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4.7
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
2.8
Value
4.9
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.1
94.8%
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5.0
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Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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5.0
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Conditions
3.0
Value
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Layout
5.0
Pace
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Amenities
2.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 31
Length 1869 yards
Slope 113
Rating 32.6

Briar Bay Golf Course, opened in 1975, is an affordably priced executive course that stretches out over 30 acres. The course presents challenges for all players, beginning to advanced. The layout features elevated greens that are small and fast, narrow fairways that are protected with bunkers. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes. Although it is located near a residential area the course promises an interesting layout that goes in every direction. Briar Bay Golf Course facility lacks some of the amenities of a private club, but they do boast a practice green and a clubhouse.

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert von Hagge (1975) Bruce Devlin (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.7
17 Reviews (17)
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5.0
Previously Played

Great Design

Designed by one of my all time favorites, Robert Von Hagge, this course is short but super fun to play

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

For The $20 per person yah we paid it is a nice place for a beginner like me.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

DON'T BOTHER TO GO

THIS PLACE WAS HORRIBLE, LETS JUST START BY SAYING I BOOKED A 9 HOLE WITH A CART INCLUDED AND WHEN I GET THERE THEY HAD US PAY FOR THE CART AGAIN BECAUSE THEY SAID IT WASN'T INCLUDED!!! FRONT DESK STAFF WAS EXTREMELY RUDE! I WILL NEVER GO TO THIS PLAY EVER AGAIN!! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beware if hidden cart fees

On Golfnow.com the cart icon is on this course's offering as being included in the rate. Once you get to the course they slam you with a $7.75 per person cart fee and they blame Golfnow.com for the error. Not cool!!!!

Conditions Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great Irons course

This is a public 9 hole course with only two long holes. 3 & 6 van be challenging and 4 is the longest hole. Really greaty to practice short game and Iron play. Moves fairly quickly although there are a lot of walkers. For $11 you cant beat it!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dont say anything at all ?

My father always said that if you dont have anything good to say, don't say anything at all. So, I won't say anything about How difficult it was to pay, the unfriendliness when we walked in, the poor conditions of the course and then the questionable antics of the so called starter/ranger who told me where I should and should'nt put my pull cart. I know how to respect a course much better than they know how ro maintain one. What did I expect for $12.00 ????

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Course was good for playing with my 8 year old son, staff were friendly, the pace is very slow

There is no Marshall to keep up pace of play, so pace was ver slow because players can walk the course, greens need better care, but is relatively good value for the fees paid

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice and Fun

Played with my son last Saturday and was surprised that this little course could be so fun! Although it does require some attention at least the greens were ok. I will go back because it is close to my house and its a fair deal thru Golf Now.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very good course

Course is small but it is challenging. It is kept in good shape and the staff is very friendly and informative.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser

The course was in rough shape.

Course was in very rough shape. Sprinkler was operating on the 9th hole during play. Thought the rate would cover 18 holes but only covered 9 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Nice course for warming up...

Greens need lot of work on them. Blue tees don't exist. Nice little course for training.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun and Good Value

A compact 9-hole course. We took our two children, who are beginners, and all had a fun time. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We will definitely return!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

short and easy

i;ll be back,this course is alot of fun. not much water great for walking

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Briar Bay - Decent course at amazing price.

Course is overall pretty good. Some patchy greens but besides that it plays well. For the price you definitely can't beat it. Best bang for your buck around and a fun course to play. Look forward to continue playing here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Jay

A great 9 hole course. Great and friendly service. A great course for your short game.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

great nine hole course

Good course to work on your iron play. good staff as well.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good course for beginners. Greens need work. They are very uneven, few have good grass.

This is a good course to practice the short game although the greens are not in good shape. The fairways are playable, almost no water to challenge and few sand traps. Also a good beginner's course.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy

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