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Bacon Park Golf Course

Shorty Cooper Dr, Savannah, Georgia, 31406
Type: Public
No. Holes: 27
(912) 354-2625
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Architect: Donald Ross (304)
                      
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Detailed description of Bacon Park Golf Course

Bacon Park Golf Course is a public, 27 hole golf facility located in Savannah, Georgia. The facility has 3 nine-hole course. They are Cypress, Live Oak, and Magnolia. They can be combined to form 3 different 18-hole pairings.

Bacon Park Golf Course first opened for play in 1926. The course was designed by Donald Ross. J. Porter Gibson redesigned nine holes and added three others in 1971.  Denis Griffiths and Ron Kirby redesigned the entire course when they added the third nine in 1985. 

The Live Oak Course is the longest of the three courses and is best known for its elevated greens. The signature hole on the Live Oak Course is #9, a 581-yard, par 5, that requires two shots over water. 

The Cypress Course features water hazards (seven lakes) coming into play on six holes. 

The Magnolia Course is a combination of the other two designs, including both elevated greens and water hazards.   

The on-site Bacon Park Golf School provides instruction for all skill levels.

This course has been reviewed 4 times
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Savannah, GA

$10 (cart not included), played on Monday, December 2019 at 3:00 PM

It is nearly impossible to maintain a municipal golf course in the same fashion as a private or one financed by corporate headquarters. I have witnessed more than 60 years of golf at the Muni and have witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly. Cliff Welch has put his money where his mouth is and gone the extra yard, in an attempt to take a worn & tired Donald J. Ross course and bring it, kicking & screaming, into the 21st Century. To play the original layout, carrying my Sunday bag and able to enjoy the flora, the fauna and Mother Nature at its finest, is no greater joy. So put the peg in the ground, focus on the beauty that surrounds you and enjoy the course as you find it. Brother Logan

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 029676
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Mulberry, FL

(cart included), played on Thursday, May 2019 at 2:51 PM

OC Welch Properties is trying hard to get good help to make this old nostalgic D. Ross course in top condition.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 029511
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Savannah, GA

Member (cart included), played on Tuesday, April 2008 at 10am

Bacon Park Golf Course is a 27 hole course. With 3 nine hole courses that you can play in 3 different 18 hole combinations, this course provides plenty of variety. The price is right. No houses on the course is an added bonus.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, 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 # : 002450
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Ellabell, GA

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2008 at noon

Donald Ross original design; probably better in summer, as fairways didn't have much grass on them. Some holes were really fun & challenging...others (non-original)left something to be desired.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 001607
3.8/5
Based on 4 reviews
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