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3.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
93.5%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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3.4
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.9
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6754 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.8
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North Kern Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6754 yards 71.8 123
White 72 6521 yards 70.8 121
Gold 72 5779 yards 67.3 113
Red (W) 72 5582 yards 70.7 113
Scorecard for North Kern
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: 71.7/124 480 341 368 537 206 443 180 425 385 3365 364 190 399 416 401 477 468 178 496 3389 6754
White M: 70.6/121 W: 77.1/127 473 331 346 527 195 434 155 411 376 3248 356 178 384 408 392 469 454 160 472 3273 6521
Gold M: 66.5/111 W: 72.5/119 395 322 333 457 184 358 144 322 341 2856 312 168 376 337 384 392 367 146 441 2923 5779
Red M: 65.5/107 W: 71.4/116 385 308 321 448 164 351 133 316 333 2759 308 149 367 329 379 382 360 139 410 2823 5582
Handicap 17 13 9 15 5 1 11 3 7 6 12 8 4 10 16 2 14 18
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 13 9 1 15 5 17 11 7 4 16 14 12 10 2 8 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 1953
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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

3.8
27 Reviews (27)
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Check with course!!!

I could have played cheaper than the “hot deal” on golf now.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice greens course could be in better condition fairways wise. Friendly people on course and I enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unfriendly

They have the most unfriendly,rude man behind the counter. He always is rude about us using golf now. If it wasnt for him,we woyld play there more.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

North Kern is a great deal!

The reports of this course being closed are greatly exaggerated! This course has always been underrated but in truth the long yardages make it a challenge. Tell your friends! North Kern is very playable. The condition is no worse than it has always been. It is not a country club but a true public, great deal course, go play!!

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

Baldy83

Good course ,Need a Marshall to police some golfers on rules.But other then that good round of golf

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
San Francisco Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

An exercise in green reading

Played Mar 13

Tees were mostly good with areas of damage and some unlevel

Fairways were hit and miss as many varieties of grass are present and dormant to green could be had as a lie

Green surrounds were also hit and miss anything from lush to bare

Rough was non existent

Greens were mostly good smooth and medium to fast. There were a few greens that had very poor patches. The difficulty is reading these greens as the land slopes mostly towards the valley bottom but visually it fools you, definitely a home course advantage here.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value plays Long

Played mid March, First time playing in the Bakersfield CA area and not sure when the optimal season is.
Compared to home conditions the fairways were in rough shape overgrown with clover and many bare spots throughout. Greens were mostly in good shape and play tough but true.
Plays long White Tees over 6,500 with many par 4's over 400 yards 1 was 454 yds. Par 3's almost 200 yds.
Par 5's were a good length for 3 shot play.
Kitchen facilities were closed at 3:00 pm

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

Great fast round!

The few groups in front of me graciously let me play through due to my fast play and playing single. Everyone I encountered was very nice. The course demonstrated that it's fairly easy but still difficult enough to keep me honest.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slightly dissapointed

Upon reading other reviews I thought the course might be in better condition. Roughs in between Fairways covered in mulch so they don't have to maintain it. Soaking wet greens. Golf cart broke down on the back nine. With an early tee time not sure why batteries dying after 10 holes. Cheap fees. But I'd rather play in town for a little bit more money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

John B

I have been playing this Course for over 15 years. It needs some work right now. The greens are in good shape but the fairways are somewhat rough. Playing from the white or the back tees the course is a driving course. Meaning a good drive is necessary to score well on this course.

I have always liked the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value...

Booking thru app (golfnow) was a breeze.
Convienance Fee(s) are due up front thru app...green fees are due once you arrive @ Course, which in my opinion is awesome not having to pay for the entire party and playing the "collection game" from the other people in your party.
Course was in good condition.
Overall good experience and great value.
In fact, just booked another round today, from having played just yesterday !

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

Golfnut

Looks like the maintenance team is changing the layout a bit looks pretty good when done

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

Good

Everything was nice and well worth the price only thing I was disappointed in due to playing at twilight i believe I had to switch out my cart at 9 because it was dead. Other than that it was great!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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