Bent Creek Golf Course

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4.0
422
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
225
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
90.4%
Recommend this course
387 out of 422 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
31
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
77.4%
Recommend this course
24 out of 31 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
78
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.9%
Recommend this course
67 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6420 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.6
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

4.0
422

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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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Over booked

When a group show up late for their tee time they should not be allowed to get in front of a group that was on time. Ranger need to enforce pace of play. Par 3’s need grass on the tee boxes except hole 16. It’s a fun challenging course except when you have to wait on every hole and get out of rythem and play bad.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course, greens need improvement but are fair. Nice staff, slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok

Course is ok. Greens are not in the best shape but ok. They always over book and behind. If you have plenty of time you’ll be ok. Our round lasted 5 1/2 hours. Pace of play very slow. No ranger to keep people moving.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A Great Value

This course is challenging without being too difficult. the course was is very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

what is going on here????

I have enjoyed playing this course in the past.

This courses greens are terrible!!! I have never played in a surface this bad and on top of this they placed the pin in spots that made the bad surface even worse. Pace was slow and they put a walked out in the middle of it all The group in front of me had a full hole open most of the round.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Save your money until summer

Course is really in rough shape. Greens are barely playable. Painted dirt basically.

Lots of area courses in much better shape.

Play this course in the summer and you will be much happier!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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GolfBentCreek
Commented On 2019-01-16T13:00:50.000+00:00

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize that your last visit did not meet your expectations. If possible, would you please give us a call to discuss your experience alittle further to make sure we have the proper information to improve our product and service..

We are not aware of any painted dirt area on our greens and would like to make sure we are not missing anything.

904-779-0800 and ask for Chris, the general manager.

Thank you again

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be better, could be worse

Nice course layout that is walkable. However, course was wet and muddy in many areas.

Greens rolled well despite some sort of top dressing.

We left after 9 holes due to pace of play. It was horrific.

However, staff was understanding and allowed us a refund for 9, given 3 were out of towners

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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GolfBentCreek
Commented On 2019-01-16T13:02:11.000+00:00

Thank you for your feedback Ruben! The course is drying out and we hope to see you back soon!

Thank you again!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet and soggy

The course does not drain well at all. There was mud and tire tracks everywhere. I was somewhat disappointed because I drove from Saint Augustine to play a course I had not played in over 5 years; with the course conditions being poor.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Stop being greedy!

Too many tee times booked close together. Teed off almost an hour late ! No ranger on the course l it’s Christmas Eve so you get a pass on the ranger..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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GolfBentCreek
Commented On 2019-01-16T14:11:21.000+00:00

Thank you for your feedback Paul! We apologize that your experiences have not met your standards. This input will help us tremendously when it comes to improving what we do on a daily basis going forward.

Brad and I would love to sit down with you to gather more information to make sure we are acing your experience. Real time feedback is critical so we can address it immediately when possible.

-Chris

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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
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