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4.4
653 Reviews (653)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
94.0%
Recommend this course
616 out of 653 reviews
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4.1
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.2%
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45 out of 51 reviews
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4.3
96 Reviews (96)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7236 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.7

Carved from a forest of pines and winding through wetlands and lagoons, St. Johns Golf & Country Club offers a scenic 18-hole round located between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. The course features tree-lined fairways and large, fast greens. There is also the occasional two-tiered green to look out for. Water hazards come into play throughout and there are several well-placed bunkers. Depending on how the wind is blowing, the course can range from being gentle to very demanding. Six sets of tees make the course accessible to players of all skill levels. In addition to the course, St. Johns Golf & Country Club also offers extensive practice facilities including a 10,000 sq. foot putting green, chipping green, and a double-sided driving range.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Architect Clyde Johnston (2001) MacCurrach Golf (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "St. Johns' Learning Center and Practice Facility"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.4
653 Reviews (653)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 53
Brunch 27
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 93
Water Hazards 89
Undulating Greens 61
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 75
Locals 74
Seniors 48
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 76
Convenient to the City 71
In the 'Burbs 38

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice golf day

Course was in great condition. Very nice layout and the starter (Richard) was the best. Will definitely play again when in the area again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens not healed from aeration

The staff said the greens were aerated 2 weeks ago and were in good shape, but they were not even close to healed. They didn't tell me this when I called to book the tee time. I was in the area looking for a good course to play and this was well-rated. The course would probably be ok once the greens are back in shape. The good news the course wasn't too crowded and pace was good.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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SJGCCGolfShop
Commented On 08/15/2019

Thank you for your recent visit to St. Johns Golf & Country Club. We apologize for not clearly identifying our greens condition during their recovery, from our seasonal aerification, as they continue to improve back to their traditionally pristine condition. We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit the course again this fall and enjoy your round.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrid shape

The course is in really bad shape and under repair. They even gave us a little letter telling us to move our ball during several situations. Flooding on several holes so no carts. They shouldn’t be charging full price right now!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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SJGCCGolfShop
Commented On 08/15/2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit St. Johns Golf & Country Club. We apologize course conditions were not to the expectation that many associate our course with. In late summer, the Club completes an annual aerification to our tees, fairways, and greens to prepare the course for the fall and winter season. Heavy rains in early August have prolonged recovery, but the course will soon be restored to excellent condition. Our General Manager will be happy to discuss your experience in more detail. Please contact him at bpasquith@stjohnsgolf.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your patronage.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

This course was fun to play... challenging at times but just a great layout. You will def. have to lay up on several holes b/c of the water and sand traps. Course was in excellent shape and the greens roll true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Thumbs Up to St Johns

Played an early afternoon round so it's Florida and rained at hole 16 enough for us to head us to club house.. Too bad cause 18 looked like interesting finishing hole.

Enjoyed course and staff was great. Being first time at course would have liked pics of holes on card or at tee boxes. Most holes pretty straight forward though. Greens have recently been punched and sanded but did not take a way from enjoying the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Day on the links

3 of us played on Tuesday July 9th. Very hot day, but it's that time of year. Course conditions were very good except for the greens. Many greens had patches that were plugged ,as if there was burnout or some disease had hit the greens. Greens were very fast and as a result the breaks were magnified.

Fairways, tee boxes, sand traps were in very good shape. Only thing that stopped me from giving a five star rating were the greens.

Have played here multiple times and will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SJCC is a regular Course for me

I play SJCC 2-3 times a month. A great layout, friendly fairways and the greens are usually the best in the area for a public course. The employees treat you as if your a private club member.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your feedback. We have a great staff and are glad you think so too. We hope you enjoyed your round and hope to see you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course great value

I enjoyed the course layout and greens. Pace of play was slow for such a hot day. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants generous fairways and fast greens. They just punched them 2 weeks ago and didnt bother me. I had 4 birdies in the round. Staff was friendly as well. Dan from SC. 3 handicap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

We appreciate your feedback and want to thank you for your review, Dan! Come back and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love playing here when I visit

It rained for a good 3-5 hours the day we played and we showed up for drinks not expecting to play. Rain slowed asked to go out as we had a 4 man as I was back for vacation. They let us out and it's amazing how much water this course can take and how well it drains. I expected to play in a swamp but there were only a few minor places that weren't play able but the green were still fast.

Best course in the area, if you find a hot deal under $40 nothing compares.

