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Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« on: July 21, 2009, 05:03:34 AM »
Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course



Blue Cypress Park was at one time a local 18-hole golf course for the Edenfield River Estates development. Because the park is located in an environmentally sensitive area, plans were developed to reduce the course to a 9-hole golf course and use the remaining area for a natural, resourced-based public outdoor recreation site.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 10:04:07 AM »
It has a cool little beach area on the river, good for dolphin watching.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 10:09:21 AM »
When I was there, the beach area was covered with little crabs.
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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 11:04:21 AM »
I think I'm golfing there on Weds at 945am. It's like 14 bucks for college students.
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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 11:33:32 AM »
I've never been to or even heard of Blue Cypress but it looks great!

A small marina would be nice for boater access... maybe if the beach there is large enough you could just set anchor and enter the park that way.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 11:38:34 AM »
There is a boat ramp on the northern border of the park.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 12:15:10 PM »
There is a boat ramp on the northern border of the park.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 12:29:04 PM »
Beautiful area...  These places are why Jacksonville is so great.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 01:48:13 PM »
Beautiful place indeed.  I'm going to have to check it out.
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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 03:33:02 PM »
Very nice, a real gem based on the pix.  Just curious, how many acres?
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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 03:56:03 PM »
Roughly 120 acres.

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Acres: 119.83

Park Type: Regional

Council Person: Clay Yarborough

History: The city-owned park named Blue Cypress in the Arlington section of Jacksonville, was at one time a local 18-hole golf course for the Edenfield River Estates development. Because the park is located in an environmentally sensitive area, plans were developed to reduce the course to a 9-hole golf course and use the remaining area for a natural, resourced-based public outdoor recreation site. The original facilities include a community center (former clubhouse) and swimming pool, golf course and tennis courts. In July 2001 the fishing dock, and a boardwalk along the St. John’s River were completed. In 2003 the 9 hole golf course opened. In 2004, soccer fields, trails, tennis courts and a concession restroom building were added.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 04:18:34 PM »
It originally was a private course which operated as University Golf & Country Club for many decades before becoming Blue Cypress.  I don't exactly remember the dates in which it was UGCC, but I do remember playing there as a kid in the mid 80's and it was a challenging course due to its tight fairways.  Unfortunately when the golf course boom hit Jacksonville, it was unable to compete and went belly up.  It then became Blue Cypress and too had a hard time staying afloat and eventually closed.  It sat vacant and unattended for many years until being taken over by the City of Jacksonville.  The 18-hole course turned into a 9-hole course, driving range, soccer fields and dock.  Some of the holes are the original layout, but the majority of them have been shortened to accommodate the access to the dock, new clubhouse location and new driving range location.  Money still seams tight out there and the course reflects this.  The greens are usually fuzzy with thin grass and dirt and the fairways resemble an unattended pasture.  If comparing it to the First Tee of Jacksonville off Golfair Blvd.  The First Tee blows it away in price and playing conditions.

The soccer field area is nice.  The dock is very nice.  The pool is out dated.  I have not experienced the hiking trails, but I’m told to beware of mountain bikes.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 05:20:25 PM »
It originally was a private course which operated as University Golf & Country Club for many decades before becoming Blue Cypress.  I don't exactly remember the dates in which it was UGCC, but I do remember playing there as a kid in the mid 80's and it was a challenging course due to its tight fairways.  Unfortunately when the golf course boom hit Jacksonville, it was unable to compete and went belly up.  It then became Blue Cypress and too had a hard time staying afloat and eventually closed.  It sat vacant and unattended for many years until being taken over by the City of Jacksonville.  The 18-hole course turned into a 9-hole course, driving range, soccer fields and dock.  Some of the holes are the original layout, but the majority of them have been shortened to accommodate the access to the dock, new clubhouse location and new driving range location.  Money still seams tight out there and the course reflects this.  The greens are usually fuzzy with thin grass and dirt and the fairways resemble an unattended pasture.  If comparing it to the First Tee of Jacksonville off Golfair Blvd.  The First Tee blows it away in price and playing conditions.

The soccer field area is nice.  The dock is very nice.  The pool is out dated.  I have not experienced the hiking trails, but I’m told to beware of mountain bikes.

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Sounds like the course is a mix of Mill Cove, Quail Heights and Jax Beach  :-\
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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 05:26:15 PM »
the course as is now is worse than Mill Cove and more expensive to play 18 holes.

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Re: Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2009, 05:44:09 PM »
the course as is now is worse than Mill Cove and more expensive to play 18 holes.


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