Highlands Reserve Golf Club

4.0408000000 4.0 stars from 5 (833)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6647 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6647 yards 72.9 134
Gold 72 6042 yards 69.9 130
Jade 72 5062 yards 75.9 133

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 833 Reviews
5 stars:
247
4 stars:
436
3 stars:
101
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

760 out of 830 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Awesome course"


Hans220352's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played today highland and it was a warm welcome after 4 months Dan the card gy from Ohio dit a perfect job and the Greg the manager ask me if i had a good round off golf and ask me off everything was ok during my round of golf the course is in excellent schape the fairways are beautiful the greens a in great condition a little bit slow but that's not a point.

I definitely come back again soon.thanks guys for a nice round off golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 07/11/2017:

We're happy to hear you had a great experience, Hans! Thank you for coming out to play Highlands Reserve, and for leaving us a great review!

"Very well looked after"


u9690078's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

At firdt we thought it was a bit expensive paying 40 dollars for a round at this time of year. but in the end was definitely worth the money, played many of courses in orlando area and definitely one of the best.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 07/13/2017:

Thank you! We're glad you came out to Highlands Reserve and saw the value in our great golf course! We hope to have you back again!

"Great Value"


sphinx06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a fair course for the high handicapper. A few fairway bunkers to worry about with large undulating greens. The course is well maintained and very friendly staff.

The only negative, restrooms only on the back nine and no cart girl.

Great value & will definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/12/2017:

Thank you for your review, sphinx06! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and stayed out of the sand (as often as possible!). During your next visit, there is access to the restrooms behind the tee box on Hole 8...just in case!

"poured"


byoura's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. It is worth the price. It poured afterr 13 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/12/2017:

Thank you for playing Highlands Reserve through this crazy week of rain that has stuck around! We need all the rain we can get to make up for the lack of it early this spring, but look forward to it feeling more like Florida, and less like Seattle before summer comes around!

"Great Day"


rander11's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We got a morning tee time a few weeks back, and couldn't have asked for a better day! The staff was incredible, and after all the rain Florida has gotten, we were amazed at how great the golf course looked! Not a wet spot to be found!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/29/2017:

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your morning round, rander11! Thank you for playing Highlands Reserve and for your outstanding rating!

"Good Course; Great Greens!!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a difficult layout with very little water but lots of sand and waste bunkers. The greens were large with lots of undulations and tiers. Fun course to play!!! Going back on Sunday


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Glad you enjoyed Highlands Reserve! Hope you enjoyed both of your rounds!

"Enjoyable"


u421390037's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a relaxing enjoyable round at a good price. Course off the white tees was not hard at all.

Staff were friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Thank you for reviewing us! We're glad you enjoyed yourself, and hope you'll come back next time you're in the States!

"Good Holiday Golf"


u794937810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course, which we played twice.

Fairways and greens in good condition and easily managed owing to several tees at each hole ,so all abilities covered.

Would certainly recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/06/2017:

We were glad to see you a couple of times during your visit, and are glad you enjoyed the course! Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again the next time you're visiting!

"Very playable, with tricky greens."


SJH4158's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the type of courses there need to be more of, fair, yet challenging, but playable for all levels of player. Course was in very good condition. Greens were consistent, excellent condition, but a little on the slow side, but understandable considering our very hot, dry Spring. Course has elevation changes, with well bunkered fairways and greens. Course plays short from the white tees, so the better player should consider the back tees. Toughest part are the greens with a combination of some being elevated, some narrow, but all have considerable undulation which separate the greens into smaller target areas and will challenge even the best players in reading the greens. Only issue was the sprinklers were turned on both in the fairways and on the greens the whole back nine. We teed off at 9:16, played the front in 1:45, but with sprinkler delays back 9 took 2:25. On a holiday weekend, mid-day, this should not happen, and really ruined our round, and kept a 5 star rating. Would play again, and recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/30/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback, SJH4158! We're glad you enjoyed the layout, and apologize for the mishap! We ensure this does not usually happen, and will not happen again!

