North Course at Lake of Isles

3.9215882353 3.9 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7252 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Lake of Isles Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7252 yards 75.8 143
Gold 72 6717 yards 72.8 135
Silver 72 6304 yards 70.9 130
Copper 72 5569 yards 67.4 121
Copper (W) 72 5569 yards 72.7 136
Jade (W) 72 4937 yards 69.0 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

9 out of 12 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include forced carries  

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"Ok Layout, Bad Greens"


Tourplayr45's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Golf course is pretty to look at but the greens were slow, bumpy, not rolled and in lousy shape. For the money you pay to play here and time it takes to find it, its not worth it at all!!

Layout is nice but kind of repetitive and boring. some holes look identical.

Should not charge this kind of money for greens in that bad of shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Lake of Isles North - Worst Condition Ever"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course not realizing the current conditions. Tees and greens are horrendous - divots, ball marks, spike drags - you name it they have it. 3 years ago this course was in immaculate shape...it has fallen into disrepair. The superintendent and his staff should be replaced. Furthermore, trash cans are overflowing with empty beer cans and bottles, typical weekend hackers display very little golf etiquette. This used to be one of the "go-to" courses....beautiful setting, amazing design, challenging golf...now its a real mess.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Bachelor party golf trip"


KyleLortie9's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing the North course Friday/Saturday this past weekend. Played the silver tees on Friday as we had some higher handicaps in our group. Huge difference in difficulty from Silver to Gold. Silver plays under 6100 yards which makes for a lot of shorter par 4's (no driver needed). Didn't love this layout. Opinion was totally changed when we played the Gold tees on Saturday (6700 yards). Gave the holes a lot more character and made for a better test of golf. Course was challenging but fair. Rewarded good tee shot placement and provided for interesting looks at the greens (elevation changes etc). Greens were in good shape (some resort guests don't fix divots). They weren't as fast as I'd like but they had undulation and character which was nice. Pace was great both days (little rain Saturday scared everyone away). Only knock would be on the price which is a little inflated given it's the casinos premium course and they know they can command expensive greens fee. I'm used to paying $100+ for a nice round so it didn't bother me but I wouldn't recommend for casual players who would probably have more fun paying $50/$60 to play a course that was better aligned with their level of play. All in all a great experience and will certainly play again on my next trip down.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a sure bet!"


RhodyGrinder's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is my third or fourth time playing Lake of Isles and it's been great every time. I typically play in the late fall when rates drop. This was my first "peak season" round and it didn't disappoint.

The round starts with a trip to the range. The balls are clean, you hit off grass, and the flags are exact on their yardages. As it should be at this price point, range use is included in the green fee.

The course conditions are great. Smooth, quick greens and flat tee boxes. In my opinion, Lake of Isles greatest strength is it's layout. The holes fit the landscape perfectly. There are some nice elevation changes and several shots over the lake, none of which are unfair. There are chances to score here if you are willing to roll the dice a bit.

I wish they had a hybrid tee on the score card. There is a big jump from playing 6,000 to 6,700 yards. A 6,300 set would be ideal. White tees on some holes, blue tees on others.

You do get what you pay for here which is a top tier New England course. It's a must play if you are in eastern CT.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great experience"


leftygolfer14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Have played this course several times over the past few years. I consider it the best, high-end, daily fee course in the state. Amazing design, beautiful topography and always in great condition. Everyone on the staff -- from cart support, to pro shop, to maintenance crew -- were extremely friendly and courteous. I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent early season conditions"


Titleist690MB's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The Lake of Isles North course at foxwoods casino is always voted one of the top 5 best courses in Connecticut. I can see why. For April 22 the conditions were amazing, the course survived the winter very well. Well maintained tee boxes, fairways, rough, with a nice color to them. Bunkers had plenty of sand and were raked with manicured edges. Greens have been aerated, i believe it was some time last week the pro shop said. Greens are sand filled and were playing very receptive and on the slow side but we did just get a fair amount of rain last week. That being said the course drains very well, there were hardly any wet spots anywhere. We played the Gold tees, they were the furthest back set of tees they have out and with the 15-20mph gusts it was a great test of golf. The layout appeals to all types of game with a terrific mix of holes. Water in play on plenty of them but the placement of fairway and greenside bunkers are excellent. Use the yardage book they provide for you, it comes in handy! A great mix of tee shots that require forced carries, favor a cut, favor a draw, risk/reward par 5s. Had the course to ourselves and the pace of play was whatever we desired. Stopped for food at the turn, the clubhouse restaurant is delicious. Pleasant girls in the beverage cart who came around frequently.

