Magnolia Plantation Golf Club
While the clubhouse and staff were excellent, I cannot remember seeing a course in this bad of shape. Other reviews state that the conditions are better than they were and if so, I would hate to have seen it before. You could not determine what was fairway and what was rough. The grass was anywhere from 6" to 12" high in both the fairway and the rough and the sand traps had weeds growing in them. The greens were the best part of the course, but if they killed the weeds on the greens, then there would be big holes where the weeds had been.
My son said that he was embarrassed to been seen playing the course.
We quit after 9 holes and I would recommend that you not play this course until they have done some serious, serious maintenance.
June 17, 2015
Had high hopes playing this course but was extremely disappointed. No fairway grass to speak of. Like hitting off of a concrete floor. Sand traps overgrown with grass. Will not return.
May 24, 2015
The course is in terrible shap. The greens are hard and thin. The fairways have almost no grass, can't get a decent lie anywhere. The sand traps have little to no sand in them. The tee boxes have no grass at all and are so hard that getting a tee in was almost impossible. This course use to be in good shape in the past years, How could they let it go to this extream.
May 6, 2015
Don't waste your time
I think I have now found the worst course in the Orlando area. I think I had two shot the entire day where I had grass under my ball. The course is in terrible shape in all areas but the greens, which in fairness were decent.
April 30, 2015
Nothing special here
The course is in pretty rough condition. Fairways were not adequately maintained. The course actually takes away from the neighborhood it's located in.
April 30, 2015
Bring plenty of balls
This course is a very tough layout for a high handicap golfer. There is a lot of water and blind hazards. Long second shots seem to be the key here as many holes are not driver friendly due to doglegs or water. I did enjoy seeing many deer on the course that seem to unafraid of the golfers. The greens were in excellent shape for this time of year. The fairways and first cut of rough could definitely stand some improvement.
April 24, 2015
The greens were in good shape but wet. And the fairways are getting better. The course is challenging and worth the trip.
April 23, 2015
Much improved conditions
The course had improved significantly from a year ago. The greens had almost no bare spots and were fairly smooth. The fairways and tee boxes had few bad spots, but there were still weeds. If they continue to work on the course, it could be great.
The other change was that they added a tee box(white) that is about 5900 yds and rated about 125. This made the course playable for older and higher handicap players. One should always check the water hazard intrusion into the fairways as they are not always obvious.
April 23, 2015