"5 some"


u000005198531's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in food shape. A group of 2 and 3 combined in front nine and slowed the pace considerably. No ranger around to break the fivesome up. Back 9 pace was miserable. Also, sprinklers popped on thru out the back nine which slowed up the fivesome even more.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/30/2017:

Thank you for playing Highlands Reserve. We apologize for the sprinklers, but hope you were still able to enjoy your round despite this during this busy holiday weekend.

"Great time"


johnm1153's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The only thing better than the course conditions was the service at the front desk


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/31/2017:

Thank you John! We appreciate your great rating, and kind words about our staff!

"Great layout"


sheriff10's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a great layout. Much different from most Florida courses. The condition of the course was very good. Would like to play it again when I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Highland Reserve Golf Club on 05/30/2017:

Thank you sheriff10! We're glad you enjoyed the layout and look forward to having you back!

"Very Nice"


u9445247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Funny and easy to play and no water!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/30/2017:

Thank you for your review!

"Great place"


Jonnychad's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had a game today at highlands reserve, some good, some bad but the staff made it a great day and here's why. When I arrived in America the baggage handlers broke the handle on my hard case making it an absolute nightmare to wheel around, so spoke to the guys at highlands and they said drop it off and we'll have a look. Thanks to Chad he has fixed it better than when it was made, now that is in my appinion is above and beyond the call of duty. I love playing here and even more so now


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/26/2017:

Thank you for coming out to play, and for sharing your experience, Johnny! We're delighted we were able to help you out, and hope that you'll be back again whenever you are in the states!

"Excellent course in superb condition"


colin72's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We've played this course several times over the past 10 years when we have visited Orlando, and I have to say this is the best condition I have ever seen the course. The greens were fantastic! We did not plan to play this course (as I prefer trying out new courses) but after reading the bad reviews of many local courses due to the dry weather, we decided to play Highlands Reserve again, and thankfully we did! Thoroughly enjoyed our game, and may return before the end of our vacation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/22/2017:

Thank you for coming back to play another round at Highlands Reserve, and for your outstanding review! We hope you're able to make it back before the end of your trip!

"Worth the drive from stcloud"


Amos8797326's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. We drove from St. Cloud to play this course. It's worth the drive and the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/22/2017:

Thank you Amos! We're glad you made the trip out from St. Cloud and enjoyed your round!

"Great fun!"


JohnnyMelody's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Of the courses we have played in the Orlando area, this one is the most fun. You feel as if you are in Arkansas with steep hills and sweeping fairways. The greens are also excellent. You really get your money's worth here!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/22/2017:

Thank you for your great review, JohnnyMelody! Glad you enjoyed the course and all of its special features!

"Best condition ever"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Having played occasionally for over 10 years, the condition was always decient. But this was the best condition ever. Greens were better than ever and fairways didn't have any bare spots!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/22/2017:

Thank you for your great review, friccio! We appreciate your recommendation and high acclaim for the hard work our grounds crew has put into the course this year!

"Give it a go it won't dissapoint"


u905961993's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

6th course I've played while on holiday over the last 2 years. Orange lakes legend, orange county national (both courses) LB course at Disney, shingle creek. We liked it so much this week we have booked again to play this saturday. The greens are the best we have played, they are truly awsome. I was unsure of the course prior to playing it, with it being a lot cheaper than the others it did put me off. But i read the reviews and thought I'd give it a try and glad I did. Couldn't fault the course or staff. Not a links course as we know it in the UK. Some tight treenline fairways lots of sand but many open fairways throughout. A good challenge, found it fair and enjoyable. And the greens are brilliant. Let the reviews make your decisions, I'm glad I read them and I can pass on my experience too. Get booking!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/22/2017:

Thank you for playing Highlands Reserve while your were visiting! We're glad you enjoyed it so much you came back again, and appreciate your five-stars!

"My favourite course in Florida!"


u3129519's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course with scenic views of forests and orange groves. It is a very challenging course due to layout, slopes, sand traps, and large difficult greens. What I like most is that it is a very woman-golfer-friendly course while still being very challenging for the average-to-advanced male golfer. This course is a bit like Southern Dunes but at a much better price point. Every shot must be calculated and hit strategically. The course is beautifully maintained and in excellent condition. The staff are super friendly, helpful and polite. All in all, this is my favourite course in Florida.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/17/2017:

Thank you for your 5-stars! We love your review and are glad you enjoy the course as much as we do!


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