Windy Harbor Golf Club

4.1183764706 4.1 stars from 5 (156)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6395 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6395 yards 70.1 121
Green 72 5953 yards 68.5 116
White 72 5455 yards 66.1 110
White (W) 72 5455 yards 71.4 121
Red (W) 72 5097 yards 69.4 118

Windy Harbor Golf Club is a military golf course located at the Mayport Naval Station, it was formerly known as the Mayport Golf Club. The seaside course now takes its name from the blustery ocean breezes that sweep through the back nine. The golf course is narrow with tree-lined fairways and large, fast greens that are slightly sloped. There is also a defined cut of rough beside every fairway. Greenside bunkers and water hazards that come into play on nearly every hole make the course challenging for players of all abilities. Windy Harbor Golf Club also has practice facilities for golfers to use that include a driving range with grass and carpeted practice tees, a practice sand trap, and a large putting green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 156 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

150 out of 155 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for seniors locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Very enjoyable rounds of golf"


u000001618047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Actually played the course on Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday July 4th. My buddy and I were paired with another twosome on Tuesday and then played by ourselves on Wednesday. Course is in excellent condition for a semi-muni, MWR card. The overall turf is great, most of the greens are in good shape now with all of the rain. The only issue is that about half of the bunkers are hard and dried out. Makes the bunker shots very difficult. I'm a member at Atlantic Beach CC but my buddy and I are bogey golfers at best and just find this course more enjoyable for our talent levels! Played for $25 on Tuesday and $35 on Wednesday, holiday, how can you beat that? Staff is very friendly. They have a nice restaurant that we enjoyed for breakfast and lunch. This course is really a little known gem in Atlantic Beach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What happened?"


u000002234959's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tees and fairways are in great shape but the greens were extremely bumpy. Disappointed to see them go from rolling great a few months again to being bumpy road on just about all the greens. I hope some TLC and rain will smooth them out. This is too good of a course to let them go like that. Always enjoyed the time track and intend to be back when I hear the greens have returned to the standards I have seen in the past.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fix the greens and it’s a 4-5 Star course"


u3623272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One week later and no improvement - tee boxes, fairways excellent - greens were terrible and bare

Can’t even chip on them expecting normal results

I’m confident these will be fixed but for now it’s not worth playing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Cfalls420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bargain"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can’t beat the hot deal rate. Greens were a little bumpy but took someone for their first time golfing. Pace of play was great until getting rained out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Work to be done on the greens"


u3623272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally impeccable greens were threadbare like a muni. I’m sure the staff will fix matters as they’ve been perfect in the past

I thought it was the rain but a day later Oakbridge was in great shape which was a surprise


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Winds blowing at Windy Harbor"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here quite a bit and I really like the course. Greens are always in good shape (although they don't cut them too close--they run a little on the slow side). Pace of play is fine and the value is outstanding.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Excellent course but SLOW play"


u3623272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in tip top shape - kudos to those maintaining it ! For the first time ever we passed on the HotDeals to see how the other half lived - hoped for a nice quick round as opposed to being herded into GolfNow foursomes - those while cheap had resulted in 4 hour rounds.

Went as hoped for 9 holes in 90 min - played well as a result. Back 9 not so much and we slowed down so much the round ended up at .... yep! 4 hours.

The best we've managed timewise at Windy Harbor is to go when the weather is iffy


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Osvaldo4589925's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
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



Gary5733573's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value and fun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course as it's fairly straight forward but with just enough hazards to make it challenging in key spots.

Wind seems to always be a factor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always a fun round of golf!"


Steve1757428's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glad the Navy gives civilians the opportunity to play Windy Harbor. Playable, but not easy.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice but nice and slow"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions are great but Hard for me to separate out the pace of play. I’m not wired for 4+ hour rounds anymore when I’ve been spoiled with an average of 3. Was hard to get in a rythem as a result. If that doesn’t bother you and you’re prepared for a slow round then windy harbor is great. It’s also possible that if you play not using golf now then you’ll fare much better. When using GolfNow they lump you all together ensuring a foursome


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


"hidden gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Superbly maintained course. Best greens I have putted on for some time. Challenging holes. Scorecard gives you tips on how to play/not play each hole. I would definitely play there agsin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Scott5527610's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in good shape. I guess I really like it because I almost always play well there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friday slow pay"


PFsGATORS's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were a 2 some, there were 6 4 somes in front of us. We asked to go off #10 as there were no golfers on 7,8,9 or 10. Starter said yes, Manager said no. Manager Made the comment that we were all golf now so no starting off of 10 for "you people"


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



tfs0109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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