Tucker's Point Golf Club in Bermuda
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Tucker's Point Golf Club
Tucker's Point Golf Club. If you remember the old Castle Harbour Golf Club, you'll recognize some of the views, but not the holes. Roger Rulewich, a former senior designer for the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., mapped out a stunning site layout in 2002, making the most of elevation changes and ocean views. It's longer than nearby Mid Ocean, and holds more surprises. On many holes, you tee off toward the crest of a hill, not knowing what lies beyond. Topping the rise reveals the challenge, often involving a very elevated, sculpted green with a scenic vista. The course is fully irrigated and beautifully groomed. The final resort component—the 88-room Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa—opened in spring 2009. If you're not a guest at the hotel, you must have an introduction (your hotelier can do this) for playing and dining privileges.
Highlight Holes: There are many outstanding holes, but the par-4 17th is one of the most picturesque in Bermuda, with sweeping views of Tucker's Town and the Castle Islands. A rival is hole 13, where the perspective is the north coast and the Royal Navy Dockyard 20 mi away on the island's western tip.
Clubhouse: The 20,000-square-foot Tucker's Point Golf Clubhouse, a traditional Bermudian British–colonial design with covered verandas and tray ceilings, stands on a hilltop with a commanding view. Within are posh locker rooms, a large pro shop, and superb dining. You can relax with a cocktail or dine alfresco on the second-floor veranda while enjoying a panorama of Castle Harbour and Tucker's Town. 9 Paynters Rd., St. George's Parish, HS 02. 441/298–6970. www.tuckerspoint.com. Greens fees $260 with cart, $135 with cart for members' guests. Shoe rentals $15. Club rentals $75. Lessons $75 for half hour, $135 for hour. 18 holes. 6,500 yards. Par 70. Rating: blue tees, 71.2; white tees, 69.1; red tees, 69.7.
Grille. This elegant yet comfortable dining area has an extensive menu that includes sublime fish chowder, lamb, salmon, and tuna tartare, as well as catch-of-the-day and omelet specials. Lunch and dinner are served daily; in summer dinner is also served under a shaded pergola at the Beach Club. 441/298–6983.
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