Ocean View is a 9-hole golf course with spectacular views of Bermuda’s North Shore. The course has 18 tee positions enabling you to add a second 9 to your first. Be careful not to allow the scenery or a passing cruise ship to distract you; this course can be quite tricky. A pond lurks ominously before the green on the par 3 9th making club selection crucial, particularly when strong winds blow in from the Atlantic.
The course is less busy than other on the island and its green fees are the cheapest. It only costs a few dollars more to play the second 9 holes. Reduced sunset rates are offered in the afternoon.
The pro shop offers club rentals, golf apparel and accessories. You can also sign up for lessons here with the resident professionals. There’s also a bar and a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Outside dining is available. Other facilities include a driving range and practice putting green.
Proper golfing attire and soft spikes are required. Golf carts are compulsory on weekends and public holidays.
Ocean View Golf Course is the most central of Bermuda’s courses and the closest to Hamilton. It originally served as a course for the British army but in the 1950s was taken over by black players denied access to other clubs. It subsequently passed into the hands of the government and is one of two public courses currently operational in Bermuda. The other is the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton. A third government-owned course, the St George’s Golf Course, closed in 2008.