Live Oak/Magnolia at Bacon Park Golf Course

3.1442235294 3.1 stars from 5 (85)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6783 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $18
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6783 yards 70.7 120
Middle 72 6198 yards 68.9 116
White 72 5639 yards 69.4 118
Red (W) 72 5217 yards 70.3 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 85 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

51 out of 84 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens  

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"Bacon park - Donald Ross course"


Bagbore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition. Greens especially good. pace was great, and the staff was more than accomodating..

I highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000007918954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Bacon Park, Savannah, Georgia"


u444820267's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked this course based upon photos and ratings. The course was completely dried out..driving range was nothing but dirt...tee boxes had little or no grass as did the fairways. Many of the fairways were rock hard with very little grass. Greens were overgrown with poa annua at least 1/2 inch tall! A number of the greens were nearly dead from lack of water.

Pace of play was horrendous! No rangers to move the players along.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000006787460's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Boring course"


GillesSuzanne's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course offers no challenge and conditions a barely acceptable. Needs a lot of work to bring it up to snuff Restrooms are available on the course and we were 300-400 feet away and smell was disgusting. The septic tank needs to be emptied. I definitely would not recommend this course. It is overpriced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u063163099's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter Golf Not Worth It"


KSProf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

The staff is always friendly, a great atmosphere, you get the impression you could meet good friends there. The layout isn't magnificent, but it's not bad, and frankly, who am I to take shots at Donald Ross, who probably belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of golf? So those are the positives. The negatives: I know it's Winter, but heck, it's just not fun when you stripe a drive down the middle and are rewarded with a bare dirt lie. Pretty much every single time. Not every course in this region is like that, there are ways of keeping at least some grass on the fairways even in February. I know this is a matter of dollars = upkeep, and the dollars just aren't there. I get it, not necessarily the super's fault, but it kills the quality of the round. So the pressure's on your short game, but the greens are often inconsistent. One hole might be lightning fast, the next like velcro, Wears you down. Sometimes the holes are kind of mounded with a slight crowning, anthill effect which comes from cutting new holes too hastily and yanking the ground up slightly. Typical of the round: short par 4, 275 yard drive perfectly in middle, 2/3 wedge off bare dirt (so I had to hit it perfectly), hit to 18 feet, but 3 putt because green's suddenly super slow after a previous green had been super fast. Next hole long par 4, 250 right down middle, rewarded with long iron approach off of bare dirt, get it to fringe, chip to 5', but again, the greens undo you: the slightly mounded hole repels any shot other than one hit online within the width of maybe a pencil eraser. Bogey-bogey. Many of the greens, any putt over 2.5', you either drill perfectly into the middle, hitting it hard, or it drifts right or left as it slows and catches that crown. Very frustrating! In the Spring, Summer, Fall, fine, it's a good enough value and a historic layout, but Winter golf here's not worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tee boxes and greens way too close"


u4346098's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a tennis player and now a golfer. I shoot consistently between 88 and 91 ( still a lot of room for improvement), I find Bacon Park golf course location to be good and the club house staff friendly but; I was always concerned at tee off about the group behind me approaching the greens-because the tee box of the next hole is too close greens. I think it is a bad design.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



chucksprinkle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were so fast (hard as a brick) and you could not hold and approach shots. Fairways hard as well. My playing partner refuses to play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



hmhunter65's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Condition"


Eltaco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No challenge at all, No washroom for the 18 hole, since you do not go to the pro shop after the ninth hole.

The Green are not in good shape


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



chucksprinkle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were seeded but very fast with little bumps. Course is player friendly and not a difficult course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging But Fair"


jimmymaddox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the “new” layout of this old Savannah course. With a few exceptions the course is wide and friendly with few water hazards.

The greens are tight and fast this time of year with only one in need of repair. The cart paths are real paths and not paved.

Overall the Course is challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



crabone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overpriced"


kpbrown1587's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a course that acts as if its one of the better in the Savannah area I was disappointed. I'm glad that golfnow offered a $10 round as opposed to the 45-50 as this course lacks many of the small things that make golf what it is. 1 no distance markers on par 3 tees. Having not played here before it was complete guess work. 2 lack of water on the course. Overall the course was ok shape, card paths are awful and in certain areas weeds are present.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Donal Ross didn't set the pins......"


TERRY7272's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bacon Park is in VERY good condition...except for the deep rough on a few holes. However, every time I play here there are several holes that have "almost goofy golf pin placements." We asked one them why they did this on one occasion. The response was "what's the matter, is it too hard for you?" Please don't look for crowns and ridges to place pins. It is a public golf course ...not the US Open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001870210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Facelift"


pbass62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here over the course of 30 years.

New management has this Donald Ross gem

back in all its original glory. If you have never played it you won't be disappointed. Not a resort but golf as it was meant to be played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


GOLFNSVNA's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice golf day. Tee to green in good shape, sand traps need a little work. If you play here you know about the cart paths or lack there of. I've learned to navigate around them. Stay out of the rough and you'll have a good round. Great course for a beginner or bogey golfer. Great roll in fairway after a nice pop!!! Got a great deal on GN... Couldn't pass up. Be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Low end public course"


u3333412's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Bacon Park has benefited from some improvements over the years, but it is still a low end public course.with dirt cart paths. It had recently rained heavily, when I played it and the course was a rutted quagmire. The club house dates from the late 60's and looks it. Don't bother to play this course unless you have nothing else to do.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course