course on the grounds of the Fairmont Southampton, one of the island's best places to stay. It hosts an annual professional par-3 golf tournament.
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Bermuda, contrary to the misconceptions of most people, isn't a Caribbean island. This tiny fish-hook-shaped British territory sits isolated in the middle of the Atlantic, off the coast of North Carolina. Bermuda is so cramped for space that none of its seven courses are regulation par 72s, yet several of them rank among the best in the world. Its five top combine to create a unique mix of experiences, from an exclusive private club to a professional tournament venue and a wildly scenic par 3.
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Bermuda is just 21 square miles large, and a lot of its land mass is covered by golf courses. Not only is the game abundant, its roots are deep here, dating back to the age of steam ships that roared across the Atlantic Ocean. Bermuda's severe landscape, with few flat spots, mean that most golf courses are pretty tough. Courses such as Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean Club and Port Royal help golf on the island shine.
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Redesigned by Roger Rulewich in 2002, the Tucker's Point Club golf course plays 6,491 yards from the championship tees and 4,840 yards from the front. The maximum distance may be shorter than Port Royal and the Mid Ocean Club, but it's still challenging enough to be one of Bermuda's signature golf courses, Brandon Tucker writes.
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