Ever since British Army officers first brought their clubs to the island in the late 1800s, golf has been a way of life in Bermuda. One can play year-round—the temperature never drops below a balmy 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Bermuda’s courses—many of which feature rolling, ocean view fairways—are among the prettiest and most challenging in the world. No matter where you play make sure to bring your “A” game: strong coastal breezes are prevalent, so balls run fast on firm fairways. Care to join a tournament? Then contact the Bermuda Golf Association, which organizes professional and amateur events throughout the year (www.bermudagolf.org; [tel] 441/295-9972).
Rain Delay? No problem!
The Golfer's Dress Code -- Remember to dress appropriately for your golf game. Most courses have strict dress codes that require shirts with collars, Bermuda-length shorts or slacks, and soft-spiked golf shoes or tennis shoes. No bathing suits, cutoffs, short shorts, or jeans.
A golf alternative -- If rain is threatening to wash out your tee time and you’d still like to practice your swing, then head to Island Kaddy on Reid Street in the City of Hamilton. Featuring high-tech indoor golf simulators, it allows clients to ‘play’ some of the world’s top courses. In addition to three simulators, Island Kaddy also has billiards, video games, and a full bar serving typical pub grub to keep your duo, trio or foursome happy. (94 Reid St. www.islandkaddy.com; [tel]441/293-4653).
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