Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Good tee and approach shots are crucial
Waterlefe is located in an exclusive gated community and starting your round took a little longer as you have to clear the guard and find your way to the clubhouse. Practice balls are hit into a pond, and there is a large putting green nearby. I was warned by the Starter that many people call the course "Watergrief," and I would soon find this an accurate statement for me. Lost a few (okay, more than a few) balls to the water hazards. The course is well-maintained to pristine and the backdrop is the Manatee River, making some holes breathtaking. The course is a real treat to play and I hope to return when I am in the area.
April 15, 2014
Great Course and Scenery
Overall great course. I will be playing this course again. The course was in great shape and had awesome views. Greens were in almost perfect shape. Only problem was the slow pay of roups in front of us. Always seemed to be wasting time looking for balls when there was no one around but that seems to be anywhere during this time of year. No one to tell us which way to go once we got in the cart. Ended up at 10 instead of 1 to start.
April 13, 2014
Tough in the wind
We played the white tees on this windy day and it was a challenge. The greens were excellent. Water, water everywhere.
April 11, 2014
Bring your A game
The course was beautiful and in great shape obviously well cared for. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Unfortunately with domed fairways framed by lots of water and tight OB's even the best shots found trouble. With frequent carries and blind approaches, a first time player has little chance of scoring well. Bring lots of golf balls if you are going to play this course.
April 8, 2014
This course is well maintained
The course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Was paired up with a member and his wife which made playing a lot better. Since I had never played this course they advised me on several holes. The course is along the Manatee river but the water was not a problem except on two or three holes.
April 8, 2014
We ended up coming back....three times. Great value, nice staff, well maintained.
April 3, 2014
Florida at its finest. Greens were consistent with zero bad spots on them. Fairways were great! Pace of play was good and the cart guys were both friendly and helpful. Driving range over water was unique. The driver came out a couple of times but really not necessary. I'll be back to play this course again.
April 2, 2014
This course is scenic and in excellent condition. A must play!
Waterlefe is a scenic, challenging and beautifully maintained course. Everyone who gets the chance should play it.
March 30, 2014