Visitors looking for an upscale country club golf experience while in Bermuda should give serious consideration to the Tucker’s Point Golf Club.
The course dates back many years and was originally part of the Castle Harbour Hotel. The original course was designed by Charles Banks and was named the Castle Harbour Golf Club. In 2002 it received a significant revamp by Roger Rulewich, the former senior designer for Robert Trent Jones. Rulewich made the course a little friendlier and the greens were resurfaced with TifEalgle, a Bermuda hybrid grass with truer putting properties.
Many holes have views of the blue waters of Castle Harbour with vistas stretching for mile and miles. The course is fairly tough with plenty of hills, wind, and elevated greens. Playing here requires some real thought.
There’s an extensive practice facility where you can brush up on your game before taking to the course. It includes a driving range, a 10,000 square foot putting green, and areas to perfect chipping and bunker play. Private lessons with the resident PGA golf professionals are also available.
Green fees aren’t cheap but rates are much lower in the winter. Visitors staying at Rosewood Tucker’s Point also benefit from discounted fees and booking privileges at the Mid Ocean Club.
Proper golf attire and soft-spiked golf shoes are mandatory. Walking the course is only available to members.
The pro shop carries a good selection of quality golf apparel and accessories, and rents high quality clubs and shoes. A custom golf club fitting service offers clubs built to your precise requirements using a computerised swing and posture analysis system.
Players can make use of the extensive dining and leisure facilities the resort has to offer. The clubhouse features the Sul Verde Italian restaurant while the main hotel building is home to The Point. The latter features stunning murals from the Pan Am Building in New York and has catered to discerning diners such as Queen Elizabeth II.
The club is located in Tucker’s Town in St George’s Parish, the most exclusive area of Bermuda. Michael Bloomberg owns a house nearby and is one of many famous members of the club.