Course Review and Comments
The course has been open for six months now, and the initial assessment has to be that a chance has been missed to create a good course. Given the vast sums of taxpayer money spent on it, to rebuild it and now to maintain it, one would have expected better. Bermuda's Premier is a golf fanatic, and it's only on his insistence that so much investment has been made in the course. When he retires, this year, it's difficult to see how his successor will justify (or want to justify) the money that will need to be spent to keep it in playable shape. The fairways in particular have a very poor soil base so the grass is extremely thin and is annihilated by the clubhead's impact, not so much taking a divot as vaporizing the grass altogether. How this can be repaired at reason able cost I don't. Bermuda's Tucker's Point has the same problem in many places, and they've not been able to cure it in 30 years- and it probably has a quarter of the usage PR has.
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March 29th, 2013 23:36
This course has excellent design however, it is very expensive
April 30th, 2012 08:04
Course was cart-path only, with no obvious reason. We were visiting, so we rented clubs. The cart had no tees, no towels, no water, and started about half the time. Beverage cart was a no-show until
June 20th, 2011 17:42
we came in on a cruise, took a short taxi ride to the course and had an awesome afternoon of golf. The service was exceptional. We had booked a golf and dine package and we had a 5 course dinner out o
September 23rd, 2010 06:12
I originally posted a review following the reopening after $14.5M renovations. I'm pleased report that the golf course has matured nicely and is in spectacular condition with all areas open for play,
August 22nd, 2010 17:01
The course is beautifully designed but beware - this course is cart-path only all the time. They are preparing for the Grand Slam of Golf in October. I played in the summer and it was about 90 degre
July 16th, 2010 09:02
1st time in Bermuda and only time on Port Royal. Walked and had a nice day with some steady winds. Loved the course and variety of holes. Challenging but overall fair test. Had moderate winds.
November 11th, 2009 18:13
PR has the makings of a good course and is without doubt #2 to Mid-Ocean as a course and to Tucker's Point scenically. Tragically, because it is a public course, it is plagued with patrons who take fo
September 14th, 2009 08:56
a really nice course, with spectacular veiws. I was very hot and no help with fluids on course for customers. Customer service was the worst I've ever had. cart path only with alot of ups and downs (
July 23rd, 2009 05:13
The course has reopened after $14M in renovations. The clubhouse is expected to open October 1. The pro shop is open and the golf course is fully open, except for the practice green and driving rang
September 17th, 2008 04:04
A great design with super use of natural landscape. A traditional golf course with a good varity of holes. Rent a buggy as it's quite hilly.
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