Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.7
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6967 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.2

Previously known as Martin Downs Country Club - Crane Creek Course

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6967 yards 74.2 138
Gold 72 6668 yards 71.9 134
Blue 72 6303 yards 69.8 128
White 72 5788 yards 67.9 117
Green (W) 72 5250 yards 70.8 116
Scorecard for Banyan Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/135 525 367 211 376 540 407 418 171 382 3397 505 394 202 443 451 637 217 401 433 3683 7080
Blue M: 71.8/130 501 347 177 353 511 392 398 157 344 3180 485 387 189 379 426 597 202 373 418 3456 6636
White M: 70.5/126 470 331 159 349 465 374 380 146 301 2975 460 374 171 351 374 561 154 360 396 3201 6176
Green M: 68.1/120 447 314 145 329 384 332 369 120 285 2725 444 353 144 314 344 512 131 320 349 2911 5636
Gold M: 63.2/113 367 266 112 294 378 286 285 99 218 2305 377 315 112 301 323 497 107 264 298 2594 4899
Red W: 66.9/109 367 266 112 294 378 286 285 99 218 2305 377 315 112 301 323 497 107 264 298 2594 4899
Handicap 9 15 13 5 7 1 3 17 11 4 12 18 14 10 6 16 2 8
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Ankrom (1972) Arthur Young Harry Bowers (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.7
2 Reviews (2)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Brand-new, private but playable

Having read a bit over the last year about the revival of the former Crane Creek course at Martin Downs Country Club, which closed over a decade ago, I was eager to take the opportunity to check it out. I found the new-look, new-name Banyan Creek to be a solid addition to an already strong private course scene around South Florida.

With architects Harry Bowers and Tom Pearson each guiding the design, Banyan Creek is not long on eye candy but does offer an enjoyable test of golf. It plays decently firm and fast, and most greens accept run-up shots if the need or desire arises. The greens have a lot of subtle bumps and humps that make lag-putting and putt-reading a particular challenge. The course has only 37 members so head pro Kevin Nutt and I practically had the place to ourselves. The course is also one of the more walkable in the area, which I consider a significant plus.

If you're a member of a private club yourself, you can arrange to play Banyan Creek if you find yourself in the area. I recommend it.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

All I can say is WOW!!!

Banyan Creek Golf Club stunned me the second I drove in. Huge Banyan tree that is just breathtaking. Never seen one like it.
The course was absolutely stunning as well. Almost every green was elevated and they were very undulating. False fronts that really challenged me that day. Kinda felt like I was on TV since thats the only time I see things like that. They have "waste areas" with plants throughout the area that really make you feel like your not in Florida. I am extremely shocked that they don't have many members but maybe thats because no one knows about it yet. Kevin was a real gem, he was extremely helpful and knew how to treat me. I was allowed to walk the course which was also nice.
If I lived in Florida more than 2 months a year I would definitely become a member of this awesome course.
Last thing, no clubhouse yet but they do have drinks and snacks just in case.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Palm City, Florida
4.1943294118
229
Palm City, Florida
0.0
0
Palm City, Florida
4.3074058824
318
Palm City, Florida
0.0
0
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
0.0
0
Palm City, Florida
4.0786176471
334
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

$84 Starting price
Valid dates: May 24, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Save on lodging and Canyons Golf! Give your drive the adventure it deserve this summer at Canyons Golf.
Stay and Play
Stay & Play Escape at Eagle Eye!
$155 Starting price
Stay and Play
Stay & Play this Summer at Hawk Hollow!
$125 Starting price
Stay and Play
Unlimited Golf Stay and Play at St James Bay Golf Club
$110 Starting price
Stay and Play
Grand Geneva Resort - Golf Addict Package
$500 Starting price
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE