Hyde Park Golf Club

3.2908529412 3.3 stars from 5 (270)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6468 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6468 yards 71.0 124
Regular 72 6153 yards 69.5 122
Ladies 73 5464 yards 71.3 119

Hyde Park Golf Club, built in 1925 by Donald Ross, is one of the oldest in Florida. In 1971, the golf course was purchased by former touring professionals Billy Maxwell and Chris Blocker, who have successfully restored it.

Rolling hills, gorgeous Spanish Oaks and towering Southern Pines make Hyde Park a lasting experience. A tour stop for the men's and women's professional golf tours in the 1940s and 1950s, the golf course gained a place in history during the 1947 Jacksonville Open. The great Ben Hogan took an 11 on the par-3 sixth, which became known as "Hogan's Alley." It has a deep-faced bunker to the right and water to the left.

Hyde Park Golf Club measures 6,468 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71, and it has a slope rating of 124.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 270 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
127
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

226 out of 269 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"It is what it is"


billyvette's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a nice little Donald Ross course. You can't expect pristine conditions when you pay $17 - $30. It's a shame that it can't be made into the beautiful course it could be but not for that money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Who'll stop the rain?"


bill8107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

only average course conditions but in all fairness it has rained very heavy for the last 3 days, course drains well but its just to much water. Still my favorite course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



drchung024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



kmar1919's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of work going into the course.

Greens recently top dressed so will be great soon. Love the layout of the course. Not your typical Florida development course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hyde Park"


BIGdaddy8881's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the course. The greens were in good shape, some tee boxes were pretty beat up. Overall the course was in really good shape. The only negative I really have to say about the course conditions was the standing water in every fairway. It has rained nearly every day for the past few weeks. Maybe they could fix some drainage issue's. The staff was professional and friendly. We played 18 in 3 and a half hours. All in all it was a really fun day of golf on a nice historic golf course. The layout is old school, with wide, forgiving fairways and small elevated greens. If you live within an hour it is worth it to play at least once.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Painfilly slow play."


u000005832204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Satrurday and there were 2somes all over the course. We were a group of 4 and waited on every hole for 2somes that would not join together. At one point there we're 9 groups on three holes. There was a marshall on the course that just sat and watched never combining 2 groups. The course was in good shape and it's a nice track. At the turn if you want it a snack and a drink you had to go to two different spots. The snack bar did not have drinks and bar did not have snacks.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good conditions"


u000002234959's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Hyde Park in the past, and gave it a try after not playing there for at least a few years. I have to say I was quite impressed with most of the conditions on this old style course on the west side of Jacksonville. The greens were rather slow but still had a really good roll. Fairways had lots of green grass and the tee boxes look like they been worked on. It doesn’t have the conditions of some of other high value of golf courses in the area, but I strongly recommend: play this great Donald Ross design. It’ll take you back in time on many of the holes. It was wet from all the rain we have had but most areas of the course was playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Too many players"


u6253195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

8 holes took 2.5 hrs, it was so tediously slow we quit course after 8 holes .... basically "hit and sit"

Way too many foursomes playing No ranger to speed things up Proshop not overly concerned, "play is slow today" And whos to blame for that?? Selling a hot deal is not a deal if the round takes 5 or 5.5 hrs, also throwing foursomes off the first tee as soon as they can hit is a recipe for inordinately long rounds. Greed on the proshop is to blame.

I will never ever go on a weekend again I have played here 25 yrs and never saw it so bad


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000006160671's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

its cool to play these holes and think about the history of the course. walking the same fairways at Hogan.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A lot of fun"


u9495533's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was playing with my son and we enjoyed it. It was a great day and I will be coming back to this location.

I hope to see you to.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course to play anytime"


Mark4880997's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like a place that you can pair up and play and have fun. Hit'em straight


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A wonderful time"


u9495533's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I just had a wonderful time on this Golfclub. I will recommend this place to everyone who loves to play a nice game of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thank you for your excellent review! We are always excited to hear about people who have a great time enjoying this timeless layout! We look forward to having you back!


"Love to have seen it in its heyday!"


jelzey1967's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Early Donald Ross design with almost all of the green complexes above the level of the fairways. They are still bumpy from recent aerification and are correspondingly long and slow. I made a nice 3 on #6 and would have made up 8 shots on Hogan in '47! If they can continue to improve the greens; the layout, challenge, and the true beauty of Hyde Parks history may bring back its greatness.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thank you for your feedback and great job on #6! We appreciate your patience with our greens and your understanding of the punching process. Another week and we will be running much smoother and faster! Hopefully you will give us a chance to earn those 4th and 5th stars!


"Hyde park trouble"


u255949242's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pace of play was good. The greens are small which require you to hit good shots. The greens were bad because they were being treated and airraided. I will go back because I know greens will be better in a few weeks. One draw back the cart path road on 18th hole was very confusing with ropes and repair area. Overall good coures


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thank you for your feeback! We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding our greens. In the next few weeks, they will really start to fill in and become much smoother. We apologize for 18 as we had a drainage issue that required a major excavation. We will work on marking the cart path better thanks to your comment!


