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3.8
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
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3 Stars
25
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
81.9%
Recommend this course
123 out of 143 reviews
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3.1
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
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2
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3
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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3.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
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4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6730 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.4

Unlike many other courses in the state, Scenic Hills Country Club sprawls across a scenic landscape of rolling hills. In addition to the dramatic elevation changes throughout the course, the holes are sharply framed by towering pines that line the fairways. The holes play to generous putting surfaces that provide a variety of hole placements, but its best to play to the middle of the greens since there are strategically placed bunkers guarding all of the greens. Water hazards also come into play on six holes, but they require only minimal forced carries. Scenic Hills C.C. opens with what is arguably its most challenging holes. The par-4 hole plays downhill to a green that is not only protected on both the left and right with bunkers, but there is also a steep-faced bunker that is not visible from the fairway.

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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Tifton 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Chic Adams (1958) Jerry Pate (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.8
143 Reviews (143)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Elevation Changes 10
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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2.0
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First Time Playing

So so

Poor conditions overall
Greens meh
Fairways average
Course average

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather

Sad

Tee Boxes are the worst and it doesn't get that much better after that. But, if you bump the ball everywhere you MIGHT be able to come up with a decent lie. Maybe 1/4th of the greens are good, some okay and a few not good. Best Clubhouse in Pensacola, great bar, great food, nice pro shop.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Facility, Not Course

I really wish this course was in better shape so it could match the wonderful amenities of a lovely clubhouse, fabulous bar and fabulous restaurant. But, the course is not good especially for July and especially with all the nice rain we've had to help the Supt get it in order. Fairways are way too thin, greens have lots of crab grass on them. Bunkers have no sand, only dirt and are hard as concrete. Tee boxes are ugly, carts are not in good shape but they do look good. I had to listen to my loud screeching brakes for 18 holes. I would love to be a member here but not to play this track. sorry

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable

Great course, heck of a Staff. They always make you feel welcome and treat you like your a Pro.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 63
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Alabama Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Promotion Tuesday

The pace of play was on the slow side, but that should be expected for the promotional rate offered on Tuesdays. Dead areas on most of the greens, but they weren't to the point of interfering with most of the putting. The greens rolled well with good speed. The fairways are quite dry and firm, offering tight lies and good roll out. Some of the bunkers were washed and all were hard sand. My continuing complaint regarding Scenic Hills is the poor condition of the sand bunkers. The course is worth the $30 Tuesday promotional rate, but I don't think it's worth much more than that.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

A good course with tough layout. The greens are in good condition. A little slow but well cared. First time playing but it was worth the experience. Bad group in front ignorant of etiquette or pace of play but otherwise a good course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great round

Kind of a slow day at the course but there was a hour of 15 on the tee at the time we were to tee off.
The starter sent us off the back 2st.
We played 28 in 2 1/2 hrs.
Thank you!
Course has a nice layout, pretty good greens and fairways.
Fun day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting layout

Believe once was a great course, but in need of resources. Greens need some TLC and yardage markers are hard to find on many of the holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice everything

Course, people, layout, management there of, facility-
All great. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Older course with challenging holes

The course has obviously seen better days but it retains the charm of a private course built in a housing development. Greens were inconsistent and fairways had good turf even for January. For a shorter hitter the whites are too long at +6,000 yards, but the senior tee locations are way too short and mostly paired up with the most forward tees. Lots of challenges with right angle fairways and places to get into trouble.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It’s coming together nicely

I was told there is a new superintendent at scenic hills
So I came to check it out, now mind you they just arified the greens and got a TON of rain. The greens were slow (due to conditions) but smooth. If there hadn’t been rain this place would have been a knockout, better then some of the courses in neighboring alabama at their best. Keep up the care you are giving the course and she will sparkle! It’s worth the 45 min drive and I will BE BACK!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Better than before

I’ve avoided playing Scenic Hills because it was always wet even days after a rain. Today it was much drier. The course is in fair condition, no PGA quality, but fair enough. The course has a more challenging layout than most other courses nearby, so be prepared to use all your clubs.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great, fun course with friendly staff

This course obviously sees a LOT of action, but the fairways are in good shape considering- you can tell they keep it up nicely. Greens were in great shape, if slow, and the overall layout was pretty forgiving.

The best thing about the course, by far, is the staff. Skip, the marshall for the day was a delight. So friendly to talk to and just a joy to be around. Rick, another staff member, was also so nice and helpful. Even the cart attendant was very kind and funny.

We loved our time here and will be back whenever we return to Pensacola.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A course everyone should play.

I have played here often over the years. Overall Course conditions were very good. Many areas of the rough along and close to the fairways were lacking good “rough grass” and a few fairways need attention (skimpy grass areas) This course has improved however has a ways to go. Would be disappointed if I had to constantly pay “regular green fees” or was a member. Never could understand why courses are built with narrow and/or shallow “T” boxes. Widen them; lengthen them. Excellent club house. 19th hole is great for post game relaxation.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather

honesty is the best policy

The course was in great condition today. The pin placements were difficult, but the round was great. We played from the blue tees.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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