Palm Valley Golf Club

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Conditions
4.1
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
97.6%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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5.0
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Conditions
4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.7
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Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 29
Length 1425
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Since opening in 1989, Palm Valley Golf Club has become a favorite among locals for the extremely affordable rates and enjoyable round. Surrounded by acres of horse farms in the heart of Nocatee, the golf course offers an idyllic and relaxing game. The nine-hole layout consists of two par 4s and seven par 3s. The golf course is ideal for beginners or for golfers looking for a casual round, but don't be mistaken: It is not a simple pitch-and-putt. Palm Valley Golf Club features well manicured target greens bordered by sand bunkers and water comes into play throughout. In addition to the golf course, Palm Valley also offers a 10,000-square-foot putting green, the largest in the area.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 29 1425 yards
Red (W) 29 1150 yards
Scorecard for Palm Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 26.5/68 125 150 265 305 120 110 130 115 105 1425 1425
White M: 26.2/66 125 110 265 225 120 110 90 115 105 1265 1265
Red W: 26.4/67 123 134 248 191 112 96 91 94 84 1173 1173
Handicap 4 2 9 7 8 5 1 3 6
Par 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 29 29

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Hord

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Best Time On a Course

Being a girl playing golf can be somewhat intimidating, especially when you have men waiting earnestly for you to hit the ball. I love this course because it is laid back, beautiful, and friendly. I know I can hit a couple of balls under their gorgeous oak tree or play 9 holes with no one trying to hurry me along. But honestly, I love that I can pack a little lunch and just enjoy the outdoors. They have really improved on their greens and the staff is just the friendliest. When I come to to town this is were I come to relax and unwind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

I stumbled upon this course while checking out Nocatee. This is a leave your attitude and collared shirt behind place. While this isn't Sawgrass, it makes up with quaintness. The nicest public range and range balls in the northeast Florida. Course is only walking, but less than 1.5 hour and I got 9 holes in. Greens are easy pace(sorry Tiger). The staff made me feel like I was a regular, my first time in. For what it is, it's a solid 5. I'll definitely make this a weekly 9 after work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice Executive Course

nice layout between 2 horse farms. Leisurely 9 hole walk at a good price. Friendly people, very enjoyable way to spend an hour or two.

Conditions Good
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

Good course, friendly staff, nice serene.

This course was in GREAT shape, something for every level of golfer, what a bargain!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Jacksonville area course you're allowed to walk for a change

Ever since moving to the Jacksonville area I have found it hard pressed to locate a course that you could walk as a standard. Palm Valley fills the bill there. Granted, this is an executive course but don't be fooled. There is a lot of water that comes into play and some of the holes are a bit tight width-wise. The greens are recovering from a very wet June so they are spotty. No different than some of the 18-hole courses in the area. That comes with the territory. Pace of play for a single is right around an hour if the course isn't busy. It is a great place for beginners so be prepared.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Executive course, first time playng the course

As with most PAR 3/Executive courses, Palm Valley works for those whose games are not at the level to fully enjoy a full length regulation golf course. Fairways and tee boxes are in great condition whereas the greens require attention but this venue worked great for taking out two folks who had never played golf at any level other than at the driving range and putt putt golf. Was an enjoyable experience for all.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course.

Nice little nine hole course. Holes are a little close to each other but course was fun, well maintained, and a great value. Took my son who does not play very often.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short course for short game

The manager wasn't keen on the golfnow reservation-made me contact them to confirm I had completely paid on-line-not good for business.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Charming 9-hole par 29

Short par 29. Most challenging hole is the third, 265yard par 4 that's about 10 yards wide, with water in front of green. Hole 4 is a 215yard "par4", outside of that, pretty straight forward par 3s under 150 yards. Great course to go work on your accuracy and scoring. Overall the course is in pretty good shape, especially around the greens. Seven of the greens were mostly poe annua, which is fine this time of year if cut tight. They rolled surprisingly well outside of some bare spots. Great course for beginners. Has challenges large and small ie. water, bunkers, undulations. Very target oriented with lots of little trouble lurking such as bushes, shrubs, flower beds. Looked like a pretty good driving range and the putting green was pristine. All-in-all you cant really complain. I played it twice in less than 1.5 hours, shot it even. I'm looking forward to playing it again with some friends and family who are just picking up the game.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Good course for short game work. Greens need work.

This nine hole par 3 course is an enjoyable experience. Water comes into play on all holes, bring a few extra balls! There is a driving range and a fair size practice green. Rental clubs available. Staff is friendly, and they have a "guard cat" for security.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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