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Butterfield Bermuda Championship 2021

Guido Migliozzi of Italy performs his shot from the sixteenth tee all by means of the third spherical of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal {Golfing} System on Oct 30, 2021 in Southampton, Bermuda. (Cliff Hawkins/Getty Visuals)

With 7 programs to select from, Bermuda presents it has additional courses per sq. mile than all over the place else in the atmosphere.

Bermuda is an remoted Atlantic archipelago about 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina. It spreads out in the type of a fish hook, overlaying 24 miles from end to conclude and averaging solely a few mile in width. From the flamingo-hued seashores, pink dominates Bermuda’s colour scheme. It’s on properties, lodging, polo shirts, trademark Bermuda knee-length shorts and all of the transit-system buses that careen throughout winding streets.

Positioned on the considerably western shut of the island, Port Royal {Golfing} Membership has very lengthy and winding fairways banked by blooming oleander and whispering casuarina pines. Hilltop greens have enough money gorgeous views of turquoise sea, craggy coral rock formations, swaying palm bushes and white-roofed, pastel cottages. The again 9 is considered additional eye-catching – with sights of Hamilton Harbor from Nos. 11 and 12 – in addition to far tougher because the wind frequently blows from the west. The notorious par-3 sixteenth calls for a tee shot to a spit of land that principally hangs over the ocean.

Robert Trent Jones made the public-entry format in 1971, and in 2009 it was refurbished at a reported cost of $15.9 million instantly after turning into the host of the now-defunct PGA Grand Slam. It upgraded to a PGA Tour stop in 2020.

Not considerably absent is the Fairmont Southampton Princess, family to an 18-gap par-3 class that rolls to the sting of Gibbs Lighthouse, the very best level in Bermuda, then bends all the way down to the ocean and up previous the impossibly pink resort. Mid Ocean is the best of the bunch, a perennial Prime 100 system, whose most famous hole is the fifth, a par 4 that doglegs about Mangrove Lake.

On the 19th hole, Bermuda’s devour is the Darkish and Stormy, consisting of darkish rum and ginger beer round ice and most well-liked on the island with locals and guests alike.

Port Royal ranks No. 23 on Golfweek’s Excellent Packages itemizing for Mexico, the Caribbean, Atlantic islands and Central The us.

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