North East Panama City area golfing
I love the value for the price, located nearby for anyone living in the Panama City area, or north or east side of town, and also worth the drive down 231 if coming from the beach for a good discount round of golf. The management team are friendly, the reconditioned fairways are greener and have rain runoff compared to previous years. I like the raked traps, barren rolling terrain, water challenges and general country landscape lets you get away from the rat race, the carts are superb and the other golfers are friendly. They've done a 'Good Ole American Improvement Effort' compared to the way the course was years ago, and it's getting better every day. In the past, the greens were NEVER any good and the fairways were waterlogged, before this new management took over, and now they are very much improved. This course, with its rolling curvy terrain with indigenous trees and numerous lakes in comparison to other local courses that are flat and lined by mostly pine trees, is a plus. I wish it was called something like hidden hills, or shadow lakes or something more appropriate, but in any case this is a great and affordable golf course for beginners and experienced players(just step back a tee box if you want more challenge, its there) and the opportunity for sensational draw or fade tee offs, over the tree tops eagles, and 'show off' final finishes on holes 9 and 18 in front of the clubhouse patio crowd, which boosts our confidence. For the money, it's got golf magnetism, the food(burgers, dogs, etc) is good but who has time to eat, and you can walk pulling your cart and get good health, or ride in the quality ELECTRIC carts(NO STINKY GAS EXHAUST), and the daily and twilight hours prices are great too. Great wide open driving range, putting green and practice area too. Good season prices also. The manager and staff are personable and just 'good people'.
June 21, 2014
Love the layout, but the condition is sad
I have played here frequently for the last 5 years because I love the layout of the course. However, the condition of the course has severely gone down recently. It was never tour ready, but it is pretty pathetic. The greens were like putting in a backyard, the tee boxes were uneven, and the fairways were covered in weeds and barespots. The price was $25.00, and I know you get what you pay for, but the bottom line is that I would rather pay more money to for this course to make it. We had to basically make a rule that any putt six inches from the hole was good because the conditions were so bad. This place has changed ownership several times, and all promise to improve it. But the fact is, it is built on an old landfill, and has pretty much lived up to being a dump, sadly.
June 9, 2014
go somewhere else
the weather wasn't that great, but if I would have paid more than $10 I would have wanted my money back
March 12, 2014
Bay Dunes Review
Cow pasture used for target practice. For the price, it was better to play than go to the range. I play this course during the holidays annually and the greens rarely roll true.
December 18, 2013
I will recommend this cours to my friend comming frond canada
December 7, 2013
nice lay out
It had been a while sense I had played this course.
I must say I was surprised to see how much the
course has been improved!
They are still working on the drainage on the course and
the greens were the best I`ve seen. looking forward to playing
November 23, 2013
Great course, tough play.
Bit narrow, you will need the golf gods help if you get caught under a tree off the fairway. Ditto if in the deep rough --ball will all but disappear.
November 16, 2013
enjoy playing this course
The course is better than the last time we played following re seeding and a good rainfall.
Would play it again
November 9, 2013