Cypress/Magnolia at Bacon Park Golf Course

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3.1
99
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
24
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
68.3%
Recommend this course
61 out of 99 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
13
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
18
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6623 yards
Slope 118
Rating 69.9

Editor's Note: Please see Bacon Park Golf Course listing.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6623 yards 69.9 118
Middle 72 6036 yards 67.9 114
White 72 5438 yards 66.9 114
Red (W) 72 4826 yards
Scorecard for Cypress/Magnolia
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.1/125 352 350 219 393 490 402 373 184 505 3268 514 351 431 305 382 354 149 488 381 3355 6623
Blue M: 71.7/123 332 328 185 341 436 384 350 162 483 3001 466 339 389 289 360 341 120 435 282 3021 6022
White M: 70.2/119 W: 71.2/121 306 283 145 287 411 330 311 135 440 2648 439 304 371 250 324 319 188 410 282 2887 5535
Red W: 67.9/111 222 244 101 260 355 306 294 99 348 2229 398 294 359 230 315 283 74 374 270 2597 4826
Handicap 15 13 7 5 11 3 9 1 17 16 14 8 6 12 4 10 2 18
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 37 73

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926) Denis Griffiths (1985) Ron Kirby (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
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

Reviews

3.1
99

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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3.0
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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 Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 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 250 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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bacon Park, Savannah, Georgia

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Boring course

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.

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