Bacon Park Golf Course

3.3684117647 3.4 stars from 5 (70)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6418 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $22
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

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
Ross 71 6418 yards 71.0 121
Blue 71 6025 yards 69.1 116
White 71 5471 yards 66.3 111
Red (W) 71 4760 yards 67.1 112

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 70 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

43 out of 69 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens  

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"Donal Ross didn't set the pins......"


TERRY7272's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bacon Park is in VERY good condition...except for the deep rough on a few holes. However, every time I play here there are several holes that have "almost goofy golf pin placements." We asked one them why they did this on one occasion. The response was "what's the matter, is it too hard for you?" Please don't look for crowns and ridges to place pins. It is a public golf course ...not the US Open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001870210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Facelift"


pbass62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here over the course of 30 years.

New management has this Donald Ross gem

back in all its original glory. If you have never played it you won't be disappointed. Not a resort but golf as it was meant to be played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


MICHAELu7911788's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice golf day. Tee to green in good shape, sand traps need a little work. If you play here you know about the cart paths or lack there of. I've learned to navigate around them. Stay out of the rough and you'll have a good round. Great course for a beginner or bogey golfer. Great roll in fairway after a nice pop!!! Got a great deal on GN... Couldn't pass up. Be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Low end public course"


u3333412's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Bacon Park has benefited from some improvements over the years, but it is still a low end public course.with dirt cart paths. It had recently rained heavily, when I played it and the course was a rutted quagmire. The club house dates from the late 60's and looks it. Don't bother to play this course unless you have nothing else to do.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Vacation Course"


u086600468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on vacation with little expectation of it being a great course. It however surprised me, the course was in very good condition considering the amount of rain this area has had recently. The greens have a bad spot here and there but other than that are full and fast. Also something I didn't see before I got to the course is that it is a City owned/ran & is the First Tee of Savanahh so they are keeping it maintained well. One more bonus is the course is very conveniently located right off Eisenhower Pkwy. I enjoyed my first round so much I brought my FIL & BIL who had never played before and rented a set of clubs for them a couple days later. We had a great time that round as well. Definitely recommend the place if you're not wanting to spend 100$ on greens fees and just want to enjoy a round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Over priced for what is basically a municipal"


tiger278's avatar
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North Carolina Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Overall the course is nice and it looks like they are working hard to improve the course conditions. The layout is typical Donald Ross. Fairways are open but rough is thick. The fairways were nice the greens could use alittle attention. Bare spots in a number of them. The bunkers were nice. The cart path was hard to navigate due to the fact that it didn't exist in some areas. The staff were awesome. The facilities are alittle dated. The practice area was very nice. Overall it's a nice course that needs alittle more time and attention to bring back. The biggest problem I have is with the price. $44 for what is basically a municipal course in regards to condition is too much.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Surprise"


hmhunter65's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played a round of golf last year at Bacon Park and as I remember I was not impressed. This year I decided to go back on a week day and found the course, for some reason, much improved.

What I liked best as an intermediate golf is this is a a very forgiving course. The fairways and greens are wide and in good condition. Each green is numbered allowing you to get around the course. The right amount of trees border the fairways, but there is not a lot of pine cones, making it difficult to find balls. Lost only two. Compared to the semi private Wilmington I played the week before, I think Bacon is equally good, if not in some ways a better course for most golfers. Highly recommend playing a round at Bacon Park.

H. Hunter, Scottsdale. AZ


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hot Deal gem!"


u000001521891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After reading the reviews about questionable course conditions I was prepared for a rough tract, but was pleasantly surprised. All of the golf staff were very friendly and welcomed me as a first time visitor to their course. On the 2nd hole the ranger approached and hearing it was my first time there he spent some time offering tips about the course. Loved the layout and the classic Donald Ross design with the inverted saucer greens and the devilish chipping areas off the greens. The green speed was medium to fast, with some bumpiness, though they rolled fairly true. It should be noted that the 9th hole does not loop back to the clubhouse so plan ahead for food or drink. I thoroughly enjoyed my round at Bacon Park and will include it in my next visit to Savannah.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Rke6327953's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering that we haven't had much rain in the past two weeks, the fairways were in pretty good shape. Tee boxes were kind of beat up but useable. Greens are lightning fast. In general, the course was in very good condition and staff was very friendly. We'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Old dated clubhouse, no showers. Some greens had spots like ground under repair, so i just moved ball to avoid rolling through. Great day of golf, greens elevated dont be long on most of them. I was not hitting many fairways but only lost one ball.

Nice that it was just outside Savannah


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000002199077's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"course review"


smhardy's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a public course this place was a good value. I'm a hacker and this was very "hacker friendly". The gentlemen at the desk was extremely polite and the only minor issue I had was with the grounds workers being out on the course while we were playing. The par 5's were short but I would definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Give it a try"


u000002347494's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is a work in progress, but it still can be fun to play. The layout has its challenges and there are ample,bunkers to waylay you an your way around the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Summer needs to get here"


uARQX1070AR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is my second time to play Bacon Park. I love the layout, some tough par 4s on the back into the wind, a long par 3 and some easy 4s sprinkled in.

The problem is the disparity of the condition of the 18 I played and the nine "inner" holes that make up the course. The fairways in the regular 18 are dormant, grassless, etc. yet the 9 holes that are less played are green and obviously fertilized.

The greens are rolling well and fast and put an emphasis on your short game. Miss the green in the wrong places and you have a combination of no lie and the fast greens. Don't have a problem with the greens but can't understand the fairways. Other courses around Savannah are much, much greener.

The sun and warmer temperatures need to get here fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005575632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bacon Park"


Benwicker1975's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The reviews are right on. This course is a bit rough now, but they are working on getting it back to true Donald Ross standards. The staff was fertilizing, cutting back brush, blowing leaves, etc. It's only a matter of time before it's going to be more fun to play. Tee to green it's a pretty easy, straight forward course, but the greens and surrounding areas were very difficult to judge-speedy, a bit hard, and tough to read. I would have to play more to get used to it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Experience"


u207310463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As other reviewers have said this course is wide open; but that doesn't mean it's easy for most golfers. Miss a fairway or green on the wrong side and par becomes a real challenge. The course conditions were good for this time of year and should get a lot better with the spring green up. The greens were fast and challenging with lots of knolls & valleys. The layout is unusual in that the front 9 doesn't end at the clubhouse, but that shouldn't keep anyone from playing this course. There's a restroom near the 6th hole. The staff members were cordial and helpful. I enjoyed my round and will come back for more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"DON'T GO OVER THE GREEN"


TERRY7272's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A true Donald Ross test. All greens are elevated and well trapped. Greens are fast and very undulating. Some pins are very tough as they are placed on crowns ....the maintenance staff is a somewhat sadistic. That is my only complaint ...quite a few placements a just unfair. Fairways will not be green and softer until April.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bacon Park"


David4489253's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Ive seen mixed reviews for this place but I really enjoyed it. If you just focus on the course and not its surroundings its a very enjoyable day. The use of the word "park" is very fitting, as the course is essentially just a large flat plot of land. Most holes are wide open, but if you find yourself off the fairway, you will likely be blocked be trees or have no angle to the green, so it becomes harder to score. Also, the back 9 is classic ross with elevated greens, so scoring can get tricky from 50 yards and in, if you had to lay up. Look out for #17, a 225 yard par 3. Overall, a fun course and one I would def play w my friends if I was a local.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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