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The rules for playing any of Bermuda's golf courses are fairly relaxed for everything but the requirement for meeting their dress code--which allows bare knees..

Dress Code: Proper golf attire required. Shirts must have collars and sleeves, and shorts be Bermuda length. No jeans, gym shorts or cut-offs allowed.

Tee Time Reservation:
Bermuda government golf courses (Port Royal, Ocean View and St. George’s Golf Club) have a centralized, automated Tee Time

Reservation System: Advance bookings available for up to one year in advance via e-mail, fax or phone. For private golf courses it is necessary to arrange starting times in advance through hotel and guest house managements.

Credit Cards: Credit cards are accepted for all charges at most courses. MasterCard and VISA are accepted by all 8 courses and the Bermuda Golf Academy; American Express is accepted by most. Confirm when making your tee time arrangements.

Airline Charges for Golfing Equipment: Policies differ on golf bags; some include them as free baggage, others charge a special flat rate. Check with your airline.

Groups and Tournament Play: Most courses accommodate groups if the Director of Golf or golf club management is notified in advance. Special group greens fees not normally available. If your group is playing a tournament in Bermuda, you are eligible to receive local prizes, compliments of the Bermuda Department of Tourism, provided arrangements are made in advance. Minimum group qualification: 20 players.

Golf Carts: Use of golf carts (electric or gas) is mandatory at Belmont Hills Golf Club, Fairmont Southampton and Riddell’s Bay golf clubs, and on weekends and public holidays only at Port Royal, Ocean View and St. George’s golf courses. Only adults may hire or drive a golf cart.

Golf Clubs: Ladies’ and men’s right and left handed sets available at each golf course.

Golf Balls: $40 – $55 per dozen (priced slightly higher in club pro shops).

Caddies: Available at Mid Ocean Club only.

Reseeding Greens: Usually takes place from late September to early November. Check with hotel or golf club to determine conditions. .

Tournaments: Spectators welcome. For schedules, Bermuda Golf Association and the Bermuda Goodwill Tournament   

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