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3.1
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
24
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
65.2%
Recommend this course
63 out of 103 reviews
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3.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.3%
Recommend this course
11 out of 15 reviews
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3.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
65.0%
Recommend this course
13 out of 20 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Ross 71 6418 yards 71.0 121
Blue 71 6025 yards 69.1 116
White 71 5471 yards 66.3 111
Red (W) 71 4760 yards 67.1 112
Scorecard for 1926 Donald Ross
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.0/121 405 379 368 153 403 348 432 470 203 3161 481 334 385 371 150 459 374 241 525 3320 6481
Blue M: 69.1/116 386 358 358 147 368 337 425 457 187 3023 451 333 382 361 139 426 366 224 456 3138 6161
White M: 66.3/111 W: 70.9/120 351 301 349 134 345 301 420 413 179 2793 398 305 349 305 124 346 305 198 398 2728 5521
Red W: 67.1/112 327 288 241 121 308 237 399 361 131 2413 359 265 305 262 101 325 252 159 335 2363 4776
Handicap 4 12 10 18 6 14 2 8 16 11 13 3 9 17 1 5 15 7
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 35 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 71

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

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Reviews

3.1
103 Reviews (103)

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 13

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful practice facilities

The courses chipping and putting greens are a poor excuse for greens. My backyard is in better condition to putt then the practice green. The round was significantly better. Score cards still do not have a map of the course layout. There is no cart path so there is cart wear everywhere. Not worth $45 to play go to Southbridge or crosswinds.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad condition course

The course is in very poor condition ! Go play another place !! Tee boxe, fairway, and almost all green need a lots of work !
We arrive 45 min before our tee off time and the guy ( i beleave he is the pro ) did not want us to go earlier because we booked with golf now ??
The worst of it is that there was absolutely no one on the course ??
That was the first and last time at bacon park !
Put your money elsewhere

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Winter golf

Overall the course is in good condition however fairways grass is still dormant and quite bare making most shots difficult. Traps are in good shape, raked and good sand. Greens are extremely fast. Worth the money but expect minimal grass on the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some work

Great staff, great old design but it needs some work to get it to it's potential. I hope the City of Savannah knows what could be done with this gem.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs work

Greens needs work tee boxes needs grass fairways are a little bare but the course was mostly dry giving good rolls on fairway shots greens bare but mostly rolled good.

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

Course could be great

The layout of the course is very fun. Provides a challenge on the greens without making it unplayable for a hacker. However, it needs a few things to get to the next level. First thing they need is to spend the money to lay a cement cart path throughout the course, and then enforce cart path only or 90degree rule on the rainy days/weeks we get. The course is so beat up from the carts and mud that I don’t know that it will ever recover. Next would be to identify pin locations and share with the patrons playing. Simple way to improve the course and help out the paying customers. Last thing would be to put a concession stand/restrooms/vending machine station at the 9th green where the 4th green and 5th and 10th tee boxes all meet. Do those things and the course will be top notch!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet conditions

I booked this round with fully prepared to walk due to the rain the previous night. I was surprised to hear that the course did not have cart paths and was allowing players to drive on the course. The course should be walking or pull carts only in its present state. The 7th fairway and others had deep ruts from golf carts trying to find a safe path.

The greens are in great shape for winter and played smoothly. The course is straight forward and a good causal layout.

I will play again in the spring and see what the shape of the course is after this wet winter.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Groups sent out every 10 mins, but level of play by golfers takes 15 mins per hole, resulting in long waits and delays every hole. Need someone to better regulate start times and pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Decent for winter conditions

Fairways are short as grass has gone dormant. Still making shots is not too bad. Greens are in pretty good shape. We’ ve had a lot of rain this month and some fairways are still pretty soggy. Overall, if you can get a hot deal, it’s worth playing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Once and done

I appreciate the Course being built back in 1926. But the Conditions were poor.

I was very disappointed overall with the layout and the shape of the course. I would not play there again.

Sorry Bacon Park

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bacon Park is cooking the Bacon!

Greens were in good shape considering this time of year. Only disappointment was my GPS couldn’t find the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice round on a chilly day

Course is in very good shape. Tee boxes and fairways are great. There were a few wet spots due to recent rains. Only complaint was that greens didn’t seem to roll consistently. Ball speeds varied from one green to the next. I’m not sure if they are rotating mowing or what, but my Pitts did not roll consistent speeds. Wife also complained about the same thing. Otherwise a nice day and a nice round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No starting marshal ruins this course

Went out on a Sunday 1010 tee time get to the first tee at 1005 and theres four groups ahead of us teeing off, later in the round we found out all these groups had a tee time later than 1010 but teed off because they said no one was there to stop them. No clear cart path so there is cart path wear on edges of the fairway. As stated theres no starting marshal and theres definitely no marshal checking on the pace of play. Greens are challenging and fun course layout is also fun just no way to the club house after 9 to get food or beverage. This course could be great if a little more care was put into it.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thankful for the hot deal

Course conditions were rough. Although greens we’re decent. Suprised to see walkers allowed on a Sunday. Watched the walkers chip and putt 5 balls each with a single behind them. Watched a single putt 4 times from same spot with a two some behind him in the fairway. Multiple groups of 5-6 golfers scattered through the course. Saw no staff patrolling the grounds during my round. I was a single and played behind a two some that never let me play through even though I was parked behind their cart 3 times on the front 9 while they were just starting to tee off. Based on course conditions can’t believe the Savannah City AM is Still played here. Always wanted to play this course and was very disappointed. Little or no grass on the range before the round should have been my heads up.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rooting for this classic muni gem

Conditioning is an important component of any golf experience. But it's a testament to the quality of the design of a course when one can have a great time even when the course is not at its best, maintenance-wise. That was my experience in August at Bacon Park, a well-restored Donald Ross course. The greens had suffered from the uneven weather of 2018, but nevertheless the routing and vibe of the course is undeniable. It reflects its home city: warm, humid, full of live oaks and Spanish moss. The three reachable par fives and the long par-3 17th make it worth the green fees, which are very reasonable. If you're in the area, check it out.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Love Bacon, beautiful oak trees and wide forgiving fairways. Short course with lots of elevated and challenging greens make up for it though. I would recommend to anybody in the area looking for a fun round.

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

Bacon park - Donald Ross course

Course was in very good condition. Greens especially good. pace was great, and the staff was more than accomodating..
I highly recommend this course.

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

Fairways are like concrete. Driving range is in terrible condition. No cart paths. Way over priced for what it is.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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