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4.0
788 Reviews (788)
5 Stars
276
4 Stars
365
3 Stars
85
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
86.2%
Recommend this course
692 out of 788 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.0%
Recommend this course
85 out of 118 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.7%
Recommend this course
192 out of 238 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7364 yards
Slope 134
Rating 75.0

Previously known as Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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 Shirts with collars for men & appropriate tops for ladies are required at all times; Men's shirts must be tucked in.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.0
788 Reviews (788)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
Watching the Game 23
19th Hole Scenic Views 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 92
Elevation Changes 85
Plays Long 59
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Locals 65
A Weekend Splurge 36
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 75
Convenient to the City 57
In the 'Burbs 30

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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Maintenance was almost non-existent

The course could really be a nice experience but the conditions were terrible. Not sure if they are going to be shutting it down - but it sure seemed like it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Pace of play was very bad. The rough grass was 6-8" long right off the fairway. Will not be playing this course again anytime soon.
Very disappointed

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

If you miss the fairway you will never find your ball. Lots of overgrown areas. I felt like I was golfing in a forest.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disgusted

Do not waste your time here ! Course is in the worst condition that I’ve ever seen! Lots of goose grass through the fairways and the rough is deplorable. Lost balls does not make for a fun day. Clearly no equipment and lack of maintenance. Superintendent needs to get this place under control.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Deplorable

Total waste of money. The first and second cut has not been cut in forever. Played 4 holes and went home. If you own a golf course and cannot keep the grass cut, "sell the course"!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Need to buy lawnmowers

Probably a great course in it's hay day. Worst course we ever played since moving to Florida. It appears they don't have any lawn mowers. There really is no rough. If you are off the fairways you have lost your ball. The grass off the fairways was about 6-8 inches tall on the day we played. The further off the fairways the longer the grass. I get being punished for not hitting fairways however this was not even close to US Open conditions. When I say we were off the fairway, I'm not talking about a wild shot, but any shot that even rolls off the fairway will be lost! There was no 1st cut, 2nd cut, etc....it went from weedy fairway to 8+ inches! This was strictly a lack of maintenance on the course. We almost left after the 4th hole and 15 unfound balls but stuck it out through the front 9. Having driven an hour to get here we continued on but by the 17th we were done and out of balls. Not sure if the course has a used ball business or just no staff and equipment. Would play again but only if we knew the upkeep was happening. Too bad, nice looking clubhouse and all, just was left behind by time and lack of management! I guess our first clue would have been being able to get a last minute prime time tee time on a Holiday for $30! You get what you pay for!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mow the rough

I love this place but you need to cut the rough. Please

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Couldn’t find my ball even in the first cut. If you don’t hit fairways be prepared to lose balls.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough is Really Rough

Spent too much time finding golf balls off the fairways. Our foursome had about 30% when all hit the fairways which are wide but when you missed the fairway the rough was really rough. You had to just about walk the area where you ball landed and hope you find the ball with your feet. One par 3 had rough deep enough to loose a ball and the ball landed within 25 feet of the green. Now part of the reason course conditions were what they were could be due to amount rain that we have had during the recent weeks. The greens are in great shape as they always are.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

High Grass

When I played here there was evidently a problem with the mowing equipment that mowed the rough areas. If you hit your ballin the ruff I guarantee you you would not find it. I understand that the golf course is doing all they can to get their equipment replaced, I don’t hold this against the course. This Facility is usually near perfect This is merely a review of my last time playing, normally this course is a five star course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't go

Terrible shape. Tee boxes and rough haven't been mowed in weeks. Fairways full of weeds. Wondered if the course is going out of business.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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