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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7080 yards
Slope 141
Rating 73.8

Previously known as Martin Downs Country Club - Crane Creek Course

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Ankrom (1972) Arthur Young Harry Bowers (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

4.1
3 Reviews (3)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 249
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Brand-new, private but playable

Having read a bit over the last year about the revival of the former Crane Creek course at Martin Downs Country Club, which closed over a decade ago, I was eager to take the opportunity to check it out. I found the new-look, new-name Banyan Creek to be a solid addition to an already strong private course scene around South Florida.

With architects Harry Bowers and Tom Pearson each guiding the design, Banyan Creek is not long on eye candy but does offer an enjoyable test of golf. It plays decently firm and fast, and most greens accept run-up shots if the need or desire arises. The greens have a lot of subtle bumps and humps that make lag-putting and putt-reading a particular challenge. The course has only 37 members so head pro Kevin Nutt and I practically had the place to ourselves. The course is also one of the more walkable in the area, which I consider a significant plus.

If you're a member of a private club yourself, you can arrange to play Banyan Creek if you find yourself in the area. I recommend it.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
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All I can say is WOW!!!

Banyan Creek Golf Club stunned me the second I drove in. Huge Banyan tree that is just breathtaking. Never seen one like it.
The course was absolutely stunning as well. Almost every green was elevated and they were very undulating. False fronts that really challenged me that day. Kinda felt like I was on TV since thats the only time I see things like that. They have "waste areas" with plants throughout the area that really make you feel like your not in Florida. I am extremely shocked that they don't have many members but maybe thats because no one knows about it yet. Kevin was a real gem, he was extremely helpful and knew how to treat me. I was allowed to walk the course which was also nice.
If I lived in Florida more than 2 months a year I would definitely become a member of this awesome course.
Last thing, no clubhouse yet but they do have drinks and snacks just in case.

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