Baytree National Golf Links

3.8299764706 3.8 stars from 5 (317)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7043 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 8207 National Dr, Melbourne, Florida 32940, Brevard County
  • (321) 259-9060
  • (321) 259-8924
  • www.baytreenational.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Gary Player (1992)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Champion Dwarf Bermudagrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7043 yards 74.0 135
Gold 72 6557 yards 71.0 129
Blue 72 6081 yards 69.7 123
White 72 5403 yards 66.0 114
White (W) 72 5403 yards 69.0 128
Red (W) 72 4803 yards 68.6 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 317 Reviews
5 stars:
69
4 stars:
148
3 stars:
62
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

258 out of 315 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Great layout"


frankdur13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, course is in good shape except for greens were recently airified, very slow. Will get better once they lead and cut.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not like it use to be"


blgault's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I remember years ago the course was nearly perfect. (maybe 10 years ago) Now the course is being overtaken by weeds in some areas. Some fairways on the front nine are beat up really bad. City courses in Melbourne are in better shape right now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


JimBergmann's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great greens, terrible sand traps, mediocre fairways, most tee boxes were new sod. Most holes were shortened or misaligned. Greens were excellent.


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


"Temorary Tees were a Surprise"


commandchief's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Though the course is normally a challenge and in pretty good shape, we were not informed during the booking of this game that there were temporary tees on all the holes. We would have most certainly booked a tee time on another course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Advisory should be in place"


tlyannick's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Be advised! Call before you make a reservation. The tee boxes are under reconstruction so every hole is played from in front of the senior tees. We didn't find out until we paid. There should be an advisory on here until it is completed. It really does change the dynamic of the course. The fairways were very thin with a lot of dirt patches. The greens were in very good condition, though. This is a challenging course, as well. Knowing where you can hit to on many holes is very important as it's easy to hit a good shot and it still go OB.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play it later"


u382228989's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Great course layout and friendly staff. At this time all the tee boxes were being resod and had to play as an executive course. Greens were in good shape and rolled true. Will play later in the year when tee boxes come in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good bargain"


newlife1107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Live near Baytree and like playing there. Good staff, course is moderately difficult. We've had little rain so fairways were dry but playable. Greens were nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overseeding neede"


u637890380's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would be a great course with some winter overseeding. Greens were good but everything else was brown and dormant


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Suffering"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course, as many others is Florida, is suffering from the drought as well as some equipment failures resulting in very dry and brown tee boxes, fairways and greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Completely dried up -avoid"


filbrown's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018

Reviewed on

Apparently they had a sprinkler failure and the course is completely dried up. Vegetation is gone. I wouldn't go back for at least 6 months. Ticked that they didn't tell me course was is such bad shape at clubhouse, or better yet while booking.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course is Fire Hazard"


blazman11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy the layout at Baytree and I really like how kid friendly they are. Unfortunately, the course is a tinder box right now. The fairway crunches under your feet as you walk from the dry, burnt out grass.

The greens are barely colored to their name. The rest of the course is 100% brown. Doesn't matter much in the FW with the sandy soil but forget about getting decent lies around the green. The holes were pretty beat up and looked like they hadn't been changed in 2 weeks.

Shame too as it's a fantastic layout. I can safely say Baytree was the worst conditioned golf course I've ever played on 3/24/18. Don't play now unless you temper your expectations and get a $20 round. I'm sure the conditions will improve in June once it starts to rain as it's obvious they haven't turned on the sprinklers since October.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Wow!"


bogeygaines's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never thought i would see this place in these conditions....slipping on downswing due to zero grass..tee boxes were dirt for the most part..greens were fast and brown which was good but there is no way water is being used at this course...other cheaper courses around town are in way better shape...If I go back back I hope its like it used to be...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout"


u906857583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, good pace of play , staff is excellent but due to dry weather the fairways are very dry. Still good place to play a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Dead fairways"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Courses water pump hadn’t work for several weeks while getting repaired. All fairways dead and brown. Be sure to call a head for course conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"course needs sprinklers"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was extremely dry. The tee boxes was the most problematic, especially on par 3s. Everything else is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Hard and burned out"


u3758325's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is utterly burned out. Turf conditions are deplorable. The entire course is hard as wood.

No green turf in sight. Staff said the had an irrigation meltdown. I won’t return until it’s green.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible Course"


Mhunt210's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played today 3/16/18 and paid the winter rate even though we are locals and keep the course making money in the summer. But,,,The fairways were BROWN and DRY DRY DRY... NO green grass anywhere. We stopped and complained at the turn and the young man behind the counter was sympathetic and the pro Im guessing in the office came out and said the Pump was broken. So we asked why weren't we told that we would be playing on dirt and he could care less and walked back into his office. We asked about compensation and we were given cart fee for our next round. wow really?? Also a couple weeks ago we booked another round and showed up and there were no carts and a tournament was going on...No communication at all about course conditions when you sign in and the lack of caring is ridiculous. There are more choices in the area and if you do go make sure you call and ask about the conditions or if there is a tournament? Hopefully they will tell you the truth..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Dead grass/fairways and Tee boxes"


u045869225's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well, I was told that the sprinkler pump has been broken for 10 days, but I am not buying that.

Perhaps there is a change in management in the winds. If you can play off dirt and dead grass in the fairway and Tee boxes, it really is/could be a nice course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fast greens, dry fairways"


higgiwc333's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Fairways were dry and a bit hard. Dormant bermuda grass not overseeded, so pretty brown and hard. Ball ran out so drives went longer. Greens were smooth and quite fast. The course played ok, but definitely not green and lush. The layout is interestimg with some really difficult holes (17&18). I didnt play well but that wasn’t the course’s fault. I will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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