Elevation Changes Make Magnolia Point a Must-Play in Northeast Florida

One of the many identifiable characteristics of the Augusta National Golf Club are the elevation changes of many of the holes on the course.  Often players have to deal with lies where the ball is above their feet, below their feet, on a down slope, and so on. 

Given the geography of Northeast Florida is a little bit flatter than that of eastern Georgia, the majority of the courses in and around Jacksonville don’t have much of an elevation change at all. For the most part, the only true elevation change a player might have to navigate is an elevated green or two.

When playing Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club for the first time however it’s the elevation changes of the course that first strike you.  Both the par-3 second and par-4 third on the White course have noticeable elevation changes, relatively speaking at least.  Many will find the tee shot off the par-4 fifth inviting, as a well stuck tee shot that catches a good bounce can end up making the 371 yard hole a lot shorter. 

Then there’s the 390 yard par-4 ninth.  Even though the White to Blue scorecard has the hole listed as the third handicap, it easily plays like the most difficult (and most memorable) hole of the course.  With the fairway playing a good 50 yards downhill and leading up to a hazard with high fescue and reeds, it is imperative that the tee shot is both accurate and doesn’t have too much on it.  From there the hazard and fescue force a blind approach shot into the green. 

In all, even though the course doesn’t play extremely long, or extremely tough, there’s no doubt that it is enjoyable.  With reasonably priced greens fees and a location just outside beautiful Green Cove Springs, you can put Magnolia Point Golf club on your list of things to do on your vacation to Northeast Florida.