Country Club of Orange Park (904) 726-7664
Florida Golf Course Review
The Country Club of Orange Park is an 18-hole championship layout designed by Bobby Miller that traverses some of Clay County's most beautiful
wetland areas. This well-heeled traditional Florida tract features mature tree-lined fairways, carries over and along protected wetlands and 14 of the 18
holes have water hazards. With an Audubon Society Wildlife Preserve adjacent to the Country Club of Orange Park, many exotic and endangered bird
species can be found on the course - including bald eagles.
The southern style clubhouse provides a nicely appointed golf shop and a formal dining room that is open for lunch daily and dinner Thursday through
Sunday. The 19th Hole lounge that features popular libations also serves a wide porch area overlooking the course and allowing guests to sample some
southern, down-home hospitality. The clubhouse also features locker rooms with showers for both men and women, and banquet facilities that can provide seating for 140+ guests.
Practice facilities at the Country Club of Orange Park feature a grass range and an extensive and immaculately constructed short game area with practice
bunker, chipping green and putting green. Golf carts are equipped with the new EGO GPS system (complimentary) and all pins are laser linked as well as
being color coded for front, middle and back hole location information. 100, 150 and 200 yard plates are located in the center of the fairways on all par
fours and fives, and sprinker heads are marked to the center of the green.
From the immaculate conditioning of this course it is apparent that the course superintendent Scott Price and his crew consider its' care a labor of love.
The Bermuda teeboxes, fairways and rough are trimmed to perfection and the carpet-like TiffDwarf greens are overseeded with Poatrivialis to ensure that
they are well-conditioned and fast year-round. Thirty-three bunkers dot the course and numerous wetland areas provide additional hazards.
This is a big hitters course from the back tees which play 7,048 yards with a slope/rating of 137/73.3. Four additional sets of tees provide an equal
challenge with yardages of 6548 (129/71.3), 5911 (115/68.8 for men and 131/72.8 for women) , 5511( 128/72.1) and 5127(121/69.7). Although ample
landing areas are provided off most of the tee boxes, the combination of long tree-lined fairways, hazardous water features, and intricate doglegs will force
the use of almost every club in your bag.
Located only 20 minutes from Jacksonville, the Country Club of Orange Park is one of Florida's best kept secrets. It is truly a player's course and offers an
enjoyable yet challenging round to every level of golfer. We consider this a must play in the Jacksonville area! For more information on the Country Club
of Orange Park with a link to its website, please click here.