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Hammock Beach - Ocean Course

About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Private
Par 72
Length 7201 yards
Slope 147
Rating 77.0

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways TifEagle Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2000) MacCurrach Golf (2017) Jack Nicklaus (2017) Bruce Borland Jim Lipe (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.9
52 Reviews (52)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 6
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 312
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Among Nicklaus' best accessible work

A lot of "ocean" golf courses grant no more than a token peek at the water from a couple holes. The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort is not one of them. With as many holes on the beach as any in Florida, it is one of the state's most scenic courses that is not private.

Since a renovation a few years ago, the Nicklaus layout is its best self - plenty difficult but with some concessions made to the fact that its proximity to the ocean makes it a windy spot. The recent removal of long rough means that if you're on grass, you're either on fairway- or green-length Paspalum, which is maintained to a very high standard.

The back nine remains a highlight, with the last four holes bringing the golfer to the beach for the stretch run after initial teases at the first tee and ninth hole. It's a fitting end to a momentous resort golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

WOW!! Beautiful setting!

This is a must play course here in NE Florida! The views of the Atlantic Ocean from at least 6 holes is unbeatable! The course conditions were way above excellent for this time of year. The greens weren't super fast, but they still rolled out...perfect! The wind off the ocean makes this course very challenging. Gotta have a low stinger in your bag on some shots. I can't wait to play this course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic conditions!

Course is in terrific condition and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel right at home. Awesome breakfast overlooking the beach then a short walk to pick up your cart. This is our second trip here, love this place and will definitely come back again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A++ Experience!

Amazingly beautiful golf course! Beautiful weather and even more stunning views. This course provides multiple holes with beach and ocean views providing one with the experience of a lifetime. Would recommend to any golfer looking to play a great course, at a good price, with breathtaking views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

If ocean view is your priority

While the course gets many rave reviews for its ocean view holes, not many of the holes were truly memorable. The par 5s were the most interesting holes, the 6th with its buttonhook green, the 13th with its risk/reward 2nd shot over water and the 18th which finishes with an uphill approach. The par 4 ninth is a long hole (especially if into the wind) also with the green sitting up above the fairway.
Warning - beware the love bugs in late September/early October. They can make the round quite unenjoyable.
On-site Hotel was very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Day!

I had the opportunity to play the Ocean Course, and it was a wonderful experience. Having lived in Florida for several years, I am kicking myself for not making it to the course sooner. Conditions were perfect, and nearly every hole had a different element to it that made them unique and fun. The ocean holes were well done, and not jammed in there as some ocean courses are to get the most out of the ocean views, and the rest of the course meandered through a very nice neighborhood. With the generous resort style fairways, none of the residences came into play, which was nice! There are several sets of tee boxes on the course and allow even the longest of hitters the chance to hit drivers down the fairway. This is certainly a MUST play if you like playing ocean courses and enjoy golf!

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great experience

If you have the opportunity do not pass on this course. It’s rates are omensurate with this course and all that comes with it. Operation is first class, signrin,range,starter etc. Layout is terrific. It is a very difficult course but not a ball loser on every shot. Most shots have an option to play safe. If you want a good score you will have to be brave. Conditions subperb. Get there if you can

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Must Play

Brilliant course. Firm turf, a variety of shots needed, nothing tricked up. Greens not that receptive yet but give them time. Par 5s and Par 3s are excellent. #9 is one long par-4 if the wind is up. Driver/3 wood didn't even sniff the green.

It's expensive to play, but completely worth it. Great facilities. Breakfast sandwich was delicious.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 378
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Newly renovated Ocean Course makes a bold statement

The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort really is an ocean course now. Thanks to in large part to Hurricane Matthew, which blew down trees and flooded the course, and the subsequent renovation, the course has better ocean views from its six ocean holes, the practice areas and the clubhouse. Beyond that, though, the new paspalum greens and fairways work very well together. Course conditions are already flawless after the recent reopening. And practice facilities, with a large grass range, short-game area and putting greens, are tremendous as well. As far as the course is concerned, wide fairways and little rough make the Ocean Course very playable, even in windy conditions. The great variety of holes and the fact that there aren't many true ocean courses in the U.S. make this one pretty special.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A pure treat

Keep in mind, the Ocean Course was ravaged by two hurricanes in a 13-month span. Crazy. But with an aggressive gameplan to get the place put together properly, they knocked this one out of the ballpark.

