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 15 minutes north east of downtownBakersfield, 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. Its location is next to Lake Ming, the Kern River, and Hart Park, as well as camping grounds and recreational areas.

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.

Kern River Golf Course has hosted many tournaments, including the Kern County Amateur for decades. It features some of the longest Par 3 holes in the county, as well as elevated greens and bermuda grass fairways. There are three practice areas, as well as a driving range, and Professional Golf Instruction. A interior snack bar, and snack shack on the 6th tee provide food and refreshment for golfers. Tees range from Blue to new 'Family Tees' for a shorter course for Junior Golfers and their families.

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.

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