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3.7
60 Reviews (60)
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
88.3%
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53 out of 60 reviews
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3.6
40 Reviews (40)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
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36 out of 40 reviews
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3.7
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
88.3%
Recommend this course
53 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6144 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.9

Ironclad Golf and Beer Garden (formerly known as Belvedere Country Club) in Hampstead begins along the Intracoastal Waterway and then moves inland towards the clubhouse. The back nine is routed through tall forests that provide a home to grey heron and osprey. The golf course forms a large figure eight, which means you won't find any parallel fairways, but you will also be faced with wind whipping in every direction. The unique layout consists of six par 3s, seven par 4s, and five par 5s that all place a heavier emphasis on accuracy than distance. Many of the greens are elevated and the fairways are lined with trees. The par 3s are some of the most demanding holes due to their small, narrow greens. They are the toughest greens to hit in regulation but luckily if your placement isn't perfect there are still opportunities to save your score.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell T. Burney (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.7
60 Reviews (60)
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Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some green work

Not too bad of a place to golf. One green was impossible to putt and a couple others need some repairs, The fairways lack any yardage markings but I used an app to determine yardage. Also my app still shows this course as Belvidere on golflinx. For the money not bad at all and I would recommend if you are not looking for perfection. We will play again,

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Yes, the course needs work. Yes the range sucks. Pace is awesome, bunkers were good, and pace was great. This course is fun golf. If you’re looking for pristine conditions look elsewhere. If you want a cheap track, good atmosphere, and good beer, this is it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid Course for the Money

The front 9 is great! Love playing a short 9 here. The back 9 needs some work but they are working on it. For the money this is a great place to play. Very friendly staff and golfers. Also very clean!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Beware.

Had read a few reviews about the course being in rough shape but they were fixing it up. Wasn’t our first choice but due to short notice all we could get. Wow!! This course needs a ton of work. I get that it may have been bad before but it doesn’t appear that they are actually fixing the course. There was an immense amount of sand on the greens. Clearly to try to fix them but man it was impossible to putt on them. Then the tee boxes had more undulations than the greens plus when I would tee off on a par three I had to use a 3 1/4” tee because the grass was so long. Then to pay $35 a round was ridiculously over priced. Monday played a course 20 miles from there at $27 and was in fantastic shape. Overall doesn’t look like there fixing up the place so be cautious booking here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dave

The course needs some attention, however it has potential that it could be a very nice course with some work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Restoring course

Enjoyed the round on a perfect day. They are in the process of bringing back a course that looks like had gotten run down a bit. Have played several times and the course is getting better so they are doing a good job. Couple of the greens are a little ragged but they are working on them and that's all you can ask. Overall I enjoy playing there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Going through growing pains

Great course for the money if you can deal with a few hiccups as it gets off the ground. It’s been recently reopened and as such they are still working on some of the greens, there aren’t any 150 yardage markers on the holes so you’ll be guessing yardage if you don’t have a range finder on you. Layout is fun though, very laid back atmosphere, friendly staff. Looking forward to seeing what this course grows into down the road.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Laid-back range, solid course for the money with improvements on the way

We played Ironclad in early September 2021, and it was a solid course for the money ($30pp). I would pay double that to play it in a few months when they’re done with everything they’re working on. It looks like they’re going to have a really awesome beer garden and clubhouse, it’s just mid-build at the moment.

Would I take a prospect/client? Probably not

Would I take my father-in-law in an attempt to impress him? Absolutely not.

Would I take some friends for a round (of both beers and golf)? Abso-friggin-lutely.

The course is a fun layout but they’re definitely still working on refining some aspects (like the greens… don’t go if you’re actively trying to work on your putting).

The course has a lot of short, challenging par 3s and gettable par 5s mixed with some pretty straight-forward par 4s. Really good variety compared to some other courses, especially along the coast. Good undulation for a mostly flat landscape.

Just enough challenge and forgiveness to make it just the right amount of fun and frustrating for a solid round.

Definitely worth a trip, especially once they’re done with all of the awesome improvements!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun course

They are renovating and it needs work but still a great course! Great beer and staff couldn’t get any better

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course!

1st time I played this course a couple months back, the course is as in the process of being revived. There was some improvements that were made and very noticeable. IMO, for the price, it’s better than bear trail.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome!

This place was awesome I can't wait till this place is complete!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Great idea and look forward to seeing improvements

I love the idea having the course and brewery nearby. The pickle ball courts is also a great attraction. The course is needing repairs on multiple greens. Fairways were in decent shape and so are the bunkers. They need to improve the greens and it would be well worth the cost.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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