Palisades Country Club

2.6707714286 2.7 stars from 5 (292)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7090 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7090 yards 74.6 138
White 72 6063 yards 72.3 134
Gold 72 6030 yards 69.3 126
Gold (W) 72 6030 yards 75.5 134
Red 72 5345 yards 66.2 112
Red (W) 72 5345 yards 72.9 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 292 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
44
1 stars:
45

recommend this course

194 out of 290 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Course Closed"


hoganman1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Unfortunately, this course is closed. The voicemail says "permanently". I'm hoping someone will purchase and restore this great tract. The condition has deteriorated over the years, but the layout is great.

I've been playing there since it opened in the 90s as we own a vacation home right across Lake Minneola.

It was convenient and a great test of golf for all skill levels. There are other options in Clermont, but Palisades was my favorite along with Sugarloaf Mountain which also closed several years ago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible condition"


Aaron7056579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's cheap golf. You get what you paid for


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"george"


ronpearson11111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course has a new manager who has alot of experience and in time will get this course in shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Jewell in the rough"


u020552619's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is going through some much needed changes. The character of the course is unmistakeable. Our support for the course for the next year will be paramount for us to have a class course in the future!!!!!

We will try to be there every chance we can


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


"New Ownership"


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played here in Jan/Feb and it had just gotten a new manager who had great plans. GolfNow had a really super low price so we booked. Found out that the course had been closed and just opened 2 weeks prior to our tee time. The course needs a lot of work, its not a bad layout, the greens - dance floor (as my husband calls it) - need to be weeded. If they can improve the greens, that would be a BIG plus. Seed/fertilize the fairways, it'll be a great course. Then they can work on getting the restaurant reopened - golfers need that 9th hole!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Big disappointment"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions have deteriorated badly this year.

Couldn't tell any difference between tee boxes, fairways and rough, mostly weeds and bare spots. Greens were spotty at best. Signs say "under new management.working to improve conditions" I hope so


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course Must Be Closing Soon"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

We have played this course many times in the past 7 years and ave had some memorable rounds. Conditions were always improving and it was looking positive for the courses future. This is the firsts time we've played here since Spring of 2015 and it was by far the worse conditions we've ever seen not only on this course but on any that we've ever played! The tee boxes were TERRIBLE and the greens had not been cut for 8-10 days! We couldn't determine the difference between the green and the fringe. The cups had grown in around the hole approx 1 inch which made it VERY difficult to put on and to even drop a put....

We had made a tee time thru GolfNow and upon arrival, ht manager proceeded to show his extreme displeasure for GolfNow and informed us that they don't honor GolfNow and haven't for months!!

Major development going on all around the course for future housing...won't be long before the houses will not only line the fairways but will be directly down the middle of them as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"the course is very tuff you have to think a lot of you shots and your next"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

there were a lot of bald spots on the fairways I do no not like to roll my balls on the fairways


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Checking Palisades Conditions Now"


uZMUB9516ZM's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were horrible. Greens okay but not mowed and very slow and bumpy. No food service. Course seems to be deteriorating. We have played at least once over several years. It is getting worse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, uZMUB9516ZM. We're currently under new management and are working hard to improve our conditions so as to provide a great experience for our golfers. Please come and visit us again soon!


"Honestly golfer think twice before booking this course"


aa2033's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Under new ownership as of last year and after speaking with other golfers very disappointed in this course.

The management are trying their best but are hinder by not enough golf carts (36) depleted by 10 am or shortly after.

Have part time maintance workers fairways average ,green very poor condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for the review, aa2033! We understand that waiting for a cart is frustrating. Unfortunately, prior management did not reserve enough before the season. However, we are getting in a shipment this month and do not foresee this being an issue any longer. We're also continuing to improve our conditions and hope you'll visit us again soon.


"A good bang for the buck"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although 4 or 5 greens were in rough shape I still feel the overall condition of the course makes it a good value for what they charge to play it,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for the kind words and feedback, pfcain. We're continually working to improve conditions and we hope you'll visit us again soon!


"Golfer Beware"


aa2033's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

GolfNow needs to remove this course from their web site.

Waiting for golf carts ( only 36 carts on site) == fairways dry & hard as rocks, greens are starting to improve. Play this course for last three years, worst I have seen it.

