A view of the 6th hole at Bay Course from Bluewater Bay Resort
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3.6
736 Reviews (736)
5 Stars
146
4 Stars
301
3 Stars
177
2 Stars
66
1 Stars
46
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
77.4%
Recommend this course
568 out of 736 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
72.6%
Recommend this course
69 out of 95 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
78.7%
Recommend this course
174 out of 221 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6555 yards
Slope 141
Rating 71.8
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Bluewater Bay Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1981
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1981) Jerry Pate (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Marina, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.6
736 Reviews (736)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Watching the Game 10
Amazing Food 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 47
Bunkers 38
Narrow Fairways 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Playing Multiple Courses 27
Seniors 25
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 15

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad layout

They have broken the course up for development. No continuity to hole layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting Layout - Poor Condition

Overall this is an interesting layout. The course is relatively short with a choice of 5 tee boxes. The tree lined fairways make some holes a little tight from the back tees. A couple holes have great views of the bay. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Unfortunately the course was in very rough condition. Grass on the tee boxes was often sparse or shaggy. The fairways were decent but the bunkers needed some attention. The greens were really bad. Large portions of the greens were brown with bald patches. They were also shaggy, bumpy and VERY slow.

Pace of play could be frustrating too. It took us 4:45. Luckily it was a beautiful day and I was with good company so the waiting wasn’t so bad.

Fortunately we got a great deal through GolfNow. Had I paid full price I would have been very disappointed. All in all, a decent experience when compared to the price paid (<$40)

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

course closing

This course is closing. 9 of the 27 holes are closed. The driving range is closed and the remaining 18 holes are not being maintained well. The greens barely have grass. This was once a nice course but now on its way out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Poor conditioning

Tee boxes undefined and not cut.
Edges of fairways untrimmed.
Green had been punched. Too much top dressing, uncut.

Overall not good.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In need of attention

Play this corse every year on vacation. Not sure what happened but this course is not in good condition. Fairways in poor to average. Tees very poor. Greens (espically Marsh Corse) extremely poor. Bare spots, covered with sand. Recently punched with no mention of this on web site. Will have to seriously consider if I will play next year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were a mess

Have you putted in sand traps?

You’ll be putting in sand traps.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 119
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice golf course

It's a nice golf course, and awesome staff.
The back 9 was closed today for maintenance.
Over all It's a nice golf course...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Upon arriving I was told that nine of the 18holes were closed. That was not disclosed to me when I made my tee time. I asked the pro shop could I receive a refund and they said no. As you can understand I was not happy. I had booked through an online site. I reached out to them and they declined a refund. I went back to the pro shop and discussed this with the attendant and he was unwilling to help and was very arrogant. I played the course and all in all it was a very enjoyable course. It had its rough spots. But for the money it was fine. But I will not be back because of the pro shop attendant.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, poor conditions.

Once upon a time, I’ll bet this was a great golf course. However, it felt like they are financially failing and have no money to maintain the course. Some of the poorest, and slowest greens I have ever played. The fairways were fine.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice place to play a round on vacation.

This course can be a real test if you get out of the fairway. The rough was thick and a little high which made the approach shot somewhat trickier. Good pace of play and a friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth The Pay?

Played 18 holes today. I got a golf now tee time for under $50 and to me it was about average overall. I’m from out of town and so it was my first time playing it. I wasn’t looking to spend more than $50 though, so I didn’t have any big expectations. I would say looking back that I think paying $50 is about the most the cost should be. There was nothing that jumped out at me as really beautiful or spectacular. The greens were decent and fairways were decent. It has an old course feel to it. It had that feel as if not much upkeep has been done to it…kinda had that worn out feel. But like I said I was t looking for a $100 green fee here. I enjoyed it and the golf staff was super nice! I didn’t partake in any lunch or snacks while I was there. I did notice that the golf range was not in working order either. It was an average overall experience. I would say that if your looking for an under $50 green fee, this is only a decent round of golf and there is no “memorable experience” to be had here based solely on the course itself.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for the money

Had a good time playing the course. Pace of play was great, fairways were in good shape, but some of the greens had some bad spots. Course layout was nice and easy to navigate around. I would recommend for the money especially if your a novice to intermediate golfer. I’m a 10 handicap and played a couple under that.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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