The Palms Golf Club At Forest Lakes in Sarasota, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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3.3
437 Reviews (437)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
136
3 Stars
107
2 Stars
63
1 Stars
48
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
64.6%
Recommend this course
296 out of 437 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
66.0%
Recommend this course
70 out of 106 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
19
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
63.1%
Recommend this course
94 out of 149 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 64
Length 4545 yards
Slope 117
Rating 64.2
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The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes
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Course Details

Year Built 2015
Fairways Tif-eagle Grass
Greens Celebration Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (2015)

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 Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.3
437 Reviews (437)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Walked

Great little course.

Though the Palms is only a 64 par layout, I find the front nine to be as challenging as any of the courses in the area while the back nine is shorter it offers a great opportunity to hone your iron and wedge approach play. I recommend giving it try.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is coming back

The staff has done a great job getting the golf course back. They are very knowledgeable and thorough on the explanation of what they are doing. Very enjoyable course

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

Fun Course

I love this course and play 3 times a week. The Palms is a fun course challenging course. There are plenty of leagues to join ad well. The staff is friendly and accommodating..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to play

Great place to play. Super friendly staff. Definitely suggest it to friends.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing time

My group continues to play this course because of many factors. The course is in good shape and easily playable and enjoyable.
The staff is awesome and very knowledgeable!!! Overall a very fun day of golf. We will be back many times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course

This a fun course to play. While the irrigation problem a while ago left the course in rough shape it is improving. You can play in less than 3 hours which is great in this summer heat. Also this course drains well and is playable when other courses are closed or cart path only. Friendly staff.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

In wet weather the course drains well it’s open when other course are closed due to casual water. Course has a great driving range and practice facilities

Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Buyer Beware

The course was in terrible condition, could not discern where the fairway was vs. rough. If you could even call it a fairway. Tee boxes were nothing but weeds and the greens were horrific. It looked like the place has not been taken care of in quite some time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Don't Bother Aiming on Putts

The greens were mostly dirt and sand. Tee boxes were in above average shape. Fairways needed mowing and had many thin areas. The rough was fairly long and we lost many balls in it. Large swampy ditches cross the fairways on some holes, so an app really helps out on distance to this type of hazard as they do not have GPS in the carts. Odd layout in that the front 9 is 2572 yards (mens) and the back nine is only 1369 yards. I would give them another try when the course is fully recovered.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/22/2022

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 The Palms Golf Club At Forest Lakes!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Little Course

Condition not great due to irrigation pump going down but fun course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

run down

I love the design of the course, but the condition was horrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Shorter course with tricky shots

Played here again after taking time off. The back 9 is perfect for working with irons. Lots of water and some narrow fairways make this course more challenging than you think. They told me about the free ap for ranging each hole - very handy with the water! Practice range offers a large practice green that has sand, fringe and rough to chip from. Then there are five islands to practice irons with before going out. It does have some spots that are repairing, but it seems to be coming along well. Fun course for sure.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing The Palms Golf Club At Forest Lakes.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Friendly staff, great course!

Staff was awesome. The course recently had their irrigation system go down and they are currently trying to get it back into shape. Staff will let you know what’s going on and are super helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor course conditions

Tee boxes and greens in absolutely terrible condition. Would not play again

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun golf Course

course was not in best shape due to irrigation issues but is coming back great. pace of play was great and staff was extraordinary. would recommend

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Treated like Kings

It was my groups first time playing and what impresses me the most was we were treated like family. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They were helpful and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our experience. The course is in good shape.....we enjoyed the layout.
Overall we will be back as regulars to play. Wonderful experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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