Jacksonville Beach Golf Club

3.2402529412 3.2 stars from 5 (239)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6547 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

  • 605 Penman Rd S, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250, Duval County
  • (904) 247-6184
  • (904) 247-6183
  • jaxbchgolf.com

Year built: 1960
Architect(s): Sam Snead (1960), Robert Walker (1987)
Type: Public
Greens: Emerald Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except before 12pm on weekends/holidays.
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6547 yards 71.4 124
White 72 6039 yards 69.8 121
Green 72 5710 yards 68.1 116
Green (W) 72 5710 yards 73.4 131
Red 72 5081 yards 65.4 111
Red (W) 72 5081 yards 70.3 114

The newly revamped Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, built in 1959, is one of the only public access courses on Jacksonville's Beaches. The golf course was originally designed by Sam Snead.

The changes at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club began with the rebuilding and modernizing of more than half the greens on the golf course, along with some new bunkers and bulkheads to add to the already beautiful look.

The 18-hole golf course measures 6,510 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.9, with a slope rating of 126.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 239 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
39
1 stars:
35

recommend this course

161 out of 238 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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"Best shape I've ever seen it."


Jack4113995's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/27/2031
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very well maintained. Greens pristine and true.Staff great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/12/2015

Jack4113995 - Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and rating us a five star course! Come back soon!


"Getting Better All the Time"


u000008131443's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is constantly improving from where it was just a couple years ago. Currently it is closed until September of 2018 for what they say will be a major renovation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Getting there"


u388093623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It a nice layout they were closeting for remodeling fixing the greens. Making the course a little more challenging


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on 01/29/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the golf experience that you deserve.


u265801756's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on 01/04/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and we hope you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, in the Jacksonville Beach area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"great little course"


Don7668711's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I played this course in the freezing rain, and it didnt matter! The greens rolled true, and the fairways allowed the ball to roll as it should. enough water and sand traps to keep it entertaining, but not frustrate. Precise shot placement will be rewarded, but it is a bit forgiving as well. This is a great course and better than most that charge higher. Staff was super nice! will definately play again if i am in the area, especially if the weather is sunny


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Closing for renovation"


Joseph2598298's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro shop told me course would be closed 1/15/18 thru 9/18 for renovations. Need I say more?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on 12/27/2017:

Hello Joseph, thank you for taking the time to review us, Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. We're very sorry for any inconvenience caused by our course renovations, and we do appreciate your feedback. However, we are committed to providing you with a great golf experience and hope you will enjoy all of our future improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year.


u2177382's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on 12/07/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Jacksonville Beach Golf Course. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. It looks like you did enjoy our layout and staff, so we hope this was able to improve your round overall. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.<br/>

"Hard To Believe !"


Bolenbaugh's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in the best condition it's been in for several years so they're going to spend millions closing the course, tearing it up and redesigning the holes. All they need is a new irrigation system and some minor alterations to existing holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Changes to come"


LoveTheGame22's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed my round on a perfect day. Greens are much improved though It won't matter because according to most, they will be replaced starting in January.. Staff was friendly and helpful as usual. Nice layout and being so near the beach is always a bonus. BTW, I'm still looking for that course one reviewer said he could play in less than 3 hours.!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow time at Jax Beach GC"


u3623272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dunno if it’s that fall is now here but never expected Monday golf to be so busy. Seemed to be two sometimes three groups on each hole.

I appreciate a muni course and willingly deal with less than pristine conditions (although they are improving here) but I can’t deal with 5 hour golf when there are other options around at under 3.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on 11/09/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. We're very sorry to hear about the slow pace of play on the day of your round, and we greatly appreciate your feedback so we may make work towards future improvements. Thank you for noticing improvements in regards to the course conditions, as we are always trying to make your experience better. We hope you were still able to have a good round, and that we will see you again soon.

"Maintenance Needed"


u831514923's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This could be a super course, the layout is good, but the condition has been poor for a number of years. I understand there will be major upgrades next year and I look forward to playing there after they are complete. One of the great things about this course is that it is easily walked and that is often hard to find in Florida, sadly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on 11/06/2017:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We appreciate your feedback and patience in regards to the course conditions and hope you will notice improvements during your next round with us. We're glad to hear you enjoy the course layout and walkability, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for golfing with us in the Jacksonville area.


u6018065's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Getting better"


u3623272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

been playing here 4 months now and the course has improved - rough no longer crazy deep and fairways are acceptable

Staff is incredible as are the beer girls. Some 150 yd posts would be great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. Staff very friendly. Course nice. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course has conditions and improved very much"


u000004455188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since the last time I played JB the course is in a lot better shape and a lot of fun for a high handicapper like myself. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend you try this course, especially for the price, you'll be glad you did.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track for the money.

Markings could be better but they have really improved conditions over the last 6 months.

Super team.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Needs some work but it was good for the price. I would go again if the price was right.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Course on 09/19/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking your time to review our course, Jacksonville Beach Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are happy that you enjoyed the course and had a pleasant experience with our staff. We apologize for the course not being in the best of shape when you played, but we are glad that this did not stop you from enjoying yourself. Thank you for recommending our course in the Jacksonville area and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great day"


u813739318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fun course at an affordable rate. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere very laid back. Great value and fun layout! I will play it again.


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



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Course on 08/08/2017:

Hello Ryan, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Jacksonville Beach Golf Course in the Jacksonville area. It looks like you had a good experience with our staff, but we are sorry to see that you may have had an all around poor customer experience. Your feedback is greatly appreciated so that we know where improvements can be made. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Jacksonville Beach Golf Course on 08/28/2017:

Hello Dominick, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Jacksonville Beach Golf Course, in the Jacksonville area. We are sorry to see that the course conditions were not up to the standard for our course. But, we are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and had a smooth pace of play. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


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