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4.0
995 Reviews (995)
5 Stars
336
4 Stars
470
3 Stars
116
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
87.0%
Recommend this course
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3.8
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.2%
Recommend this course
125 out of 145 reviews
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3.8
325 Reviews (325)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
179
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.5%
Recommend this course
278 out of 325 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

Reviews

4.0
995 Reviews (995)
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Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice Layout, but

We enjoyed the course, but they should turn the water on and place some grass on at least a third of the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 132
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff!!!

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Great staff, horrible design course

Good or bad player, you will not have fun dodging trees and hidden lakes. They would benefit having a lumber Jack come out. Really bad design.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hello, Abc123golfer. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations; however, the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. Making comments that cut down the course are not helpful to us or any golfers reading your review. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions only fair

Hidden Hills is a great layout, but the fairways are extremely dry and the result is burned-out fairways and hard turf under the dry grass. The greens were recently fertilized, so they are inconsistent.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hi, macarlson. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 01/23/2023

Hi, 2pro. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 35
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/23/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314161187905. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Hidden Hills Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 132
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff!

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to play and enjoy the challenge of water and blind shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/18/2023

Hello, u314161275384. 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 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fairways dry

since i have moved to Florida in 2003, most golf courses in Jacksonville and surrounding areas use to rye grass the greens and fairways.Now the fairways are not attended,dry and getting a little to sandy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/12/2023

Hello, spaceman52. 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 132
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff!

Good challenging golf course with excellent staff!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways need work

Fairways are bare. Needs overseeding like the greens which still roll true. To many bare lies in the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2023

Hello, u815794545. 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great variety

Second time playing here and enjoyable again. I like the variety of the course quite a bit. For me, it’s worth a 40 min drive on occasion to come here. Recommendation: let two and threesome go before foursomes if all parties are at first tee. The foursome was very slow and took multiple drop shots on tees, fairways, and greens; holding us up and several parties behind us. Five hours later we finished. Perhaps the ranger could have some leeway on this if they notice groups waiting to tee off at one.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2023

Hi, u314163452414. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Hidden Hills Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

70 doll hairs?!

Greens were railroad tracks for 70+ dollars whewwww

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/09/2023

Hello, spoggi1989. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations; however, the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. Making comments that cut down the course are not helpful to us or any golfers reading your review. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/09/2023

Thank you for reviewing us, u000002004714. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great TIme at Hidden Hills

Great course. Always a challenge. Fairly long with hazards along the way to challenge your accuracy. Greens were in a bit of tough shape no doubt from the extreme cold snap or else I would have given a better rating. I'll definitely be back. Always a great time at Hidden Hills.

P.S. The fact that the cart service was more than just one or two times this round made for a great bonus.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2023

Hi, Shawn5147723! 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gridlined greens

Played this course solo for the 4th time. I don’t know if I will come back. Was paired up with another single, starter was a great guy was hoping for a good round. Paid about $50 for a course with greens in terrible condition and to play behind two terribly slow ladies foursomes who would not let us through. We were waiting on every shot at least a minute. Never once saw a ranger. Pace of play has been a problem the last two times I played this course, once on a sunday and once on a tuesday. Besides that, greens were weird, dirty and sandy with gridlines. We were not informed of any of this. I understand we had a freeze but when I ask what kind of shape the course is in, and the guy in the pro shop says great, i expect the greens to be able to roll a putt.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dead Grass

Dead grass on all fairways and and not just from the recent freeze. The greens have line seeding throughout all greens. Would wait until spring to try.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Hello, JaxGator. 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 aerifying and overseeding the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon enough and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Thank you for reviewing us, dunbarjb. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Hidden Hills Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

All the greens are zebra striped grass ??

The greens were all weird… zebra looking grass like 1/2 way done hair transplant .. but not bad considering.. awesome ( track ) hills are big!
I’d recommend it to all ..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/09/2023

Hi, zigfish. 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 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/10/2023

Hi, LorrIne. 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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