Must give credit to manager & staff very friendly and try their best to accommodate each golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for your feedback, aa2033. We do apologize for the lack of carts, as unfortunately prior management did not reserve enough. However, we are getting more this month and do not foresee this being a problem anymore. We sincerely appreciate your patience with the wait. We hope you'll return again soon


"Excellent Course"


dchilds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palisades deserves encouragement and support. The golf architecture is excellent. The holes are all well-designed. Each one is different and presents good challenges for good golfers. The landscape is perfect for golf, and it is very scenic, with good views in every direction from the top of this relatively hilly course. The course is being revived after a decline, it seems. The greens are coming back well: perhaps four are still in poor condition, but the rest show lush growth. They are not cut short at this time, so they are VERY slow. They have interesting shapes and some have significant slopes and so they will be quite exciting to putt in due course. I found every single hole to be quite fun. Be patient and tolerant, for good work is afoot at Palisades. I say "thanks" for bringing it back to life!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 02/29/2016

We really appreciate the kind words and feedback, dchilds! We're continuously working to improve conditions and we're glad to see our efforts are being noticed. We can't wait to see you back out here again soon!


"no food bring your own"


orlando7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

limited carts play early. no restaurant of any kind


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/29/2016

We apologize for the lack of carts, orlando7. We are under new management now and will have a full fleet this March. We hope you will come back out and play us again soon.


"Good course for the money"


leardfam's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palisades is a memorable course. Played it one time last year and I could remember almost every hole. The course is not friendly to poor players with its long forced carries and fairly tight fairways. Fairways were in good shape and the short rough easy to play from. Greens were in poor shape this year with many pock marks making it difficult to get a true roll. That all said it is a good day to be on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/08/2016

We really appreciate the great feedback, leardfam. We're continuously working on our conditions to create the best possible experience for our golfers. We hope you'll be out here again when you're back in town.


"Wait for Carts"


uIOKT3827IO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course several times--just because of great price on Golfnow Layout is nice, course condition is getting better every time. Had to wait almost an hour for carts to come in==busy day and not enough carts for everyone. Fairways still rough, several nice par 3's and par 5's


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/02/2016

Thank you for the review and feedback, ulOKT382710! Unfortunately, our previous manager did not reserve enough carts for the season. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding. We will have more carts come March. We hope to see you again soon!


"Horrible"


Shashi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Arrived at 10:29 for an 11:56 tee time. Checked in, when to get a cart...none there. Cart girl was talking to my husband, they were out of carts, 3 carts were broken and any chance of getting a cart would have been 2+ hours.....have you ever heard of such a thing?!! NO CARTS!!!! Hmmmmmm,visit wonder how they treated their members!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/02/2016

Shashi, we sincerely apologize for the lack of carts. Unfortunately, our previous manager did not reserve enough carts for the busy season and there were none to lease. That manager has since been let go.

We have purchased an additional 7 carts but due to the season, those won't be delivered until March. Please know that next season we will have an additional 20-30 carts for busy season because I have actually signed the agreement with Yamaha already to have them delivered no later than December 15, 2016 to be used thru March. Not to mention our bar/restaurant will also be open and, as the daily players know, the course has been getting better by the week with respect to the greens, fairways and overgrowth.

I hope you can understand the issues we are up against because of the previous manager and hope after my sincere explanation and apology you can give us another try. If possible during the next month or two if you can book your tee time before 11:30 am you will get a cart without issue.

Thank you and have a great day,<br/> Palisades Management


"Nice course to go play"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout is great, challenging and fun! Greens are a bit out of shape but still role.

Definitely worth the visit


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/02/2016

Thank you for the great feedback! We're continuously working to improve our greens and we hope you'll come and play here again soon!


"Getting better"


Scottyhockey11's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played today and this course had improved Since the last time I played 3 weeks ago..the staff is putting every effort to make the greens in tip top shape. There are still 2 greens that need work but all in all they are as good as other courses in the area. The layout is tough as it comes. I recommend to play from the gold tees. The whites and tips is very difficult and I have a 5 handicap. Go give it a try you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/22/2016

Thanks again for the review, Scottyhockey11! Please come and play us again soon!


"Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the Best course layout I have played in Florida. It has some great holes that you really have to think about were to hit your tee shot and approach into the green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/22/2016

We really appreciate the review, twoasidejeff! Glad to hear that you had a fun and challenging round! Please come see us again soon.



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