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“Great Course - great view”

Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club
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Owner description: Built in 1922, Riddell's is the oldest golf course on the island.
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Course - great view”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A lesser known course on Bermuda from some of the others but woudl much rather play this course. Had a great time...much better views than the better known Port Royal. Great pace of play and friendly staff. Greens in grerat shpae and the tee blocks were level which is important in my books!

Visited May 2013
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Riddell's is a must”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

One of the prettiest courses I have ever played. It was in great shape (greens were just punched so a little slow) and although only 5800 yards from the blue tees it was challenging. Friendly service and good value. Highly recommend it.

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Oldsmar, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
597 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“a bit of island 'snobbery'”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I'm not certain if one can dine at Riddell's Bay without being a member. I will say that the very best meal I've had in our 15 months here was at Riddell's Bay, where one of the liquor distributors paired beer with (their) food. Each course was scrummy, hot (or cold, where appropriate) and beautifully served. The 'catch' was that this meal was $65 per person and, with alcohol included as part of each 'course', must surely have been heavily subsidized by the liquor distributor.
My husband took a visitor to Riddles, golfing, and found it an enjoyable course, and the price for golfing was, Bermuda-wise, fair.
I've had lunch there, once, when a member of our Mahjong group was leaving and not only was the service bad, the food was nondescript (and lukewarm) and pricey.
The FEEL of Riddell's is that of an old (British) gentlemen's club, not at all warm and inviting. It reminds the visitor that much of Bermuda has this 'club' mentality, and to ask whether you'd want to be a member of any club that would have you as a member...

Visited June 2011
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PaolaL
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Historic Course - First course in Bermuda!”
Reviewed November 8, 2011

It was our first golf day and we played at Riddell Bay Country Club, opened since 1922 and it's the oldest course on the island. Beautiful course! The staff were friendly and the course condition, especially the greens, were cut perfectly!

I'm so glad I booked the tee times through our hotel - Newstead Belmont Hills!

Visited March 2011
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“We didn't "quite" get to play it but.....”
Reviewed September 5, 2010

..it looks fantastic. We had a bad/good experience trying to play Riddell's. Our tee time was booked via the Fairmont concierge, and later when the complimentary shuttle failed to show, we began to worry. A quick 15.00 cab ride got us to the course, only to find it rather deserted. The clubhouse door was open, so naturally we began looking for signs of life. After setting off motion detectors - lol, we met Hattie, the course accountant. Hattie informed us that the course was closed for two days due to chemical application on the grass, a fact apparently missed during the booking procedure. Although we begged to play the course anyway b/c it looked so beautiful, Hattie said gas masks would be needed and she wanted us to enjoy our round w/out assisted breathing! Hattie was super apologetic, (for something that wasn't even her fault), and kindly offered to re-imburse our cab fare as well as getting us transportation back to the Fairmont. Upon arriving back at the Fairmont, we were met by Anthony Mocklow, (the pro @ the Fairmont & Riddell's) who also apologized profusely and arranged a round for us @ Belmont which also is a beautiful course, (and separate review). All in all, we met some nice people, played wonderful golf, and now have a reason to return to Bermuda, b/c we still want to experience Riddell's!

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