Palm Valley Golf Club

3.9285666667 3.9 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 29
  • Length: 1425 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 29 1425 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 29 1150 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"Nice Executive Course"


bluejay62898's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course, friendly staff, nice serene."


rsooagolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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


birchaspen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Solid Executive course, first time playng the course"


realgolfer100's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun course."


GOLF1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short course for short game"


msref4e's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/5/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Charming 9-hole par 29"


bpm9595's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/16/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course for short game work. Greens need work."


buckleyrg's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/14/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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