King and Bear Golf Course - World Golf Village

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King and Bear Golf Course - World Golf Village

King and Bear

1 King and Bear Dr
St Augustine, FL 32092-2798

(904) 940-6088

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Resort & Real Estate Development

18

2000

Gina Hull, LPGA

Arnold Palmer/Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

$189 weekend
$189 weekday
$59 twilight

75.2

7279

72

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 186 user reviews
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11/08/21
Nice course. A little expensive.
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10/25/21
Great course!
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09/29/21
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09/10/21
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09/10/21
Great shape
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08/23/21
Amazing
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08/21/21
I suck
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08/12/21
Even thought he greens had been through aerification 3 weeks prior, they were in great shape. A lot of rain fell the week previous but the course was not all that wet and cart path only on just one hole. Great experience!
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08/04/21
Tough course but very busy
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07/09/21
Great course
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06/11/21
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05/04/21
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04/26/21
Very nice. A bit expensive but nice
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04/21/21
Nice track
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03/23/21
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03/16/21
Millions of golfers each year flock to the Sunshine State to play golf. From Destin in the Panhandle to Key West, the year-round warm weather makes Florida a golfer’s paradise. While there are great courses to be found all over the state, the Orlando area seems to be the most popular among golf travelers. In addition to some fantastic golf courses, there’s a lot to do off of the golf course.

One of the areas that seem to be overlooked is St. Augustine, which in my opinion has the most to offer golfers: World Golf Village. World Golf Village is to golfers what peanut butter is to jelly. They just naturally go together. Within World Golf Village is The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village, the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Renaissance World Golf Village Hotel, several eateries, and two championship golf courses: The King & Bear and The Slammer & Squire.

Whether you’re new to golf or just fine-tune your game, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village can set you on the right path. They specialize in providing clinics, group exercises, as well as one-on-one teaching for all levels of golfers. The academy also offers group activities such as team-building exercises, night golf, and challenges. They can help with every facet of your game, from the driver to the putter using the latest technology: TrackMan and the SAM PuttLab.

If you’re a golf junkie like me, you can easily spend a couple of days at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Next year (2022), four new members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame including Tiger Woods, Tim Finchem, Marion Hollins, and Susie Maxwell Bering. Exhibits include the Member’s Locker Room, containing personal items from each member, Tales From the Collection, Tributes to Nancy Lopez and African American Golfers, THE PLAYERS Experience, built around the PGA tournament in nearby Ponte Vedra, and The Challenge Hole – a 132-yard island green reminiscent of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

The Renaissance World Golf Village Hotel is located in the middle of WGV and puts you in walking distance of the Hall of Fame, PGA TOUR Academy, Bill Murray’s Caddyshack Restaurant, and The Slammer & Squire Golf Course. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, offering everything you’ll need to relax after a round of golf or touring the grounds. The Villagio Restaurant is located on the first floor and serves a great breakfast buffet during non-COVID 19 times as well as sumptuous dinners.

All this leads us to the golf courses, The Slammer & Squire and The King & Bear. The King & Bear is the coup de gras of the two courses. It’s located a couple of miles away but is definitely worth the trip. You’ve probably figured out by now the designers behind it, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Not only were these two champions part of the inaugural Hall of Fame class, but their collaboration on this course is also amazing. Of the two courses, King & Bear is much more of a “players” course although, with seven different yardages on the scorecard, there’s an appropriate distance regardless of ability.

The King & Bear can best be described as a tale of two nines. The front nine is more of a links-style course, open and airy with lots of native grasses. The back nine is where the fun begins. In true Florida golf fashion, many of the holes are lined with tall, loblolly pines and ancient oak trees, waste areas created with crushed coquina shells, and several water hazards. Since both Palmer and Nicklaus excelled off the tee, good driving is at a premium, especially on the two signature holes designed by each player. They are handicapped as the two most difficult holes on the inward nine. Number 15 is Arnie’s, a risk/reward,311-yard par 4 with a slight dogleg right. Most players will opt for a two-shot approach into a green surrounded by water. Number 16 is Jack’s hole, a 416-yard dogleg right par 4. A long drive down the middle goes a long way in succeeding on this hole. Trees line the right side and anything long and left off the tee is not likely to be found. Most players will be left with a long iron or hybrid approach shot into a large, elevated green protected front and right by a large, deep greenside bunker. Par these two holes and you’ve most likely shot a good round!

