Rated 4 out of 5 by rickwill524 Windermere OK
Course was in fairly good shape.Back nine was in better shape and holes are more interesting.Greens were in good shape,although a little slow
September 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gamartin Saturday 19th
Good greens, bit wet due to all the rain, but very good test of golf, scramble being played that made the round very slow
September 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stefan0g Time for new Golf Carts
I would love to give this course a 5 star rating, but the golf carts were just a step up from the Flintstones. The staff, fairways, bunkers, and greens, were first class! Time to replace the Golf Carts. Our First Cart failed, at the first hole. Was told by staff that we might have wiggle the throttle pedal, (Seriously) !! None of the carts had parking brakes, a potential safety issue. Come on Guys,
September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by libon Course was fun!!
We had a great time, course was in very good shape....would play again very soon before prices start to go back up for winter!!
September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by dereksblake Call first....
They were playing soccer on the course....I'm serious. What a waste of money, never again.
September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Newbaby1 Sunny Round
Course in good condition, although the greens were not that quick. Good variety of challenges and opportunities that made the round a positive experience. Nice location and very helpful staff. All in all would definitely play this course again and would fully recommend it to others.
September 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stan1127 Fun course
Course was in great shape. To score well need to strategically place shots.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tom1475160 Great greens
I play a lot of golf and I always play the back tees. My handicap is up a bit right now and I play to a 2. At a low point a couple of years ago I was a +5 - yup that's right. If you were a scratch golfer I'd have to give you 5 strokes. But I digress. I include that info just so you know the type of golf I'm capable of and I think that lends itself to the impact of my review for the enthusiast golfers out there. If you're a chopper/duffer/hacker, this review may not be to your liking.
The attendant behind the desk was very friendly and went out of his way to make me feel welcome. The practice putting green was right there so you don't have to walk more than a few steps after you get your gear onto the cart to begin practicing. There was a large cooler full of ice next to a full water dispenser and Styrofoam cups so you were hydrated (and there were same at at least three or four stations through out the course).
I played with a local who'd played the course a million times and although he was an awful player, he at least knew the lines so I was able to play with local knowledge which shaved two strokes off my ending score and helped dramatically on holes 15 and 16.
The greens... Some of the best you're going to find at a public golf course. They are champions bermuda I believe. Certainly not the bermuda you'll find at orange county national crooke cat / panther lake with the large grass blades. There's not a ton of grain, so you'll have ultra smooth putts that hug the ground and roll very true. I enjoyed the putting immensely, although there were not fast - I'd say they were running 9 or 10 on a stimp meter.
The holes... You start with a dog leg left PAR5 which from tips is reachable if you're good with your long clubs. I fly my driver 280y and with roll I can get out to 310+. I bombed my driver with a tight draw and was just to the right and adjacent to the last of the two bunkers and had 230y to a center pin. That's a good PAR5. Stout. Next is a dog leg right PAR4 with junk left and junk short right with trees that you'd have to fly if you were wanting to draw the ball long with driver. I took a hybrid off the tee at the far bunkers with slight fade and had 152y remaining. The green had three tiers and was very challenging. I put my ball in the center and had a center left pin. My putt broke about 2' and I drained it for birdie three. The rest of the front was very nice with a great collection of holes.
The back? Oh, the back. Number 10 is an amazing golf hole. I believe it is 420y. For the bomber off the tee it's a real treat. You stand on a tiny tee box and you have a long finger lake to carry of about 250-260yds. Where you land your ball, it is pretty hard packed and you'll get a ton of roll. I had 75yds remaining to a center pin so the driving experience on the hole is going to be a treat! The rest of the back until #15 is a bore, but not every hole can be great. #15 is just wonderful. Perhaps one of the best holes on the course. It's a 510y PAR5 dog leg right with a tall stand of trees and lake down the right side and tight tree lined left. The average golfer's bowels will certainly turn into a diamond mine, because you'll be feeling overwhelming dread on this tee. But, the confident golfer will feel inspired to dominate this golf hole and welcome the beauty. My local knowledge 'guide' told me the precise line to take... The tallest evergreen/pine on the right is the line if you hit a high draw, which I enjoy hitting. I absolutely crushed my ball directly on the line with a tight 5-8yd draw and when we came to my ball I had 158yds to the center of the green. I was disappointed that the second shot wasn't longer, because a PAR5 is supposed to challenge your game to get on in two, but I guess it's played differently for the average golfer and, yeah, I know I'm not the average golfer, but it was not what I was hoping for... driver, pw to a medium/short PAR5 is just underwhelming, but the layout of the golf hole is really nice.
#16 is another local knowledge hole for the bomber. Standing on the back tee there are two thin 'shoots' coming out of the tops of the trees. Kick a field goal through those with a tight draw and that's the line to the green. This hole is sopping wet, so your ball may plug and most assuredly will not roll, so a drive of 280y carry will putt you 20-30y in front of green. The pin was in the back the day I played so I had a pitch of 48y and so this is risk reward golf right there - two great holes. The last hole #18 is a shortish PAR4 where you take hybrid or 3W over the lake to a drenched wet fairway, then need a wedge to a smallish green which slopes back to front.
August 30, 2015