Bow Creek Golf Course

1.2903166667 1.3 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5917 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5917 yards 68.8 123
White 70 5593 yards 67.2 119
Orange/Yellow 70 4665 yards 62.9 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 1.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

18 out of 32 reviews


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"Approached by Disgruntled Employee"


ksgraff's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

On this sunny, warm Sunday my husband and I decided to bike to this golf course and inquire about a family membership, golf and cart fees, driving range fees and upcoming tournaments. As we approached the property and proceeded to the pro shop and office, a man aggressively exited the building and yelled that we were trespassing. Over the past few years we had never witnessed more than a few golfers at a time on the course. Therefore, we would have never guessed this would be a closed membership golf course. However, after the rude and unwelcoming demeanor of the golf course employee, we have realized it is not open to the public. Our apologies to the disgruntled employee. Had there been a sign noting "closed membership" and/or "not open to the public", we would not have attempted to inquire of membership or the facility.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great Staff and course was in good shape for March!!"


u000007921525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through GolfNow and received a great rate to play 18 holes. The course was in good shape despite it was still March. The staff was friendly as always. I would recommend to a friend anytime.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"1955"


pittston's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

It is a 1950's style course with small greens and small sand traps. The greens are very slow. The practice greens and driving range are closed. Play was very slow, and there was no marshal on the course to speed up play. It has a creek that runs through most of the course.


Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Give it some time"


airaug13's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is really starting to come around from when I was there a few months ago greens and fairways are starting to come in nice and for the price it's really hard to complain. I don't see why so many people hate on this place. I imagine this place to be even much better by next year when all the construction is done.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor Staff Friendliness"


sfink16's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played under 2 hours for 9 holes yet were pushed by unfriendly foursome behind us. We ha 3 some in front of us playing slowly where we were waiting on many shots. Ranger did nothing about slow players in front of us yet complained that we rode in fairway of par 3 hole. The rule is not posted on scorecard or hole itself. Probably the group behind was complaining and the ranger felt pressure to do something.

It was not a pleasant experience for my wife who is anew golfer and feels pressure with rude players behind us.

The course is advertised as being friendly but I question that.

As for the course the greens were very slow, the sand inconsistent but in pretty good shape otherwise.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bow creek 08/24/20-4"


William3559677's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall poor quality of the course with crabgrass in the fairways. Greens were ok but slow because they were not cut that morning yet. No driving range or putting green.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"gone downhill"


michael57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

the course is in bad shape. a lot of the greens were burned up, the fairways were not cut, and the greens that were puttable were high and bumpy. I know that they have sprinklers, the day I was out there no water came on at all. if I didn't know any better you would think the place is going out of business.


I don't recommend this course


"Bow Creek"


Rob6750632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awful conditions, poor facility. Should close until they get in working/playing order.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Au coeur d'énormes travaux d'un complexe municipal futur."


bertcou's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ne Serait-ce le bruit assourdissant des F-18 au dessus de nos têtes le Jeu n' en n'aurait été que plus plaisant. Mais à la période où nous avons joué il n'y avait personne sur le terrain.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad,Bad,Bad"


gsholette's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were average, fairways, what fairways, you had to go 20 yards to find a piece of grass to hit from. Just not worth the $35 we paid. Staff was friendly. Had to be to accommodate to 1/2 mile wall in thru construction.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The fairways and greens were rough"


u000007449862's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would wait until next spring to play this course, even though it only cost $9 to play 18 I felt that was to much, there were holes were you couldn't tell the fairway from the green and the leaves were horrible. I lost 4 balls that were in the fairways but couldn't find them with all the leaves that dropped. Looked like the grounds crew hadn't been out on the course in a few days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"good course for the price"


u000007935073's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nice for the price shot my lowest score of 80 there and I will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed it"


Strut42's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. I was apprehensive at first glimpse because of all the construction going on. Once we walked past the construction it was a lot of fun. The construction does not interfere at all. This is a great course for new players to practice on keeping the ball straight and not losing them if you go off course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"LOTS OF WORK GOING ON BUT THEY'RE OPEN"


MrHooks's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

LOTS OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON BUT IT WILL BENEFIT THE COURSE IN THE LONG RUN. UNFORTUNATELY YOUR PARKING ON MUD AND HOPING NOTHING PUTS A HOLE IN YOUR TIRE IN THE PARKING LOT. THAT BEING SAID THE COURSE WAS PLAYABLE AND ENJOYABLE. COULD USE A LITTLE WORK BUT STILL REMAINS A FUN COURSE TO PLAY. THE STAFF WAS FRIENDLY ENOUGH AND ANSWERED ANY QUESTION I HAD PRIOR TO PLAYING IT. FOR THE DEALS YOU GET HERE ON GOLFNOW I WOULD PLAY IT AGAIN.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not near as bad as some people make it sound."


airaug13's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nothing super special about the course but well worth your money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tee boxes need attention"


Rhino60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/1/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course is in pretty good shape. There are two things that could make the golf course better in my opinion. First, the tee boxes need a lot of work. Second, they need yardage markers on the sprinkler heads.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"keep your driver in the bag"


michael57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/26/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

i played this course monday, august 26, 2013. it is in the best condition that i have ever seen it. ( i have played here since 1982)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Typical Municipal course"


broach113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes were hairy and uneven. Some areas you could not tell where the fairway ended and the rough began. Clumps of weeds in fairways. No one fixed ball marks on green. If you're looking to practice, and don't want to go to the range, you can whack the ball around this course for less money. If you're looking for a good golf experience, choose a different course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"OK Course"


u000006338449's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some family came in town last minute and wanted to get a quick Saturday morning round in. The course played pretty easy and was not in the best conditions but for a last minute 30$ round it was not terrible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


jgolf18's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

The tee boxes look like you were playing from the rough the bunkers had weeds taller than me the ponds had no water it is just a terrible course overa


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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