Lakes at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club

2.2857000000 2.3 stars from 5 (91)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6561 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 2001 Clubhouse Dr, Plant City, Florida 33567, Hillsborough County
  • (877) 465-3221, (813) 752-1171
  • (813) 759-2754
  • www.waldenlakegolf.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Ron Garl (1987)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Champions Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Walden Lake Golf Academy"

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6561 yards 72.0 128
Blue 72 6146 yards 69.6 125
White 72 5698 yards 67.7 121
Red (W) 72 4953 yards 69.1 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.3 stars from 5
Value: 2.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 91 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

40 out of 91 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries  

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"Playable"


rkeel747's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

While this course needs a lot of improvement, the greens were overseeded and they are keeping them watered. A good opportunity to get out and work on your game at a great value, especially this time of year when other local courses get expensive. Keep your expectations low, but get out and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Greens"


StarterRanger's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Bring a sense of humor...the putting greens are a joke!!!!

Weeds, areas of dirt(ie) no grass and more bumps than a carnival bumper car ride.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course in very poor conditions"


Daniel4331248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The first nine holes are in fair conditions but the back nine holes are destroyed, no grass in fairways and greens are a lot of wed and bad grass. The cart path is destroyed in the entire course; pro shop is closed. This course need immediately attention and maintenance because his deteriorating is evident.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wow"


Hjc1217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So played there yesterday, completely a waste of money. I love Dennis at the shop, but as for everyone else and the course is a joke. The greens were being worked on couples months ago, now all of them are in bad shape. I play there to get practice like a driving range, because you won't get any putting done. What should really happen, is to close it down for a month until they can get it back to descent


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Going to Seed"


northcue's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

What was once a top notch course is, again, in a state of disrepair. It is being maintained at a bare minimum level. The grass was not cut anywhere other than the greens. And most of the greens appear to be dying. They were overseeded this winter and should not have been due to the type of grass. Good chance the greens will be dirt soon. Weeds abound. Clearly the owners have no money to spend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course looking better."


u000004795623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's obvious the new administration it's doing a good job bringing the course back to its all glory. Staff is very friendly. I will go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course Condition"


patmcnichol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am glad this course is available. I hope they will keep the course maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


u000002380000's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in poor condition both on and off greens. Sand traps were dirt not sand. Yards of homes around course in much better shape than course. Lots of water on nice layout, but with bridge crossing that looked dangerous to cross. Much better courses currently available in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Round"


Godman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to play this course alot years ago, I knew that it took a big hit when the economy did. So I kind of let things go for a while until I got this great price on Golfnow and ventured back to see how things were progressing. There were lots of changes to the facility, things relocated and one of the courses (the Hills) was closed. But I could tell things were making a turn for the better. I enjoyed the round because it was a week day and there was less traffic on the course and room enough to play solo and get to work extra on some shots. It was a beautiful day and I just had fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"getting better"


snook1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The greens Where in very good shape. The fair ways still need a little work but you tell they are doing a great job in getting the coarse back to what it used to be. Will be back soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't do it again."


Kathy0602's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in poor condition ... fairways with little grass - and very hard. Not going back to play Walden again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"First Time"


u000002750187's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were hit or miss in quality. Some were horrible. You get what you pay for here. Tees and fairways were pretty bad. Course layout is nice. Lots of OB due to homes. I was a single and joined a threesome of friendly regulars. I will probably go back if the price is right.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Improvements made"


kristopher1696238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has vastly improved in last 6 months. You can really tell there is a new owner who cares in place. It is not a top course yet but what I have seen it could be back to its former glory. Course layout has been fun to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


markher's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played there for the every 1st time and love the layout and the staff. I Had a great time and will come back again...thank you mr. Lynn Archibald

Mark


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course is coming back"


emersonp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New management is obviously making changes for the better. Still a work in progress but playable now


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Tremendous value!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time at Walden but definitely won't be my last. The layout of the course is fantastic! I can see that improvements are being made around the course. The greens were perfectly acceptable. ..smooth and not slow at all. There should be rakes in the bunkers though. If you puto your tee shotshirt where they are supposed to be, you will have a great time. ..hit it crooked and it will not be any fun. The new Pro Greg is awesome and friendly...get out there asap!


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


"So So Golf Course"


cbates48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played it in the past few years and really enjoyed it. But this time was totaly different The hills course was close for develoment and the lakes course where losing it's greens. New manegment is not putting money in the course it has. WILL NOT BE BACK.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


Bmarshall33573's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lived in the area for the past 10 years, and first time to this course. GREAT value for the winter months. Lay out is challenging, but not difficult for even high handicappers.
Greens were in great shape for the middle of January.
Looking forward to bringing out of town friends for a round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Much Better!!"


sod12456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this coarse last summer, it was overgrown, greens were rough, followed a group of 6 people, not my ideal round. Coarse was in much better condition this time, greens were good, rough was manicured. Followed a group of 4 and got done in 3:45. Cart paths will loosen some fillings in your teeth. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Review of Walden Lakes, Plant City, FL"


jomrsr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I played the course for the first time in several months. I cannot believe the improvements that the new owner has made. The greens, fairways and yes even the bunkers are in excellent shape. We were so pleased that we asked to meet the new owner, not surprised, he was very personable and wanted to make sure that we were pleased with our round.
If you have not played this course in a while you are missing out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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