Scenic Hills Country Club

8891 Burning Tree Rd,

Pensacola, Florida FL 32514

  • Office

    +1 (850) 476 0380
  • Pro shop

    +1 (850) 476 0611
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 471 1503

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Originally designed by Chic Adams (1959); redesigned by Jerry Pate (1992)

SSS or slope






How to get there:

5 miles N of Pensacola

Scenic Hills Country Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1959

Scenic Hills Country Club: The only Florida golf course to have staged a U.S. Open Championship to date (see Did You Know section below), Scenic Hills is still capable of giving your game a thorough workout. Although some of its grandeur may have waned over time, you'll find more elevation change here than on most courses in the Sunshine State.

Three tricky and relatively tight holes start your round. A straight, downhill par-4 leads the way, with a testing and doglegging short par-5 to follow. The gently climbing, straight par-4 3rd is squeezed by housing on your rightside.

On this scenic and pleasantly undulating, though not excessively hilly layout, the green surrounds are nicely mounded and home to solid bunker defences. Although bunkering is limited along the uncontoured fairways, it's a different matter when you arrive at the small and subtly sloping putting greens.

Water plays a limited part in proceedings, although has its moments courtesy of Thompson Bayou, which meanders north-south through the course. The creek dangerously slices across the fairway on the par-4 6th and par-5 11th, and will need to be crossed from the tee at the 2nd, and par-4 13th and 15th.

The pick of the par-3s is the good-length 16th, a deep bunker awaiting anything hit slightly left of target. The course threads its way through a mix of housing and occasional stretches of woodland, with several sharply doglegging holes on the front-nine and arguably the most attractive holes saved for the close of the back-nine.

List of courses: Emerald Coast, FL


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times: $45. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Scenic Hills is the only course in the state of Florida to host a U.S. Open event, namely the 1969 Womens U.S. Open. It was won by Donna Caponi, who recorded the first of her four major championship victories.

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