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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
87.2%
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4.1
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.3%
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4.0
247 Reviews (247)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6892 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.0

Tucked away in the beautiful Ft. Caroline area near Jacksonville, Hidden Hills Country Club stands on a historic battleground that witnessed the fierce struggles between France and Spain and continued into golf history with searing competition during the heyday of the Greater Jacksonville Open.

The 6,892-yard private golf course, built in 1966 on an ancient sand dune, was redesigned by Arnold Palmer in 1986. Palmer's creativity helped create a championship-caliber golf course unmatched in natural beauty that makes excellent use of rare hilly terrain to create a unique Florida golf challenge. The fairways are lined with majestic pines and stately oaks, and the unpredictable greens have helped Hidden Hills gain the reputation of being one of the most challenging courses in North Florida.

Sharp doglegs, strategic placement of water hazards and putting surfaces that are mostly elevated serve up a mighty test for the low handicapper. Approaches are narrow and many of Hidden Hills Country Club's greens are well bunkered.

Hidden Hills has a rating of 74.0 from the championship tees, and the slope rating is 136.

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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1986) Ed Seay (1986) Robert Walker (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, with permission only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt req, no tanktops or cutoffs

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

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4.1
595 Reviews (595)
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Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

ousre was in pretty good shape , however, greens were overseeded the day before so putting was challenging

Overall, enjoyed the course, the grpup I played with and will come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Hidden Hills Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Tough time

We decided to play a 4th round of the week while on vacation and chose here since we played here last year.

The employee in the pro shop was not pleasant but took our money. The course condition was fair. It wasn't great but not bad.

We had three foursomes in front of us (some members). They played as if nobody was behind them. It took almost 2.5 hours to play nine holes and we stopped at that point.

The GM saw me and spoke when we were leaving and was respectful and wanted to give us rain checks. Unfortunately, we don't know if we'll be back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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

Nice course need a little tlc here and there but overall very nice would recommend playing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 45
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff.

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Hidden Hills Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for an even better 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Good golf outing.

Very friendly staff and course in good shape. Good round and enjoyed playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Hidden Hills Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/30/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/30/2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your round! Thank you for your 5-star rating. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun track

Hidden Hills has some interesting holes that require precision. It's a course I usually enjoy playing, but on Saturday it was pretty crowded and unfortunately it was a slow round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement such as pace on the weekends. We apologize for any delay you may have experienced. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/14/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough front nine, better back nine

Love the course . However the last three times I've I played the Bermuda rough was so high and deep you couldn't find the ball (lost three). Other golfers had the same complaint and it has slowed play to much. Otherwise, I love how well it is maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon for a 5-star visit! Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Pace of play too slow

Took 3 hours for a twosome to play 12 holes. Quit shortly after. Too many extremely old people who don’t understand how to let quicker groups play thru. This has happened on multiple occasions out here. For the amount of rain the area has received recently the greens are in pretty poor shape. Won’t be back out here for a long time if ever.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are sorry to see you rated the course conditions poorly during your round We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout Needs Conditioning

This is one of my favorite tracks in Jacksonville.This was the first time I played the course in about 4 months. I have to admit I was terribly disappointed in the conditions I encountered. I understand the greens were aerated about 2 weeks ago. However the greens were unputtable from the punch holes and sand dressing and I'm disappointed Golf Now did not provide an "aeration alert" like they usually do. The rough wasn't being maintained. It's simply too long. One of the players in my group lost 2 balls that he hit just 10 yards off the fairway. Having said all that I will be back. The Arnold Palmer designed layout is still outstanding.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. We hope to hear from you soon. If you call GolfNow, they would be happy to rectify the situation. We hope this clears any confusion up and we hope you give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

This was a beautiful course

Course was well maintained and top notch - attendant in the Pro Shop at the beginning of the day acted like we were bothering him when trying to purchase drinks . Once we made the turn, the new attendant was much more helpful and cordial. Overall, I will play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout

I like the layout but the conditions need to be improved if I am to consider playing there on regular basis.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

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