Ocean View Golf Club

4.1575823529 4.2 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5658 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 68.0
  • Layout

  • 2 Barkers Hill, Devonshire DV 05, Bermuda
  • (441) 334-9092, (441) 334-9093
  • (441) 295-9097
  • www.oceanviewgolfclub.com

Year built: 1961
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golfing attire
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White/Blue (18-hole) 70 5658 yards 68.0 130
Yellow/Red (18-hole) (W) 72 4780 yards 68.7 128

Located just seven minutes from downtown Hamilton, off the North Shore of Devonshire, Ocean View Golf Club is easily the closest golf course to Bermuda's capital city. The blue Atlantic waters and gentle ocean breezes offer scenic views and create a tranquil atmosphere, but do not underestimate this nine-hole course as it offers a fair amount of challenge. Club selection is crucial due to the elevation changes of the terrain and the occasional strong winds. Although it is an executive length course, there are 18 tee positions to enable play on a second round of holes. Ocean View Golf Club has garnered a following among locals, which in turn has also made it a popular destination for visitors.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

30 out of 33 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds   Challenges include elevation changes  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

robertsbe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great little course"


Shan2699849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking for value in Bermuda, then this little gem is it. Yes, only 9 holes, but different tee boxes, makes it 18 holes of delight. Great layout, nice views and you can't beat the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



chrisjwhite81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



christydolan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"Fun, Fast and aFFordable"


willettbj21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve played Ocean View about a dozen times. The staff is always friendly and willing to accommodate an earlier tee time if you arrive early and space is available. The course layout is challenging with many blind tee shots and elevated greens. The greens are not in pga condition but play consistent. The speed of play is generally fast and most groups are willing to let you play thorough if you’re a moving quickly. Overall, this is a fun 9 hole course that’s very affordable. I’d recommend this course to anyone who is interested in a little golf in Bermuda and who is not looking to spend a fortune on a round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just book a tee time already!"


u1037810's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

If you want to play golf in Bermuda and don't want to pay nearly $200 to play the other courses then don't hesitate playing Ocean View.

Stop reading through all of the negatives, the course could use a little TLC, but it is a gem when you think of what you would have to pay to play elsewhere on the island. This course is quirky, short, but fun. I would definitely play again. The staff was great, very friendly. While the course is short, an errant shot can lead to a hole becoming long quickly because of the elevation changes.

A taxi stays on site and in the event there isn't one there, the staff will call one for you.

My wife rode with me and there was no extra charge for a non-player.

So just book a tee time already!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



gregoguss's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



LordPablo's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LordPablo's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u438487667's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course but not a classic"


u988728226's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ocean View is a 9 hole course you play off different tees second time round if you want to play 18. The tees second time round are just further back.

The holes are undulating with a few blind shots, it's actually a reasonable layout, with one or two fairly tight holes.

The condition of the course is mediocre, the greens and fairways have seen better days but are playable. The bunkers are good but unfortunately the plentiful rakes are rarely used.

For $40 It is fair value, when put in comparison with other courses on the Island. By the way, the ocean view is just from the first tee.

If your expectations are not too high and you don't take it too seriously, you'll undoubtedly have fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good Little Track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great little course with some challenging shots. Doesn't quite compare to some of the major courses on the island but you cannot beat it for the price. Staff was friendly and our round was flawless.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course and Nice Staff"


mikeadler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very scenic and interesting. Staff couldn't be nicer!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nine-hole Challenge"


LTCBOBRET's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As public courses go, this was a challenging, nine-hole layout. The course was hilly, with several blind tee shots, but the slope recognized that. The ninth holes is a very beautiful par-3 - very photogenic. The pro gave us a discount on our greens fees because there was a tournament going on, and GolfNow should have blocked our tee time. Then, while we were playing, the taxis went on strike in Bermuda! The assistant manager was nice enough to give us a ride back to our hotel. Great customer service! The bar was only operating sporadically, and the main rest rooms were out of order. However, the golf course was fine, and clearly worth the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"No good golf"


uEFHE2322EF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To many hillls a lot of uneven hills dry grass.Not keep up very well. some what easy to play. would like to know how many other golf courses are like this one. Picked this course because of the $45.00 it was , thru Golf Now. will not play there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A great value for 18 holes!"


joyannerolph's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best values there is on Golf Now in Bermuda!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Inexpensive Gem"


dressler9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ocean View is a great and inexpensive way to get out on the course while in Bermuda. It does need some TLC and the bunkers are in relatively poor condition, but for the price, the pace of play and the beauty, this course is worth it. I booked using golfnow.com and was able to play 18 with a cart for less than $40. Generally the course is not very busy, so I played around in 2 hours 15 minutes. It is fairly short so the lower handicap player will definitely want to play the back tees for a little added distance. Keep in mind there are only 9 holes, so you go around twice to play 18. I usually play the white tees on the front and blues on the back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great views pity about the greens"


timmyj49's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played whilst I was on a cruise, the cruise ship wanted $160 for the day but I Got a great deal through GolfNow and paid $75 for 18 holes, buggy and rental clubs. If the greens had been better it would have been a fantastic day. Managed to email ahead and reserved set of TM stiff shaft clubs that were pristine. Enjoyed the layout of the course even playing from two different sets of tees to make it an 18 hole course was ok. All of the staff were very friendly and very helpful. The only moan I would have is the greens had been hollow tined and sanded a couple of days before and I wasn't made aware of this either by GolfNow or Ocean View.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great, inexpensive course"


ibloom's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course with some long fairways and challenging hills.
Staff were very friendly, and course was well kept.
For the money, you can't go wrong. I would return with friends and family without hesitation


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed