Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club

3.4391000000 3.4 stars from 5 (636)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7031 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

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  • 200 Eagle Ridge Dr, Davenport, Florida 33837, Polk County
  • (800) 684-8800, (863) 424-8688
  • (863) 424-9198
  • www.ridgewoodlakesgolf.com
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Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Ted McAnlis
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7031 yards 74.4 137
Blue 72 6618 yards 72.2 133
White 72 6172 yards 70.1 128
Gold 72 5839 yards 68.8 121
Red (W) 72 5214 yards 64.6 138

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 636 Reviews
5 stars:
127
4 stars:
290
3 stars:
124
2 stars:
57
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

507 out of 632 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Terrible greens from 3 to 6, which have been "lost". Go elsewhere!"


u919427182's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a super laid out course but the condition of it is really very poor. In particular some of the greens are not even greens!

Save you money and go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/11/2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. A few of our greens are healing from some summer damage, but they are on the mend and coming back nicely. "Lost" is simply untrue. They are very alive and coming back strong.


"Dont believe all reviews"


Anthony7983977's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course on our last day due to its proximity to where we were staying and because of a very good review on here.

I do not want to say anything too derogatory about the place because people earn their living there but this course needs a lot of time and care. The greens are atrocious at the moment and the staff were working hard to put things right but it looks like a course that was built to sell houses and has become an after thought now. The course itself is not bad at all in its design and is far from boring but its condition leaves a lot to be desired.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/11/2017

Dear Anthony,

We do have a few greens undergoing some tlc, but to say all the greens are atrocious is simply unfair. As a matter of fact, the majority of our greens are in very acceptable, putt able condition. The course conditions have improved dramatically over the last six weeks and will continue to improve. Give us another go on your next visit, you will be impressed.


"Great day out"


nellandchelle's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play at Ridgewood every time we visit from the UK. Having read some of the reviews we weren't sure what to expect , however , the course is in good condition despite a few uprooted trees caused by the hurricane. Only a handful of greens need attention and after speaking with the greenkeeper after play it is clear they are working hard to repair and restore the course to its best. For lower handicap golfers Ridgewood is a much better challenge than any 'resort' course so save yourself some $ and give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Kitchen lacks"


gil8744292's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great, but if you want food after the 9 th hole you better order when you’re on the 7th hole. Very slow service.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Average course"


u000005550581's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked the tee time with GolfNow a week before and found out the other people who played with me paid about one third of what I paid. It was a worthy deal for them but a bit expensive for me. This course is a good $25 course this time of the year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Staff"


chris91880's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was nice for the money the staff was very friendly and helpful


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course has been hit"


wimpie1946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course every time we visit Florida for the last 8 years but you can see that the storm Irma hit this area

Some trees are fallen but does not harm your game

what harms your game are the greens

75% is in bad shape with spots filled with sand so the staff is trying to repair and some greens are getting in better shape

We will be back next March and definitely play again this course and I am convinced the greens are perfect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


u000003327897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course before. It is in the worst shape I've seen before.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hope new management will improve course conditions"


patboeckner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have always loved Ridgewood Lakes GC for its interesting layout and great value for money. The staff were always friendly and it was a very comfortable clubhouse for drinks and meals. However, the course is not in good condition - greens are damaged, tees are bare and hard, and fairways are dry. We still had a nice round, and the rates are very reasonable, however we will wait and hope to see if conditions improve under the new management.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Returned to play and not disappointed"


u319023531's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally play the course and last time was in June. Bit busy on the first tee so joined up with a Canadian couple. Playing a 3 ball pace of play was excellent. Course had recovered well from recent hurricane but still wet in places. Greens need some work doing on them, most are a little patchy but a coulpe were good. Understand that there are new owners and will be interested to see how things progress. As always a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



patmelen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly Surprised"


FLgolfaddict's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

After reading some of the reviews on this site I was quite hesitant to book. I have to say after playing this past Monday I was pleasantly surprised. They do have some greens that they seem to be working on but the majority of them are perfectly fine. Layout is awesome! Tee to green I found the course in very good condition, especially for the price I paid. $32 and they included a Personal pizza. Friendly staff and I met the Manager. Confirmed that a new group is running course and they are making improvements daily. I’ll be back again for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



U000005674540's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


Vinnieward's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in terrible shape! The greens were in very bad shape and the fairways were burnt. When I talk to the pro shop they told us it was new management. It would be nice to have known court was in such poor condition before I went. Now you know if you’re reading this post


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/16/2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Terrible is a very strong word Mr. Ward and simply not fair to the crew that is working diligently to repair some areas of concern on the course. The team has made tremendous progress over the last few weeks and our regular customers and Members have been raving about the improved conditions. We have several greens that are perfectly fine, but we do have a few we are nursing back to health. The fairways are not burnt, they are simply going a bit dormant from the cooler weather. Golf Advisor Family and Friends we will be posting some pictures from the course on our Facebook page tomorrow if you would like to see some photos from the course. Far from Terrible, and in the middle of a major comeback!

facebook.com/ridgewoodlakesgolfclub


"Course takeover"


Mfv911's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course improving, giving he new owners the benefit of the doubt, this could be a lovely golf course if nurtured.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/16/2017

Thanks for the 3 star review and we are giving this property as much TLC as possible. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to track all the improvements!


"Excellent design, poor conditions"


ColinJenkins's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the years on vacations to the Orlando/Davenport area.

I have always found the course in great shape until this time.

The greens had always been some of the best in the area and the course was a joy to play.

However on this occasion the course looked and played tired and the greens were pretty poor.

Having read other reviews and some of the comments from the team at Ridgewood Lakes, I appreciate the facility is under new management.

I don't know the recent history of the course management but clearly it has what appears to be little work done on it.

It is a superb layout and I only hope that the current management can bring the course back to what it was a couple of years ago.

With the weather and growing conditions in Florida one would think it shouldn't take that long.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A nice course, yet slow play"


uXYBD8809XY's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this before, and the partner I brought to play hadn't played golf since June, so this was a good course for him to get his swing back. Overall, the course is in good shape, and has some nice holes, but certainly not a 'destination' course.

Pace was slow, as there seemed to be a lot of residents on the course, and using the course more for a time to socialize than to keep up the pace of play. (3 hrs 15 min for 9 holes!).

While it is the 'slow' season prior to the snowbirds coming, the pace of play certainly fit the time of the season :)

I would play it again, yet would try to avoid the residents social time. Guessing the pro shop would let me know next time I book on times to avoid.

Being the 'slow' season, pro shop was closed, and paid at the snack bar/ grill. Not a big deal, just odd.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Poor greens"


smarty7's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many greens had damage and weeds all over. When we spoke to manager he explained that work is underway to improve the greens so best to wait to book this course until the greens have recovered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



ydumon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging fun course"


Joel9972113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the second time and liked it very much. Course presented challenges and was fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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