Saddlebrook - Saddlebrook Course
For the low price we paid, the course conditions were exceptional--green fairways and greens, good drainage from the rain the day before, friendly staff, hot dog and drink included. Could not have asked for a nicer day.
June 22, 2015
Great value for 37$$$
Positive-course was in good shape for Florida mid summer..wet but greens were in good shape.
Negative- in off season staff didn't seem to care, no bag drop service, limited cart girl and starter didn't pair people up to improve pace of play.
If you have the choice play Palmer over saddlebrook course.
June 21, 2015
Some issues as regards greens, tee boxes and fairways
The course has a nice layout, but I noticed deterioration of conditions on the greens, tee boxes and fairways. A number of tee boxes had uneven lies and they are losing some of the greens and fairways.
Staff was outstanding and friendly.
June 7, 2015
Disappointed in Saddlebrook Cource
I played the Palmer course 7 years ago and remember it in very good condition and overall impression of Saddlebrook was positive. Sadly that is no longer the case. Greens and tee boxes on Saddlebrook course in very poor condition. No course managers to maintain pace of play. No ice water anywhere on the course, just lukewarm old water fountains. 7.50 for a domestic beer from the cart? Fortunately I only paid $25 on golfnow for the tee time, but I feel sorry for full-paying guests. Overall impression of the Saddlebrook neighborhood is that the place has gotten run down. May have been a high end destination in the 80s and 90s but no longer. They need to check out Streamsong Resort nearby for some tips on running a high end destination for golf.
May 27, 2015
Golf now special rate
The three of us landed a value rate of $50 which included lunch (hot dog and drink). The overall course conditions and service exceeded that value. I will say that our only complaint is that there were many greens that are in need of serious attention. Fortunately the damage was usually around the fringe areas but nonetheless they need some improvement. The fairways and rough were in excellent condition as were the tee boxes. The scorecard distances were different than that of he tee box distances, which we found odd.
May 26, 2015
OMG What happened?
I've played this course many times. I have never seen it this poor. They did just punch the greens so leave that out. Greens are damaged in a lot of area. Tee boxes and many areas in terrible shape. It is $80 to play here right now. That's a joke. We quit after 7 holes strictly because of conditions. This course was fantastic before. I'm not exaggerating when u say it's bad. I can play anywhere. If I quit playing its bad. They gave me a rain check when j complained. I gave it away. I don't get how you let it get this way. They need to close and fix. Palmer course is in good shape. Play that. I hope they read this and get it together. You are saddlebrooke for crying out loud. Don't ruin your rep.
May 16, 2015
Would like to come back
The course was beautiful. Typical complaint of slow play. Waited ~5-10min on each hole.
March 22, 2015
not worth the money
I have worked and played at multiple courses over my years. If I am going to shell out 120 dollars I better be impressed. In the case of Saddlebrook I was very disappointed. The course is average at best. The condition was okay... The greens were fast but patchy. The rough was maintained but not to the level of the price they are asking. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere.
February 9, 2015