UNF Golf Complex at the Hayt Learning Center
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Been going here since it opened. Literally the worst shape ever. Last year a kid mowing told me they are putting no money into the course. Said the team practice area is great but the public area has no budget. Said they have to work on equipment all the time cause there’s no budget. Went in Feb to see if any changes. Greens are loaded with fungus. Bunkers unkept. Rakes are broken. No use putting. Practice putting green and chipping area 2/10 at best. I guess Top Golf has taken its toll. Driving range has a few new poles and that’s it. The pros who go there to teach lessons use the team area. I thing the team has a private club available to them for practice close by. So sad to see the transformation. Used to be a really good practice facility but I believe they’ve focused on the driving range and alcohol sales.
Know what you are getting
This is not a private course or even a muni. Don’t think that it is. But it is a great place to take your kids to introduce them to the game. 4 holes. Conditions are rough. But for spending time with your kids and spending maybe $13 a round, it’s perfect. Don’t go there being pretentious thinking it’s something it’s not.
Great for beginner
Sucks for 13$when I'm an alumni and can pay 25.99$for 18 holes elsewhere
This is a review of the range. Unfortunately, apathy is setting in, after significant funds were spent to double the number of hitting bays and add a fancy mobile cover.
The basics need tending to - for starters, having predictable hours, and management (care). Intermittent electrical and drainage problems are causing it to be regularly closed or limited in operation. Litter is not regularly picked up. The putting green, practice bunker and chipping area are really rough. Areas of wetlands that are clearly in hitting range are not netted, I assume causing substantial losses of range balls. The range itself has become barren mud - drainage issues, a range picker cart/machine that is too rough on the ground, lack of turf management experience? I don't know, but so many other ranges have figured out how to grow grass on and pick balls from a range, even during our wet summers.
Range mats under the cover need to be hosed off every day if not multiple times a day. Get rid of the "mats only" signs everywhere -- for all intents and purposes, this is a mats only range that that is ok. Signs on the door saying "help wanted" and "mats only" would be right at home on the ClubProGuy's twitter feed.
Or, just close the whole thing so that the private sector will have enough of a market to open a different range in the southside of Jax that caters to golfers. There can be huge crowds at times, notwithstanding the limitations of the range. Look at what Seattle's public golf ranges are like - a thousand times better. Or look at how well Jacksonville's Bent Creek is managed on a limited budget, with a lighted, all-grass range.
Sorry for the negative review and I will certainly give a more positive one if things turn around. It is such a strategic location for a nighttime golf range and I think it will have strong support if maintained.
Great practice course
This is a very good practice facility. Conditions around the greens are not great but a great way for you to practice about any kind of shot over a four hole course this is a very good practice facility. Condition are a great way for you to practice about any are shot over a four hole course. Practice putting green is great along with the practice chipping green before you go on the four hole layout .
Easy and fun for the golfer in a time pinch
Took my almost 4 year old son to this course and we walked it. Short greens with no need to bring your driver but it was a fun little jaunt and a great way to get in a few holes when you're in a crunch.
Great day to golf
I had not played this course in quite some time. The course was in the best of shape. The bunkers were poorly kept. They were hard, very little sand and more like mud.
Great practice course. Good pace.
We are very lucky to have a practice facility like this. It offers beginners a chance to develop their games before venturing out on a regulation 18 hole course. The course is scenic and challenging which will give you a nice workout by walking it a few times. Greens are just like what you'd find on a decent course. Tee boxes need work, though.
Fantastic for what it is!
Not an 18 or even a 9 hole course. However, it is four practice holes that can be played in a variety of ways. Three par 3 holes that can be played very short or very long. One hole can be played as a par 4 or a par 5, with or without a dogleg right. You can play them as many times over as you want so it is easy to string together 18 holes. The course is in great shape--fairways and greens are excellent. Have to walk it though, but that is pretty enjoyable as well. Great driving range, putting green, chipping green, and bunker. Kind of hard to argue with any of that, especially when you book it as a $9 Hot Deal.
Excellent for practice round
UNF GolfPlex is an excellent facility for those looking for a quiet, comfortable place to practice under real game conditions. The facilities include a driving range, putting, chipping/pitching, and sand trap practice areas. But what makes GolfPlex different to other golf facilities is that you can also practice your game under real golf conditions in the 4 holes range. You can play these 4 holes from different tee boxes set up to provide a variety of distances and angles. You can create your own golf course and play, or simply concentrate on certain areas of your game.
great practice facilities
decent range mats have seen some use but good grass area. nice putting and chipping area good practice bunker and the 4 hole course is in great shape good fairways and great green. can not beat the price to practice
With the rain the last week. There was lots of standing water and mud ruts on the walkways. They are adding new drainage, tee boxes and greens. But for now in going to pass until they are done.
Great value...greens in great shape nice people . A great learning facility
Nice place to sharpen your skills or just lose balls.....
Super nice staff.... Great facilities ..... Driving range is off the charts great- checked yardage on all markers and they are spot on give or take 2-4 yards... impressed with the staff in that they were eager to assist and seemed to actually enjoy being there... Wow what an idea... hire happy employees...
Well worth the money!!!
Please keep in mind this is a 4 hole course at the University of North Florida. It is $12 for a large bucket of balls. For $13 you get a small bucket, unlimited practice time on their putting and chipping greens, and then you get to play 4 holes. If you need a quick golf fix, or really want to warm up for an 18 hole round, this is the way to go! Also for $13 dont expect the course to be in tip top shape, the greens are better than average, and that is what matters!