Magnolia Plantation Golf Club
What a great place to spend an afternoon
Best course I played in years . Perfect conditions. What a pleasure not being forced into a foursome or waiting because the course is backed up or aggressive players wanting to take you over . Quiet , pleasent not crowded . Hidden jewel .
December 4, 2014
Better than expected!!! Should be quite good by January
When I looked at Golfnow.com; the reviews seemed to be pretty bad but I'm glad that I played and I definitely want to come back in a month or so when I think it will be playing quite well. The group that is running the course now are working very hard to get it back in good shape. The fairways and tees have all be overseeded with rye which is just starting to be trimmed. The greens are better than some of them look. The areas around the greens, particularly on false fronts were rough in places and the course does not drain as well as most Florida courses because it is in the Weikiva River Basin. I spoke with a couple of members who have stayed through all the courses problems, change of ownerships etc and they stated that the course is shaping up to be in the best condition in the past 8 years.
I wanted to write this review to try to give a balanced perspective to what people can expect. The layout is excellent and calls for a lot of strategic golf shot placement. There is water on all bar 3 holes but most of the holes give you a chance to stay away from the water, and there a number of challenging doglegs. The par 3's are all good and #5 and #16 are long and challenging par 5s.
The Clubhouse is pretty sparse and food & beverage only covers the basics. The focus is clearly on getting the course up to scratch and increasing the rounds played, which will happen if things continue to improve. I would encourage all levels of golfer to reward the team that is bring this course back by giving it a try. There are 5 sets of tees from the tips at 7175yds to the Reds at 5240.
December 3, 2014
If conditions and pace of play don't matter, go here
Positives - Pro shop and starter were friendly.
Cons - Condition of course, pace of play, kids playing on the course (back nine), and no cart girl. Loved this course, played it years ago. Now, would only consider playing if it was free.
February 5, 2014
The greens were in terrible shape. They had been overseeded late and did not take properly. We weren't advised of the problems until we had already arrived and were at the first tee. Some greens were so bad u would putt and the ball would jump 90 degrees in another direction from the one it was putted on.
February 4, 2014
I played this course a few years ago and it was a nice setting and some nice holes. I played Jan 2014 and the course is in very poor condition. The course holds a lot of water and the ball was hopping on the greens.
January 27, 2014
New to the area,so one day a week I try a different course,to learn the area.I like the course and will play again.
January 23, 2014
Wow what a disappointment. The entire course was in very poor condition. This course was in great shape the last time I played it about a year ago.
January 12, 2014
Plays much better than it looks
This is a tough time of the year for conditions especially greens
No one has lush greens now but these greens are putt able and
are huge compared to other courses in the area . I think Magnolia is the best value out there.
January 8, 2014