2024 COUPLES SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT PACKAGE

The Pompano Beach Club will be hosting its 25th Annual Couples Golf Tournament from March 24th - 30th, 2024.  

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
 
The Pompano Beach Club will be hosting its 25th Annual Couples Golf Tournament from March 24th - 30th, 2024.  Tournament slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Currently, 29 couples have signed up to play, with one additional spot available for another couple to participate.  
  • participants maximum handicap: ladies 36, gentlemen 24 (team handicap will be half of the two combined handicaps).  Proof of handicap index is required upon registration.  Handicaps will be used in all four tournament rounds.  Couples will be separated into two flights - named after two of Bermuda's most popular cocktails.  The "Dark n' Stormy" flight will consist of the 16 couples with the lowest team handicaps and the "Rum Swizzle" flight will be made up of the remaining 14 couples.
  • each team will consist of one lady and one gentleman.
  • rules of the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association will apply.
  • the event consists of four individual tournament rounds, with golf to take place at three of Bermuda’s top courses – Port Royal, Mid Ocean and Belmont Hills.
  • tournament round formats:
    • the tournament’s first round will be a modified best ball format.
    • the tournament’s second round will be a two-person scramble format.
    • the tournament’s third round will be a modified best ball format.
    • the tournament’s final round will be a modified best ball format.
  • prizes will be awarded to the overall winners in the low gross and low net divisions and to the low net and low gross winners of each individual tournament round.
  • longest drive and closest to the pin contests for both men and women will be held on each of the tournament days.
  • in the event of a tie for first place overall, USGA tie-breaker rules will determine the winner.

 

INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT ROUND FORMATS:
 
  1. The tournament’s first round (to be played at the prestigious Mid Ocean Golf Course) will be a modified best ball format.  Both players will hit drives from their respective tees and will choose the better of their two drives to hit their next shots from.  They will then play their own shots all the way through.  Each couple must use the lady's drive on at least two holes each nine.  Also, each player will play their own ball from drive to finish on each of the par threes.  Their team score for each hole will be the lower of their two scores on that particular hole.   The team with the lowest net total score after eighteen holes will be declared the winner of this particular tournament round.  Men receive 90% and women receive 95% of their adjusted handicaps.  If a difference of more than eight shots occurs between the two players after the adjustment, an additional 10% will be deducted.
  2. The tournament’s second round (to be played at Port Royal Golf Course) will be a two two-person scramble format.  Both players will hit drives from their respective tees.  They will choose the better of their two drives and hit their next shots from that particular lie (continuing the same procedure until their balls are holed).  Only one score per hole is recorded.  The team with the lowest net total score after eighteen holes will be declared the winner of this particular round.  Low handicap: 35% and high handicap: 15% - team will receive 50% of their combined handicap.  
  3. The tournament’s third round (to be played at Belmont Hills Golf Course) will be a modified best ball format (see format description listed above).
  4. The tournament’s final round (to be played at Port Royal Golf Course) will be a modified best ball format (see format description listed above).

 

 

TOURNAMENT ITINERARY:
 
Sunday March 24th
  • opening night Rum Swizzle Party at the Pompano Beach Club (6:30 – 7:30pm)

Monday March 25th
  • tournament first round play at Mid Ocean Golf Course (modified best ball format) – morning tee times

Tuesday March 26th
  • tournament second round play at Port Royal Golf Course (two-person scramble format) – morning tee times

Wednesday March 27th
  • “free day”  

Thursday March 28th
  • tournament third round play at Belmont Hills Golf Course (modified best ball format) – morning tee times
 
Friday March 29th
  • tournament final round play at Port Royal Golf Course (modified best ball format) – morning tee times
  • final night Cocktail Party and Prize Ceremony at the Pompano Beach Club (6:00 – 7:00pm)

 

 

 

 

Highlights

TOURNAMENT PACKAGES:
 
Choice of accommodations (based upon space availability):
  • $1,805 for an oceanview superior room
  • $1,835 for an oceanview one-bedroom suite
  • $1,930 for an oceanfront deluxe room
NOTE: the above rates are per person, based upon double occupancy
                        
Extra night rates (which are available both before and after the tournament dates), inclusive of breakfast & dinner daily, the resort’s nightly service charge and the Bermuda government’s daily occupancy tax, are as follows:
  • superior room:           $414/night/couple
  • one-bedroom suite:  $426/night/couple
  • deluxe room:              $462/night/couple

Tournament Packages Include:
  • six night stay at the Pompano Beach Club in an oceanview room
  • full breakfast & five-course dinner daily at the Pompano Beach Club
  • 11 3/4% Bermuda government occupancy tax
  • 10% nightly resort service charge
  • one round of golf (green fee & golf cart included) at Mid Ocean Golf Club
  • one round of golf (green fee & golf cart included) at Belmont Hills Golf Club
  • two rounds of golf (green fee & golf cart included) at Port Royal Golf Course
  • opening night Rum Swizzle Party at the Pompano Beach Club, with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres
  • final night Cocktail Party and Prize Ceremony at the Pompano Beach Club, with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres
  • transfers to/from all golf courses for all tournament rounds
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
 
Accommodations are subject to space availability.  Participants must stay at the Pompano Beach Club in order to play in the tournament.  Call the resort’s room reservations office toll-free (from the U.S. and Canada) at 1-800-343-4155 to reserve accommodations.  A $740 per couple advance deposit is required to reserve accommodations and a place in the tournament.  The resort accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards for payment of your advance deposit.

Advance deposits are non-refundable if a cancellation is received within fourteen days of the scheduled arrival date.