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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
20
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
88.2%
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4.2
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.4%
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104 out of 115 reviews
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4.1
257 Reviews (257)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
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230 out of 257 reviews
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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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Chicab1

Beautiful course! Tough one too. Greens are in great shape. Comes down to good execution vs good decision.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Windy weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Play here often. Used Promo for this round. Close to home, play when home course is closed/crowded. Nice layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon for a 5-star round. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon for a 5-star round. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Needs maintenance

Tough course with very rough conditions, poor signage, in generally poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/10/2022

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!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Don’t play on Wednesday!!!

This course does not know how to manage it’s tee times on Wednesday afternoon on hole number six we had Five groups on the same hole three in the Teebox alone. I found out later they put a group out that may be two foursomes or it could be as many as five foursomes and they make no allocation for that very disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/10/2022

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. we would typically never send out a group larger than a foursome per our policy, so this shouldn't have been the case. 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 58
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/10/2022

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.

Played On
Reviews 58
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun Course With a Challenging Layout

This is a great course, the conditions are fantastic, some areas need improvement to become a 5 star course in my eyes. For the money the practice areas and the course itself is a great value. Their are hills and trees along with water on almost every hole. It is fun to play and a little challenging, but in a good way. From the back tees it plays around 6,800 and from the front it plays 5,200 so it’s perfect for everyone. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. The pace of play was a little slow, but I did play on a weekend so, can’t really complain. Overall a great public course to play in Jacksonville.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon for a 5-star round. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Overpriced.. groups of 5 were playing the day we were there!!

When green fees begin to approach $50.00, they are getting beyond my willingness to play… Hidden Hills is is a good course, but not the caliber of a course of fees in the 30s.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

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 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon for a 5-star round!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is in great shape!!

I play this course often and it's in very good condition. Whether you're visiting the area or live local, this is a must play!! Staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is great!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Hidden Hills Golf Course. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Love the elevations

Beautiful course with some challenging holes due to the elevations. The course is very well kept and would recommend all to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

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