Hidden Hills Golf Course

4.6949333333 4.7 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6892 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: 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
Dress code: Collared shirt req, no tanktops or cutoffs

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6892 yards 74.0 136
Blue 72 6653 yards 72.7 130
White 72 6237 yards 70.6 124
Green 72 5745 yards 69.5 121
Red (W) 72 5016 yards 70.5 125

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

61 out of 61 reviews


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"Great times"


u976780625's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff. Very welcoming and friendly. Great golf atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow day"


Jon7305680's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Friday mid-day tee time and was extremely slow. Had a number of twosomes that were being held up every hole. No apparent effort to speed play by course staff. Had to wait on every shot, paired with twosome in front of us on our own and still had to wait on every shot. Need more ranger activity. Had to stop after 16 holes because of prior commitment....at that point we had in over 4 1/2 hours of playing!

Fairways are hard and barren, fairly typical I guess for this area right now. Greens were LIGHTING fast. Impossible to stop anything downhill. Some pin placements were set by a sadist!!

Having said all that ...I love this course. The variety and challenges presented are so different from most area courses. The elevation changes take me back to my Pennsylvania days.

Play it and if it's not too slow you'll love it-as long as you can carry the water. :)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Holy Hills!"


tomkgolfer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Coming from Denver, and having played several JAX area courses, I did not expect a hilly layout But here it was. A very fun design with a variety of holes. Greens and bunkers are not easy, but fun and fair. Thoroughly enjoyed my round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short game wizardry required"


Joseph2598298's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green complexes extremely difficulty with abundant and severe mounding surrounding lightening fast greens....best bring your A+ game! I feel this course is under rated by the USGA. If you can score here you can play anywhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day Off!"


Doug7774842's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Friday April 6th but greens and pin placements were Sunday at the Masters. Firm and very fast. Enjoyed the round very much and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



sacco1111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



paulrowland1130's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Make a day of it"


u5544611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is beautiful and challenging. The greens are fast and You have plenty of opportunities to hit your ball in the water. You are forced to use a variety of clubs which is cool. It is a brains over Braun track. I really wouldn't have anything bad to say about it if it wasn't for the pace of play. I played on a Saturday 3pm tee time and we finished at dark 8pm. Only ranger was the starter and no one ever came around to see what people were up to. Lets get moving people. No swimming for your ball. Drop and hit.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u971304066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



MARIODIVASTA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"More fun at Hidden Hills!"


Steven6174170's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the second time I have played Hidden Hills and the experience was once again outstanding. The fairways are starting to get greener as Spring approaches. The greens were not as green but very fast and true. The combo of fast greens and high winds made putting very tough. My ball actually moved while I was standing over a putt on 15. I am anxious to play there again when the conditions are a bit more lush. This is a course I plan on playing a lot more in the future!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Monday Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you like Golf Hidden Hills is where you Should Play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden hills"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love playing this course. Seriously though, needs restrooms spaced properly. First restroom on 9. Next on 16. In a neighborhood so access to the woods can be impossible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Keep it moving"


u3126240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A wonderful course to play. The pace however was awful. My Tee time was 11:10. I ended up waiting about 15 min per hole just to Tee off on the 1st 9. Took abut 2.5 hrs to play 9 holes. Not good. It was so bad, I asked the starter if I could simply go back and play the 1st 9 again. He allowed me to.

Great course, but they should take a look at why its taking so long to play. You shouldn't be able to look for balls in the water when you have a group waiting on the Tee. Drop a ball and keep it moving


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course & A challanging"


u000005207145's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Something different for Florida. True to it's name Hidden Hills but fun to play. Four holes are quite a challenge and all over water. Greens are quick but in good shape as was the course. I will be playing again when the price is right. I do recommend playing and enjoying a good round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"If not for the bad pace of play......."


jspires's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite layouts and must say the greens were in fantastic shape, running at least 12-13 on the stimp making it an even more challenging task to score this past week. Weather was perfect for play too. However, from start to finish we were waiting every hole for a group in front of us with at least 2 open holes in front of them and it was staggeringly slow to get around, barely finishing by dark. No Marshal or anyone patrolling to keep pace of play made for a miserable experience. I'm always one to follow the course route and not jump around but if no one is going to police play there, then I may have to consider it the next time.


Pace of Play: Poor

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



Edward1529084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pnickas1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Hills"


u5642421's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Hills is a great course with a fun and challenging layout sure to fit every golfers skill level. One of the best courses in Jacksonville,a must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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