Kern River Golf Course

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Kern River Golf Course
Club information
Coordinates 35°26′02″N 118°51′32″W / 35.434°N 118.859°W / 35.434; -118.859
Location Kern County, near Bakersfield, California
Established 1953
Type Public
Owned by County of Kern
Total holes 18
Website kernrivergolf.com
Designed by William F. Bell
Par 70
Length 6,458 yards
Course rating 70.7

Kern River Golf Course is a public golf course located in Kern River County Park along the Kern River just north of Bakersfield, California. It is one of three courses owned and managed by the County of Kern Parks & Recreation division.[1] The golf course is a part of the Kern River County Park.

The course was designed by William F. Bell, and opened in 1953.[2] It is a full 18-hole golf course, situated on hilly terrain near the base of the Greenhorn Mountains.[1] Various local tournaments are held throughout the year. The Highland High School junior varsity golf team plays at the course during the spring season.

The Kern River Golf Course also has one of two large reservable picnic areas in the Kern River County Park. It is situated on the east side of the course. There is no direct road access between the club house and the area, which makes it relatively isolated. It contains: 118 picnic tables, five deep pit barbecues, six grills, food preparation table, a bandstand, and two booths (one for tickets and the other for drinks). The area is lit and fenced. It also contains restrooms, playground equipment and a softball backstop.[3]

Scorecard[edit]

Kern River Golf Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue 70.7/120 529 138 465 453 293 163 395 543 200 3179 381 235 365 339 459 366 382 222 530 3279 6458
White 69.6/118 516 129 454 436 282 152 388 534 180 3071 376 225 358 332 436 359 373 218 510 3187 6258
Par Men's 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 70
Handicap Men's 9 17 1 3 15 13 5 7 11 10 4 8 18 2 12 14 6 16
Red 73.5/123 492 118 435 400 267 135 376 519 165 2907 361 211 344 320 424 346 357 205 496 3064 5971
Par Ladies 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 37 73
Handicap Ladies 7 17 11 5 13 15 3 1 9 10 6 14 12 16 8 4 18 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Golf Courses. County of Kern Parks & Recreation. Accessed: 04-14-2010.
  2. ^ Kern River Golf Course. Golf Link. Accessed: 04-14-2010.
  3. ^ Kern River County Park Group Picnic Areas. County of Kern Parks & Recreation. Accessed: 04-14-2010.

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