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3.9
444 Reviews (444)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
215
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
84.1%
Recommend this course
372 out of 444 reviews
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3.8
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
79.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 39 reviews
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3.9
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.9%
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86 out of 105 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6016 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Schalamar Creek Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Winter Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1986)

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

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
444 Reviews (444)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 35
Narrow Fairways 29
Bunkers 24
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 33
Locals 27
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 30
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jim2348361! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Schalamar Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Clair8975540! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Schalamar Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Hi, Jim2348361. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Schalamar Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Rain

Unfortunately it was raining all throughout the front nine course was wet and muddy. Nice layout and definitely will come back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Hello, Jim2348361. Thank you for visiting us at Schalamar Creek Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Imbgmk! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Schalamar Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for working on your game.

The front nine on this course is open and very scenic. Wide fairways and fairly short. While the back nine is tighter and not as forgiving, with homes lining the fairways. Course was wet from recent rain, but in pretty good shape. Greens are soft and slow. Very nice value for the cost.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello, snlwright. Thank you for visiting us at Schalamar Creek Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello, u057678843. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Schalamar Creek Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Pace of play was not good. Course was wet. Tee boxes to high.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Hi, Donald7422200! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Schalamar Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi, sreese56. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Schalamar Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Schalamar review

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable., the course was in fantastic shape, and made for a fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Thank you for your review, gatorfact. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Schalamar Creek Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I WILL BE BACK

Look at you second shot, in a lot of cases I found I should have played less of a club not go for the distance of the tee, and take advantage of my second shot.
I WILL BE BACK, Burgers where very good but, took way too long to get. they need to fix that.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u314162291127. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Schalamar Creek Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi, abradley386. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Schalamar Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Pretty, but...

The course runs through a forested wetland and there are lots of birds on and around the course (and I even shot a couple). I was playing on a Hot Deal and had a membership credit so, the round only cost me $16.

It started quickly when I got to my ball in the first fairway and realized two things...the fairway was about an inch long, and, it was so wet that it was going to be a lift, clean and place round. I don't mind lift clean and place if there had been a place to wet a towel (I found an air hose outside the pro shop but no water). On the course there were a number of stands for water coolers all empty (that could be a result of the Covid outbreak).

Several holes were cartpath only (and to be fair that may have something to do with the length of the fairway, since they wouldn't be able to mow without tearing them up). Bunkers had both standing water, and clumps of weeds in several cases (although I also played out of one that was nice fluffy sand ). My playing partner had a high ball flight and was plugged on four or five occasions. Greens had a lot of weeds or dead areas.

Pace of play was excellent...I started as a single (no starter, and the group that arrived at the tee while I was waiting for the other person who I was paired with according to the pro shop was for the tee time after mine). Caught up with a threesome on the fourth and joined them. In the next couple of holes two members of the threesome stopped playing, so, we were a twosome in three carts and finished in 3 hours.

Food after the round was inexpensive, but (and other than a couple of drink orders from the pool we were the only business), they got the order wrong and there was hair in my sandwich...so, I would stick with a beer and call it good.

The course runs through a large 55+ community, and, in September they may not have a lot of folks in residence. It's short (5800 from the white tees...but with no roll that was plenty), tight, and well bunkered (maybe converting some of those to waste areas would allow them to use existing staff to take care of greens and such). It could be a fun track, and, for the same price I might go back during the dry season to see if things are any better.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Hi, gghalv! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Schalamar Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet

The weeds have taken over the fairways on all holes. A lot of Greens had bad spots all over them.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hi, u160933792! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Schalamar Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It is with a Heavy Heart

Recently purchased in the community. Heard good things. Played for the first time recently, Layout was nice, but have to say I have never played a course in worse conditions, weeds everywhere. not recently cut, No effort to trim detail. Rotten patchy weedy greens with multiple kill areas., Weed filled bunkers . Fairways were weedy, long and uncut, and undefineable vs rough, and play like long rough not fairways. Playing partners felt the same. Shameful cow patch. Hope the new pro can make necessary changes to bring it up to municipal standards at minimum, As is, wouldn.t bring a friend to play it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Don't bother

They should pay you to play! Greens in the worst shape. Total weed patch. They could at lest spray! Fairways were like playing out of the rough. Not going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hello puckster30, thank you for taking the time to review us, we're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hi, u314161140876. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Schalamar Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant

I have to say that this course can be very challenging if the greens were maintained more. Other than that I enjoyed playing there today. Staff and community homeowners were very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello, u000008054816. Thank you for visiting us at Schalamar Creek Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hi, u314161140876. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Schalamar Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens horrible

Played this course alot till last year. I moved to far away to play alot agian but took a friend there bragging on how nice the course was. Man was I embarrassed. I never played on greens that bad. And won't be playing there agian until they replace the greens. There is no repair that is gonna correct it. They got to be redone. Shame on you guys

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

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