The Golf Club at North Hampton

4.2369176471 4.2 stars from 5 (391)
  • 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: 4.2 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 391 Reviews
5 stars:
235
4 stars:
122
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

365 out of 390 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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"Very enjoyable experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"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


"Not advised about heavily sanded greens"


bob189's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were disappointed to find each and every green - including the practice green - covered with a thick layer of sand. Putting was very frustrating and there was lots of sand stuck to the ball and our hands after every hole. Other courses seem to rotate their sanding so only a portion of the greens are being worked on at any time and the sand is certainly not anywhere near this deep.

We were not advised about this course condition when booking and it doesn’t appear that we were given any kind of discount. We visit this area for a month every year and were looking forward to a nice outing at North Hampton, a course we had yet to play. Unfortunately it did not turn out that way.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2018

Courses that top dress over multiple days have greens that are less playable for a longer time. We like to get it all done on one day so it can be watered and dragged in and back to normal much faster. Our rates were not raised to peak season rates due to the slow recovery from a long winter.


"COURSE GREEN AND SANDTRAPS ARE IN BAD SHAPE"


becool1947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is great but the current condition of the Greens and some of the sand traps are in bad shape. The greens are bumpy and spotty with fungi infestation. A number of the sandtraps are under repair and have some gravel laid at the bottom of the trap.

Will not recommend the course in its current condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2018

You need to have the gravel at the bottom for drainage. The bunkers being repaired are currently Ground Under Repair, so there is free relief from any ball coming to rest in them.


"Greens in rough shape"


Luis2115551's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

My group has been playing this course for about 4-5 years now, and right now it's in the poorest condition I've seen it in. This is still a great layout and fun course, but the greens are almost unputtable. The issue my playing partners had the most trouble with was the price, if you know you're having course condition issues the rate should reflect that, paying full price and seeing those greens was tough to handle.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Walrus golfer"


CS6543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nice layout but greens are not in the best of shape. They are sparse in some areas and very bumpy. Fix this issue and it will be a good tract.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"almost great"


Aaron8264635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was interesting and fun.

Greens and tee areas need some attention.

Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Greens are in terrible shape"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions have deteriorated since last year. The greens have fungus and are not puttable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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