Hidden Hills Golf Course

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4.4
126
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
94.5%
Recommend this course
118 out of 126 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
38
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 38 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
75
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.3%
Recommend this course
67 out of 75 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6892 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.0

Tucked away in the beautiful Ft. Caroline area near Jacksonville, Hidden Hills Country Club stands on a historic battleground that witnessed the fierce struggles between France and Spain and continued into golf history with searing competition during the heyday of the Greater Jacksonville Open.

The 6,892-yard private golf course, built in 1966 on an ancient sand dune, was redesigned by Arnold Palmer in 1986. Palmer's creativity helped create a championship-caliber golf course unmatched in natural beauty that makes excellent use of rare hilly terrain to create a unique Florida golf challenge. The fairways are lined with majestic pines and stately oaks, and the unpredictable greens have helped Hidden Hills gain the reputation of being one of the most challenging courses in North Florida.

Sharp doglegs, strategic placement of water hazards and putting surfaces that are mostly elevated serve up a mighty test for the low handicapper. Approaches are narrow and many of Hidden Hills Country Club's greens are well bunkered.

Hidden Hills has a rating of 74.0 from the championship tees, and the slope rating is 136.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship/Gold 72 6892 yards 74.0 136
Back/Blue 72 6653 yards 72.7 130
Middle/White 72 6237 yards 70.6 124
Member/Green 72 5745 yards 69.5 121
Forward/Red (W) 72 5016 yards 70.5 125
Scorecard for Hidden Hills Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.7/138 380 415 435 541 184 499 181 349 388 3372 392 612 176 385 429 535 178 406 407 3520 6892
Blue M: 72.6/134 W: 79.5/152 369 407 402 525 176 485 171 328 374 3237 385 600 169 374 412 527 163 388 398 3416 6653
White M: 70.3/128 W: 76.8/147 351 374 368 506 154 471 141 318 346 3029 365 550 154 356 393 513 130 376 371 3208 6237
Green M: 68.6/120 W: 73.6/138 330 364 359 465 138 425 131 288 336 2836 351 458 140 330 352 465 100 355 358 2909 5745
Red W: 70.0/121 303 313 316 413 97 413 83 254 292 2484 326 413 110 272 310 420 79 299 303 2532 5016
Handicap 15 1 3 9 17 7 13 5 11 4 2 16 10 8 6 18 14 12
Par 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 7 11 15 1 17 3 13 4 2 16 14 8 6 18 12 10

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1986) Ed Seay (1986) Robert Walker (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, with permission only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt req, no tanktops or cutoffs

Reviews

4.4
126
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Outstanding People. Fun Layout.

Public golf is the core of the game and this place got everything right! It was the friendliest staff I have ever experienced at a public facility. They were so eager to provide a one of a kind round. They even built a set of left handed rental clubs out of their demo clubs for my wife after renting out their other two sets of left handed clubs. The course was in good shapes greens rolled true and quick. The layout was fantastic and fun with strategy being the most critical part of playing well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

lots of water

Great challenging course with lots of water. Friendly staff.

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

Love the course. Bad tee boxes

Always love playing here. Love the layout and change in elevation that Florida courses don’t have.. but the tee boxes were awful. Rest or the course was in pretty decent shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Change of Pace!

Not your typlcal Florida course. A lot of elevation changes. Great challenge!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun

Good mix of holes. Greens in good shape. Place of play excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I just love this layout. I played it for the first time the week before and immediately thought I needed to get my son out here to play it. We both really enjoyed the round and will play this course often

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the Best Golf Tracks in Jacksonville

If you want to play a course unlike most Florida courses (pretty flat), you'll love Hidden Hills - just as its name implies, there are hills everywhere - from elevated tee boxes to greens that seem to go straight up into the air! Every hole is test - but the course plays fair - some most of the fairways are open. I would highly recommend this course just for the different golfing experience it provides. The ONLY negative comment is it would be great if they could roll the greens - there is plenty of grass, but very bumpy - doesn't hold the putting line very well, so you just have to it close to the pin!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

HH

Tee boxes and greens need work
Even the practice green was not in good shap

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very tough and very fun

Beautiful course very challenging Lots of elevation Changes,one of the hardest courses I’ve ever played but also the most fun would play here again. Lots of the other reviews said that the greens were not in good shape, they looked in good shape to me, overall great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

HIDDEN HILLS GOLF CLUB

Very nice, tough but fair golf course! We had a great time! Greens had a lot of breaks but fair to most golfers! Course was in great shape for winter golf! Will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
4.0
Previously Played

What Happened?

I would have liked to give Hidden Hills 5 stars, but there were a couple of things that need work. The course conditions definitely need help. Tee boxes and fairways look bad. I dropped off my clubs and no one came over to put the clubs in my cart. Hopefully the owners and management can remedy these problems. I’ve played golf at Hidden Hills before, so I know what the course looked like when it was in excellent shape.

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

Challenging course but pace was slow and greens aren’t in the best shape

This Arnold Palmer designed course is challenging with a lot of water in play as well as bunkers and elevation changes. The pace of play was very slow as the First Coast Amateurs were there for a practice round and they took full advantage of the opportunity. A five hour round is painful when you have to wait on almost every shot. The greens aren’t in the best shape as they seem to have a fungus that needs to be addressed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

play the course today for the first time my son and I really enjoyed it great layout greens were phenomenal looking forward to playing it again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great possibilities, unrealized potential

Hidden Hills is one of the best course designs in Jacksonville. The conditions need to improve to make it an all around value. My real disappointment playing this time was the lack of awareness from the staff. Workings driving up to the green while putting. Talking and cutting into the fairway without looking. It seemed that they have new staff that never worked on a course before.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

This is a great layout but course is in somewhat rough shape. It has many elevation changes along with water and long narrow holes.
A very challenging experience but was disappointed with the slowness of the greens and the condition of some of the tee boxes.
It's still worth it and I will return

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Hills

This course is unique in Florida as it provides elevation challenges along with the degree of difficulty of the course itself. Always a pleasure to play especially at that price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course is Good

Enjoyed a round with friends one of better courses in area for price. We will visit again soon for sure...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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