Bacon Park Golf Course

3.1403705882 3.1 stars from 5 (106)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6418 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $22
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Ross 71 6418 yards 71.0 121
Blue 71 6025 yards 69.1 116
White 71 5471 yards 66.3 111
Red (W) 71 4760 yards 67.1 112

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 106 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

65 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for beginners seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad!Bad!Bad!"


u710992180's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Just a total waste of 26 for 9 forgettable holes. Pityfull!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Awful practice facilities"


u000008053593's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The courses chipping and putting greens are a poor excuse for greens. My backyard is in better condition to putt then the practice green. The round was significantly better. Score cards still do not have a map of the course layout. There is no cart path so there is cart wear everywhere. Not worth $45 to play go to Southbridge or crosswinds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Bad condition course"


Luc4918572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in very poor condition ! Go play another place !! Tee boxe, fairway, and almost all green need a lots of work !

We arrive 45 min before our tee off time and the guy ( i beleave he is the pro ) did not want us to go earlier because we booked with golf now ??

The worst of it is that there was absolutely no one on the course ??

That was the first and last time at bacon park !

Put your money elsewhere


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Winter golf"


Rke6327953's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course is in good condition however fairways grass is still dormant and quite bare making most shots difficult. Traps are in good shape, raked and good sand. Greens are extremely fast. Worth the money but expect minimal grass on the fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Needs some work"


Mississaugaajb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, great old design but it needs some work to get it to it's potential. I hope the City of Savannah knows what could be done with this gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs work"


gapsav's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens needs work tee boxes needs grass fairways are a little bare but the course was mostly dry giving good rolls on fairway shots greens bare but mostly rolled good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course could be great"


u000007954372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout of the course is very fun. Provides a challenge on the greens without making it unplayable for a hacker. However, it needs a few things to get to the next level. First thing they need is to spend the money to lay a cement cart path throughout the course, and then enforce cart path only or 90degree rule on the rainy days/weeks we get. The course is so beat up from the carts and mud that I don’t know that it will ever recover. Next would be to identify pin locations and share with the patrons playing. Simple way to improve the course and help out the paying customers. Last thing would be to put a concession stand/restrooms/vending machine station at the 9th green where the 4th green and 5th and 10th tee boxes all meet. Do those things and the course will be top notch!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wet conditions"


Dwwinc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked this round with fully prepared to walk due to the rain the previous night. I was surprised to hear that the course did not have cart paths and was allowing players to drive on the course. The course should be walking or pull carts only in its present state. The 7th fairway and others had deep ruts from golf carts trying to find a safe path.

The greens are in great shape for winter and played smoothly. The course is straight forward and a good causal layout.

I will play again in the spring and see what the shape of the course is after this wet winter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"As expected"


hooterstour03's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Have been told a bunch to play here you will love it. So I did today and the course layout is nice not much rough as there is a lot of weeds and thin fairway as the rough bunkers was nice on the second hole was only time I was in them. The greens rolled decent and really good on a few holes and was faster than appeared. They need to do some work on a few of their greens and maybe move the red tees back a little as my girl friend didn’t like teeing off from the fairway instead of a tee box. Tee time was at 11:40 and was right on time. Putting green was horrible same as chipping green so we skippped that part. Greens are big wind makes a difference there as it is pretty open. Was a little sad that the cart girl never came back out during the busiest time of the day. She was pulling up to the clubhouse as we tee’d off and never seen her and #9 does not end by the clubhouse so make sure you take plenty of beer or water when you play here. Will play here again as long as it is under $28 on golf now. But should be around $20


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Chadd5650393's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000007954372's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Groups sent out every 10 mins, but level of play by golfers takes 15 mins per hole, resulting in long waits and delays every hole. Need someone to better regulate start times and pace of play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent for winter conditions"


Rke6327953's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are short as grass has gone dormant. Still making shots is not too bad. Greens are in pretty good shape. We’ ve had a lot of rain this month and some fairways are still pretty soggy. Overall, if you can get a hot deal, it’s worth playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u063163099's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Once and done"


ABxter10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I appreciate the Course being built back in 1926. But the Conditions were poor.

I was very disappointed overall with the layout and the shape of the course. I would not play there again.

Sorry Bacon Park


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bacon Park is cooking the Bacon!"


u063163099's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in good shape considering this time of year. Only disappointment was my GPS couldn’t find the back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice round on a chilly day"


Rke6327953's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in very good shape. Tee boxes and fairways are great. There were a few wet spots due to recent rains. Only complaint was that greens didn’t seem to roll consistently. Ball speeds varied from one green to the next. I’m not sure if they are rotating mowing or what, but my Pitts did not roll consistent speeds. Wife also complained about the same thing. Otherwise a nice day and a nice round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"No starting marshal ruins this course"


u000008053593's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out on a Sunday 1010 tee time get to the first tee at 1005 and theres four groups ahead of us teeing off, later in the round we found out all these groups had a tee time later than 1010 but teed off because they said no one was there to stop them. No clear cart path so there is cart path wear on edges of the fairway. As stated theres no starting marshal and theres definitely no marshal checking on the pace of play. Greens are challenging and fun course layout is also fun just no way to the club house after 9 to get food or beverage. This course could be great if a little more care was put into it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Thankful for the hot deal"


u000007598025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were rough. Although greens we’re decent. Suprised to see walkers allowed on a Sunday. Watched the walkers chip and putt 5 balls each with a single behind them. Watched a single putt 4 times from same spot with a two some behind him in the fairway. Multiple groups of 5-6 golfers scattered through the course. Saw no staff patrolling the grounds during my round. I was a single and played behind a two some that never let me play through even though I was parked behind their cart 3 times on the front 9 while they were just starting to tee off. Based on course conditions can’t believe the Savannah City AM is Still played here. Always wanted to play this course and was very disappointed. Little or no grass on the range before the round should have been my heads up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Rooting for this classic muni gem"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Conditioning is an important component of any golf experience. But it's a testament to the quality of the design of a course when one can have a great time even when the course is not at its best, maintenance-wise. That was my experience in August at Bacon Park, a well-restored Donald Ross course. The greens had suffered from the uneven weather of 2018, but nevertheless the routing and vibe of the course is undeniable. It reflects its home city: warm, humid, full of live oaks and Spanish moss. The three reachable par fives and the long par-3 17th make it worth the green fees, which are very reasonable. If you're in the area, check it out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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