The par is 72. Gold Tees are 7432 yards with a slope 137. Blue Tees are 6905 yards with a slope 133. White Tees are 6521 ... More
Hunter's Creek Golf Club
The par is 72. Gold Tees are 7432 yards with a slope 137. Blue Tees are 6905 yards with a slope 133. White Tees are 6521 yards with a slope 129. Red Tees are 5755 yards with a slope 120. Hunter's Creek is very, very, long. There is also water on a number of holes. The yardage from the Gold tees borders on the ridiculous. This beautifully conditioned course routinely ranks among the best public courses in the state. Oddly, the par-3s are not long. Unfortunately, this leaves a bunch of yardage for the other 14 holes. This course is a 1986 Lloyd Clifton design.
I hadn't been back to play Hunter's Creek for a couple of years, but wow, what a difference. I always loved the layout but the conditions were far from ideal. I just played it last week and it looks amazing, especially the greens. I heard they were under new management so I assume that's a big part of the change. On top of that, I only paid $69, which for Orlando golf is a true steal. The staff was delightful and the location so near the airport was perfect for out getaway day of golf. It's truly fun, fast and friendly over at Hunter's Creek Golf Club!
After reading some reviews on yahoo and a few other sites, I decided to give Hunter's Creek a try. I was disappointed. Although the layout was good, the conditions were poor and the service levels need improvement.
I was impressed with the layout except hole #9. I critique layouts based on the # of the clubs needed to play the course. I used every club in the bag. The highlight was hole #3. The 3rd hole is a long par 3 with a very large bunker from the tee all the way to the green offering great visuals.
Now the bad. Although the layout was good, the conditions were very poor. The greens were nice, but the tee boxes, fairways and rough were sub par. 5-6 tee boxes were crowned like a football field. I thought side hill lies were in the fairways or rough? The fairways were weed infested and the rough was patchy.
Service levels varied. The restaurant staff was great. There was a black haired male bartender that was friendly and helpful. Helpful is not the word for the golf shop staff. There were two workers that seemed annoyed by my presence. A tall worker and his fellow employee were immersed in their own conversion.
Pace of play was great for a Friday, but that was more of an indication of the 20 other golfers on the course. After playing I now realize why there was only 20 other golfers playing.
Just returned from a 4 day golfathon in Orlando and we just loved the course, staff and value at Hunter's Creek. The local thoughts on this course is that nobody plays it due to it's bad reputation, one that it evidently DID diserve. The hurricanes really took their toll but now the place is in good shape, except the #2 green. We went with a 2 day pass, then after being disappointed at Remington, called them and upgraded to the 3 day pass. We were on a mission; played 54 the first day, 50 the second day and 50 the third day as well. The 3 day pass includes lunch (great burgers) and a beer or fountain drink (Karl, the bar manager is a great guy). So, 3 days of unlimited (and I mean unlimited; since nobody plays it much it's easy to replay) golf for $80.00 per day, with lunch and a coupla beers.
From the blues, the course is tough (we are a 4 and a 6 index) but from the greens it is a blast. Play the blues first, get a flavor for the course and then play the greens.
Hit 'em long, now go make the putt...
My boss was in town and I was looking for a place to play a quick 18 before he had to head to the airport - had heard Hunters Creek used to be one of the best, but fell on hard times. We decided to play anyway - it was an excellent choice.
Staff was friendly, course was wide open - only three singles ahead of us and we teed off at 8:30 - played the whole round in 3 hours. Five sets of tees offer challenges, from the whites at 5800 yards to the golds at 7200 yards.
16 of the 18 greens were in good shape (pretty quick greens, lots of slope), fairways were in decent shape, and some tough challenging holes - decent range and practice green. Didn't see any evidence of the weeds referenced by previous posters.
Might have been a different story if we had to wait - so worth it to call and see how open the course is (in terms of people) or check availability of tee times online.
Wow, what a difference a year makes. I played this course in January and it was very disappointing. The course was in poor condition. Not the case anymore.
I was looking for a final course to play on my trip this year. A bell man at my hotel suggested playing Hunters Creek. I told him I played there in January at didn't want to return. He convinced me to give the course another shot. I'm glad I did.
The course improved dramatically. In talking with a few staff members they mentioned new management and a new greenskeeper. The staff was very excited about the course improvements. They mentioned a weed killing process on the greens this summer.
The greens were true and rolling fast. No weeds, just plush, green grass. I will return in February with my golf travelling group!
If you want a first class golf course this is not it. It has some nice holes and very long, but many of the greens are dirt or almost bare. It needs a lot of care and it is not getting it. I have played it 4 times in the last couple months and the play can be slow at times. The price is high for the quality of the course.
We did a first annual guys golf trip. We played 4 nice courses. For our 5th and last round we picked Hunters Creek because it was close to the airport. What a mistake.
The golf course wasn�t worth playing again at all. Compound that with a 6 hour round, no marshals (that we could see). We were out there for 6 hours so you think we would have seen one if they had one.
Spend the extra 20 bucks and play a nice course.
this course still has a lot to be desired. The course used to be one of the best - a true championship course. Now the weeds have taken over, and has been allowed to brown. How about watering the course every now and again? I heard that the course was up for sale - but the sale fel through. Could be a management money issue.
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