Signature #10 Hole on Lake View Golf Course at Callaway Gardens.
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4.1
253 Reviews (253)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
86.3%
Recommend this course
233 out of 253 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 28 reviews
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3.9
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 55 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6158 yards
Slope 127
Rating 69.1
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Lake View Golf Course At Callaway Gardens
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Course Details

Year Built 1952
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Accolades

Reviews

4.1
253 Reviews (253)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Bunkers 14
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
Group Getaways 13
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 18
Worth the Drive 16
Near Local Attractions 7

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Love this course.

Winter conditions. Muddy fairways, wet grass, greens average, tees average.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

The Lake View Course at Callaway Gardens was actually unplayable due to wet conditions so they moved all tee times and golfers to the Mountain Course which created quite a slow down and a very congested course.
Despite the slow play we enjoyed the round which took almost 5-1/2 hrs to complete.
Callaway Gardens should have advised that the LakeView course was unplayable and not allowed tee times. They did their best to accommodate all of the golfers but it just created a painfully slow day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Father & Son Game

The night before lots of rain from the Hurricane, so first few holes the course really wet, as the day went on it misted rain, so soggy day. The course is beautiful and plays well. We only saw a couple other groups. Very playable with some easy and tough driving holes. Great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding

Played the first tee time in the morning at 8:00 so there was no pace of play issues. All of the course staff that I interacted with during the three days I played there were outstanding. The club house is very well stocked and the attendants were very friendly and helpful. The food at the restaurant was also above average with great service. This is the "easier" of the two courses on property but it is still challenging with great views of the lake in the middle holes. If you are looking for tough , play the mountain course, for a very enjoyable day play this gem. Highly recomend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Open Course

You start with some tree lined, although not tight, fairways and then move to a much more open layout. It's a short course. Teed off with less than driver on several holes. Smaller greens same as the Mountain course, and a lot less sand traps than the Mountain course. Played the first 8 holes in 1.5 hours and the last 10 holes in a little over 3 hours. Caught up to 2 foursomes who were not in any rush and didn't let anyone play through. I was by myself with a twosome in front and a 4-some behind. Had to wait on every hole from 9 on.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, could use a few improvements

Needs at least one water station and a restroom other than a portalet. Better signage (directions) would also be a plus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a great day

As always, the course is very pretty and well maintained.
Greens could be better, but grass has life cycle. I don't criticize them. It is my luck. The grass cutting crew was behind us, so naturally it was hard to find the balls especially when you hit them into the rough. Having said all this, my wife and I had a great day out here. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake View

Challenging course, thick Bermuda rough and tight fairways, if ball goes 2’ off fairway good luck finding it!! Greens were okay no fringe went from fairway cut to green, lots of unrepaired ball marks unfortunately and greens were really bumpy.. good for a GolfNow hot deal but would never pay full price here though..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lake View

Course is great shape. Greens coming in nicely from being punched. Speed of play was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor Greens and Rough

Played the Lake course once in August and again mid September. Greens super slow and bumpy both times. And any ball off the fairway is 50% lost, unless you step on it. Rough is only 2-3” long, but is too thin to support a ball. Definitely not fair to only slightly mis-hit balls. Disappointing for what I thought was a great layout and resort course.

Proshop sho and cart staff were great!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

In good shape and the greens were about 90% after being plugged. Overall great value with the Hot Deal!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Like the course; could have been better

The pace of play was really bad, with a huge group of guys -- even fivesomes in front of us. It was exercise in patience. That was frustrating. The course is tough for me; I find the sand far too often for my taste. Greens were really bouncy and seemed to need to be rolled. But I'm not a greenskeeper.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Seen Better

I typically don't give Fair or Poor reviews on Golf courses but I have to say that Callaway Garden's Lake View course was a tremendous disappointment. When I booked the course, it did not mention the Greens were being Aerated nor the overall condition of the course.

We arrived and checked in at Callaway and the attendant Brian was accommodating and friendly throughout the check-in process. There was no mention that the Greens on the Lake View course had been Aerated and the overall condition of the Fairways, Tee Boxes, and 1st Cut off Fairway was not in good shape.

We noticed that when we arrived at the First Tee, there was a group of 4 somes lined up, well to our surprise the Mountain View course was closed, and they had everyone playing on the Lake View course. No one mentioned this information at all.

As we Tee'd off and made our way to the Greens, we discovered that they had just been Aerated. After playing RTJ's Grand National courses (which are in Awesome shape) I had the same expectation that Callaway wouldn't disappoint, but boy was I WRONG. I don't mind playing a course that's been Aerated if given proper notice and the fee to play the course is Reduced obviously.

We contacted the Pro Shop and were given the option of receiving a free 9 Hole Round or coming back to the Pro Shop to receive a Refund and find somewhere else to play. We decided to cut our losses and turned around on the 2nd Hole to go get our Refund.

I'm not sure if I'll ever come back to play Callaway as this has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Brian at the Pro Shop was definitely great to work with, but it would've been an enjoyable experience if Callaway was Open and Upfront about the Maintenance and Upkeep of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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