Sweetwater Country Club

3.8125000000 3.8 stars from 5 (160)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6771 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 2700 Sweetwater Country Club Dr, Apopka, Florida 32712, Orange County
  • (407) 889-4743, (407) 889 4666
  • (407) 889-0381
  • sweetwater-countryclub.com
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Year built: 1975
Architect(s): Lloyd Clifton
Type: Private
Greens: Tiff-Eagle
Fairways: Tiff-Eagle
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6771 yards 72.4 132
Blue 72 6375 yards 70.3 130
White 72 5986 yards 68.4 124
Red (W) 72 5302 yards 70.6 122

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 160 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
92
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

143 out of 160 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Tight course but in good condition"


uEVZH2303EV's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very tight with trees on both sides of the fairways, particularly on the back 9. However, it is a nice course which is in pretty good condition. The greens were too fuzzy this time, but I suspect that they mow them closer on the weekends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"" the Flash from the Past ""


Stephen3634459's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

." A little disappointing to be honest "
... this Golf course was such a treat to play in the 1980's -- 1990's -- 2000's ,
when we were members of the Club.

On a Positive note ....
Just needs a little TLC and investment $$$$$ to return it to the Pride of Past !!!

The Staff was very Professional and Personal ...
" Thanks for the opportunity to visit "

Steve


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Sweetwater CC is "sweet""


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a relative who takes group golf trips regularly. Thought Sweetwater was better than any course he had ever playe in Fla. And better than most in the Carolinas.
Thought it was beautiful, and gee a were excellent. Much better than courses he had paid 4-5 times as much to play, although we lucked in to the lowest price I had ever seen on this course. Best golf deal either of us ever had. No waiting on Fri. Afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course good play"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to play with friends. Challenging yet a scenic view


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


maaseia1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely loved it. Great course great layout and excellent view


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well playable track in rather moderate condition"


tomik17's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a good place to go, but nothing special at all. The course has some narrow holes that require straight shots. Fairways and bunkers are OK. T-boxes need some attention. Greens are mostly OK, but not really special.

It is just a “small” place, OK for a pleasant round but nothing much to it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An aging gem"


dingew's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Reasonably well maintained course conditions. Generous fairways, with well guarded greens by sand and water. Greens were very slow, with subtle undulations. A very good test of golf, but fair. We very much enjoyed our day. Clearly being run on a shoe string, although conditions still allow for a satisfying round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ejoyable Round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course a few times and find it is in good shape and not too crowded.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always a challenge"


golfdaddy2's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Some very tight holes demand straight tee shots and some elevation change make this a very good layout to test your game. Greens were a bit slower than normal but still very acceptable. all skill levels should enjoy this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Good Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions, not overly difficult but challenging!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sweetwater"


sswwcc13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found a great deal at Sweetwater online. However, the day we chose, the course had a members event that ran late. Many tee times were delayed about an hour waiting for the carts to be returned. Once we teed off, though, the day was great. Pace of play was OK even with the backup. The course plays somewhat tight, but there are places to hit controlled shots. The greens seem to putt really well the times we have played here


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Sweetwater review"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, will come back and play again ! Loved the layout !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting and challenging"


Mick1952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing this course. Pretty difficult because of all the trees. Several tee shots have over hanging trees that you must be aware of. Par threes are pretty frisky. Greens roll very nicely and are actually better then they appear. Number 10 is a Monster.
No food and beverage available as they were getting ready for a wedding.
Definitely worth a look !!!
A bit unusual that you have to drive back down the first fairway ( or cross over and drive down second ) to get to 2nd tee box. A good place to get hit !!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


uTHSN7736TH's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was greeted in the Pro Shop by the assistant pro Lee Mann......very helpful.....great attitude. I love this course. The condition is excellent. it's nice to see green fairways and tee boxes. The greens are some of the best In the area. I'm eighty two and it's nice to be able to get on in regulation, this course allows me to do that,once in a while. My son and I played here last Saturday. I 've been back
three time since then...can't get enough of a good track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never enough golfing"


Gofffer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I play the Sweetwater course twice a month. We consider it an open type course; however, we prefer a more precision type layout. Yet, we enjoy playing there and have played with others of like mind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition and quite challenging very plead with up keep the greens and fairways. Def will play there again aoon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great golf course"


mwieland1184's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Golf Enthusiasts.

Sweetwater CC is a great, old school golf course. It has one of the best layouts in Orlando. This golf course will make you use every club in your bag, always a sign of a good golf course. The par 3's are particularly challenging. I will be back soon!

Fairways and Greens,
Mike


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Sweet time at Sweetwater"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well manicured course, fairways and greens were great, tee boxes could use some work but we're easily playable. Staff was friendly and well informed. Great place to go for a round of golf. Loved it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sweetwater is in great shape"


u058441289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great condition,
restaurant was closed but snack bar open,
Great price through Golfnow for an upscale course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nicely kept facility"


muniscrub's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is well maintained with wall to wall overseed.play was a little slow with a 4-some holding everyone up,if a ranger was employed this would have helped in getting faster groups through.great price in the middle of day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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