Kern River Golf Course

Lake Ming Dr, Bakersfield, California, 93386
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(661) 872-5128
Architect: William F. Bell (87)
                       William P. Bell (52)
                      
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Detailed description of Kern River Golf Course

Kern River Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Bakersfield, California.

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.

This course has been reviewed 7 times
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San Rafael, CA

$26 (cart not included), played on Sunday, June 2017 at

Well maintained course. Nice views of mountains, Ming lake, and the desert.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 028849
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Bakersfield, CA

$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.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021252
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Bakersfield, CA

$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.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018973
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Bakersfield, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2011 at noon

one of the better courses. holes #3, 7, 18 are the toughest.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016290
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Bakersfield, CA

$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.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013928
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Bakersfield, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2010 at 6am

Good course for a county-owned facility.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012325
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Bakersfield, CA

$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.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
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Rank ID # : 009417
4.0/5
Based on 7 reviews
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