Water on most holes, have to play smart
Fast Greens, (plugged around 6/06/19)

This is a must visit when I visit the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed your round with us. Hope to see you again soon -- this time, hopefully in the sunshine!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play and aeration of greens

Greens were recently aerated, but are still fast. The pace of play was slow. Only saw the ranger on the 6th hole who said he informed the foursome two groups up to pick up the pace. Well, we never saw the ranger again and the foursome continued their slow play.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your review and the honest feedback- we take it seriously. It's our goal to keep our golfers on pace of play as much as possible. If you have any other comments or concerns, please reach out to us at info@stjohnsgolf.com. Thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Started at pro shop, had to pay extra 53 dollars for two riders and there was no water in the coolers. Stopped at the turn and purchased a pack of crackers for 1.50. there was 4 crackers WTH. Overpriced

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your honest review and feedback. We work to continually improve on the customer experience and your comments are a top priority for us. Please reach out to us at info@stjohnsgolf.com to discuss this further. Thank you.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is a great layout!

The course was in great condition. the greens were aerated but still fast! Can not wait to play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sandy greens, wait to play

The greens and been punched and sanded a few days ago and it looked like they hadn’t even watered them afterwards. I didn’t have a problem with this, my problem was that it should have been noted when I made my reservation. Ruined my round. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, it was cart path only on most of the holes as well??? The only thing missing was a kick in the groin on the 1st tee to start my round.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your review and feedback- we take this seriously. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not what it should have been. Please reach out to us at info@stjohnsgolf.com to discuss this further. Thank you.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Management is awesome!!

I have never played this course and erroneously gave it a bad review. Management contacted me immediately and was very attentive and courteous. I will be venturing to this course in the near future.

Sorry Guys
Poo

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for making up for that with this review! We appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

RUDE!!! RUDE!!!! CHAOS!!!!

I have played this course many times in the past and never had a problem so a few weeks ago when I had a bad experience I considered it a fluke.... until now! The staff is Rude!! The course was chaos golfers jumping all over , picking what ever holes they wanted to play, no rhyme nor reason. My friend and I paid for 18 and were told after 14 it was time for us to go in as it was too dark(North East Florida sunset is 830 and dusk last for another hour)It was 730 PM plenty of light and no cut off time had been announced when we paid to play. Residents were emerging from their homes and chipping on the greens! One guy had multiple balls all over the pin and refused to move after repeated calls of "FOUR!" The cart attendant told us time to go and let the resident chip on and told another pair it was fine if they finished!!?? We won't play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We take this seriously and are very sorry that you did not have a good experience. Please reach out to us so we can see what we can do to earn back your business and continue this conversation at info@stjohnsgolf.com.

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SJGCCGolfShop
Commented On 06/08/2019

We first would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. We use all comments received as training tools, both for areas of improvement and to use as tool to reinforce positive actions. We certainly will use your comments as a training tool for improvement.

Second, we would like to apologize for the experience and service you received at St. Johns Golf & Country Club. It is not our norm as we receive very positive reviews for staff friendliness and service. In this case we failed to meet your expectations, as well as our own.

We would love the chance to discuss this further. Please contact our General Manager, Ben Pasquith, bpasquith@stjohnsgolf.com, with the best way to connect with you.

Thank you again for the feedback and we apologize for the experience you received.

Sincerely,

St. Johns Golf & Country Club

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem of North Flordia

St John’s golf and country club is one of north Florida’s hidden gems. With a beautiful course matched with friendly staff, makes this my favorite course to play over and over. Great practice facility. Well mancuried fairways and tour level greens. The pro shop carries all the standard items with a wide selection in ball if needed (no Bridgestone’s as of 6/9). The grille hours vary however if you can snag a fried chicken BLT wrap, I suggest you do! All in all a great golfing experience for every level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your review and kind words about our staff and facility. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Greens are very fast, a couple of them are being worked on but they put the pin in a place to were that wouldn’t effect you. Course needs to be watered more. Fairways are in good shape some burnt areas do to the high heat and no rain. I’ve played the two other courses within a mile of this one and this has been my favorite so far!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course with fast greens

Good greens that were very fast. Fairways in good condition. Sand traps well maintained. Cart attendant was very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My twosome was placed with another twosome. Our combined handicaps are 14 total between us both. We were placed with someone and his partner who has played exactly 4 times in the last 40 years. Why can't this site or the pro shop adjust groups accordingly?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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GMstjohns
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your review and the feedback. Other than the pairing, it sounds like you had an enjoyable round. We do our best to understand different golfer levels at time of check-in. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to see you back at our course again. If you have any other comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at info@stjohnsgolf.com.

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