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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
85.2%
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4.1
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.2%
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4.1
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5 Stars
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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
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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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
405 Reviews (405)
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Conditions Poor
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Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good track but conditions not so great.

first time playing here. Good layout. WIshed the fairways and roughs were a bit in better shape. All dead for the winter so horrible lies all over the place. the greens were in pretty good shape and rolled nicely. Tough approaches on some holes. I would definitely play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/13/2021

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 fairways and rough conditions. We are glad you enjoyed the greens and had an enjoyable first visit! Please come see us again soon. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Walrus

Great layout for Northeast Florida.
Good pace of play and in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course To Play.

Enjoyed the layout. Couple of patchy greens. Several tee boxes need work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hi, 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First Time

Greens are fantastic! Difficult course, but a lot of fun. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2020 Strikes Again

It wasn’t the course or staff that dragged my game down. We got out early and finished in less than 3.5 hours. Greens were exceptional! Great job and will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/07/2021

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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Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/07/2021

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

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Glad we played here

First time playing in florida and the duo I was paired with said this is one of the better courses in the Jacksonville area for the $$. Lots of water hazards made play interesting. Greens were on par with the nicer public courses back home. Practice facility could have used a little tlc.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/07/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hello, 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. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No starter and 3 tee times behind

Course in good condition No starter and well behind schedule at a 1PM tee time

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delayed start to 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, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hello, thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
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
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round and had a 5 star experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hi, 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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

very nice

Hidden Hills used to be private but is public now but it still is in very nice conditions with many country club amenities. The course is difficult but not unplayable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/21/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 2
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 12/21/2020

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 another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Always Enjoyable

Fairways are playing fast and greens are putting true. Staff is always friendly and I always feel welcome at Hidden Hills. Great course to walk.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Many tough holes to deal with

Best course to play when it has rained( Hills) drains best in Jacksonville.. Many tough holes but it wouldn't be golf without the challenge. Course in good shape for winter conditions . Play and enjoy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/21/2020

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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Always a challenging course and friendly staff

Greens were a little slow but very receptive and in great shape. There was a frost delay in the morning but our tee time went out a few minutes before our tee time. Played in 4 hours. All courses are crowded right now because of the limited daylight. We were a threesome behind a few foursomes but it played at a regular pace of play. Course was in great shape. I just wish the greens were a bit faster but that might be they are keeping them longer because of the cold.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beware of the Greens

Looks like they recently seeded the greens but they have not been cut. It's basically like putting on shaggy carpet. I understand the need to do this but it should at least be a discounted rate and be made aware of it BEFORE booking a tee time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/03/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means upkeep of the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout, rough condition

The attractiveness of playing a hilly layout in Northeast Florida is barely enough to make this course an attractive option. Outside of decent, though slow, greens, the course is in rugged shape. Tees and fairways are patchy, the cart trails are worse than the Belt Parkway, and overall conditions are only meh. Worth giving it a shot if you are looking for a different round with low expectations for course conditions, but not a course you’ll been jonesing to get back to.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/03/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course and the kind words in regards to the layout. Our maintenance team is working hard every day to get the course to were it belongs. We work to improve the tees, fairways, and greens. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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