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Melbourne, FL  32901-4308
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Crane Creek Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 5,886 yards | 115 slope

67.6 rating | Bermuda grass


Crane Creek Golf Course


The 18-hole "Crane Creek" course at the Crane Creek Reserve Golf Club facility in Melbourne, Florida features 5,886 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 67.6 and it has a slope rating of 115 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) William W. Amick, ASGCA, the Crane Creek golf course opened in 1926. Mike Flynn manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed November 04, 2015

Played a round recently while visiting daughter in Palm Bay. We've played a couple of other courses in the area, including the other muni, Mallard's Landing.

This is a pretty nice course and prices not bad for late October. Course was in excellent condition. Greens and tee boxes well-kept. Fairways in good condition.

Couple of tips if you are going to play here:

1. They expect you to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your tee time. Counter guy and starter were a bit miffed that we got there pretty close to our tee time, but in plenty of time to tee off on schedule. They made it sound like the 30 minutes prior was a standard at golf courses; new one on me. We routinely arrive about 15 minutes prior to tee time where we usually play in Sarasota County.
2. Riders, not playing, get charged for riding along. Not sure what this is supposed to accomplish. In addition to my wife, daughter, and myself we had our 11 year old son along. He plays some, but usually when there's no crowd, so he was just a ride along this time. First time we've ever been charged for his riding along and we've done it at numerous courses.
3. The rough is brutal in some areas, don't miss the fairways.

Reviewed July 27, 2013

Driving range was beat up today, but that seems standard around this area. Tee boxes were well maintained. What I don't understand is how the greens were in such bad shape. They were very bad. There has been enough rain here lately to keep the fairways muddy and rutted yet not enough to maintain the greens? Putts should not be bouncing!

Reviewed July 24, 2011

Nice course for a practice round (which I need!) Big, open fairways, very little water or other hazards in play. Easy course, but this isn't bad as I find it great for building confidence. Inexpensive, fairly well maintained.

Reviewed April 28, 2011

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Reviewed April 09, 2009

A good choice for the beginner. Fairways are wide and there is very little rough. Pretty good condition for a municipal and very good value at the price. It does get very busy at times so be sure to use the telephone booking service 6 days in advance.

Reviewed July 15, 2008

It's a good golf course for beginners because there are not to many houses. Other than that the course is very managable with few difficulties. This is a good course to start out in golf, or to fine tune your swing.

Reviewed April 13, 2008

Can't remember, much about it because it was so long ago, but believe it was nice.

Reviewed September 16, 2007

good for a cheap quick play but if your not a beginner this will not be fun

Reviewed November 11, 2006

Mel Muni

nice flat course, well maintained, good staff. A good course for the money, can usually get a T-time short notice.

Reviewed October 22, 2006

Very good value

Good course for me. I`ve come off of some major physical dificulties and is a pleasure to play a not so hard course to build my skills and confidence. Good putting and chipping green. Driving range could use some yard markers. Eyes are not as good as yesteryear. Bob R

Reviewed July 03, 2006

Nice Municiple Course

I played this course which is located right in the middle of town on route 192 in Melbourne, and for a municiple course it's what I'd expect. The clubhouse is small and pretty crappy (remodel!)...they try, but don't get excited, it's a municiple course. The pro shop is little more than a room where some guys watch TV waiting for you to come in and pay for you round of golf. But since you are here to play golf let's discuss the course. It's long! The holes are long and wide, and only a few holes really put up a fight. There are some really nice challenges, but overall it's a relatively easy course. There is a stream running through the course which cuts a couple holes in half, and probably offers the best scenic vistas, but the man-made ponds look out of place on a course that has few trees and little rough to speak of. The sand traps are sparse and most offer little challenge to get out of. If you are looking to learn golf, play here, it is not intimidating and can be fun. For a challenge to your game seek golf elsewhere. 4 hours minimum to walk 18 with a foursome, it's long. Maybe that's the challenge?

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ethan S. 21 40 19 07/18/13
2 Kevin M. 25 45 20 12/15/07
3 Kevin M. 25 45 20 11/24/07
4 Ethan S. 21 45 24 05/30/11
5 Ethan S. 21 46 25 06/27/13
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
95 Joe D. 16 91 75 04/18/16
79 Joe D. 16 89 73 04/16/16
49 Steven G. 12 82 70 04/15/16
86 Steven G. 13 87 74 06/10/15
34 Steven G. 14 82 68 05/25/15

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About Crane Creek Reserve

Crane Creek Reserve Golf Club

Golf Only facility

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Mike Flynn, General Manager
Aaron Seaman, Superintendent
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