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3.5
219 Reviews (219)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
67.3%
Recommend this course
172 out of 219 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.9
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
45.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
59.3%
Recommend this course
35 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7072 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.5
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Lake Wales Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.5
219 Reviews (219)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
19th Hole Specials 6
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Undulating Greens 23
Elevation Changes 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Seniors 22
Advanced Golfers 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 10
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Getting better

Have played this course many times and has been in declining condition. Today was much better. Fairways have more grass and were mowed. Also the rough was mowed so if a ball ended up there, it could be found. Hope it continues to improve. Enjoy playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Tough conditions

Green conditions were fine, Fairways were lacking grass lots of weeds lots of bare spots

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Older course but Good Value

Easy to lose a ball even just slightly off the fairway. Super long grass. Nice staff, nice surroundings/homes/vegetation etc. good value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sold!

Course layout is a challenge depending on the tees. Course can play long. It was just sold at auction and it is a shame that the course could be lost to developers. The pro shop said that hopefully the new owners will put money back into the Donald Ross design. The greens were in good shape but fairways and tee boxes are lost to neglect. Some fairways have no grass at all in large areas. Hopefully the course won’t be added to the growing list of golf courses closing permanently.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Day Of Golf

Had another great day off golf. Greens in very good shape, pace of play great. Staff very friendly. Great little course, well play again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is horrible

Tee boxes and fairway have no grass, only weeds and soil. I have never seen a course in so bad condition. This course is over rated, not more than 1 star.
It’s the first time I write a rating for a golf course. It is horrible. Wondering if they are about to close.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What happened

The course was not in good shape. The tee boxes were pretty bare. But the fairways were lacking grass. I lost track of the number of times I had to move the ball off dirt patches to something resembling grass. Definitely was in better shape the last time we played the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What has happen

Only thing good there is use of driving range, no grass and greens are nice. Tee boxes and fairways all weeds, no grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf course in poor shape.

Very disappointed in the condition of this Donald Ross design course. Fairways were in horrible condition!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairway and tee boxes

Fairway and tee boxes need a lot of work it’s like you are in a sand trap all the time. The greens are in good shape

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

Golfing friendly

Course was a little dry so there were some sparse areas in the fairway. Greens were in great shape, staff was very friendly overall great time definitely would play again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

No grass to play fairways.

Fairways are not playable. Little to no grass on most. Playing off dirt instead of grass on all except the par 3s. T boxes very poor. Greens in very good shape. Very difficult to hit the correct level. Lots of slope.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Needs TlC

Fairways are bone dry, dead grass and rock hard. Greens are ok.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Big bunkers, huge bunkers , massive bunkers.

It’s a nice course. But it really needs a good watering. Maybe when the summer hits and we get more rain it will green it up. The greens were ok Bit bumpy. The fairways are basically pasture land with rock hard soil. It’s hard to find a course with real fairways. The bunkers are absolutely massive and everywhere. With its current condition I don’t believe it’s worth $35+ For 18 holes

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deteriorating course

This course is a disaster. Tee boxes are nothing but Unmowed weeds and dirt. Fairways have little to no grass on them. Greens were average at best. Played this course several times a few years ago when it was pristine. Will not go back. Very overcharged for what it is.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Getting worse

Nice greens, but the tee boxes and grass very thin. This use to be one of my favorite golf courses, what a change.
Needs a lot of TLC.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No water on fairways

The fairways were terrible. Bone dry and brown. Greens not bad. Tee boxes weedy, bare and uncut. They say a lightning strike took out the pumps but it must have happened months ago. Too bad as I love the layout but won’t go back till conditions improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor fairways and tee boxes.

The greens were good but they said they have no water for fairways and tee boxes. It must have been a long time. Fairways weedy and brown. Tee boxes the same and the weeds weren’t even mowed. Not a good look.
Have played the course few times over the years and love the open layout but won’t return till the rest of the course matches the greens.
Too bad.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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