PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club

Hammock Dunes Club: Creek

Palm Coast, FL Private


This design, one of two stellar courses at this club in Palm Coast and one of Rees Jones' favorites, is set in the dark interior of the Intracoastal Waterway marshes and plays like an animal leaping from one dry place to another over stretches of wetlands. Not for the feint of heart or weak of swing, it was an extreme effort to build and locate enough land to support golf, and the design roams far and wide to find just enough. But the journey is worth the effort due to holes like 13, 14 and 15 that feel like dancing on a highwire over the marsh, the latter hole being a gambling go-for-broke short par 4. Each of the par 3s, particularly seven, 12 and 16, require unflinching shots over swamp or water, with miss-hits reaching into the pocket for another ball.


Holes 18
Length 7355
Slope 151
Facility Type Private
Designer Rees Jones, ASGCA


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Ranking history:

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 25, 2005-'07.
2023-'24 ranking: 30th.
Previous ranking: 31st.


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