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4.4
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
97.4%
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65 out of 67 reviews
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4.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 27 reviews
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4.4
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.4%
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38 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6458 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.7
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Kern River Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1951
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1951) William P. Bell (1951)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14.50
Clubs Yes
GPS 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 VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.4
67 Reviews (67)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Limited balls needed

Very good course to bring friends to and enjoy the game of golf. I've played this course many times with the Same ball it's hard to loose a ball here not much OB. But that's not saying there isn't a chance to find balls tucked in the tree line

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Another Great Time

Great time out at Kern River Golf Course very golfer friendly loads of practice facilities and very good course conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great for Beginners

Great course to learn on and really work on your game. A low course Par course no water hazards and for $25/18 holes and a cart you can not beat that for the course conditions

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great public course

A very nice county course, and a great value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good experience

The layout was fun and offered some nice challenges. Smaller greens, no water, some traps. Every hole seemed to have some kind of a feature to Add a little challenge. Did not love the soccer golf holes on the course as it made it confusing finding the green on some holes.

The conditions were ok at best. Pretty beat up at points and very dry. The greens were in decent shape though. Tee boxes were a bit beat up and uneven a lot of times.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course

Fun but challenging course. It was in really good conditions. A few of the par 4's are very difficult to reach in 2 unless you're a long-knocker, which I'm not.

Never lost a ball and never felt like I was at risk of losing. Plenty of developed trees and shade.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent county course

This is a really nice county owned course, and it is in very good condition. Very playable for all skill levels, so all should enjoy a nice round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best public course in Bakersfield

Much better staff and course then riverlakes. They take care of the course and have a fun design

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Because of Corona time too many people but when it’s gone I will come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value because long holes

Enjoy playing Kern River because there are plenty of long holes. Usually it plays slow because many come out to try and beat this tough course. No water and few OB. But plenty of sand traps well placed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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