Getting There and Getting Around:
American, United, Delta, and JetBlue all fly nonstop from New York Area airports to L.F. Wade International Airport in St. George’s Parish, Bermuda, the country’s only international airport.
Rental cars are not available for visitors. Scooters and motorbikes can be rented, but the hilly, winding streets are not ideal for newbie riders. Taxis are available from most hotels or by phone; buses run the length of the island on the major roads and offer a great way to experience Bermuda the way Bermudians do.
The stars of the show are Mid Ocean Club and Port Royal Golf Course (pictured right), with Tucker’s Point Golf Club and Turtle Hill outstanding in their supporting roles. But if you want a taste of golf the way the locals play it, make time for a round at Ocean View Golf Course. Managed by the same folks who run Port Royal, Ocean View sits on a Devonshire hillside with topography very similar to that of Mid Ocean and Tucker’s Point. It has nine greens with two pairs of tees for each providing different angles and looks for an 18-hole round. You can play all day for $50 and the junior rate is just $12; you’ll likely be the only non-local there, and the people couldn’t be more welcoming. It’s a chance to taste the true local golf culture of this beguiling island nation.
Text and Photos by Jeff Neuman