Kern River Golf Course first opened for play in 1953. The course was designed by William F. Bell and William P. Bell.
Kern River Golf Course has a backdrop unlike any other course in Bakersfield. Located just 15 minutes from downtown, the course is surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, and orchards. At 6,400 yards, this course offers a challenge for skilled golfers and forgiving terrain for the casual player.
The Kern River Golf Course plays to a par-70. From the back tees the course plays to 6458 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5971 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 8, a par-5 that plays to 543 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 138 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 465 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Kern River is # 2, a 138 yard par-3.
$26 (cart not included), played on Sunday, June 2017 at
Well maintained course. Nice views of mountains, Ming lake, and the desert.
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2013 at 8am
KERN RIVER IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE FOR A COUNTY COURSE. IT IS A REAL CHALLENGE THAT KEEP MOST GOLFERS ON THEIR TOES.
$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2012 at 8am
The best of the county courses and in better shape than in past years - perhaps because they have put more water on the course than in past years. Fun course for the average golfer/high handicaper.
$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2011 at noon
one of the better courses. holes #3, 7, 18 are the toughest.
$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at 6am
We have a group of 10 -15 guys that play this course every Wednesday. We have a great time and look forward to playing.
$21 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2010 at 6am
Good course for a county-owned facility.
$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, February 2010 at 10am
#11 & #17 are 200 yds+ and elevated 3 pars. It is impossible for 85% of players, seniors, average, women, new players to hit these greens in one. The pro refuses to move the white, yellow or red tees up to make the game more interesting for us. A small percentage of golfers & pros play pot games from the blue tees and it enhances their game.
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