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4.3
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
90.7%
Recommend this course
145 out of 160 reviews
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3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 34 reviews
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4.1
72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
63 out of 72 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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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

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4.3
160 Reviews (160)
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First Time Playing

Awesome first experience at Hidden Hills!

I booked a round for myself and a friend this morning 9/18 at 10:26am. I’ve been around the golf industry in the area for years, and I’ve always heard great things, and was excited to finally get the chance to play the track. It didn’t disappoint! They have a great practice area to work on your bunker play and shots around the green in different lies. Their range is very nice as well....perfect turf in the hitting area with numerous flags of various distances. The practice putting green is very large, with plenty of uphill/downhill/sidehill putts to get you used to the course. That green rolled very well, and we couldn’t wait to get on the course. What a gem! It’s the best value in Jacksonville for public golf @$39 any time during the day! Tee boxes were nice, fairways in great condition, and every green was PURE. Pace of play was phenomenal also. We saw the cart girl (she was very nice) numerous times throughout the round. We loved the layout, and it’s challenging to golfers of all skill levels. We will absolutely be back to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 09/20/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Hidden Hills Golf Club thanks you!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 09/11/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Hidden Hills Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much improved- enjoyable

Much improved since my July review. Greens were thick with grass as was the course. Pace of play was good, overall condition of the course was very good. I love this course and it pleases me to know that it is in good shape again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 08/23/2019

Hi PFsGATORS. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenge

It’s a very different course for Florida. Nice change

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 08/09/2019

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging course

Enjoyed playing the course and the staff provides great service.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 08/09/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Club.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

This course could be amazing, however the tee boxes have little to no grass on them and when they had grass it wasn’t mowed. Fairways are the full of dead spots and dirt. Greens are horrible, no grass, ball bounces across the entire green. They had one green that was in good shape. Don’t waste your money!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 07/16/2019

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course and have passed on your comments to the rest of our team. We always appreciate the feedback.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very disappointing condition

Great course if you like dirt. Most tee boxes and fairways are dirt with a little grass. The kind of grass that looks good from 200 feet but is thin and sparse when you actually hit a ball off of it. All the greens look like they were punched and top dressed and they never put any water on them. I live in Arlington and we have been getting plenty of rain so no idea why the place is so poor. The lakes have plenty of water in them. Course conditions are similar to Oak Bridge, bad!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Hidden Hills Golf Course
Commented On 07/15/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layout!

Very disappointed in the course condition. The greens are in very bad shape. For fifty dollars you would think the greens would be in better shape.. In my opinion they have loss these greens, it will take them months to get these greens in good playing condition. It’s a shame!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course, Would play again

Pace of play was terrible. Groups in front of us were causing us to play 18 at a 6hr pace. We gave up after the 10th hole and 3.5 hours into the round because it wasn't getting better.

The staff tried speeding them up as best they could but didn't have any luck.

I would absolutely give this course another chance, the issues we had were not the fault of the course or the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall good experience

First time playing this course. Trying to figure out where to go and how to get started was a bit difficult. Course was good, pretty challenging. Greens were in rough shape. Will definitely play here again, but hope they get the greens in order.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Once great, not now

This is indeed a great layout..with hills and mounds and elevation changes not expected in Fl. But what a shame the course condition were so poor. The tee boxes were bare, all the fairways were brown and the greens not much better (but the greens rolled well). The pace of play was slow, 5 hrs plus..never did see a ranger but I guess that's what happens when you take a great course and it becomes a public venue.
Absolutely loved the layout and design but again just some maintenance and watering could make this course great again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 06/26/2019

Hi dano5455,
Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Hidden Hills. We are working to improve our course and will take your feedback into consideration as we move forward with that. We hope you'll visit us again in the future.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A little ragged

The fairways were dead and brown in many locations. The greens were better but also parched.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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HiddenHillsGC
Commented On 06/26/2019

Hi DJRohal37,
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are working on improving the conditions of our course. We hope you'll come play Hidden Hills again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great layout, Average conditions

The course layout was great. Plenty of elevation changes. The course conditions was dry but but played ok. Driving range and short game area to warm up and a nice pro shop. Staff was friendly. I would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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HiddenHillsGC
Commented On 06/07/2019

Thank you for the feedback u000003898409! We are happy to hear you had a nice time with us. Can't wait to have you back out here again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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HiddenHillsGC
Commented On 05/13/2019

Thank you for the 5 stars sandrews06!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I would play again!

The layout is very good and it makes you think and plan for each shot. This is what I like the most. Unlike other typical FL courses, this one offers plenty of hilly views and plays. Green conditions are playable and undulated. Overall course condition is average. I would play this course again mainly for its hilly layouts.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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HiddenHillsGC
Commented On 05/07/2019

Thank you Leo2putts for the awesome review! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time with us out on the greens! Hope to see you back out here again very soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course in Jacksonville

Challenging layout with some holes with elevated tee boxes or elevated greens,, great condition, and would recommend this course to all golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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HiddenHillsGC
Commented On 05/07/2019

We appreciate your 5 star review Keith2874468! Thrilled to hear you had a great time with us out on the greens! Don't wait too long to come back out and play again!

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