Ocean View Golf Course in Bermuda
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Ocean View Golf Course
Ocean View Golf Course. If you want to play with locals or just mingle to talk golf, Ocean View is the place to be after the workday ends. Only 10 minutes from Hamilton, it's very popular. Switch tees on your second loop of the 9 holes for an 18-hole round playing 5,658 yards to a par of 70. The first hole is a tough par 5 with a long, tight fairway flanked by a coral wall on one side and a drop-off to the shore on the other. The course is aptly named; there are panoramas from many holes as well as from the clubhouse and the restaurant patio. The club has a 260-yard driving range where the wind is often at your back, giving you a pleasant feeling that your drives are longer than they really are.
Highlight Hole: The green on the 192-yard, par-3 9th hole is cut into a coral hillside that's landscaped with colorful plants. It's a demanding shot when the wind is gusting from the north or west.
Clubhouse: Inside Ocean View's modest clubhouse is a small restaurant. 2 Barker's Hill, off N. Shore Rd., Devonshire Parish, DV 05. 441/295–9092. www.oceanviewgolfbermuda.com. Greens fees (18 holes): $77 with cart, $50 sunset with cart or $35 walking. (9 holes): $50 with cart, $50 sunset with cart, $35 walking. Club rentals $40. Lessons available. 9 holes (9 holes are played "out" followed by the same nine holes played "in" to total 18. 2,940 yards. Par 35. Rating: 68 playing white then blue tees, 68.7 playing yellow then red tees.
Out of Bounds Restaurant and Bar. Overlooking the north shore, Out of Bounds Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The small dining room has a menu with the usual burgers, sandwiches, and salads, as well as Bermudian favorites such as fish chowder and fish-cake sandwiches. 441/295–4916.
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