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3.6
417 Reviews (417)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
202
3 Stars
86
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
79.4%
Recommend this course
348 out of 417 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.5%
Recommend this course
38 out of 58 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.2%
Recommend this course
69 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6741 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.3

Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a Robert Trent Jones design that provides a unique golfing experience. This scenic layout is routed across a 1,400-acre nature preserve that is absent of any commercial or residential development for miles. The golf course wraps around its namesake lake, which has a canoe and kayak launch as well as a fishing pier. Deer, fox, and eagles are frequently seen on the course and there has even been the occasional bear sighting. Water has a prominent presence throughout and there are also several strategically placed bunkers. Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a layout that will force you to be creative with your shot making but it's still approachable enough for high handicappers to tackle with confidence. If you're looking to get in even more golf, sister club Honey Bee is located almost right next door.

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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
417 Reviews (417)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 19
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Locals 28
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 92
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Unprofessional

Starter was rude and unprofessional. He was already several tee times behind before 8AM and did not manage the pace of play well. Tee times should be honored and singles should be encouraged to play through. Disappointed with the behavior of the starter.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Unprofessional

The starter this day was very rude and unprofessional. I arrived for my scheduled tee time only to be told that two groups were going going to jump ahead of me. Mind you I was playing as a single and paid for an early tee time for a reason. Very disappointed in the rude attitude and lack of professionalism of the starter this day. It’s a shame

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible course conditions

The course layout is ok but the greens were probably the worst I’ve ever seen. They were unplayable on certain holes. A lot of bare spots with tons of tree roots even in the fairways. A lot of water trenches as well. Due to the conditions of greens the course should have posted a notice or informed at checkin. The greens were worst then playing right after aeration.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun day

First group of the day. Greens were in bad shape, but it is almost October. Tee boxes were patchy.. staff was great. I would play again, but would like to try earlier in the season

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Course condition

Cost was high for very poor conditions. Greens had a lot of sand, mold, sometimes very wet. Sand was like concrete. Fairway was not cut in a lot of areas

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t start golfers on the back 9!

The course conditions are to be expected after a brutally hot Summer. I have played here 30+ times over the past 6 months. Pace of play has been a concern on several occasions. That aside, they should not let golfers start on the back 9, especially when the first tee is wide open and others (my Buddy and I in this case) are coming off the front and are at the 10th tee box before you tee off. The etiquette of this couple was another story. We waited about 7-8 minutes between shots. They looked back after every shot they took, but never let us play through. I’ll keep playing there, but they really should send someone out there to keep the pace up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens Are Gone

Either due to hot weather or raining conditions the greens are gone, they have areas around the pins of 20 or 30 feet you can actually putt on. Tee boxes in POOR condition. It will be a while before this is in good condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great for walking

Stumpy Lake is very straight forward and very flat so very easy to walk. The greens were not in great condition, especially the first three holes.

This is a nice course to practice on.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

slow play

had 2 players in front of us. course added 2 more. had a 6 year old with 2 of the players. they kept letting the 6 year old play too. they were very slow. course had no ranger or marshall to keep the pace of play up. we had 4 players and it took us 5 and a half hours later we completed a round of 18 holes, this is unacceptible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Play anywhere else

Trying not to bash the course but it’s awful. All the greens are either dead or dying. Tee boxes are rock hard, have no grass and are uneven. Fairways look like they were cut out of a cow pasture. The food and beverage was good. Overall this course is the definition of a goat track

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stumpy Lake is done for

A few years ago I loved this course. Lower rates and the course was pretty well maintained. Now they’ve doubled their rates and over book tee times like 8 minutes apart but expect you to somehow keep up the pace of play. The greens are absolute garbage, dead grass all throughout the fairways and up around the greens, the ponds are a rust colored water, and it seems like they haven’t run a sprinkler all season. The driving range building burnt to the ground sometime recently. If I have to say something positive it would be that surprisingly the bunkers were in good shape (never thought I’d say that) and the ladies that work the concessions in the clubhouse are super sweet. Stay away from stumpy lake until they do a whole overhaul….super disappointed

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

TEE BOX

Great course layout, however, the tee boxes need to be tended to. Tee boxes are really dry besides that, great course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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