Bent Creek Golf Course

4.1240882353 4.1 stars from 5 (382)
  • 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: 4.5 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 382 Reviews
5 stars:
106
4 stars:
213
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

354 out of 381 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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drchung024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course please fix teebox for par 3’s"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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This is a wonderful course that I play a lot. Please fix the teebox on the number 2 hole! I mention this every time I write a review. So when you going to fix it? I hate teeing off in dirt!


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


"Trap practice"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I do not usually land in traps, maybe one or two a round. This time si traps and while the sand is white and soft they were not raked out to start the day and there were a lot of foot prints and unraked areas. They really need to take care of the traps they now have which used to be horrible with no sand and hard panned. Otherwise, love the course. It is a shot maker course and makes you think.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice time"


scrudle99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition, lush fairways absorbing the daily (it seems!) rain. Greens have been recently punched but recovering nicely. Should be in very good to excellent condition by next week.

Nice staff, friendly and helpful. Great value at the snack bar.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



lizdro's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Tough course"


u000007191940's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Bent Creek is not a course for someone just starting to play golf. It is very challenging at times and can become extremely frustrating, however if you’re up to the challenge, it will definitely show you where your strengths and weaknesses in your game lie.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



kyle7074445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Course is in good shape.. greens are looking good.. just need to work on some of the tee boxes.. they are looking rough on some of the holes.


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



larrymangum's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great people"


u460526353's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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Week after The Players all Jacksonville courses hole punch their greens so putting beside the point

Tee to green course in excellent shape after recent rains

Greens are not severe enough to challenge at the top


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kyle7074445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Well there are a few tee boxes that need work and a few greens that need work.. overall the course is nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Normally, pace of play is good, even on Fridays. But, this round was crazy slow. There was a group of 5 playing together, topped by a group of 6 in front of us. In between the two groups were 2 somes and 3 somes. A person came out, but didn't break up the large groups. Club need to do a better job of consolidating groups into 4 somes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Green on Hole 1 is the always bad."


CURTIS1380738's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Hole 1 has always been in bad shape but the rest of the greens are good to go. I have played this course three times this month and hole one is still the same. The staff and the snack bar are one of the best custom service in the area. The starter name Rich is very good if there is a open he will let you go if you are ready.


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


"Bent Creek Review"


Pete4192's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Play Saturday at 1:22 arrived at the course was able to play by myself I did not have to wait at any time the course is in fantastic shape the greens on the front nine of recently been aerated and seeded other than that the course was fantastic and it was a wonderful time and I highly recommend it to anyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf Pro Lesson Caused Slowness"


Peter1387187's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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There was a twosome in front of us holding up the round. Realized it was the club golf pro giving someone a lesson. The pupil was hitting four to five shots while we waited on the tee box. They must’ve noticed our frustration, so they quit after nine holes. Cost us at least 30 minutes on the front nine..

To make it worse, there was no water in the coolers on a majority of the hole. Bone dry as we waited in frustration waiting for the pair to move on!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great"


Hawks75's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Great price excellent layout. Everyone so nice worth the drive Jacksonville.


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


"Tee Box, Fairway & Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Keep sowing grass seed and moving the marks more often to prevent bald areas.

Nice job of now mowing the grass too short in the fairways, one should not be penalized for a great shot in the fairways to have the proper length of the grass.

Only two greens needing spot attention. 16 were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


rasmussin's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good public course. A few of the greens had problems that made putting unreliable. Many areas at the ends of cart paths where extremely eroded. Otherwise, a good course enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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