The clubhouse at the King & Bear was recently remodeled and is spectacular, especially their brand new restaurant, AJ’s Kitchen & Cocktails. World Golf Village’s newest dining venue recently won a Golden Fork Award, placing second in Best New Amenity 2021. AJ’s specializes in specialty drinks, beer samplers, and a wine wall as well as some uncommon comfort food with a local twist including Grilled Jerk Spiced Wings, Braised Short Rib Quesadilla, and Hatch Pepper Spiced Grouper. Whether you’re looking for something light or a multi-course meal, AJ’s has something for everyone.

Both courses have comprehensive practice facilities with full-length driving ranges, short game areas with bunkers, and large practice greens. Many players that don’t have time for a round will spend a couple of hours at one of the two practice facilities.

World Golf Village is currently accepting new members so if you can’t get enough of these courses, here’s your chance! WGV is managed by Troon Golf, the #1 golf course management company in the country. As a member of a Troon-managed property, you’ll have access to other Troon private and daily fees across the country and around the world. And with Troon’s recent acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners, that list has grown significantly!
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02/26/21
Great
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02/16/21
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02/04/21
Z
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12/31/20
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12/24/20
Ok
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12/22/20
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12/22/20
Great Course
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12/05/20
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11/30/20
Pretty nice course
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11/14/20
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11/14/20
Slow pace
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10/31/20
Course was very wet
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10/29/20
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10/17/20
Great
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09/04/20
aerated the week before we played but greens were still decent. rough is thick, thick, thick. great layout with some beautiful landscaping. friendly, helpful staff. easily worth twilight rates but a reach at 189.
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08/22/20
One of the best
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08/12/20
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04/05/20
Great track with really nice employees so.
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04/05/20
N/a
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01/29/20
Awesome
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12/30/19
Very wet fairways
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11/15/19
Outstanding track. I loved every bit of it.
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11/04/19
Greens are pristine.
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08/11/19
Great
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07/15/19
A little wet but still amazing
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07/10/19
Great and fair layout
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07/06/19
Good if u have a coupon
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07/05/19
Great course
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05/28/19
The morning is busy because the members have their tee times
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05/17/19
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05/06/19
Good
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03/30/19
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03/17/19
I suck!
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03/12/19
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12/28/18
Florida resident discount ftw
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12/23/18
Great course
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09/25/18
Great twilight value
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09/18/18
Awesome
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08/24/18
A
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08/19/18
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08/18/18
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07/28/18
Hard
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07/27/18
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07/20/18
Amazing hole layouts. Well worth the few extra $. I definitely plan to come back. Great conditions, beautiful course.
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06/28/18
Love this place!
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06/22/18
Great course.
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06/22/18
Nice.
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06/22/18
Thanks
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06/14/18
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06/10/18
Greens aerated. Otherwise in nice condition
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06/03/18
Great course to play. Maybe best in St Augustine!!
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05/13/18
Great course.
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05/09/18
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05/02/18
Hey excellent
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04/28/18
Yes
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04/22/18
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04/07/18
Everything but the clubhouse service is great
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04/06/18
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02/19/18
Beautiful course, it’s flat but plenty of challenge s with the water
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02/13/18
Great play in feb, but not worth 100 for twilight
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12/31/17
.
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12/03/17
Very nice
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10/18/17
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09/04/17
Beautiful course!
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08/28/17
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08/26/17
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07/29/17
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07/28/17
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07/27/17
Awesome course
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07/26/17
Fantastic Course. long and demanding but the greens are fast and pure. Save up and go play.
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07/14/17
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07/14/17
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07/12/17
So fun!
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07/10/17
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06/17/17
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05/20/17
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04/11/17
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04/02/17
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03/20/17
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01/08/17
Awesome layout
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12/29/16
Fantastic course
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11/24/16
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11/17/16
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11/01/16
Great!
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10/11/16
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09/10/16
First class facility! Both the inside and outside staff are very friendly and react to your every need. Carts are very clean. The rangers on the course have cold Mango towels as well as water, ice and cups. I especially liked the red delicious apples on hole #1
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09/03/16
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07/28/16
Gnats were terrible!!!
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06/14/16
Clubhouse and staff are great - course is in good shape - course excitement is low and therefore not worth money they are charging
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06/14/16
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05/18/16
Very enjoyable round!!
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04/04/16
Excellent golf course in great shape.
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04/02/16
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03/29/16
Nice
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03/22/16
Excellent condition staff and clubhouse
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02/29/16
Nice course. Greens were true


