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Activity Help: Golf, Tennis Lessons, Mountain Biking

Appleton, Wisconsin
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Activity Help: Golf, Tennis Lessons, Mountain Biking

2 questions for the experts here as we plan our Bermuda trip.

My family is considering golf lessons for our trip in June. We’ll be staying at the Fairmont Southampton for 4 nights. We were hoping to try out golf lessons or tennis lessons. We have a 6, 9, and 2 30 somethings, so quite a range, but the priority would likely be golf lessons for me and my 9 year old (we are all novices with little more than mini golf and a driving range trip or two between us). Tennis we’d like to have for all 4 of us but priority would be for my wife and me.

Anyone know of any good golf or tennis lessons for our family? Or even just for Mom and Dad?

In addition, I’ve seen some incredible drone footage of mountain biking on some visit Bermuda YouTube videos but I can’t seem to pinpoint how folks are doing this. Any chance someone can help me track down how we could do this as a family, or just the 9 year old and me? A lot of that bike rental shops seem to focus on the bikes of the motorized variety. Too risky for my tastes!

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1. Re: Activity Help: Golf, Tennis Lessons, Mountain Biking

Well, there are a lot of steep hills in Bermuda, but no mountains. Bikes are not a particularly good idea, especially for the children. You can ride on some sections of the Railway Trail but you have to get there first by riding on the roads. Roads are busy narrow and winding.

Talk to the hotel about golf and tennis lessons.

Edited: 16 May 2018, 02:52
Appleton, Wisconsin
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2. Re: Activity Help: Golf, Tennis Lessons, Mountain Biking

Lol, I should have made clear there were no mountains in the videos. But, perhaps it was grassier or Unpaved portions of the railroad trail?

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3. Re: Activity Help: Golf, Tennis Lessons, Mountain Biking

If you're stayin' at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel...you're already at the top of one of Bermuda's tallest hills. You can rent multi-speed mountain bikes from the SMATT'S CYCLE LIVERY rental shop-- https://www.smattscyclelivery.com/ --on the grounds of the FSH....coast ↓↓↓ down ↓↓↓ the STEEP, SERPENTINE, rear entrance drive, to access sections of the BERMUDA RAILWAY TRAIL-- http://www.bermudarailway.net/ --(also indicated on the BERMUDA--Handy Reference Map-- https:/…bermuda-map-web.pdf --as light brown '..IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII..')....but...to return your bicycles to the rental shop....you've still gotta' go back ↑↑↑ UP ↑↑↑ that same hill.

The Pro Shop at the on-premises TURTLE HILLS GOLF COURSE at the FSH-- www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/golf/ --can certainly arrange golf lessons for you.....There's also the BERMUDA GOLF ACADEMY-- https:/… --located nearby can also arrange golf lessons. They also have a '..Pitch 'n Putt..' course on the property.

The Concierge at the FSH can also arrange tennis lessons down on the hotel's all-weather, lighted, tennis courts down at the beach club.

BUT....for family...it's hard to beat FUN GOLF-- http://www.fungolf.bm/ --located out on the backside of the Royal Naval Dockyard complex.

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