Forest Lake Golf Club
A little rough around the edges but still good
I like this layout although its rarely in the condition it should be. This is a locals course for a solid price. You can have a good game, score well but there will be times you're fighting the conditions of the greens or fairways. This is out in Ocoee about 25 minutes from downtown Orlando and worth the drive solely based on the value.
If you want/need a course with great conditions, this isn't for you. You can play a quick 18 holes if you start out early... a late afternoon game can find you waiting on a couple with one spouse teaching the other how to play or a couple juniors practicing for their high school team.
I've played in just under 3 hours and been stuck for a close to 5 hour round here.... all depends.
February 4, 2014
Little known fact: Camilo Villegas and Inbee Park hold the tournament records at this former mini-tour stop. A very good layout. However, hard economic times and few area golfers have necessitated cut-backs in maintenance. Still a good place for the advanced golfer to practice. No houses. Course surrounded by West Orange Trail (bike/walk).
January 30, 2014
My home course
This course is a lot of fun. It is not terribly difficult and there are no houses on it (rare in the Orlando area). They offer great membership deals to Ocoee residents and have decent practice facilities for chipping, putting and driving. Always enjoy a morning or afternoon out on this course.
January 27, 2014
Good place to waste an afternoon...
First of all the course itself is not bad albeit nothing special, the layout was pretty straight forward. Although there were some patchy areas the fairways were in decent shape and the green were among the best I've seen at this price point. Very smooth and rolled true.
The bad part was the pace of play. Absolutely horrible, by the third hole not only were we waiting to tee off, we were waiting on the group ahead to tee off and get out of the way, and it was like that every hole. There was no ranger out there making groups pick up the pace and the drink cart didnt make an appearance until the 9th hole!? 2 of the players in our foursome quit and left after 12 holes due to the pace of play so I can confidently say it is not worth the money even as cheap ($35) as we got out there for. I would never recommend this course to anyone. Also this really shouldn't mean anything but they didnt even have carts ready for us when we got there so that was my first tip that this might not be the most professionally run golf course.
March 10, 2013