If this golf vacation destination were truly ‘hidden’, it is worth seeking for. The Hidden Creek Golf Club in Navarre, Florida, could easily have been missed out being flanked by two golfing spots – Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola. But thanks to its layout and amenities, it easily stands at par with the bigger, more popular courses in the area.
The Hidden Creek Golf Club is a Ron Garl creation featuring a highly playable layout with just the right amount of ‘kick’ in every hole to keep things interesting. It opened in 1988 and its resume includes an impressive list of US Open Qualifying Rounds and a 4 ½ star rating from Golf Digest. It is also in the elite list of Golf Digest’s Top 201 Places to Play in North America. With 6,805 yards from the longest tees, the course plays for a par of 72 with four sets of tees on a fairly open layout. It is slightly elevated, with a lot of room for tees, and the greens are fast and true. Pines dot the well manicured greens adding a scenic and challenging touch up to the relatively flat terrain. To complete the golf vacation package, the course offers some of the best amenities anyone can find in the area.
It boasts of a newly built clubhouse complete with two full locker rooms, a shower and a sauna. The fine dining restaurant, The Tuscan Grille, completes any guest’s golf trip experience at the Hidden Creek Golf Club with its excellent choice for lunch and dinner. The green fees are reasonable, the amenities superb, and the layout is interesting from the 1st hole down to the last. No golfer could ever hide his fascination for this course; the reasons are quite easy to find.