Simply, the course is tremendous. The layout is fun with a smattering of both long and short holes and the ones alongside the ocean (6 in total that face the beach) are as breathtaking as anything you'll find in Florida. Hands down.

The staff was a joy to meet with and everything on the day, from beginning to end, was first class. It also helped that the day was a Perfect 10 as far as weather.

Can't wait to get back there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Resort Golf Course!

We played the Ocean Course twice and both times less than 4 hours on a Thursday and Saturday! Fun layout, some fun holes and enjoyed the rounds with my buddies! About 5 greens are still recovering from the winter, they need to put paspalum grass on the greens and the course conditions would be outstanding! Pace of Play and layout is perfect for a resort course! ENJOY!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good course but greens need help

This is a visually beautiful course but the rains have really hurt the course. The new greens are like putting on Velcro. The areas around the greens and the farways are just water logged. When this course dries out and the greens recover it will be a great track but it definitely needs a few weeks of dry weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Thirsty

First of all the brochures looks much better than the course. No real view of the ocean.The course was in good shape and the greens rolled true. It was about 100 degrees out and there was no water on the course. ( the course was not packed) With a green fee of 130.00. a guy would think there would be free water but not so, just coolers with ice. I played 4 rounds of golf in the area over a 4 day period and all the other courses had water and ice all over the course and there greens fees averaged around 50.00 and the courses were in great shape. The Ocean Course is a nice course but not for 130.00. There are a lot better options in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2016

My only comment is that there are two bottles of water on each cart, and there are places on the course to fill your bottle if you are out. I forget exact locations except the one just before the tees on 11 that you also pass after 12.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Can be tuf

A day with more wind will make course more challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Ocean Golf in Florida

A friend of mine works on the staff and she was able to get me on the course for a great rate. The staff was very friendly, they addressed me as Mr and sir. Mike, one of the starters, drove me to the 10 tee as they were wrapping up a senior women's tournament. The course was in great shape after the AAC women's collegiate golf tournament was held there the previous 3 days. My Louisville Cardinals won which was a nice treat. As Fuzzy Zoeller once told, "Me always have fun on a golf course". There are 6 holes that face or are adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean which makes for some great views and some cross winds. The other 12 holes are just as nice winding through the Florida wilderness.

Tip: There is quite a bit of water that isn't the ocean on this course and there are alligators. For anyone who is not a Florida native if your ball goes in the drink and you think you can retrieve it. Be mindful of what's lurking in the water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

great course

what a great course, all round great and even better last 4 holes. I would recommend this course to any one that likes golf. The other course there is just as good without the views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

perfect weather , excellent conditions

First time I've played this course. I've heard a lot of high accolade given this course before I played, as high as Pebble Beach East. If that's the case I might be disappointed when playing Pebble Beach. That being said - pace of play excellent , staff as well. Course condition excellent , greens fast and true. Layout very good. Six holes give ocean views. Price is only sticking point , but if you want to splurge it was well worth the drive.By the way this is a difficult course, but I don't think it's Pebble Beach.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful upscale course...

I was a bit surprised to get a call from the pro shop the morning of my scheduled play at 7 a.m. Madylyn informed me that my prepaid tee time was no longer available. She informed me that she moved my tee time back a half hour, from 1:00 to 1:30 because of a group being booked ahead of us. Well, we arrived early and went out to the range to hit some balls. The starter came over and asked us when our tee time was, since we weren't even on the sheet. He then told us the group they put in front of us was a group of 12, all resort guests with rental clubs. He had nobody on the sheet in front of them so he made the excellent call to send us out ahead of this group instead of making us wait. His decision made our day!. Kudo's to him; can't thank him enough. Nobody in front or behind us made for a very relaxing and most enjoyable day on this fine course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Very challenging in windy condition

Must play great design 6holes on ocean
Very challenging in windy condition
Club selection very important

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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