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4.0
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
92.5%
Recommend this course
102 out of 117 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6661 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.2
Book a Tee Time at
Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Desmond Muirhead (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, Master Card, American Express & Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, with restrictions

Reviews

4.0
117 Reviews (117)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Group Getaways 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
At a Resort 11
Near the Airport 6

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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

Fun Course!

This is my hometown favorite! We have played here multiple times this year due to awesome deals they have going all the time with Golf Now App and other coupons. We have not been disappointed! Greens are good and overall course is very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
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 Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Bay Valley Hotel & Resort.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting Better

The course was going down hill but, the new owner is starting to get things done to improve the conditions. It's not going to happen over night but, you can see the work that is getting done. This is a real good golf course and can be very challenging. We just have to be patient as they work on the course but, go play it and have fun. Also, the Golf Pro at the course is a great guy to talk to.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hotel and golf

Should have a stay and play pkg but excellent tine !

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging and Beautiful

Bay Valley was a tough but beautiful course for us. Perfect weather with nary a breeze. Lots of water but always an option to bypass it. When you got in trouble you got in BIG trouble. Every hole felt very private from other golfers. Some of the biggest greens my husband has ever seen. We enjoyed our round immensely. Kayla the cart gal was friendly and helpful. We will be back. Excellent value for your money !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great place to play!

I golf here often, overdue on this review. The value here (especially through Golf Now) is through the roof! Great course, great layout, not too challenging, and nice bar to relax in after your round! Highly recommend!

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

MUCH IMPROVED

Played first time this year because I heard improvements were in place. Course in MUCH better condition than last year!! Not as good as 5 years ago, but not what it was last year. Greens, tee boxes, and range show a lot of effort taking place.

I will go back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

excellent golf course

We had gotten a lot of rain just 2 hrs before my round. they had changed #4 from a par 4 to a par 3 because of the condition of the fairway. but all the other holes were in great shape. the greens were receptive and fast. Have not played out there in a couple of years but now it will be a regular tract

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very pleased

Played 18 w teenage son, course was very well kept , staff exceptionally friendly and helpful .
Will return !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/10/2019

Hello, Bill. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Coming back into shape

I have played this course multiple times per year over the past decade and the conditions this April were the best I have seen in years. The greens are really starting to make a comeback and the course was in extremely good condition. Also, this course is one of the few in the area which have a GolfNow Hot Deal Tee Time attached to it, which makes it much more affordable than other area courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Value

The course is much nicer and more challenging (on some holes) than your average course. I’ve gone multiple times this year and I’ve never had to wait on other golfers. Hot Deals are usually around $25 and it’s totally worth it. Great place!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

So close to a 5 Star

Thought the course was beautiful and layout was challenging but the greens had dead patches that for the price was extremely off putting.

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

Great course

I really enjoy this course. Recommend it to everyone. Only problem is pace of play is always slow. There's never a ranger advising slow golfers to speed it up or advising to let slower golfers play through. Great course for the money!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 07/25/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a rating. We are always looking to improve and would welcome any feedback from your golfing experience.
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