The Golf Club at North Hampton

4.5063058824 4.5 stars from 5 (347)
  • 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 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 347 Reviews
5 stars:
221
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

336 out of 346 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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ETCASC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"NORTHAMPTON"


u2137769's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape! Greens putted true. Pace was great. Thanks! Will play again!


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


"Good Deal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track, not boring, some dramatic holes. Usually not to crowded, can be slow if you get behind some groups.


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



lmilligan's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice tract"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course. Look fwd to playing course in summer when everything is green and grass is thick. Course is a challenge but fair. Plan to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Arnie did it Again!"


Billff1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Mr Palmer designed a masterpiece. Although, I didn't know he designed some diabolical greens. A few greens really surprised me with several layers, contours from every direction. There were lots of large traps, certainly on the dogleg corners. The course is very playable, like Arnie always insured.

I just wish the Club would pave the cart paths. Sandy paths everywhere don't get it for me. Yes, boku bucks. But, it would bring me back sooner.

Starter was inabsentia.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great change of pace"


CARLOSMFJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A Florida golf course with some contours. I wouldn't say elevation changes, but not flat is always welcome.

The course is in fine shape for this time of year and a cold one at that. still dormant but tees and greens are in good shape. Very friendly and helpful starter. thoroughly enjoyed the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"NORTHAMPTON"


u2137769's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape! We had a great time! Thanks


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 but ownership has let it go.."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to work at this course and I was always proud to recommend it.

The last couple of times I've played it I've noticed it's not nearly as nice as it had been ..The greens of are really awful.

Grass is very thin and non existent in a lot of areas..the fairways are dormant but not as full as they've always been..the bunkers have always been bad so I didn't expect them to be very good.

I've heard the course is for sale again..

I hope someone buys it soon and restores it to the great course it once was...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/28/2018

Actually, the ownership has spent countless dollars and time investing in the greens to help recover from a fungus due to significant rainfall throughout the summer months. Then a hurricane hit and halted progress on the bunkers. As a former employee, we do appreciate your comments and you continuing to play at North Hampton.


"Tough but fun"


Karen05's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways in great shape, greens are coming along. Sand traps are not in good shape. Definitely needs some work there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always enjoy this course"


dmw23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Winter conditions but still enjoy the layout - bring all your clubs. Every hole is different and brings unique problems or scoring opportunities. 16, 17, 18 still my favorite finishing holes in the area. Has been my go-to course for 3 years now. Never disappoints


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



Jeff3011940's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jeff3011940's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout but greens in poor condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff here is great Bob the starter found out that it was my first time playing here and asked me a few questions to determine my skill level. He then gave me a brief description of the course, proper tees to play and a few holes if I hit driver will find water that I can not see from the tee. Loved the course lay out did not feel like I was in Florida. The greens looked a little tired.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Palmer layout but greens have been neglected"


u00000215607's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It's a shame what's happened to North Hampton over the golfing seasons and change of ownership. Many of the greens are diseased with blotches of bare spots. Since chipping and putting is about a third of the game, the green fee price doesn't support the condition of the green complexes. The rest of the course is in fairly good shape although some bunkers have a thin layer of sand. To play them like a real bunker, you must rake the sand to break it up and then replace your ball, Hope they make the necessary improvements.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/20/2017

We did experience excessive amounts of rainfall in June and July which led to the development of unwanted fungi. The Agronomy team has applied the necessary treatment and we expect the greens to be back to their perfect condition soon! I can assure you this has nothing to do with the stewards of the course, and all to do with Mother Nature.



BillyBobsbuddy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Interesting and fun layout. Greens were patchy and fairways a little shaggy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"It's a Shame"


jrwooten24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was once a jewel. Since I moved away 2 years ago, this course transformed into a pit. Once the greens were perfect and slick, now they are diseased and inconsistent. I couldn't have been more disappointed in the new ownership. Save your money and play at any other course near Amelia island.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Difficult but fun"


u207720571's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Have played North Hampton several times over the years. Always enjoy the layout. Difficult for the first time player. If you are a single digit handicap, then you have a chance.

The course staff was very nice. Both inside and out. Had lunch there as well and service was excellent. Food, typical bar/ casual food.

Course was in good shape on the tee and fairways. The greens on the other hand were not good. Patchy in places. Moderate level of sand applied to greens to level off surface. Needless to say, the greens were slow and bumpy.

I played on a day with perfect weather and enjoyed my time there. I would, however, not play it again until the greens get better. Expect it to take some time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/20/2017

Thanks for taking the time to come out. We did develop a fungus on some of the greens, which has been stopped by the Agronomy Team. We do let the fairways grow out to prepare for the winter so that there is a little fluff for our golfers. No one like to play off the tight winter lies! We'll be back to what you expect in no time at all!


"Great layout"


Charlie7490894's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf course with no two holes alike. Greens are large and often three clubs with lots of break. People are friendly and everyone will love this course. Good mix of tees and would recommend playing a set of the shorter tees as this track plays long.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough layout but a lot of fun to play"


u128141126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is tough but a lot of fun to play. The nature surronding the course is awesome. We joined the club the next day after playing. Great deal for seasonal membership for both a single or family plan. The cart boys and restaurant staff are super friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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