Mid Ocean Club is a private club that was designed in 1922 by Canadian born architect Charles Blair Macdonald and revised in 1953 by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Home of the 2007 and 2008 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, this is a true ocean course that consistently ranks as one of the finest in the world. Big greens, possible 35 mph winds and six par 4’s over 400 yards will definitely test your skill and patience. The first three holes run parallel to the ocean but the 3rd hole is probably one of the most picturesque on the island, a downhill par 3 that runs perilously close to the rocky cliff ocean shoreline. The 5th hole is the toughest on the course. With Mangrove Lake in play all the way down the left side, this is a very intimidating hole. You will find there are plenty of bunkers to contend with but the sand is very consistent. Be forewarned though that the Bermuda rough or “snatch grass”, as I like to call it, will grab your ball and settle in or bury. Mid Ocean is a private course but allows guests on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.
Date: July 23, 2013