The Golf Club at North Hampton

4.2490117647 4.2 stars from 5 (398)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7080 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 22680 N. Hampton Club Way , Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034, Nassau County
  • (904) 548-0000
  • (904) 548-0008
  • gcnorthhampton.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2001), Ed Seay (2001)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Links
Greens: Tif-Eagle Grass
Fairways: 419 Bermudagrass

Rentals/Services

GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Hampton Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes. For members only.
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7080 yards 75.0 144
Black 72 6725 yards 72.8 143
Blue 72 6340 yards 69.1 123
White 72 5857 yards 69.1 123
Green (W) 72 5166 yards 71.0 127
Green 72 5166 yards 65.9 118
Red (W) 72 4697 yards 68.5 124

The Golf Club at North Hampton offers a traditional Scottish links-style course right in northeast Florida. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the layout meanders through dramatic elevation changes of over 40 feet and ten spring-fed lakes lined with coquina boulders. Sprawled across rolling hills and wild grasses, the golf course is sculpted from beautiful Florida woodlands, offering a round that is as scenic as it is challenging. The Golf Club at North Hampton's hard-to-read greens are massive and move very quickly. There are also tight fairways, many of which feature blind approaches. To make it even trickier, strong winds often sweep through the course, some even reaching a speed of 30 miles an hour.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 398 Reviews
5 stars:
240
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

372 out of 397 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near the airport convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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Dan7645118's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course did not disappoint."


Robert1090700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only reason I did not give complete 5 star is the sand traps. Was told before my round of the conditions so I was not surprised. Very challenging layout cost me a few strokes on this first round. Look forward to playing again soon.


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



roblezm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super nice staff"


boorat's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in great condition. The staff is super nice and friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


peter8687489's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best in Florida not to mention the entire country!

Always a good time playing and excellent condition.

Can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hot day, great golf!"


uwreck2's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes it was hot but the course is in great shape. Fairways and greens were in good shape. Middle of the day and it seemed that we had the course to ourselves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/26/2018

Glad you enjoyed it! Sometimes it's worth the sweat to have that private club feel!


"Love this course. Best public community golf course in Jacksonville"


Charles2129825's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Overall I find this to be the best public community golf course in Jacksonville. Because of the layout the undulating greens the quality of the greens the limited number of houses encroaching in the course

Just fabulous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/26/2018

Appreciate the comment! Arnie did a good thing keeping those houses set back of the course. Sometimes we forget there are houses even out there!


"Very enjoyable experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice Layout with varying elevation, various tees available and nicely maintained.

You won’t be dissapointed if you play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/26/2018

Good weather certainly helps keep the course up to snuff! We have added a few combo tees, so now there are even more choices to play fro.



THOMASBROADBENT's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000474301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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Reviewed on

I have played this course every year that we come to Amelia Island. It is always one of the best conditioned courses in the area and beats the heck out of Fernandina Beach golf course. I encourage you to make this part of your golfing vacation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a pleasure"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Reviewed on

My favorite course in NE FL. Saw the reviews about the greens and spoke with a player who played last month when it sounds like the greens had the fungus and I can say 100% that whatever was wrong has been completely fixed. Greens and overall course in fantastic shape! Great time and will be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/26/2018

All it takes is a little heat and sunshine and everything perks up from the winter! Thanks for checking us out!


"Great course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff & excellent condition. Can’t wait to play it a second time now that I know a little more about each hole. Greens & fairways were superb. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"North Hampton"


bwjones97's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was in very good condition and staff very friendly. We got off on time and course played well


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u5171071's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Very disappointed"


memjrs75's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played the course in early March,the course was in poor condition. Albeit the winter was tough. Greens were very frost damaged and rough. I gave the course a second chance in late April. Green were terrible ! I asked the pro shop if the course has improved since March and his response was, "the course is in good shape". I stopped at the putting green and it was all damaged and rough. The course was in terrible shape ! No point of having descent fairways if the greens are no good when you get there. I wouldn't recommend this course at this time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/19/2018

We noticed you played in March but posted this in late April. We've been in the best shape of any course in the area since mid April and have only gotten better. Don't be shy about a return trip.


"Beautiful course but in very bad shape."


Kay2169295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Sand traps were undergoing work on the first 5 holes so they were unplayable. However, the other sand traps were hard as a rock, and basically unplayable. But the most disappointing issue was the condition of the greens....full of sand and dead grass that made your putt bounce along once you hit it, making putting all but impossible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

We did have the bunkers on holes #1-#6 marked as ground under repair due to the bunker renovation. As you clearly mentioned, the other "sand traps were hard as a rock". This is the big reason for the bunker renovation. #1-#6 will be completed by the end of the week, and we will be moving forward with the project.


"Stay Away For a While Longer"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fantastic layout but they butchered the greens and let the sand traps go. Greens seem to be coming back a bit but still an embarrassment. Glad all I paid was a hot deal rate of $35. The course is not ready for prime time. A shame, as it use to be well worth the trip. Still a great track, but stay away for at least another 3 months... .maybe more.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"The Golf Club of North Hampton"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

-no starter at 1st tee

-pace of play was very slow

-no ranger or marshal ever seen on course to assist with slow play

-front none greens in bad condition just as the putting green is


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Difficult but fair course"


sdurham15's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really good layout. Real premium on shots into the greens. Very few bailout areas. Some greens are recovering from a winter fungus and front nine bunkers are being rebuilt. Will be a great track when the greens recover and the bunker project is completed. Staff was friendly. Will definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great hot deal on once great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

North Hampton is a great course, but all the greens are sandy, slow, and bumpy.The staff stated that they coming back from a fungus. The greens have always been very fast and a true challenge, hopefully they will make a comeback.

Make sure you get a hot deal, paying full price would be a bummer.


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



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