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3.2
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
33
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
64.0%
Recommend this course
91 out of 147 reviews
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3.3
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
66.7%
Recommend this course
20 out of 30 reviews
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3.2
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
63.4%
Recommend this course
26 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6418 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.0

Previously known as Cypress/Live Oak at Bacon Park Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #3)

Reviews

3.2
147 Reviews (147)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 8
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 7
Seniors 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14

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Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need work

The greens need serious work. Still recovering from aeration I guess. Bunkers are solid sand/dirt

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WONT PLAY HERE AGAIN

I'm new to the area and have played almost all the courses in the area. I'm all about supporting local places. Needless to say, I was very disappointed. For $44.00 per person, definitely not worth it. Greens were the worst I've ever played on. IN MY LIFE. Also this was the only course I've ever played when you get to the break, 9 holes that you don't get, go past, clubhouse. so be aware. Have what you need and want
PRO'S.....beautiful scenery

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice break from the beach

Staff was friendly, and the course was easy to navigate. Very forgiving fairways. Love the old Oak trees throughout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Bacon park is the best value in Savannah. Hands down!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Really. Not even close.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course!

Greens are in good shape. The greens run slow so you really have to hit the putter. The fairways are getting better too with all this rain. Overall this course is well worth the price. Driving range is good too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Exceptional Muni

Bacon Park is probably the best shape it’s been in since I’ve played it, with my first experience occurring 25 years ago. The course has seen some layout changes but the most recent formats have had a few years of development and the fairways and greens were in good shape. Still lacking a cart path and halfway house, the Donald Ross course Design is challenging enough for experienced golfers But forgiving enough for beginners and high handicappers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are Great!

Great course for the price. Sand traps are great too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

spend money on the fairways

all but one green was in great shape. fairways need lots of work. hardpan and dirt. Could be a fun course if some more work is done.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best greens

This course is cheap and the greens are in great shape. Best course for under $40.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Pro-V prices for Rock Flight quality

No idea who these guys think they are but I should be able to play BP three times for what they’re charging. Haven’t played here since October for that exact reason. They’re nuts.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/05/2020

EXACTLY Never play here again worst greens Ive ever played on EVER,,

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

For the price a good course for beginners

A wide open easy layout. Greens on the front 9 are in need of repair. Back 9 much better.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Value

Best value course in Savannah. Very open and forgiving. Sand traps are not bad at all!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early Spring

We have played here before this time of year. Grass on fairways is sparse, but thr ground is soft. Greens were really nice (despite some patchy spots) big enough for pin position to avoid said spots. Would like to play this course later in the season...very wide open and forgiving.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Neglected Gem

It's so sad to see a Donald Ross original from 1926 in such terrible condition. Bacon Park needs a lot of work (meaning money and care). The fairways and greens were just terrible. Very sad...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bacon Park

Golf shop personnel is very friendly and engaging. The course is a wonderful Donald Ross layout. The only negative is that the course is not in the best shape due to years of neglect. Some low areas get excessively muddy due to poor drainage, and in some cases the fairways are more dirt than grass. Tee boxes and greens need lots of work but may get better during the summer when the bermudagrass comes back. If this course were given the attention it deserves, it would be a gem.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

County Park Course

Course is in fair condition. Greens are spotty, but smooth and fast. Overall from tees to greens this course needs LOTS of work. Being managed by a company that also has car dealerships...hmmmmm . If you go on GolfNow, you can get a tee time for about $22 with all fees included. Believe me, that is all this tract is worth at the most. Also with leagues most mornings and locals having Blitz Golf rounds you probably would be smart to avoid all the morning tee times. Excruciating slow pace of play at most times I have played the last 3 rounds. Vacationing here and will not even consider this course on future visits. There are Much better courses for only a few dollars more. Sosad, because the layout is really good, but obviously someone doesn't want to invest the money to make it a course that could be so much more. I would NOT recommend and would advise to seek tee times somewhere else.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sad old and tired

I guess I wasn’t expecting much based on other reviews and the price but the reality is this is not worth wasting your time total hardpan and bare fairways greens were spotty at best traps needed attention at least the carts were new

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great course Tough greens

Great course layout, with moderate fairway conditions. Greens were pretty good condition and very fast with lots of undulations. Tough for first timer, but that just makes me want to go back all the more. Leagues most mornings, so after 10:30-ish are best tee times to get.
Can't wait for next time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Donald Ross Gem

While Bacon Park is a mini and not in pristine condition, it is another example of Ross’s genius. It is fun to play for any caliber of player; lots of room off the tee, room to run the ball into the greens and no forced carries. It’s bargain to play. Staff are friendly. And, if you appreciate great golf course design, you need to visit Bacon Park. And, did I mention what a bargain it is?

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