Mid Ocean Named One of Top 100 Golf Courses

Golf Digest featured the Mid Ocean Club in an article titled “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

The Golf Digest website said, “Golf Digest World’s five biennial Top 100 course rankings, the first published in 2014, reveal several consistencies. Royal County Down, the highest ranked course for 2022-23, for example, has also been the No. 1 ranked international course in every previous poll. [the first rankings included U.S. courses, while the last three have been only for courses outside the U.S.].

“The 350 panelists who live beyond US borders bring a truly international perspective to the list, as courts from 25 different countries made this year’s ranking. Designs from the UK and Ireland, where golf was born, feature prominently – Scotland leads with 17, followed by 13 from England – but Canada [12]Australia [10]New Zealand [4] and Japan [4] also made good performance. China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea all entered three.

33 [70] Mid Ocean Club

  • Tucker’s Town, Bermuda
  • Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor [1923]Tom Doak [2014-’15]
  • 6,548 yards, par 71
  • Score: 7.805

“This was CB Macdonald’s only international design, made in the early 1920s with his faithful assistant Seth Raynor, who, according to the ship’s records, made most of the trips to the site. Spurred on by the 18th Amendment, which established the ban on alcohol in America, Macdonald and his partners bought a bunch of onion and potato fields for the course. Macdonald used his pet jig holes mostly on the par 3s – Short, Eden, Biarritz and Redan are all represented – but the fifth par 4 is most notable, with its biting tee shot over Mangrove Lake. ”

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Michael C. Ford