Built in 1922 and designed by Deveraux Emmett, Riddell’s Bay is Bermuda’s oldest golf course. Emmett also designed the renowned Congressional Country Club in Maryland, host of the US Open in 1964, 1997, and 2011.
The course was recently revamped by golf architect Ed Beidel to accommodate the modern game. It’s a links style course that winds along a narrow peninsula, measuring only 600 yards at its widest point. There are plenty of challenges including three ocean holes and two ponds.
The first hole, a dogleg par 4, is arguably the most difficult opener on any of Bermuda’s golf courses. The signature hole is the 8th. Scratch golfers will be tempted to drive the ball over the Riddell’s Bay inlet but most go up the fairway on the left hand side.
Although Riddell’s Bay is a private club it opens its doors to tourists. Step inside the 150 year old clubhouse and you’ll find a dining room and bar, lounge, golf shop, and locker rooms.
Proper golf attire and soft-spiked golf shoes are mandatory.
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Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club
26 Riddell’s Bay Road