Bermuda Golf Holidays
Bermuda is a beautiful island set off the east coast of the USA – it is just 2 hour’s flight from New York and Boston. It is also just 7 hours from London Gatwick with British Airways. The destination is really appealing for golfers in London and the Home Counties, as it is one of BA’s premier flight routes.
Bermuda is a fascinating shape and size, resembling an anchor, it is wide but very thin, so one talks about East and West, rather than North and South, from North to South it is not even a mile wide, but to drive from the East to West can take a full hour’s drive.
The Island of Bermuda has a rich past with big connections to the United Kingdom since the 17th century, when it was first founded. The capital Hamilton is in a remarkable location with great vistas across the water facing toward the west, the Hamilton Princess Hotel is the jewel in the crown and the capital is a bustling busy working capital with lots of tourist attractions like the Bacardi visitor Centre. It is the Capital of the World’s Re-Insurance Business and Bermuda continues to be a big tax haven for rich Americans and Brits primarily. The Real Estate throughout is outstanding and the salaries per capita of its inhabitants is a remarkable $88,000 per annum. Unlike many Caribbean Islands Bermuda has no poverty.
There are 5-6 great golf courses including the amazing Mid Ocean, Tucker’s Point and Port Royal which are in the world’ top 100 golf courses. The other courses are worth a mention also, particularly the best par 3 course in the world, Turtle Hill which hosts the World Three’s Championship in October. Whilst Belmont Hills is beautiful and great fun – again like all the golf courses offering wonderful ocean vistas from most holes!
The history and culture of Bermuda is as good as any Island in the World and we would always recommend our clients to spend time exploring for at least 1 or 2 days, either with a private driver, or you can do it on a bus! The must-see places to visit are Gibbs Hill Lighthouse on the south coast, Royal Naval Dockyard in the extreme north-west, where the Cruise-liners stop and a spectacular spot with plenty of boutiques, bars and restaurants, the amazing beaches at Warwick Long Beach on the south coast and the ancient old capital St Georges, not to mention the spectacular capital Hamilton on the Water Front!