Want to play one of the world’s top-100 courses and cross it off your bucket list?
This one is located on a beautiful island in the Caribbean, it was designed by the father of American golf course architecture….and it’s private.
But that’s not going to stop you.
Armed with the following secret, you’re going to waltz right in.
And with the even juicier tidbit I just learned — the super secret, if you will — you’re going to do it ahead of everyone else.
The island I’m talking about is Bermuda, and the course is the private Mid Ocean Club, one of only 20 courses designed by the late, great C.B. Macdonald (Chicago, Yale, National Golf Links, etc).
Now, I recently gave you my 4 Big Reasons to Consider Bermuda Golf Vacations, but this was before I learned the following secrets to playing the top-100 caliber Mid Ocean Club.
In fact, the editors of Golf Odyssey say: “For serious players and connoisseurs of golf course architecture, Mid Ocean is the reason Bermuda is a must visit.”
So, here’s part one of the secret:
The Mid Ocean Club allows nonmember play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but you have to stay at one of the hotels that can sponsor your visit.
Most of the major hotels have this sponsorship privilege, but you can’t simply call up the Mid Ocean Club and say, “I’m a guest at the XYZ hotel.” The hotel itself must call and arrange the tee time for you.
The bigger speed bump is, they can’t get you tee time more than two days in advance — not ideal when trying to plan your Bermuda golf vacation.
But here’s where the “super secret” comes in.
You can circumvent the above tee-time rule by staying at the Tucker’s Point Hotel, which can reserve Mid Ocean tee times for its guests up to three months in advance!
If that’s not reason enough to stay at Tucker’s Point, the notoriously hard-to-please editors at Golf Odyssey say the resort is, “spectacular.”
(By the way, during the writing and editing of this post, it took every fiber of my being not to reference “double secret probation” ala Animal House. Whoops.)
Do you have any Bermuda golf experiences or tips of your own? Please share your comments below.