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3.5
850 Reviews (850)
5 Stars
163
4 Stars
339
3 Stars
203
2 Stars
82
1 Stars
63
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
73.0%
Recommend this course
643 out of 850 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
15
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
65.7%
Recommend this course
65 out of 99 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
67.0%
Recommend this course
122 out of 182 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 36
Length 3485 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Editor's Note: Course closed for business. See Bluewater Bay Golf Club listing.

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

3.5
850 Reviews (850)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout, not so great condition

I was able to play as soon as I arrived. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course has a good layout, but was in need of routine maintenance - mowing tees, lack of water, some rough spots on greens. It was under new management by the golf community, so perhaps these issues will be addressed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

In need of a cash infusion

Bluewater was in unplayable shape. 6 greens had grass on them, and the rest were awful. Nothing was mowed and the tee boxes are unrecognizable. We feel badly for the gentleman at the front desk who was very welcoming and apologetic for the greens. It is a waste of time and money to play this course at the present time. So sorry to see another potential good course go down the drain.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions were terrible. Play anywhere else before going here!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 78
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Disarray

I have played this course for many years. I was deeply disturbed by the condition of the course, especially the greens. I do understand that they are under new management but to let the course get to this point, its disappointing. That's the reason for the low rating. The cost to play this time is not justified based on the condition of the course. Hope they come back soon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It is what it is

This course is in reconditioning mode, as they are closing one course and consolidating to one set of 18 - they are even reworking the entire clubhouse. I still enjoy it, and the greens are in good shape. Later this year I think this course will be greatly improved.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blue water bay

The course is old and in pretty rough condition. Super tight nice layout, but it's a work in progress. They are building a range, and working on the course. I expect everything will improve and will check them out later in the year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course closing

The course is working towards closing and going out of business. Not being kept up and driving range and half the course is already closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice People, Poor Condition

Considering the number of courses in the area, you can definitely do better. Thankfully, it was less than $40 to play. Glad I didn’t pay more.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens and Fairways

The Bay Course was in terrible shape. The greens had dirt patches and were very slow. The fairways resembled cow pastures.The Bay Course should close until it’s in playable condition. The Marsh Course however was in much better shape but still needs fairway work.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course with rude Marshall

The guy at the shop was nice, he accommodated a friend to play with me and rented him some clubs, didn’t explain too much about the course and its rules, so we had to find out by ourselves that there was a “Marshall’” who wanted not to be ignored by being rude, he asked for our names and proof of payment. I mean, if we knew we had to check in with him we would have done it, the same way he could have introduced himself and explained the rules to start playing. There was some construction around and I didn’t recognize him as the Marshall. Will never play here again, from what I have heard, there are too many nice courses in the area and feel like I just wasted a round at this course.
No water to drink at any hole, just warm Gatorade at the shop.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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