View from the 10th hole at The Golf Club at Margaritaville Lake Resort.
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3.3
395 Reviews (395)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
171
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
64.7%
Recommend this course
320 out of 395 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
62.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 37 reviews
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3.0
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
53.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 96 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6921 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.3

Formerly known as La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa and La Torretta del Lago.

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The Golf Club at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe
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Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways Tifdwarf 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Marr Jeffery D. Blume (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Denim Not Allowed, Collared shirts required

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Texas (2016 #21)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2016 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2016 #11)

Reviews

3.3
395 Reviews (395)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 25
Narrow Fairways 25
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 21
Advanced Golfers 19
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 32
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st Experience

One of the staff members was extremely rude. I was at the tee box getting ready to tee of and he comes storming down yelling that I could not play alone and that I needed to be paired with another 3-some.he was disrespectful and agressive. I kept my cool and informed him that I had already spoke to the staff member that checked me in that needed to play alone. I had just received news that I lost a dear friend and I needed to be by myself. Nevertheless I will not be coming back and would most certainly not recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

I have played this course several times in the past 6 months. It has recovered well from the Feb freeze. The greens are in great shape. A few spots here and there but overall great condition The course lay out is challenging with just enough water and sand traps. I will continue to play this course and Highly Recommend it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course ate my lunch!

Best shape the course has been in since the freeze. Narrow fairways drive me crazy but challenging is good sometimes, right? Love the new golf carts!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good from far, far from good

As you drive into the Margaritaville grounds and see some of the holes, the course looks good. You get on the course and realize it’s a dumpster fire. Sand traps full of water, muddy mower tracks on the course, dead spots on the greens, and a cart path full of uneven concrete segments, mud, and water. I’m pretty sure this course has drainage issues as well as everything is always soggy and slow to dry. Plan to lose some balls if you play here as well since the first cut on most of the course is a jungle.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

fun vacation round of golf

I had fun playing Margaritaville Resort Golf Course. It was fun to see the Range markers that were flip flops and all the tee markers were shark fins remaining true to the Margaritaville branding.

I had some difficulty finding hole #3. It required crossing a roadway and driving up an small unmarked alley way.

The course played really difficult (my handicap is 30 so pretty much all courses are difficult). But this one especially so.

It was hot but there were plenty of water stations throughout the course and the restroom I visited was clean and well maintained.

The only thing negative I have to say about the course was the lack of direction for hole #3.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Expect average conditions on a generally fun track

This facility will continue to need to discount green fees as long as the course condition remain substandard. The driving range is in poor condition with long thick St Augustine turf on the tee. There were also range balls all over tenth fairway. The course itself had several poorly managed ground under repair areas (tenth hole, along cart paths on most holes). There were weeds or bald spots on most greens as well. In general the conditions of the course remain consistent with what I've seen here nearly every time I've played here, infrequently, over the past 30 yrs.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens rough.One ft off fairway can’t find ball.

The course is terrible first cut off fairways way too long.Spent all day looking for balls not far off fairway.Greens Terrible condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friends

Nice course has some nice challenges. Greens suffered from freeze but other than that enjoyable round. Over charge you for beer :(

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dont listen to other reviews

This course is not where near the bad reviews its getting. Most of the greens are in great shape. There are a few that have bad spots. But not so bad it bothers your round. Fairways are great. Course is challenging. But fun. Staff is awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wet

The course is in as good as shape as you can expect for all the rain we have received in the area. Hopefully it will dry out and they can mow the super wet areas and tend to the bunkers.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Management

Prior to the round understood greens had damage from the freeze. Surprised by lack of care in other areas. Played course prior to new management and it was better maintained

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/18/2021

While the golf course is still open for play, we are aware that current conditions are not ideal and this is due to a variety of reasons, including our mid-February historically low temperatures. What we are experiencing is not an isolated situation, and many golf courses throughout Texas are seeing the same challenges in recovering their course conditions.
The resort has an aggressive fertilization and maintenance plan in place to assist in restoring the golf course, in particular the greens, to a much better playing condition. We are optimistic that once temperatures reach a consistent low of 70 degrees, our efforts will take root and our course will once again become an ideal place to play and provide the perfect Margaritaville golf experience that you truly deserve.
Our team appreciates your patience during this time, and looks forward to seeing you here often in the future... and to sunnier days ahead!
Fins Up!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Greens are destroyed

I went last week for a quick 18. I’ve probably never seen the Greens on any golf course this bad. Course honestly needs to be shut down and redone. Definitely not worth it!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Default User Avatar
Commented on 07/18/2021

While the golf course is still open for play, we are aware that current conditions are not ideal and this is due to a variety of reasons, including our mid-February historically low temperatures. What we are experiencing is not an isolated situation, and many golf courses throughout Texas are seeing the same challenges in recovering their course conditions.
The resort has an aggressive fertilization and maintenance plan in place to assist in restoring the golf course, in particular the greens, to a much better playing condition. We are optimistic that once temperatures reach a consistent low of 70 degrees, our efforts will take root and our course will once again become an ideal place to play and provide the perfect Margaritaville golf experience that you truly deserve.
Our team appreciates your patience during this time, and looks forward to seeing you here often in the future... and to sunnier days ahead!
Fins Up!

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