Bent Creek Golf Course

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4.1
410
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
221
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
92.6%
Recommend this course
379 out of 409 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
30
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
86
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.9%
Recommend this course
79 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6420
Slope 136
Rating 71.6
Type Public
Since the opening of Bent Creek Golf Course in 1989, the 6,420-yard, par-71 course has provided a challenging golf experience for residents of Northeast Florida and visitors alike. Crafted by renowned architect Bobby Weed with consulting services by Mark McCumber, Bent Creek's meandering terrain takes golfers through a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, towering pines and alongside creeks and swales. The championship layout boasts Bermuda grass greens, plush fairways and a state-of-the-art lighted practice facility - home of the Bent Creek Golf Academy. From the back tees, Bent Creek carries a rating of 71.6 and a slope of 136. The challenge starts with the first hole, which measures 538 yards from the gold tees, just 20 yards short of No. 15, the longest hole on the golf course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6420 yards 71.6 136
Black 71 5999 yards 69.7 128
Silver 71 5307 yards 66.3 123
Red (W) 71 4865 yards 68.5 115
Scorecard for Bent Creek Golf Course
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: 69.7/119 527 177 380 401 305 501 148 368 466 3273 347 446 318 390 210 557 137 402 340 3147 6420
Black M: 68.2/115 500 150 370 375 291 484 134 331 417 3052 336 434 301 364 178 528 120 359 327 2947 5999
Silver M: 65.1/109 W: 66.1/111 431 121 344 290 276 429 116 283 377 2667 312 363 288 352 168 447 104 311 295 2640 5307
Red W: 65.9/107 421 113 253 282 254 377 102 278 365 2445 282 332 241 342 119 437 75 305 287 2420 4865
Handicap 5 11 15 7 9 3 17 13 1 16 4 14 10 12 2 18 6 8
Par 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 15 13 7 11 1 17 9 5 12 6 14 4 16 2 18 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bobby Weed (1989) Mark McCumber (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bent Creek Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.1
410

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
19th Hole Specials 17
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 58
Bunkers 45
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 53
Seniors 33
Advanced Golfers 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 41
Worth the Drive 38
In the 'Burbs 22

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Golf Experience

There was an issue of other golfers cutting in front of us on Hole 11 and slowed the pace of

play. This is a fairly common problem at Bent Creek. Multiple complaints typically go unaddressed by the Pro Shop.

There are insufficient and ineffective marshaling on the course.

Once someone pays and goes to theater Box there is no order.

You can have a Tee Time and people just go off whenever they feel like it.

This causes confrontations and verbal/physical altercations.

I am 68 years and have a Champions Card membership. I feel that there is a serious lack of overall management and oversight of play on the course regardless of the day and time of play.

The risk is no longer worth it and after 10 years, I am considering cancelling my membership and playing somewhere else.

Billy Casper Golf really needs to get a handle on what is going on at Bent Creek.

Thank you.

PFB

Jacksonville, Florida

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

If you are patient, it is worth the money

Positives: Nice layout, usually in good condition. Competitive pricing. Nice practice area. Staff is friendly.

Negatives: Pace of play can be poor. Expect a 4.5 to 5 hour round. Late morning tee times can be delayed on M, W, F because of a large men's group that plays regularly. Traffic leaving the course toward 295 is very bad and will cause delays of 10-15 minutes because of heavy congestion

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Wonderful challenging course

I play this course a lot! Thanks for fixing the tee box on the second hole. Nothing to complain about except change the water in the ball washers. Thanks for mowing down the marshes. Play here every Monday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pro shop sequencing of groups needs attention

At $29.17, greens fees, tax and GolfNow fee, Bent Creek is in the upper half of courses in the area.

Greens were a little uneven but putted very true. Fairways good but hard.

We were a foursome and were trailed by a threesome (we let through), a single (we let through), a twosome (we let through) and a couple of singles (enough with the letting play through - you guys can join up).

Likely won't be back for quite a while, Unfortunately. There are too many other options.

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

Love playing here!

Always have a good time playing here. Ive played nearly every open to public course in and around Jax, and this course is tops with the best of them. Good layout, and always in great shape. Would recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

The course was in great shape. The pace of play was terrible! Stagger your early morning tee times between the grant and back nine! Frustrating to play have to play so slowly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Five somes

Five in a group! No marshalling

Slow slow play Dont go on weekends

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

Great value

Obviously the course get lots of play. Hats off to course management having it in the current condition.

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

Great Day for Golf

First time playing Bent Creek, and just as reviews indicate, playing here is really awesome. Every hole feels so different; some holes are “gettable” and some challenging. The perfect weather today really helped enhance the experience, but i’d come back without even thinking twice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Keep the water coolers filled please %!

Wonderful course, but it was hot today and the water coolers on the back 9 were empty! No cart girl either.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Poorly managed

Pace of play was absolutely terrible. Worst I’ve experienced in Jacksonville. Certain holes were kept up well while others weren’t. Overall not a good experience my first time playing and won’t be back. Plenty of other good courses in the area where your time/experience is valued.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bent Creek!

All in all, a very enjoyable day of golf! The staff was as accommodating and friendly as you could possibly ask for and the price was certainly right! The greens were maybe a little inconsistent speed-wise but still rolled nicely throughout. Fairways are in excellent shape! Fun day... can’t wait to go back again soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great shape!!

what a nice round of golf greens are in almost perfect shape.

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

Great Course

Friendly Staff. Course was in great condition. Fairways were hilly but playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in pretty good shape

The course was in pretty good shape. The greens had been punched a few weeks ago, so 1 more week and they should be back to normal....but they weren't too bad.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

OK for hot deal

alot of rain lately made course wet but ok. If hot deal availiable take it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Wait a bit

Greens have been aereated and sanded

Wait a week or two

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unlucky day!

I usually have nothing but good things to say about this course. But mother nature had her way today. They had 2 inches of rain overnight. This caused so much standing water. Most everywhere was wet. Cart path only. Also caused pace of play to be extremely slow. Hopefully the weather will change and allow this course to dry out.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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