"Great Design... Course could use some attemtion"


u000007645457's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I remember playing junior tournaments here as a kid.. always enjoyed playing here and you can’t beat a Ross design.. course could use some improvement, I’m sure the winter had something to do with it... but the greens we unfortunately quite slow and bumpy... the fairways and tees were sparse in some areas but playable. Hopefully they get it back this summer to somewhat what it once was... would love to play here on fast greens!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/13/2018

Thank you for your honest feedback. You are correct in the fact that the winter was somewhat harsh for the course and it shows. As we move into spring weather, we have already laid the fertilizer to wake the course up for growth. We just aerated and the greens are bouncing back stronger than ever! We look forward to having you back to see all the great improvements that are taking place out here!


"Refreshing"


u000005680742's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

In 30+ years

wielding a chain saw to improve sunlight in needed areas? The OWNER!

Stopped at turn for coffee and saw the same owner -yes the course owner-paying for his hotdog! I have many many courses to choose from but if I play at all it will be here. Unpretentious genuinely friendly real people course that is continually and visually improving daily. Don’t pass it by


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


Commented on 04/13/2018

Thank you for your encouraging feedback! We are making great strides in trying to get this course back to it's full potential. We are all working torwards a common goal including the owners! We look forward to having you back.


"Nostalgic course design"


Tshackelford18000000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We chose this course because we had played here in years past. The layout is interesting, as it was designed by one of the original master course designers. Staff was friendly, but the restaurant closed early - 2pm??? They had a good add-on deal that included range balls, hot dog, and a drink for $5. The course could use a good amount of work overall, especially the greens and fairways - to bring it up to par with the amount paid to play this old, nostalgic track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/13/2018

We appreciate your feedback and choosing Hyde Park over other options. We have changed our snack bar hours now that we are in the busy season so we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. We are working very hard to improve the course in all areas especially the fairways and greens. We had a relatively harsh winter and the course showed that. As we move into the spring, we are already seeing great changes in all areas. We hope that you give us another chance to earn your recurring business!


"Be prepared."


tower2344's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In no particular order:

Fairway grass was cut way too low so there was no way to comfortably use an iron to get under the ball without taking a divot with it.

The holes were entirely too close together with no breathing room between fairways or tee/green.

The greens were very fast and had steep angles from the flag to where your ball was constantly rolling away.

Staff was friendly but most every other golfer I encountered on the course was abruptly rude or snyde or irritable, some even threatened to fight my very calm uncle when he kindly asked them why they cut in front of us on a hole. Another fellow accused me of stealing his ball whilst I was searching for mine when I never once touched his. Another grumpy player yelled at me for not yelling "fore" off of the first tee when I never even saw him around until he marched up to me with an angry tone. (This should have been indicative of how my round would turn out)

The pace of play wasn't staggered properly. There were constantly golfers ahead of us which slowed us down while there were players behind us remaining visibly upset and making us feel uncomfortable and rushed.

I would only play this course again on a very slow day without others around. A bad experience which put a bad taste in my mouth about this course. My golf partners would agree.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/23/2018

Thank you for your honest and concerning feedback. We take complaints very seriously and try to make them right as much as possible. As for the greens, we are cocluding the winter months and they are still a little slick. We are focusing on the greens to ensure improvement over the next year. We hope that you will give us another chance to make it right. Our afternoon/evening play is a little more relaxed and gives players a better chance to enjoy the course.


"Good for beginners"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a good beginner course so I would recommend it for them, but if you are an experienced golfer looking for a challenge you might be bored. My biggest issue with this course was the man who checked us in. He never cracked a smile and seemed to be technology challenged. At the turn we ran into the cart girl. I wanted to buy a 6 pack, but she only accepted cash. She told me I could go inside and pay for it and she would put the beer in our cooler. When I went inside the guy at the counter got extremely mad and said she wasn't allowed to do that and if I was buying beer inside, I had to pick it up inside because they were different prices. That didn't make sense to me at all. In the end, he reluctantly let me pay for the beer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Commented on 05/09/2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are always greatful for helpful tips to help us improve. We apologize for the experience with the front counter and beverage cart. We are working hard to bring everything up to speed including the ability to accept credit cards on the course. We hope that you give us another chance to earn additional stars!


"Great Course, Great Rate"


u000008171800's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very pleasantly surprised with Hyde Park on 3/10/18. A fantastic and classic track that you don't get to see much of anymore; it has truly stood the test of time. Played as a twosome on a Saturday morning and we almost had the place to ourselves. Never had pressure behind us or waiting in front of us. Don't let anyone fool you; the greens were very firm and very smooth. Some thin spots in the fairways, but the quality of the greens for the rate was more than acceptable. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/23/2018

Thank you for the great feedback! We are working hard to continue the improvement of the course including the fairways and tee boxes. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!



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