A view from the 7th tee at Indian River Preserve Golf Club
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3.7
681 Reviews (681)
5 Stars
152
4 Stars
296
3 Stars
147
2 Stars
66
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
76.7%
Recommend this course
544 out of 681 reviews
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3.7
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
74.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 79 reviews
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3.7
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
78.1%
Recommend this course
89 out of 114 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7146 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.5

Formerly known as Walkabout Golf and Country Club.

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Indian River Preserve (FKA Walkabout Golf Club)
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Perry Dye (2003) Joe T. Jemsek (2003) Jan Stephenson (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts 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
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
681 Reviews (681)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Patio Dining 18
Amazing Food 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 68
Forced Carries 49
Bunkers 47
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 46
Locals 42
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 38
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 15

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Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Just Another Cow Pasture

It's a shame when locals try to prop up their local course without any clue about the real world. Sorry about your home values. The course is a cow pasture with ponds converted to a golf course.

Tee Boxes - HORRIBLE
Fairways - Weed Filled
Bunkers - Washed Out
Cart Paths - Dirt

The good news is the greens and clubhouse are nice.

Also, the locals / members are clueless. Just because I don't play golf as well as you, doesn't give you the right to disregard common courtesy. If I'm 15 feet away from the hole and you're 5 feet away, I putt first.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Could be a great course

Greens are in fairly good shape, tee boxes are being refurbished so teeing off on dirt every hole. Fairways are ok with some bare spots.

Biggest complaint is they seem to allow anyone on the course as walk ups. checked the tee times before booking and there were 4 in front of and behind the one I chose that morning. We had to tee off late because there was a line of groups waiting to go but the tee times still showed open on the app. Made for a very long day with eight groups all playing and waiting on most holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

The course has been better.

I have played this course since it first opened. The layout is challenging and you can pick your poison regarding it's difficulty. But the greens are spotty, bunkers are dirt and the tee boxes are in need of a resod. I understand that it is a challenge to keep a public course profitable. But currently Indian River was barely worth the green fees that I paid. The staff was nice.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout, needs a little work

I really enjoyed the natural layout. The tee boxes had no grass, but I hope it’s coming back. The fairways and greens were much nicer than people posted a few weeks ago.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions need work.

Played here 6 years ago and felt the same way. Thought I heard the conditions had improved but that was not the case. Almost every tee box was dirt. Driving range looks like a cow pasture. Clubhouse is beautiful - too bad the course does not match. The layout has potential. The $35 greens fees (afternoon play) should be more like $20. Our cart died on the FIRST hole. Will not return.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Needs maturing

First time player here.
Fairways lacking a little grass. Greens on front 9 look recently done. A little rough and slow.
Front 9 pretty straight forward for first timers as all playing surfaces very visible from tee box.
Back 9 totally different.
There is no map layout on scorecards or at tee box so some holes had us totally in dark where to play. One par 3 was almost a blind shot. Could see flag from tee but not the sand trap or water in front.
No ball washers on carts or at tee.
We would go again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

To the first tee early.

Much like playing by ourselves, two of us, no hold ups, course in reasonable shape. They were spiking fairways with the greens to be aerated the following day. Enjoyed the day in every respect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

DON'T BELIEVE THE PHOTOS

Course was in rough condition. Weeds and unrepaired divots everywhere. 1 hour wait to tee off due to large group starting ahead. Just don't believe the photos posted. Rangers needs to be employed to move slow groups along, fill divots and pickup trash.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions not great

Upset with the lack of grass on fairways and around greens. Too many bare lies. Also, got out early as a single and they failed to mention that they would plop 5 foursomes in a scramble in front of me on the 13th hole. If told, I would have slowed my play down accordingly. Just need to communicate better. Like the course but conditions need to improve before I’ll go back

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5 1/2 Hour Round

3+ groups backed up on multiple holes on a Friday morning. Made for a poor day. Was told they had a tournament in the morning so it wasn't weather. Just poor planning. Clubhouse is nice, course is in ok shape. Won't be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 86
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful Clubhouse

Can’t recommend this track. Greens were good but the rest was sad. Fairways need lots of work. Some tee boxes had no grass on them. Shame they spent millions on the clubhouse and none on the course. Hope there is money left to improve this track. At the very least grade the cart paths to take the ruts and huge pot holes out, and for god’s sake get a ranger out on the course to keep groups moving, waiting on every tee box gets so old fast!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course. Great layout

Very challenging course. Greens in great shape. Fairways good. Areas around greens are mowed extremely tight. Overall good condition. Staff was Extremely Nice. Very good people made me feel welcome every time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not what is on website

Poor condition for fairways and greens. Extremely slow pace of play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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