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3.4
273 Reviews (273)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
45
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
61.8%
Recommend this course
169 out of 273 reviews
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3.2
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.8
54.5%
Recommend this course
12 out of 22 reviews
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3.4
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
63.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6418 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.0

Previously known as Cypress/Live Oak at Bacon Park Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #3)

Reviews

3.4
273 Reviews (273)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 8
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 7
Seniors 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Since the renovation

This course i would say is better than average. I enjoy playing it and I would recommend it to others and have. The renovation to the original Donald Ross design has made the course more fun to play. The greens are firm and fast. They have more grass on them than most courses I have played nearby this winter. The course like all others I have played recently is winter dormant. Overall the course handles rain well. Where it doesn't they have recently added french drains to attempt to remove excess water.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Donald Ross Course needs some TLC

I’m a big fan of playing Ross courses. IN savannah, there are few public courses. The experience of playing a DR course is fun but the course needs some loving! Fairways in spots bare and forced to roll a ball to a grass area. Rough was multi level but due to the cutter missing areas, Greens had large repair areas but did not affect putting. I’d rather see the greens keepers to blow off the small stuff off greens. They rolled ok. Sand soft but the grass cutter used the bunkers as the place to blower cut grass on numerous holes. Tee Boxes level. Loved the openness. Im going to play it again tomorrow because of convenience, value and it was actually a fun course once you accept that its needed TLC. Consider it a rescue dog and just enjoy the layout. You’ll get a fair play. Practice green and chipping areas should be closed and deemed under repair!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

from bad to horrible

course has been through rounds of supposed improvement, and it is not working. the greens continue to worsen, most fairways have sparse grass with weeds and uneven cut lengths. the sand traps were unkempt and hard bottomed. this course is in need of a real grounds keeper and it isn't likely to happen. also ,they use gps for their carts and the gps system is totally ludicrous. makes navigating the course almost impossible and adds to the overall dislike and frustration for this place. this course is bad and bound to stay this way for a very long time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid Muni course that’s short and fun.

Like I said in the subject, it’s a short course. It’s also quite fun to play, not a ton of difficult stretches. This would be good to take people who aren’t very good/people that are learning. I enjoy it and the staff is always nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in bad shape

Lots of crab grass in fairway, greens rough with many bare spots, tee boxes shagy and cart path horrible!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great time & great value

My sons and I were in town and couldn’t pass up the chance to play a Donald Ross design. The course was very fun and forgiving except for the greens. They live up to the Ross reputation. There was some piled grass on the course and some bare patches on the greens but, they did not negatively effect our enjoyment. The pace was fast, the course was fun and I would definitely recommend this course. It is a great value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played

Vast improvement

The course looks the best it has in four years. The green are in very good shape. It is evident the ones under repair and the progress of the repairs. The fairways are in good shape as well.

The next investment needs to be cart paths around the entire course. Some fairways have cart tire ruts because there is no clear path when the course is wet.

Keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs some serious TLC

The staff was very nice and welcoming. The course just needs some serious attention. Mounds and mounds of cut grass in the fairways and very long (unintentional) rough. The course was absolutely soaked, which I have never really seen on a coastal course (natural sand bases). All this being said, if it was only $30 or so a round, it wouldn't be as big of a deal, but $60+ is wildly over priced. Additionally, the carts are equipped with GPS that would kill the cart on paths near certain greens/tees.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun classic and great value in Savannah

Donald Ross 1926
Fairways and greens are maintained and in good condition though tee boxes show signs of frequent use. The areas that are mostly out of play are left on the wild side, and that’s OK by me. It’s a very playable course that isn’t overly penal. Some might say it’s easy, as if any golf is easy. The terrain is flat so Ross used bunkering, dog legs, raised greens, and trees for defense. There are a few lateral hazards, particularly the hole wrecking stream on #18, but generally, one can survive quite a few disobedient shots. The mature trees with their hanging moss and the din of crickets and cicadas add to the parkland feel and overall, it’s very fun to play and a good value too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor Management

I wouldn’t know how the course is because there was some “confusion” between front counter staff and management. We were told we could walk the course but not rent cart or even pull carts, due to rain. Understandable. We decided we would just hit some range balls and went to ask and the oh so nice manager (extreme sarcasm) told us that the entire golf course is now closed! He was extremely rude and offered no explanation. Soon after we saw some younger gentlemen head out to play as they walked the course. Must just be all about who you know in order to play here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

From Tee to green

From the first tee to the eighteenth hole the course was in descent condition. Tees and fairways were in good condition. The greens were in need of serious repair. Having played this course in my younger days and thru my adult life, I'd have to say my play on Sunday was a little disappointing. For the money I paid to play , and the course condition, I feel it was to much.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

You might as well walk...

Someone needs to immediately "flip the switch" turning off the GPS on every single golf cart!
I was on the dirt cart path and was restricted CONSTANTLY throughout the day. Ruined my customer experience...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

work in progress !

the course is improving. they cut out parts of some greens and put it sod so they are putting in good effort to make the course better. they arent cutting the grass too short so the fairways have been greatly improved ! only thing is you can get cheaper prices at every other course around. my guess is theyre trying to pay for those new gps equipped golf carts. ironic thing is the carts seem to be what most people are complaining about. play here enough and ull get used to them. overall im mostly pleased with the recent results !

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time at Bacon

Good course for the price. Most greens were well kept , those that weren’t were being worked on with sod recently layed down. Fairways were mostly straight and open, this made it very easy to find the greens.

CONS, living in Savannah this time of year, water should be offered or placed throughout the course. Most Tee boxes were next to the greens which was not always to ideal when putting and having drivers going off 20-30 feet in front of you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs rain...

On my way to Maine we camped here. I played 18. These carts with their GPS cut offs are a bit disturbing especially with no paths or out of bounds marked. I got stuck a few times slowing rate of play. Speaking of which I was delayed by a couple of walkers that didn't seem to care who was behind them or how long they were playing. It's not the masters! Others are playing too!
All in all the course was a bit challenging, especially the greens, but fun. I'll be back as I see they're improving. ⛳

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Way too pricy for what you get

No bev cart, slow pace of play, half of the greens have massive craters of sand in them and it’s way too expensive for what you get.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

Many of greens had damaged areas that interfered with putts. Cart paths were non continuous with no indication where to proceed that resulted in a cart lock-up. Frustrating to unlock cart and know where to go. Coarse cut so short that many shots hitting off dirt.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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