Rated 4 out of 5 by suprmystic Work on your game
Picturesque Florida course across from St Leo's College. From top of hill to green down in valley 1st tee on par 4 makes you feel like you can drive the green. Forced carry's, slight elevation changes, this is Florida so could be considered hilly. There are no sand traps for those of you that love the beach. Great place to practice your game as course if fairly open with uphill downhill lies. This is not your $50-$100 per round course but for the money well worth a visit.
September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Captjack3511 Underrated
The Abbey Course is a small under rated jem. Talking with other golfers and reading reviews, the Abbey is presented as the "Red headed stepchild." Well, I'll tell you the "Red headed stepchild child" is a tough little guy with a lot of character.
A few holes do parallel each other, which I'm not a big fan of. Some holes you do need a map to find. Some holes are wide open fairways and some are narrow requiring you to be very accurate. Some holes you're shooting down hill and some you're going up. Some holes you were in the woods and felt like you were in the "back 40" and others are right next to State Road 52. Some have swamp hazards to shoot over, but there are no sand bunkers to worry about. And then there's hole #10, which is a par 6, yes a long long par six at 560 yards from the whites. About 3 of the fairways were overgrown and in desperate need of mowing. The rest were in a above standard condition. The greens were like nothing I felt before. They were the softest I'd ever stood on. It felt like there was foam padding underneath which was enjoyable. The greens speed theirselves were about average.
The course is great for beginners, good for moderates and fun for everyone as long as thier noses are not to long and held to high.
Over all, I loved the Abbey Course and can't wait to play it again and for only $15, it's the best deal around.
By the way I've eaten at the Abbey restaurant several times for lunch finding it very good.
September 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ksokol new golfer course
Course layout a bit confusing,but with the layout
on the score card,it was manageable. A few wet spots
that can be easily avoided. Greens slightly elevated,
fairly flat,fast and true. Fairways are playable,but of
poor quality. Good beginner or youth course.
August 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teri2096595 Great little course!
We played here last Sunday for the first time. The staff said Sunday is the busiest day typically for them. We started around 11 and didn't have to wait at all. It was a great little course for the $15 price the conditions were good too! Loved it and will definitely go back!
July 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LurkinRhino Excellent Bare Bones Course
I'd heard about the Abbey course before and rode by it a few weeks ago when we played Lake Jovita. It looked to be in good shape from the drive by so I decided to give it a try. 15$ on a Saturday morning on Golfnow was a great deal.
The staff was super friendly, gave me some pointers on one of the doglegs, since many of the holes run adjacent to each other..The driving range was in good shape, always a plus for me to have a range to warm up on
. I played 18 in under 2 and a half hours, never got held up in the round. The fairways aren't plush Bermuda like some courses, and its much like being in short rough but the balls roll out nicely on your tee shots. If you "roll" it a bit you can get a nice lie to hit your second shots. That didn't bother me since I wasn't expecting country club conditions. Lots of elevation changes throughout.
The greens were small but very undulating, lots of tough putts to read. They rolled smooth, were a bit slow but all were in great shape. The course has no bunkers at all but does have some ponds and some forced carries and some blind up hill and down hill shots, and is very fun to play.
Overall a great tune up course or a nice place to get a relaxing round in, and bring your wife or kids to...Not a single house on the property,..Ive heard that the restaurant is very good but I didn't try it.
Will definitely be back again...a great experience.
June 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jonathan1044485 Relaxing day on Father's Day
This isn't a Florida course with lush fairways, huge greens, and multiple sand traps or water hazards. Reminds me more of our municipal course in the town where I grew up. There are rough spots and things that need attention (little stuff like broken trash can or the big hole in the practice range screen). But pace of play was great. Easy to hit fairways. Used full range of clubs. BEST PART was being able to take time and have full meal at the turn at a surprisingly good restaurant with nice menu and tap beer selections for a facility of this size. Nobody in front of us or behind us on back 9. Very friendly, helpful staff.
June 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WildPecan2003 Good Way to Start 2015
I recently was bitten by the "golf bug" and it had been awhile since I played consistently. The Abbey course was a great course to shake of the rust. It's a small course and not intimidating to the beginner golfer at all. For a 9am tee time, the price was great. I definitely will return for more rounds!
February 14, 2015