Turtle Hill Golf Club

4.5210000000 4.5 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
  • Length: 2684 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire and shoes are preferred.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 54 2684 yards N/A N/A

The dramatic elevation changes are one of the most interesting features of Fairmont Turtle Hill Golf Club. Golfers are quickly introduced to the rolling landscape with a 200-foot drop off on the first two holes. There are plenty of other challenges as well, including two water hazards and numerous strategically placed bunkers. In combination with the strong Atlantic winds, this golf course has occasionally forced golfers to use every club in their bag. Three sets of tees, most elevated, provide golfing options for golfers of all skill levels. Fairmont Turtle Hill Golf Club offers excellent practice for some of Bermuda's longer courses.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

43 out of 43 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers beginners   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Beautiful course"


dbchef's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rental clubs a disgrace

Old Taylor Made very worn grips and beat up mixed matched clubs

$40 rip off


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic!"


barberda's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I arrived for my round I noticed that the greens had just been aerated. I spoke to the person at the desk, and she told me the greens are still very playable but she would call another course for me if I want. She got me a tee time at Port Royal. Scott, the Pro, overheard and offered to take me to see the condition up close. We went out to #1 and I saw that the green was a little sandy but still smooth. Scott explained that they would roll a little slower but still very playable. I wasn’t going to get another opportunity to play it, so I decided to play. The course was fantastic and the aeration did not bother me. Had a great time. Thanks Scott. The restaurant also is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u142298756's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and well kept course"


t466547788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always great to play and if you can pick up a cheaper deal then even better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course with gorgeous views"


LICC's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
NY-NJ Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018

Reviewed on

I'm rating this with the understanding that it is a par-3 course. The setting alone makes the course memorable. The holes are well-done. Interesting green contours and good bunkering. There are severe elevation changes, both uphill and downhill. Walking is not really feasible. The lengths vary enough to give you a few chances to hit hybrid or long-iron. Overall, it is a fun couple of hours of legitimate par-3 golf in a beautiful setting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



"Great views, great course"


lnorris28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can't believe I waited so long to play this course. The views are amazing and the golf is a bit of a challenge, with some heavily guarded greens. But overall a really enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging"


u000006465358's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is so much fun and very challenging. The scenery is amazing, and it was nice to play on Bermuda grass in Bermuda for the first time in my life. Every hole has an elevation change and wind that you must take into consideration. I enjoyed the fact that club selection wasn’t as easy as just taking the yardage into consideration. Just the elevation changes alone made a 1-2 club difference up or down on nearly every hole. A must play if you stay at the Fairmont, as you can walk to the clubhouse from the hotel. Will play here again if I get the chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Should be regular golf course instead"


Cjnam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions are great and well maintained.

The only issues that are too many ups & downs for seniors.

Regards,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3"


dlava15's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is pricey but for an island in the middle of the ocean what can you expect. The course was in great shape except for the tee boxes that showed a lot of iron divots. Greens were in great shape.

This course had tons of elevation changes and lots of wind, that and using rental clubs made it very hard to judge distances and shot strengths. Being a par 3, it had a lot of variety on the holes. We only played once on our vacation, but I can imagine this being a great warm up course for the other full courses on the island.

My wife (beginner) and I started with the back 9 and completed the round in about 2 1/2 hours. We did not have any holes where we had to wait; great for a Sunday morning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pricey Par 3 but worth playing"


shandog31's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At $90 even while staying at the Fairmont Resort that owns it, the value is average, but the course is spectacular for a par three track.

The pro shop was well stocked, the staff super friendly and the course in meticulous shape. Certainly worth playing to sharpen your iron and wedge game before playing one of the big boy courses on the island. Also helped to adjust my game to the wind conditions I will experience at some other courses.

All in all, I played 18 challenging holes in just over two hours and had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u165467677's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best par 3"


kevjmitch's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Best par 3 on Bermuda and the best we have playednywhere. The views of the ocean are breath taking.

The course is in great condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A solid workout for your irons"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Turtle Hill was actually the first 18-hole par-3 course I've ever played, and I consider it a strong introduction to that particular golf course genre. On "big" courses, par threes can add a great deal of variety and personality to the experience. Due to a relatively small land footprint, Turtle Hill takes that notion quite far. Holes like the long, uphill 4th and the tricky 17th standout for their architectural merit, and many other tests drop a couple stories or more from tee to green, giving the golfer beautiful southerly views and extra hangtime on his or her shots. The stately Fairmont Southampton lords over the course and is visible throughout the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Amazing little course"


HaistaVitttu's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The greens on this course may have been the best I have ever played on. I have played each of the courses on the island and the greens on this course were far superior. Staff was extremely friendly and allowed us to go out early. Pace of play was excellent. Would highly recommend as a warm up course or if you are short on time. The round took around 2-2.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Interesting Par 3 Course"


slm999's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

ELEVATION CHANGES made for a tough walk, but for interesting shots. The first two holes are big downhill making club choices difficult. You're hitting approach shots off of tees, so it was not that challenging for me (9 handicapper). My wife played some of the holes from the back tees so it seemed more like a real course and she enjoyed everything except pushing the cart up 8 and 9; the back nine is much flatter than the front. This was a fun little course that gives you an opportunity to get used to the Bermuda wind before playing the big $$$ courses. The views are almost on par with Mid Ocean and Port Royal. We played at the $45 twilight walking rate, otherwise the course would be overpriced. It claims to be ranked among the top-5 par 3 courses in the world.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Incredible views and challenging golf"


u690823074's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's no reason this course is the host of the Grey Goose Par 3 World Championship. The course is fabulously maintained and it is a very challenging course with significant elevation changes, a few sloping greens, and a couple of imposing water hazards! Having said that, I played with my father who isn't a golfer and was visiting the island and he had a great time. The rough is very forgiving. The views are just to die for and the 18th tee allows you to see both sides of the island. Turn up after 3pm to get the sunset discount and walk to get it even cheaper. Drinks and towels included in the price of the cart are a great touch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Views"


Bob684's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since we were only in port for 24 hrs this course fit in perfect into our available time. The course was in great shape and the views of the surrounding area were awesome. The course was challenging but fair. The greens were slower than what we are used to at home and had hidden breaks. The rental clubs were fine. I would recommend playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super golf course"


James6028891's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was breathtaking with its views. The conditions were perfect, the rough wasn't punishing, and overall a simply great course!

I have to say though that the greens were very SLOW!

I would definitely play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


pipelayer62's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff, challenging par 3.

Being early March the weather was unpredictable, I played two rounds on 2 separate days. The 1st day went off without a hitch, the second day 30 MPH winds and rain delayed my tee time by 2 hours. I was able to rescehedule with no problem. I highly reccomend Turtle Hill!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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