Atlantic Beach Country Club

2.4035000000 2.4 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6815 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Flatback 71 6815 yards 73.0 140
Flatback/Leatherback 71 6669 yards 72.1 137
Leatherback 71 6373 yards 71.0 134
Leatherback/Loggerhead 71 6153 yards 70.0 130
Loggerhead 72 5871 yards 68.3 126
Loggerhead/Green 71 5608 yards 66.9 121
Green 71 5232 yards 64.8 111
Green (W) 71 5232 yards 69.3 127
Green/Hawksbill (W) 71 4913 yards 68.7 123
Hawksbill 71 4705 yards 63.0 107
Hawksbill (W) 71 4705 yards 67.2 119

Just a half-mile from the beach, Atlantic Beach Country Club (formerly known as Selve Marina Country Club) offers scenic seaside views but that also means every hole is subject to gusty ocean winds. The golf course has a traditional links-style layout with wide fairways and small, rolling greens. There are also some elevated greens.

This player-friendly golf course provides excellent short game practice. Atlantic Beach C. C's signature hole is the famous, par-5 18th where Jack Nicklaus recorded his first "double eagle" at the Greater Jacksonville Open in 1966. In addition to the golf course, Atlantic Beach Country Club also offers a driving range as well as practice, pitching, and putting greens for golfers to use.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: No ratings so far
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 1.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 114 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

56 out of 113 reviews


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"greens good, fairways all brown"


mkibler's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in very good shape, however the fairways and rough must have been sprayed with Roundup. The course was very soggy and muddy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Extremely poor shape"


Jacques8622255's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2013
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Reviewed on

This course is in terrible shape. Yes, it is inexpensive to play here, but even for the price we paid, I woud not recommend this course to anyone in the current condition. It is just awful.<br/> I am afraid that, if no money is invested to improve the quality, management will find herself unable to escape the downward spiral of this course and it will end up bankrupt and closed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Course ever its all dead"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Don't book it. the course is totally dead and brown yet they do not disclose it in golfnow. They let it all die. Just greens are green. HORRIBLE CONDITIONS!!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course Closing"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On November 1, 2013 this course will close for 10-12 months. Course will completely redone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for fun play."


David6206227's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This coure is in the middle of some changes, regardless still challenging but fun!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course needs work"


cindyd1958's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/15/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is closing the end of October for renovations and is going to be total redone and a private course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Invest in a sprinkler SERIOUSLY!!!"


RichM1282's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout of the course is nice. Thats about the only positive thing I can say. They dont know what a sprinkler is. Course was dried out...even burned in areas. They could do a better job at mowing the course as well. Driving range is a joke! Spend a few extra dollars and go somewhere else until they renovate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful layout sadly neglected"


ebinajohn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/5/2013
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Reviewed on

The layout of this course is fabulous and would be a great course if maintained well. It was sad to see such a beautiful course being neglected and run down. I guess the economics can't justify full maintenance. A real shame in this case. Would play again though because was fun to play in spite of the poor condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A lot of potential"


acyr9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
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Reviewed on

Excellent layout and overall good value for the price. Book on golf now for the best rates. The course needs work and more yardage markers. The rough is patchy at best and the fairways are okay. The greens have been renovated and have a good feel to them. The only course in Jacksonville that you never get backed up on. It's almost always wide open. Again, if the course had more attention it could be a fantastic experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is not maintained"


u000006782377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/20/2013
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Reviewed on

Please do not waste your money on this course. The course is closing in November and to be demolished and turned into a private country club. Fo ,this reason they have decided to not maintain the course. We only made it through nine holes before we quit. They had 3 of the front nine holes with temp greens in the middle of the fairway. The fairways, tee boxes, and rough are not maintained either. Not happy about golf now either. they did not post the condition of the course on the website before booking. We got stuck paying the price and not could not enjoy the day we were hoping for. I asked if they plan on fixing the course but they said they don't see it happening before closing in November. There are so many other courses in the area that are in far better shape and equal price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Ready for remodeling"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/18/2013
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Reviewed on

Selva Marina Country Club has a great golf tradition. Unfortunately the present golf course is in the last throes of its life before it's completely ripped out and replaced as part of a major renovation project. As such the course is currently getting little attention other than basic mowing. There are temporary greens on several holes of this once very nice course. Let's hope the revamped course will be much better when it opens in 2014-15. In the meantime, it's good for a practice round but that's about it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Older course with a historic background"


John9034214's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/12/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was not told that there were 4 temporary greens prior to playing. The course overall wasn't too shabby. Just wish I had been prepared for the temp greens. Wouldn't want to pay more than I did until all greens are open.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Wait for the remodel."


Chris7554542's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent layout. Par 3's are challenging. Multiple temporary greens. Minimally maintained and could use an infusion of cash. Member I played with said course about to undergo remodel. Suggest waiting unless you're able to pay in the $20's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The worst golf course in Jacksonville Florida."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Approximately two years ago Hampton Golf temporarily managed this course due to it's condition. It's the worst course that I've played in Jacksonville. Three intermediate greens with massive cups. Greens in terrible shape. Overgrowth around most water holes. The word from the staff is that they are planning to demolish the course at the end of the season and start over. Hopefully a new Greens Keeper is in the equation, because he/she can't manage a golf course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



"2nd worst Course I've ever played"


brosmaniac's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course can not be described well enough in words..... It is getting ready for a re-vamp and they have stopped maintaining it to golf course standards. I am a 4 handicap and rarely am outside of the first cut of rough. I lost 1 ball in the fairway (saw it land, bounce and disappear.) and lost 3 balls in the rough (within 20 feet of what they called fairway.) The greens were green... that's about it. I brought my disappointment to the attention of the pro shop desk guy (don't know if it was the pro). He offered a $20 discount for my next round even though I told him I would Never be back. I said he could give me $20 worth of balls since I was tired of loosing $5 golf balls in his fairways. He could not, so I played on. There were groups on 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 that I drove past.(there was no need to waist my Sunday waiting to play those holes) I played 15-18 and promptly left...<br/> I WILL NEVER PLAY THIS COURSE AGAIN. In my opinion, it is the 2nd worse course I have played in my 30 yrs of playing. Players BEWARE!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not a good value"


Douglas1140021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very poor shape, especially for a Saturday morning. The fairways were very weedy and not mown. The rough was overgrown with weeds. Several of the greens were badly marked and looked as if plugs had been removed or inserted to try to get grass to grow on them again. 3 of the greens on the front nine were under repair and were moved temporarily to the fairway.

I've never played on a course that was in such bad shape. I walked off after the 8th hole and left. I had a Hot Deal at $25 as it looks like full price is $50. I'd struggle to pay $10 for this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Too many temporary greens, need to mow around and between fairways. Developer about to build new homes in middle of course."


JJM16's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent price for what it is, bring a couple extra balls even first cut along fairway is over a foot tall in some spots. Very nice people and great breeze from the coast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is in terrible condition"


u000001705209's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in such bad shape I stopped after the front nine. There are three temporary greens on the front, and honestly speaking they're not much worse than the real greens. Pretty much like mowing your backyard close and trying to putt on it. A complete waste of time and money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"nice"


drifter4201's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time here. The course is in good shape. The greens were real good and some were being repaired making those holes shorter. Even the temporary greens in the fairway were okay. I loved this course and will continue playing here on a regular basis.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course was fun, but in poor condition"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/10/2013
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Reviewed on

Not crowded. Had some temporary greens and much of the fairways were bare. Still, it was a fun place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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