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02/28/16
Green
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02/28/16
Great course. A little expensive.
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01/11/16
Great
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01/10/16
Excellent
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12/28/15
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11/13/15
Absolutely exceptional!!
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11/12/15
really really tough track perfectly manicured
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11/06/15
great course
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09/28/15
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09/04/15
God
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08/18/15
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08/17/15
Course was in excellent condition considering the area has received a lot rain this month.
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08/16/15
Fairways and greens just punched and sanded
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07/25/15
Great
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07/23/15
Great track
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07/19/15
G
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07/09/15
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06/21/15
hot
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06/21/15
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06/16/15
Great course
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05/30/15
amazing day
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05/04/15
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04/27/15
great course
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04/07/15
great course for the 60 I paid.
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02/06/15
Great shape and a reasonable 4 hour round. We'll be back.
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01/01/15
Worth playing.
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12/27/14
Fantastic.
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10/07/14
Great shape.
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09/14/14
Great course!
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06/22/14
good
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06/16/14
Amazing layout and a truly fun course to play. Had just aerated when we played so the greens weren't ideal but this is always in good shape otherwise. Not a value play but a top notch course.
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05/04/14
Great condition, great course!!!
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04/08/14
Very nice, has a lot of "bear" type holes..
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04/02/14
Great
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03/23/14
Great course. Manicured all over. Still a little pricey.
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03/08/14
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03/08/14
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03/06/14
Excellent
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03/04/14
Good condition
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10/15/13
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08/11/13
Great course and very fun. Will play again soon.
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08/01/13
Wet
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07/20/13
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07/02/13
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06/22/13
No
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06/22/13
Beat Ben
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06/08/13
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05/27/13
Awesome!
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05/25/13
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05/25/13
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05/21/13
Nice course!
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04/23/13
Great course, loved the weather
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04/11/13
Great
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04/10/13
Very nice
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03/19/13
Tough course
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01/21/13
Very nice course
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01/15/13
Ok
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09/09/12
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08/01/12
Fantastic course
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07/27/12
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06/27/12
Great course!!! Best in town
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06/21/12
Great layout - greens were a little rough having been recently aerated
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06/20/12
Greens were aerated 2 weeks ago and still in poor condition.
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06/07/12
Great course
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06/03/12
Wonderful course friendly staff. Great golfing experience.
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05/14/12
Awesome course every time.
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04/15/12
Great layout, extremely well-maintained… Perfect greens.
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04/04/12
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03/12/12
Z
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02/20/12
Awesome course
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02/11/12
Awesome!!!!!
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01/14/12
Great
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01/06/12
Great course, great condition
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12/18/11
Wow
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
Crancemavies 92 71.6/135 11/26/21
nmahoney5 96 75.2/141 11/25/21
Crancemavies 85 71.6/135 11/19/21
Demarco 82 75.2/141 11/14/21
MitchelHarry 106 71.6/135 11/08/21
Crancemavies 82 71.6/135 10/29/21
Ace5 72 67.1/118 10/21/21
Crancemavies 81 71.6/135 10/09/21
Crancemavies 84 71.6/135 10/02/21
Crancemavies 85 71.6/135 09/23/21
danlever500 90 68.8/128 09/20/21
SweenDogger 96 71.6/135 09/10/21
srousseau 87 75.2/141 09/10/21
JGoodrich14 82 71.6/135 09/10/21
Ace5 76 66.1/117 09/08/21
cclark765 86 71.6/135 09/03/21
paulsac7 118 71.6/135 08/21/21
cinnamonuk1971 85 71.6/135 08/13/21
MTP19631 93 75.2/141 08/13/21
Ace5 77 68.2/124 08/12/21
pclifford 86 73.7/139 08/07/21
cpcpete 88 73.7/139 08/06/21
Brewcrew 85 70.1/123 08/06/21
abeasley13 86 71.6/135 07/28/21
charlesdtyler 89 71.6/135 07/25/21
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Stone M 75.2 141
Black M 73.7 139
Blue M 71.6 135
White M 68.8 128
Green M 70.1 123
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