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3.8
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
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1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
90.6%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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3.8
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
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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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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
30 Reviews (30)
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Too Shabby

I had not played NK in a little bit. I was not sure how the course would be but it was about as good as it could be. The greens I found to be very nice with just a tiny bit of sand residuals left from their last sanding but not enough to affect putts. I actually scored one of my lowest rounds ever. IF you can keep it in the fairway you get a great roll.

Oh and the burger I had was one of the best anywhere. Absolutely a must have.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Decent county course

Not bad for a county course. Greens are in fairly good shape and roll well.

Bunkers tend to either be wet or like rock, which makes green side bunkers almost impossible to hit out of.

Staff is very friendly which is a plus!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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
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