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June 16, 2010

Reefs Club Owners Get Golf Privileges

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Southampton, Bermuda – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The Reefs Club, Bermuda’s new private residence club, has been welcoming its owners since July 2009. Given that the island boasts the world’s most golf courses per square mile, many of these owners are avid golfers. And now they are being offered special annual memberships to the nearby Port Royal Golf Course. As Port Royal members, Reefs Club owners may also participate in all member tournaments and activities.

Ranked among the world’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda’s finest course by The New York Times, Port Royal features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards, the longest and most scenic course in all of Bermuda. Designed in 1970 by architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., the course recently underwent a $14.5 million renovation. Breathtaking views of the turquoise-colored Atlantic can be experienced from nearly every hole. Port Royal is host to the 2009/10 PGA Grand Slam of Golf for which members are entitled to free tickets. Reduced greens fees are available to guests of Reefs Club members.

“In essence, we are offering The Reefs Club owners the opportunity to have both a beach and golf vacation- home experience,” explains David Dodwell, president of The Reefs Hotel & Club. “While the Club provides a private beach, our owners who are golfers can be on the Port Royal links just five minutes away. Clearly, it made sense to establish this mutually beneficial relationship with an outstanding golf course that is so close to the property.”

Situated next to The Reefs, Bermuda’s most award-winning hotel, The Reefs Club offers the same exceptional service and private pink-sand beach for which the hotel is renowned. Club owners also enjoy exclusive amenities, including an infinity-edge pool, rooftop putting green, state-of-the-art fitness center, and owners’ lounge. The Reefs’ three fine restaurants and new La Serena Spa are shared by both properties, and owners receive a 10 percent discount at the spa and restaurants.

The Reefs Club maintains the hotel’s intimacy by offering just 19 two- and three-bedroom residences, all with unobstructed ocean views and private hot tubs on the verandas. Residences are furnished in contemporary Bermudian style and feature amenities such as flat screen televisions, spa bathrooms, and gourmet kitchens. One-tenth fractional ownership starts at $350,000, providing owners flexible and generous use. The Reefs Club offers one of the only was non-Bermudians can own vacation real estate on the island.

Bermuda is just two hours or less from most East Coast cities, making the island a logical and accessible second home destination.

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