The Yards in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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4.5
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
87.2%
Recommend this course
79 out of 92 reviews
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4.5
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
46 out of 50 reviews
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4.4
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.7%
Recommend this course
65 out of 75 reviews
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About

Holes 12
Type Semi-Private
Par 44
Length 3695 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Course Details

Year Built 2020
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis, Pickleball

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2021 #19)

Reviews

4.5
92 Reviews (92)
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Very interesting but overpriced

Free bucket of balls and pristine conditions but even with a hotdeal it’s overpriced by $20 or so. Super nice place to work on the short game esp given 5 of the 12 holes are par 3. But get real for the same price you get 18 on a real par 72 course at Jax Beach
I’ll be back if there’s an outstanding hot deal and I’ve got credits to burn
Oh and there are no 100-150 markers and the cart gps didn’t work

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This is one of mine and my sons favorite courses in the area to play. The course is always in great shape when we play, staff is friendly. The only thing I can suggest for improvement is spreading out the tee times a little more than 10 minutes from each one. The course can get backed up with some foursomes pretty easily. Other than that I will continue to come back and play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great shape and Great layout

The course is in great shape with a fun layout. Obviously wish it was 18 holes and me and my group were a little skeptical of a 12 hole course but honestly it was worth the money and will play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course - Highly recommend

We have played this course a couple times and have enjoyed it. The front 9 is very challenging with quick and sloped greens. The back par-3 holes are fun to play. Highly recommend taking a trip to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great round of golf

Really nice course. Enjoyed a round with my 3 boys. Wasn't crazy about the last 3 holes (par 3's) but the front 9 were amazing. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

At this point, I prefer the 12-hole option

There has been some talk about reducing full rounds from 18 holes to 12. At this stage in my life, I’m good with that. Last played here when it was Oak Bridge. That was probably 35-40 years ago. As a now 50-something, love what the new group has done with the property. Challenging full nine holes followed by three par 3s to take you home. Driving range was mats, so not preferred. Still, ample putting and chipping practice areas. New grill/patio area looked like a great place to spend a happy hour and/or college football Saturday in the fall..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course

Best and hardest affordable 9 holes in Jax. Be ready to lose some balls if you hit the left rough off the tee. Greens are one of a kind in Jax some serious elevation changes make it a challenge. Over all the course tore me up, however it was very nice and in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Hard one to review :

Conditions were great though the greens could be a bit more forgiving. What can’t be excluded is the price - if you nab a hot deal for $50 that’s a $75 round given this is only 12 holes. And that’s being generous as 10-12 are just par 3s !
Personally I’d take the old Oakbridge course (when it was being maintained) and it’s 18 holes for under $20.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brutal elevation changes on the greens

Used to play Oakbridge a LOT back in the day (2000-2005). Night and day conditions. It’s truly a Sawgrass course now. Look out on the greens though. 4 putt is a very real possibility. I had a friend roll 2 putts that came back to him or even past him, like we were at Augusta. Super fun, but don’t expect to score well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sawgrass’ backyard

Great fun course, well presented and a very enjoyable round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the trip

Fun. Playable and friendly layout. Enjoyed the experience. Wish the outside grill would have stayed open later.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

12 hole round

A perfect spot for getting in some golf without it taking all day. The front yard is a solid test of golf while the backyard is a fun "party" atmosphere. I see more of this type facility in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played 12

Played day after being Aerated, but still a demanding layout of holes with water. Couple greens have severe slopes and even Aerated putted pretty well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun short course in good shape

A few of the greens are stupid. One with two levels I’d like a 4 ft. Drop! Another hole has a sand trap right in the middle. And a third hole has a gully running through it like a canyon. It was more like goony golf!

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