Bent Creek Golf Course

4.1191823529 4.1 stars from 5 (362)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6420 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Bent Creek Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 362 Reviews
5 stars:
102
4 stars:
199
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

335 out of 361 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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"Excellence"


u000007923519's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last week I requested the tee box markers be painted to match the score card. Not only did they paint the tee box markers, they replaced them with new. The green on hole #1 is the worst of the 18, but playable and the new manager is working on that too. All in all, Bent Creek is a great course to play and I'll continue to play every week.....


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


"Paint Needed"


u000007923519's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem I have with this course is the tee markers color isn't even close to the score card and several tee boxes have only 1 marker and not 2. Need to replace missing markers and paint the wooden markers to match the card.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u7855509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Janice5594304's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I enjoyed course but way to slow"


RickNicoll1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe cause Friday was a great day for golf. But our 3 some waited 3-5 minutes on every shot. When we finished the front 9 and got to the 10th there was a group that had just teed off, the group we were following and then us . I do like the course BUT don't think I would book a Friday again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Save your money"


Anthony9579999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
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Reviewed on

It took 2 1/2 hours to play 9 holes. There were numerous times that there were 4 groups on a par 4 and 3 groups on the par 3’s. Your money is better spent elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



jemccague's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bulger1980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value course"


will2b5's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was in decent shape and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was a Saturday afternoon and was extremely backed up, so the starter gave us a hole by hole review with tips on how to play each hole. I was disappointed that the golf boards were not working.

Overall great value for the money and if I'm ever back in Jacksonville, I would play it again!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very Good Track"


u000007923519's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't judge the course by the first green, as it is slower than the rest. Course is in very good shape, but the tee box markers need work...... either replace or at least paint them to clearly match the color on the card. Staff is great....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Florida golf"


petealark's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways in super shape. Greens good but need some more warm weather in spots. T boxes need some definition. Overall, very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Thanks for fixing the tee box"


Lottster70's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course, thanks for finally fixing the tee box on the second hole!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GOOD COURSE"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We visit, periodically, from North Carolina. Always stop to play Bent Creek. Enjoy the course a lot. A challenge. It was in good shape and the pace of play was fine. Will play there again when we come back to JAX.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty good shape"


commando1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

One or two greens have been repaired and one or two tee boxes could do with some repair but overall the course is in really good shape.

Golfers could do a lot to help keep the greens in good shape by fixing their divots. The number of divots left on the greens is astronomical and it only takes a second to fix yours and one other.

Pace of play was very slow on this day. "Ready Golf" should be mandatory. Quit sitting in the cart waiting for the others in your party to address and hit their shot. Grab your range finder and a couple clubs and be ready to play. If your partner has not played by the time you are ready, swing away, swing away.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000006460223's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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