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2 Stars
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1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
86.0%
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4.0
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.6%
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4.1
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.2%
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204 out of 234 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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4.1
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Hidden Hills

Terrific course. Great layout. In about the same shape as most Florida courses. Could use a little thicker grass. Some tee boxes were a little eaten up. Playable and enjoyable.

Conditions Good
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Hidden Hills

Great layout. If this course was plush it would be tremendous. It is in typical Florida public course shape. A little chewed up but very playable. I drove two hours to play there and have done it on more than one occasion.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u433656135! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

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Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
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3.0
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Simply Disappointed

I used to live in Jacksonville and played this course numerous times. But I do have to say that it was 15 years ago. I returned to Jacksonville for a short visit to play golf and read all the recent reviews for Hidden Hills and they for the most part were very positive.
But the reviews didn’t correlate with conditions.
To start, the tee boxes were wiped clean of grass. I do realize.that the Bermuda goes dormant in winter but these were totally unacceptable. Fairways were extremely thin and greens were quite slow. I do understand that the green fees are a lot less than they used to be but I was simply disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/25/2021

Hi, Justbirdies! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

HH22221

Fairways and tee boxes were winter-thin, greens a little slower than expected but rolled true. Layout, especially the front nine, is very challenging with lots of water in play that is not always apparent from the tee box.; not at all typical of FL golf with it's significant elevation variations on multiple holes. Starter was very friendly and informative.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/25/2021

Your feedback is important to us, u000006510418. 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 101
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/23/2021

Hello, SUREAIM. Thank you for visiting us at Hidden Hills Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/23/2021

uPSBR6123PS, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (904) 620-0910. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

If not for the fog

If not for the fog I would have rated my round 5 Star. Haven't played this course in over 13 yrs and course conditions were as expected during winter time in Jax. If not for my playing partners "caddying" for me in the fog I would have been lost. They made the round very enjoyable. The staff was very helpful during check in but after the round not so much. I would like to play this course when I can see it. Hit it long and straight.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/15/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/15/2021

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 6
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/15/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Hidden Hills Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

TIME with friends.

Really enjoyed the day. Course was in decent shape. fairways are a little thin, but happens this time of the year. The greens are a little on the slow side, but looks real nice. Would definitely recommend the course for its layout. Hidden Hills is one of the only courses that offer a hilly design in North Florida.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/15/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Hidden Hills Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Jacksonville must play

The course conditions were not perfect but not bad for the time of year. Some tee boxes and fairways need attention, the bunkers were well placed even though they were wet because of recent rain but all is worth it because of consistent greens and an outstanding course layout. A plus to this is the friendly staff and cart girl, this is surely a must play in Jacksonville!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/09/2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star 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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/09/2021

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!

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Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course played true.

Course is in great shape compared to the last year or so. It was wet today but the greens still rolled nicely They were still quick with the rain. Tee boxes are in great shape. They didn’t overseed the fairways but that would cost a lot of money bc of how big the course is. Still nice fairways tho

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/09/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! 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 101
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/09/2021

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 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, good value

We enjoyed the layout and challenge of the course. We'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/09/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! 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 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/09/2021

Thanks! 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/29/2021

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 5
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/28/2021

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.

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