The staff was tremendous from the valet bag drop to the pro shop to the nice gentleman wiping our clubs down after the round. Thats what makes this destination that much more special then the rest.

If you havent played here yet, you dont know what youre missing.

Early season, great conditions and for only $95, i dont see a better value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course -- Stuffy Staff"


leftygolfer14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Played an end-of-season round at my favorite "high-end" course in the state and, as usual, was not disappointed. Course was in immaculate shape -- no leaves on tees, fairways, greens and even cart paths between holes. Very challenging due to the cold/wind. Still an amazing design. Played here multiple times and only drawback is attitude of pro shop staff who collectively act as if you should be honored just to play their course. Not very friendly or cheerful. I think for the prices they charge, the customer service should be a little more "customer" oriented. Can't complain about the cart/bag personnel, though. Those guys are great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Staff"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

My Wife and I enjoyed this course. The condition was good with some bumps on the greens due to recent aeration yet they still rolled true. The fairways were soft from recent rains yet very smooth. The layout is fun and will challenge your shot choices. It is only hard if you choose the wrong tees for your game or try to take on to much on your approach shots.

The staff are the best I have ever encountered. They seem like you own family is caring for you like it is your birthday. That includes all aspects; check in, Marshall's, bartenders, wait staff, management and both on course and final service attendants.

Thank You for a great day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Horrible."


Jcastelli05's avatar
Age:  25-34

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I did not golf. Went here for a wedding the food was horrible. Was excited to see another venue. Rather go to the usual we go to. The food was horrendous the bartenders were so rude the people that golfer were hammered making comments to the girls that walked in. I would never come here again. Horrible.


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 02/22/2017

You realize that the venue and golf operations are speperate right?


"Superb course..."


ccahill03's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played here numerous times (25+..?) and love the layout, conditions, clubhouse, proshop, and restaurant. Plain and simple the best course in the state. Price is a little steep so we play when they offer buy a round get one free offers. Or when we have Foxwoods points to help cover the cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout and challenge"


CLaw1185's avatar
Hartford Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The only disappointing aspect was that for $150 the carts were not equipped with GPS. The practice areas, course conditions, course layout, clubhouse & staff were tremendous. Certainly a very challenging layout, but the course offers some great risk/reward opportunities. The course is also marked very well, which helps alleviate the lack of carts with GPS.

Overall a great course, lived up to the hype and provides a great experience. I will look to get back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


JPratty's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Played this course in late October when it was freezing and rainy. Got through 9 Holes but played through some pretty bad rain. Even though it was raining and wet the course was in great shape. Most leaves were cleared from all fairways and course was still green.<br/> Holes have some pretty long carries from the back two tee boxes. Par 5's are long but straight. At this course it is important to drive the ball well off the Tee, not much room for misses. The layout of the course is really nice with different types of holes. If your playing from the back tees, the par 3's are no joke.<br/> The good thing about this course is that you have to think about the hole your playing, cant just get up there with driver and grip and rip. Pace of play was pretty good after the first few holes, had a couple foursomes behind us that were pretty slow, but could have been due to the conditions of the weather.Carts have GPS which makes things easy to pick up distances<br/> Club house is really nice and a nice place to grab a drink and some food after your round. Doesn't hurt that its right across the street from Foxwoods.<br/> Staff was really friendly and was more than happy to give us a 9 hole rain check since we only could get through nine due to the weather.<br/> Cant wait to go back in the Spring and play the 9 already played and the 9 we didn't get to!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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