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3.8
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
79.1%
Recommend this course
178 out of 212 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.8%
Recommend this course
27 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6540 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.7
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Lake Doster Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Charles Scott (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must be worn at all times. No cut-off shorts or tank tops.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
212 Reviews (212)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Golfing at Lake Doster

We had always wanted to play Lake Doster, but we were very disappointed. The carts were gas carts that took forever to go. Some tee boxes were muddy and some were so hard I wasn't sure I could get my tee in the ground. If the forward tees were between the regular tee box and the fairway, it was hardpan. The course needed some much needed water in the rough. The bunkers were rock hard to hit out of.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Challenge

Very good course to play for the money very hilly and greens are really tough. Have to hit irons on well and have to drive the ball well. Love the course and I will play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dog track

Fairways and tee boxes were in poor condition. Greens were ok.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Need to control members who jump tee times

Course is a good lay-out. Greens need to be rolled and trees along sides of fiarways need to be trimmed back, but it's OK.

Primary problem is members showing up to play without tee times, singles in carts and then pushing foursomes with tee times. This needs to stop. Has happened 2 of 3 times I played this course this year. May not come back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played

Greens surpass fairways and Tee Boxes

Crabgrass haven.. Surprisingly, the greens were well maintain and plush. Maybe they are going organic on the grass care in Teeboxes, and fairways. Plenty of golfers, but don't know ready golf techingues. Sorry, there are better courses around.

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

We really enjoyed this course. Friendly staff was very helpful. Tee boxes and sand traps were not in good shape. Otherwise everything was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Was in much better shape in June 2021

Conditions down quite a bit from June. Greens were the best condition of the course over all. sand traps awful.
Fairways spotty, and rough very difficult. hard to find the ball in rough.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tougher than i remembered, last time was over 20 years ago. General condition was good, greens fast and interesting, the hills wear you down, even riding

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Makes you think

The course was fun and diverse. There was a par 5 you could go for in 2, but also some par 4's that were hard to get to in 2. 3 of the par 3's were pretty much the same distance. Can't figure out why #3 is anything special. We had a group in front of us that could barely drive the ball 220yds, but would wait for people to get off the green when they were 260yds away. They need to work on their mowing. The fairways had 2 different cuts on almost every hole. Maybe invest in some type of blower to get all the clipping clumps off the fairways too.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake Doster

Great course. No Ranger to keep play moving. No beer cart. Tired, dirty clubhouse.

But great golf, we’ll kept course., greens, nice scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow and shaggy

Love the course for the price. But this time around the pace was awful. No notification of a members outing we were stuck behind. Requested to go off the back nine in front of them, but the members in front refused. Colossal douchebags. Greens were awful on front nine too. A ton of rain lately, but it was like putting on shag carpet.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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