Banyan Creek Golf Club

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6967 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Previously known as Martin Downs Country Club - Crane Creek Course

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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"Brand-new, private but playable"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"All I can say is WOW!!!"


mbob01040104's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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



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