Port Royal Golf Course

4.7358294118 4.7 stars from 5 (152)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6539 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 5 Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton SNBX Bermuda
  • (441) 234-0974
  • (441) 234-3562
  • portroyalgolfcourse.com

Year built: 1970
Type: Public
Greens: TifEagle Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Port Royal Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except before 2 pm on weekends.
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Jeans, beach wear, track suits and T-shirts without collars are all considered inappropriate
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6539 yards 73.1 130
Blue 71 6144 yards 71.1 128
White (W) 71 5685 yards 74.4 135
White 71 5685 yards 68.8 124
Red (W) 71 4916 yards 69.4 122

Located on the shorefront of Southampton Parish, the Port Royal Golf Course is one of the most frequented public golf courses in Bermuda and it is even known as being one of Jack Nicklaus' favorites. Robert Trent Jones designed this 18-hole course, which hosts the Bermuda Open Championship every year. Doglegs and wind are just some of the factors that will challenge golfers on this course. The signature hole is the scenic and rather infamous 16th, situated precariously atop craggy cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The hole requires a nearly perfect shot in order to reach the green. Port Royal Golf Course has garnered such a following that some golfers reserve starting time a year in advance.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 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 152 Reviews
5 stars:
108
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

149 out of 152 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers plays long   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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u477320557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
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Beautiful scenery. Nice course but too many sand traps around greens took some of the enjoyment out of round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bermuda at its best"


u7186686's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Spring or fall, my wife and I head off to Bermuda when our Canadian courses are closed for the season. What a joy! The people are great and the course is immaculate. Not too hot, not too cool - just like the Three Bears would wish wish it to be. The lay out is classical. The tees are thoughtfully placed for all levels. No complaints from us.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u357066442's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2019
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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


"A day well spent"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful with gorgeous settings. Pace of play was good because it was quiet, however they only put players together if both parties agree.This would definitely slow up play during busier times. The amenities are average on the course, the ladies washroom on 4 didn’t have a sink. This didn’t deter our enjoyment of our game by any means. The staff is very friendly. We booked on GolfNow and received a very reasonable rate. We played this course 4 times in a week as it was near our accommodations. We are reasonably good golfers and this course challenged us every time. You will enjoy this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Outstanding views complement good golf opportunity"


RG3AAA56BF11AE114FC3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition, the staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful, and views that accompany you on your round are outstanding. And, if you like a bit of challenge, you'll enjoy the 16th hole (read about it on Port Royal's website).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spectacular!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I enjoyed this course more than any I have played in 33 years of golfing. The pace was slow, about 4 1/2 hours. The Marshall approached very politely and asked us to pick up the pace on the 10th hole. I told him we are waiting on every hole since the 3rd due to a foursome a couple groups ahead that was taking a lot of pictures. I can’t say I blame them. The beauty of this place is stunning! The layout is challenging but fair. Course condition is great. The staff was very professional and friendly. Totally enjoyed the round and then had a nice meal at the restaurant. Best day ever!! If this course doesn’t make you happy, give up the game or get some therapy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




Richness's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


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


"Very very nice course. Well maintained"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem with the golf experience was that there was a large ladies tourney in the morning before my 12:30 start time. The pace of play with the ladies was slow and I waited until 1:20 to get a cart and start. With a fair amount of rushing we just barely got finished before it was too dark to play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Bermuda Course"


dAs20x's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Though prone to being very windy, the course is always in great shape and beautiful. It offers a variety of layouts, from straight away holes, shorter, risk/reward layouts and multiple doglegs to test you. Bunkers are laid out well and the holes along the coast are just beautiful. My favorite spot is on the green of 7 where you go up an incline to get a magnificent view of the ocean and the rest of the course below.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004028045's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Magical setting"


johnn717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Must play Port Royal at least once in your life. Beautiful layout with some spectacular views. 15th and 16th holes worth the price. Greens always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spectacular location"


glemans's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favourites anywhere. Unfortunately the course had recently been arreated and the greens were bumpy and sandy. Pet peeves with this high-end, high priced venue:

No ice in the coolers on the carts and no water provided.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"So scenic"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top notch facility! Views on back nine are 2nd to none. Great staff!


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


"amazing views and some great golf!!"


Adagolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were theer for a 2 day cruise stop so playing 18 holes on a regular course was the perfect option. Course was just a couple of miles from the cruise ship, taxi was easy but and extra $25 expense each way. The day was perfect. Views amazing. Course impeccable. Had just been aerated so green were tough to play. Would recommend this course to anyone visiting Bermuda!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



juremalgaj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great weather, played a good round of golf followed by a beer! We enjoyed it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course and views!"


u000007594858's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

On a short vacation in Bermuda and really wanted to play the course. I knew the weather would not be ideal but was willing to play in any conditions. Course is beautiful and lush. Only issue was due to the rain the sand traps were holding water. A lot of elevation changes which were enjoyable. Views of the ocean are amazing. If you are in Bermuda play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u7400733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A must play !!"


Gerald7616686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a must play when visiting Bermuda !!! I was there on a cruise in which we were docked in Bermuda for three days. I booked my tee time online without a hitch. The taxi was a little over $ 40.00 round trip with tip. The pace of play was great . There were two foursomes from the ship I was on , so I as they did, took my time and play at my leisure. There was a twosome maybe three holes behind me . The course conditions were immaculate!! The greens were rolling fairly true to the lines . The scenery on the back nine is AMAZING !! I almost couldn't concentrate playing some of the holes due to the background . I recommend you bring your own clubs as the rentals have seen better days. I'm glad I brought mine !!! One dislike I had was the website for the course said a SLEEVE OF BALLS would be included with the green fee . What I received was six reclaimed balls probably taken from the water hazards on the course. So again , Bring your own as the sleeves in the pro shop were a little pricey !!! The staff though is very very friendly and helpful. They also had a refreshment cart on course as well as a snack shop at the turn. All in all , I would definitely play this track again if ever returning to the island. The track is challenging but fair , if you select the proper tee. Well worth the $150.00 green fee to me . Just standing in the 16th tee box was worth the fee !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Just curious.. Which cruise line were you on? How did you get the taxi to and from the course? Did the Cruise Line help you book this or did you do it on your own.?


"AWESOME !!!!,"


Gerald7616686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is "AWESOME !!! TOUGH ,but playable if you choose the right tees !!! The vistas are amazing !! I almost forgot I was playing golf with a foursome behind !!! The back nine is great , challenging especially the par 3 16th !!!! When in Bermuda ,this course is on MUST play !!!

The only negative is their rental clubs are OLD and not in great shape !!! ( glad I brought mine ) Also the sleeve of balls included in the package are actually recycled balls found in the water hazards !!! Some were waterlogged and just not good. I used their golf balls as " water balls " to hit over the hazards". Other than those things , my round was STUPENDOUS !!!!


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



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