Hyde Park Golf Club
Hyde Park Golf Club, built in 1925 by Donald Ross, is one of the oldest in Florida. In 1971, the golf course was purchased by former touring professionals Billy Maxwell and Chris Blocker, who have successfully restored it.
Rolling hills, gorgeous Spanish Oaks and towering Southern Pines make Hyde Park a lasting experience. A tour stop for the men's and women's professional golf tours in the 1940s and 1950s, the golf course gained a place in history during the 1947 Jacksonville Open. The great Ben Hogan took an 11 on the par-3 sixth, which became known as "Hogan's Alley." It has a deep-faced bunker to the right and water to the left.
Hyde Park Golf Club measures 6,468 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71, and it has a slope rating of 124.
|Championship M: 70.4/123||372||361||387||224||496||151||377||331||455||3154||555||185||420||347||480||409||178||344||396||3314||6468|
|Regular M: 69.1/120||363||341||371||209||478||132||367||309||442||3012||543||164||398||332||465||398||162||313||366||3141||6153|
|Senior M: 66.0/113||357||321||313||189||424||120||357||276||428||2785||463||125||278||306||427||374||119||256||331||2679||5464|
|Ladies W: 71.5/120||357||321||313||189||424||120||357||276||428||2785||463||125||278||306||427||374||119||256||331||2679||5464|
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I had low expectations playing here since there are so many bad reviews. Those review are not accurate. Probably made by some unhappy golfers that would find something to complain about if they were given a free round at Augusta. Is this course perfect? No. Absolutely not. Is it worthwhile? ABSOLUTELY!! The good = 1 - the layout is FUN! The way golf should be played. There's other Donald Ross courses nearby, but this one is the best.
2 - Where else can you play a historic course at this price? I wasn't playing great, but then I got to the Hogan's Alley sign on 6. WOW. That changed my whole mood. And what a humbling boost to play a par 3 hole that the Great Ben Hogan shot an 11 !!
3 - The course was in great condition. Not perfect, but much better than most courses in the area at this price point.
4 - The staff were awesome! Customer service is not lost here. Everyone had a smile and was helpful. The starter/ranger even helped me look for my ball on 9! That is pretty impressive. Later on, we saw him on 16. He watched us hit our shots and was cheering us. Felt pretty good to hear that!
The bad =
No clubhouse. It clearly looked under repair. There is a food truck though and the beer cart was always around. May be a big deal for some, but I'm here to play golf so no big deal for me.
2 - Some greens did have spots. But they were few and far between. I've certainly seen worse on courses in the area.
I could go on, but I hope this review gives a clearer picture. Temper your expectations here. Enjoy a fun historic course that gives great value for the greens fee you pay.
Ran us off before finishing.
Had a 130 pm tee time. Would have finished by 530 which was time of sundown. Ranger told us we had to be back to clubhouse at 515. So we still had two holes to play. And he hounded us . Why have late tee times at full price if your gonna run us off before sundown. Greens were a bit sketchy. No amenities offered.
fairways were mostly sand!
I've played a lot of golf courses in my life, but this definitely had to be the lowest rated ever.
I carry a 10 handicap and have played since the age of 10.
I played twilight and at 5:15 I was told to leave. Sunset wasn't until 5:40. This wasn't communicated until the ranger came by on the 13th hole. I've never played a course that would kick you off while the sun is up. Also, if it was communicated before booking the round, on the website or even at check in this wouldn't have been an issue. The 13th hole is not a good time to inform a paying customer that they would not be able to finish because the course is picking that time to close.
I've played on worst courses. I work hard to get to the green. Bald spots and burned grass? Start with the greens and work your way back. No one wants to start in the kitchen and end in the toilet.
Love Hyde Park
Great staff, great old layout. Greens have too much slope, fairways need help, tee boxes need a complete renovation.
Poor poor conditions
Tee boxes, fairways, greens, were all in below average condition. Not worth playing here at any price point right now.
Good practice course
The course is not in great condition but okay. The staff was friendly and the pace of play was good. Great place to just work on your game. Not a place to take guest unless they don't know how to play.
A beautiful old course
I had a great day for new golfer and for my 1st time at Hyde park I was impressed
Great course but it needs maintenance
The layout of the course was good and we really enjoyed playing there. The greens and especi the sidewalks could use some maintenance. Clubhouse is under renovation so that’s taking care of.
Keep on keeping on
Hyde Park has been going through some renovations. So pardon the dust and expect some imperfections but they have done some great work out there and I commend them for not selling out and keeping this beautiful public course available. Please support local golf and play this course
Fairway’s & Tees
Some were great and some were poor. Overall the course is in good condition.
Great course with many updating features happening. One of my favorite courses .
I recently started playing once a week and had forgotten about this hidden gem. The course has some very challenging holes and the greens were in nice condition. There is a lot of up dating going on and I’m looking forward to seeing the final results. The staff is always professional and kind. I love this place so much I’m Considering becoming a member.