Hidden Hills Golf Course
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.
|Forward/Red (W)||72||5016 yards||70.5||125|
|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|
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.
lots of water
Great challenging course with lots of water. Friendly staff.
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.
Change of Pace!
Not your typlcal Florida course. A lot of elevation changes. Great challenge!
Good mix of holes. Greens in good shape. Place of play excellent.
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
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!
Tee boxes and greens need work
Even the practice green was not in good shap
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Course is Good
Enjoyed a round with friends one of better courses in area for price. We will visit again soon for sure...