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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
96.5%
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25 out of 26 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
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19 out of 19 reviews
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4.4
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
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23 out of 24 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6458 yards 70.7 120
White 70 6258 yards 69.6 118
Gold 72 6071 yards
Forward (W) 73 5971 yards 70.5 118
Orange (FC) 70 4292 yards
Green (FC) 70 3182 yards
Scorecard for Kern River
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.5/120 529 138 465 453 293 163 395 543 200 3179 381 235 365 339 459 366 382 222 530 3279 6458
White M: 69.4/118 516 129 454 436 282 152 388 534 180 3071 376 225 358 332 436 359 373 218 510 3187 6258
Red M: 68.0/114 W: 73.6/124 492 118 435 400 267 135 376 519 165 2907 361 211 344 320 424 346 357 205 496 3064 5971
Orange M: 67.3/112 413 110 252 271 203 86 255 355 136 2081 280 124 253 237 288 266 263 116 384 2211 4292
Green M: 66.0/110 277 100 182 224 167 65 149 289 93 1546 202 107 200 172 194 215 176 95 275 1636 3182
Handicap 9 17 1 3 15 13 5 7 11 18 4 10 8 2 12 14 6 16
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 70
Handicap (W) 7 17 11 5 13 15 3 1 9 10 6 14 12 16 8 4 18 2

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

4.3
26 Reviews (26)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Public Course

Kern River golf course is a challenging course to play, which makes it so fun, with the long par 3's and challenging pin locations, but the greens are very forgiving in the fact that there is a lot of green to work with, but don't let that fool you, because sometimes they break more than you think, or not much at all. The course is in great shape and the staff is really friendly, especially the ladies in the bar, I definitely recommend getting food from them while you are there. I hope you enjoy this local public golf course as much as I always do.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Kern River Golf course spring time review.

This golf course is in very good condition with the exception of wet sandtraps. The best shape this course has ever been that I can remember.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track

Great staff, excellent condition, great practice facilities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Drove over an hr to play this course and was not disappointed great course very well maintained!! Definitely playing it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched Greens

Decent course. Drove over an hour to play and once we got to the green on hole #1 discovered the greens were recently punched. A notice would have saved me a trip until conditions were (correctly) playable.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Kern River Golf course

Always enjoy playing at Kern River. Love the long Par 3's. Greens are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Looks good

Course is in good shape and a lot of fun to play. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Great Value

Good golf. The starters and food service was grouchy. The food prices are very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course

Kern River is fun course. Not really long but quite challenging. Several holes require thoughtful placement off the tee. Greens are reasonably sized fir the Valley. Great value. I’m looking forward to the next round.

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

Best Public Course

As the title says, Kern River golf course is, in my opinion, the best public course in Bakersfield. The green are always well kept. The fairways are always cut and green. I enjoy playing Kern river as much as I can. The staff is always welcoming, and you can’t go wrong with ordering from the kitchen. Thank you guys for giving us a great golf course in Bakersfield.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in great shape for county course

The only issue I have with county courses in the lack of descent fairway grass. With that said it is fall now and the Bermuda is going dormant. Other than that the greens were surprisingly quick but in good condition and the sand bunkers (and yes I know from experience, lol) were nice white fluffy sand. All in all it's in great shape and recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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