Lots of hills
Fun course good condition. Something different than flat Florida courses.
May 19, 2014
Small greens, bad fairways
This course looks too squeezed together. Tee boxes & Fairways run next to each other and a stray shot can cause someone else damage. Fairways are very rough with many sand spots. I will not be going back.
May 17, 2014
not a lot of fun
It was a beautiful day for golf, but not at Water Oaks. The cost for the round was great but we really did not enjoy it. Some of the holes were not fair to the average golfer. They were tight and the trees seemed to always be a problem. Some of the par 5's needed two perfect shots just to see the green. The greens were readable but small. The tee boxes were also small and humped, and in some cases many bare spots. Maybe the course has been busy but there needs to be some work done to improve it.
May 16, 2014
Enjoy the layout but course needs work especially the t boxes Chech in was very slow.
March 25, 2014
You cannot beat this hidden gem near The Villages. Course is challenging and interesting for a FL golf course. Not at all boring and you'll use most of your clubs. Give it a try!
March 24, 2014
I play this.course only if nothing else is available to play. It ok for the money. Greens are best thing there
March 17, 2014
For the cost conscious player
Course had some challenging holes, hidden pins, water, narrow fairways. Greens were extremely hard and fast and seldom held a chip. Nice Spanish moss covered oaks. Course could be beautiful with some money put into it.
March 2, 2014
Picturesque and Challenging
This was the second time that I played this course. The course is delightful, and packed with interesting challenges.
The only negative feature encountered was the attitude of the starter. We arrived about 15 minutes early, and proceeded to the waiting area for the first tee. We were rudely and loudly approached by the starter who questioned, "What are you doing?". We explained that we were just getting into position so that when we were given the nod, we would be ready to proceed to the tee.
The starter, shaking his head in disgust, then advised us that we are golfnow people, and golfnow people do not, under any circumstance, proceed to the tee prior to their start time. He held up a cell phone that displayed the time. He then stated, "Does this clock not depict such and such a time?"
Actually, my foursome and another group were embarrassed for him. His behavior was far from appropriate.
It's been my experience that a starter's role is to facilitate timely play, not berate the players!
In spite of the starter's unprofessional representation of Water Oak, I would recommend this course!
February 27, 2014