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3.8
362 Reviews (362)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
169
3 Stars
67
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
77.9%
Recommend this course
290 out of 362 reviews
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4.1
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.2%
Recommend this course
34 out of 39 reviews
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3.8
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.3%
Recommend this course
51 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7095 yards
Slope 140
Rating 75.3

Previously known as Flamingo at Lely Flamingo Island Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1989) Roger Rulewich (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.8
362 Reviews (362)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 17
Dinner 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Water Hazards 30
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
A Weekend Splurge 16
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
At a Resort 17
Worth the Drive 11

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4.0
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Previously Played

Seasonal residents

Course was in good shape. Greens were nice and fast.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fair

Excellent greens, true fair and fast.
Pace of play was excellent in about 4 hours. Wind was a factor in club selection. Some water but not in abondance. Fair layout with some challenge.
A good day of golf under the sun but nothing to remember.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Course

Very good course with great practice facilities. Fairways were well kept and, even though there was no recent rain, were soft and offered very little roll. I would have preferred them firmer. Greens were firm and fast true though. Was a good course for the $$.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

This is a nice course that is challenging for all levels of golfers. I wouldn't recommend this course for high handicap or beginners as it can be difficult.
I played on the Sunday after Christmas, the fairways and tee boxes had not been cut so they were a bit shaggy.. In hindsight I wouldn't have scheduled the tee time on that particular day as it makes sense that the ground crew had a well deserved day off. I have played the Mustang course and it was in great shape on a "normal" day.
My only real complaint is that the bunkers are very inconsistent with some having too much sand and others too little sand. All of the bunkers I was in had many stones which were revealed when you rakes out your tracks(I may have been one of the few to actually rake them)!
Lely is a nice place and the staff were all very polite and helpful!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Condition poor

Played Flamingo a few times over the years... it's always in some state of poor condition... and expensive for what you get.
The course was soaking wet... the fairways had recently been over seeded... the fairways were 2" long and the green slow.
Cart path only ruling was not fun.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Could be Great.... but is just ok

For some reason this course drains poorly. You can’t attack irons like I normally like to. Ended up chunking irons early then thinning to compensate later in the day which is fine but each fairway was different. One may have been just fine, the next mud all over the ball.
You can tell they are gearing up for the prime season and not using normal hole locations where greens naturally funnel or where I’ve seen pins placed before are almost being avoiding as to keep those areas of greens absolutely perfect. While I understand, there were 2 holes where the pin was 3 or less paces off the brim of green. Making extremely awkward putts and leaves from approach shots. Bunkers were nice but feel how much sand are in each all are not the same.

All in all I enjoy the layout of this course more than anything they could bring even more water into play if they wanted to as my skills improve I realize layout is more so an aesthetic not challenging.

I understand the classic is their baby(and I’ll never get on it) but, if they would give flamingo even as much time as they give mustang it would be the best course in area or top 3

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun layout

Greens were great. Fairway grass a bit longer than normal

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lely Flamingo

Course condition was not great, except greens were good. Shame, because the design is one of my all-time favorites.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointing return after several years

The course was in rough shape. Several fairways need work. Greens were fast, but again, several had large patches of sand. Rough was all dried grass, although fairways were wet. My biggest concern was the pro shop. First, they over charged me. When I pointed this out they were quick to fix the issue. Then, although I paid for all 4 players, when 2 players arrived later they were charged. One of them was overcharged and he had to correct the pro shop staff. Then I had to go back to pro shop and have the 2 extra payments returned. Head pro was at the register and was rude. "I didn't make this mistake", he correctly said, But, his staff did. I think 4 over charges on what should have been 4 transactions (max) shows sloppy business practices at best, maybe shady practices at worst. I'd stay away. The course wasn't in that good of shape and the staff was incompetent and then rude.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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