A view of the 16th hole at Lodestone Golf Club.
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4.0
141 Reviews (141)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
77.5%
Recommend this course
124 out of 141 reviews
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3.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 5 reviews
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3.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
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2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
68.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7475 yards
Slope 142
Rating 76.1
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Lodestone Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Hale Irwin (2009) Todd Schoeder (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.0
141 Reviews (141)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Undulating Greens 6

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Tees and greens were in terrible condition

Tees had lots of divots and only patches of grass. Greens were worse, there was some type of disease that left the greens pock marked and uneven putting surface.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play and Enjoy!

Our foursome agreed that the course was well worth the money. Yes , the greens could have been in better condition, but the layout of the course and the views made for a great golfing experience.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Conditions and drainage issues

This course has lots of blight issues, particularly on the back 9. Most of the holes have Major drainage issues as you get closer to the hole. The Beverage Cart guy came around once when we were on hole 2 to never be seen again. Definitely not worth the $150 round. They also don’t have enough carts on their busy days. Lots of potential with this course but they need a complete overhaul on their maintenance program and operation.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in poor condition

I love this course, great layout and very challenging for the average golfer. I played this course twice last year , there are scenic vistas . Fairways are lush and in great shape, green side bunkers were in great shape and nice sand. Greens were another story, very bumpy and spotty . Rolled very slow, granted they held approach shots very well. I would guess because it is a mountain course the greens are kept long so they don’t lose them .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

These Greens have a fungus, do not play

The course seems to have been let go of its maintenance by Wisp. The greens have a common fungus seen on bent grass and thus has dead brown spots that also make the surface very rough and impossible to putt on.

The layout is fun and the views and nature can be so much more if the golf was enjoyable. The rough is fine but the fairways have so many water logged areas that have not been maintained. Its just sad to see such an iconic course been let go by its management.

Its not like there are no people playing this course. The course was full on a Wednesday BUT there was not a single beverage cart in site nor a single beverage station. So if you are going to brave the impossible greens take water and beverages with you. You never come back to the pro shop until 18.

Good luck with your putting.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing course layout

Fantastic golf course. The greens have some kind of blight, which unfortunately mars a wonderful layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE MONEY

Every year myself and 15 or so buddies spend a weekend out in deep creek, with Lodestone being the centerpiece of the weekend. We will usually play 36 holes at the course, with maybe 9 holes at fantasy valley.

Lodestone is now unplayable. They have a fungus on the greens and you cannot roll a golf ball on them. I have never seen worse greens in 40 years of golf, bar none, not an exaggeration. Nobody told us this was the case when we went out.

Add to that the fact that they have increased the greens fees from about $100, which was already pretty steep, to $160 and the round left me literally sick to my stomach. We canceled our Sunday round because there was zero chance I was giving them another dollar. Beer is $40 for a 6 pack, so after buying some beers for friends I was out $300 yesterday for a course that is unplayable.

All in, my friends and I spend pretty close to $10,000 for the weekend of fun every year, but we’ll be doing it somewhere else from now on

Go play thousand acres, it is a gem at half the price.

Conditions Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/01/2022

I’m a part of the group that this gentleman refers to in his review.
I couldn’t agree more. How can the course up the greens fees when the greens are in such bad shape? Such a shame.
This used to be my favorite course to play. We won’t be back until they fix the greens.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful

Awesome course. Beautiful.
Bunkers are washed out and have so much overgrowth in them. But who plays to hit out of fancy bunkers?

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lodestone declines

Most greens were patchy. Last year $120 this year $149 ??? Seriously overpriced. Course was in better condition last year.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Summer morning

This is not the first time I have played this coarse. I love this lay out and the view the coarse has to offer! However I played links of Gettysburg the week prior and it was cheaper and in much better condition. Fairways had several burned out patches and the greens had small brown quarter sized spots. I would best describe it as a cheetah look! It was ok as we looked forward to playing here again!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Definitely Will Be Back

We thoroughly enjoyed our round at Lodestone and will definitely be back! The course is challenging but fair, and offers plenty of opportunities to score well if you hit the right spots. One of the coolest, well-thought out layouts our group has ever played.

The Good:
-Staff is extremely flexible, friendly, and helpful
-Course layout is spectacular and has lots of character
-Views of the lake on a few holes are awesome
-Greens are huge, undulating, and accessible, which makes the course fair given all the fairway undulation/slopes
-Bunkers had plenty of sand (this might be a recent improvement - as some other recent reviews said the course lacked sand in bunkers - we didn't see a single bunker without sand)
-The small diagrams on the scorecard were good enough to help overcome the many blind shots due to the course slopes; now that we've played it once we'll know exactly where to hit.
-Fairways are plush, enabling players to spin the ball into greens.

Potential Areas to Improve:
-Some tall grass is growing on the edges of many bunkers - this might be on purpose, but if so I'd suggest telling players this to avoid bad reviews. It didn't affect our ability to play out of them.
-Some greens have small (quarter-sized) brown spots, which might be signs of disease? They're still completely playable and roll true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overpriced

Difficult should not equate to pricey yet this course seems to think that if they charge enough for everything that you’ll think you’re somehow playing a great course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
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
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is in great shale

Greens were pure, customer service was great, and layout is challenging (tips 7500+).

Even if you’re a single digit handicapped bring a extra sleeve - but this course is awesome amd worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, well kept and friendly staff

We were very pleased with the round. Great design and well kept.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs Work!

Bunkers awful-grass and weeds, no edging, need sand
Greens-very slow, difficult to adjust when playing greens 11-13, turf OK
Fairways and rough good
Putting green large but very slow.
Staff very helpful

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointing

Played this course 10 years ago and loved it. Group of friends go on a golf trip every year and decided to go back. This was by far the worst maintained course I have ever played. Fairways had areas of dirt and weeds. Tees were in poor shape and bunkers had little sand and weeds growing in the middle. In one trap I had to move a section of drainage pipe so I could hit my ball. This is a 25.00 a round course which is a far cry from the $ 95.00 we paid. Every person in our group was incredibly disappointed in the course and cost.
My group had many suggestions which ranged from turning it into a wildlife sanctuary to building townhouses on it.
Very very poorly maintained course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, work on the greens

The course layout is awesome. The views are awesome. Being able to hit balls before is awesome but the greens were beat up and need work. Unless you are getting the twilight rate, I wouldn’t play it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Layout - Improvements Needed

Great track, challenging layout that will test your game. Beautiful property with great views. Course can use some work, it’s got bunker issues (need to replace/fill sand) and greens are in pretty rough shape. Seems like they could use some help as there’s wasn’t a starter or groundskeeper to be found on the property the whole day. Hopefully they get the help they need to improve this beautiful course to it’s full potential

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