Swiss Fairways Golf Course

3.2711000000 3.3 stars from 5 (402)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6725 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 13114 Skiing Paradise Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711, United States
  • (352) 429-9065
  • (352) 429-6338
  • www.swiss-fairways.com
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Steve Nugent (1991)
Type: Public

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Swiss Fairways Golf School"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6725 yards 72.3 126
White 70 6319 yards 70.2 123
Gold 70 5498 yards 67.0 117
Red (W) 72 4691 yards 63.2 109

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 402 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
167
3 stars:
105
2 stars:
46
1 stars:
45

recommend this course

307 out of 399 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Up and coming course"


u581059586's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been through tough times, the new owners are very serviceable and commited to bringing it back to playable condition, great value for the money, the tee time included steaks, they were delicious and their service top notch.

Water skiers are definitely a plus, once this courses grass is back to where it needs to be, this will be my go to course in The Orlando area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best course in Clermont for under $30."


jimwalt's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Wow what a change in one year. The course is getting better each time I play it and now on weekends for $30 you get golf/cart and an 8oz steak for lunch with a drink of your choice. John the new manager is working his butt off to serve a good product to golfers and his volunteer staffing is awesome. I have made 4 new friends amung them and hope to see them and play a round with them again next winter.

Many Thanks,

James Walt

Canada


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways on 03/22/2017:

Hi Jim,

Thank you for taking the time to review our course. We regret to hear that you were unsatisfied with our course conditions and course layout. We are always working on course conditions to improve the experience for our golfers. It's great to see that you enjoyed the pace of play and our friendly staff. We hope to see you again soon.

"Good links layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rough around the edges but good value. If you like to play links courses, this is an excellent layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Put some water on it"


Ferrari328's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is no grass fairways are very hard,to bad because it is a good design.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways on 03/16/2017:

Hello, Herb. We appreciate you taking the time to review Swiss Fairways. We regret to learn that the course conditions were less than favorable. We are always working on the course conditions to make each golfer's experience a good one. It's great to see that you like the layout of the course and played at a steady pace. We hope to see you again soon.

"Course is improving"


000002280043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New owner is starting to put improvements into to the course and it is showing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways Golf Course on 03/13/2017:

Hi, Larry. We appreciate you taking the time to review our course. We're glad that you see noticeable changes on the course. We have been working hard to improve the conditions of the course and are glad that it has not gone unnoticed. We hope that you keep coming back and see continued improvement.

"course is in great shape for the price"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Went there with a friend that played here in 2013. He says that the course is tice as good conditions with new management. Will certainly replay this course in the near future. Great Staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Interesting layout"


Swizjr126's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

2nd hole is a tester for sure. Much improved from last year. Bunkers and ponds cleaned up. Like watching the water skiers during the round. Play every year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways Golf Course on 03/09/2017:

Good afternoon Michel, thank you for the feedback and four star rating. We are happy to see you enjoyed the staff friendliness, course layout, and pace of play. We hope to see you back again soon for an even better round here at Swiss Fairways Golf Course!


bckeye44's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


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


"Welcome upgrades"


ptopolovic's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New management has done a good job to upgrade a wonderful Florida golf course. Some greens still need a little work but the fairways were in good shape. Nice upgrade to cart paths and restroom facilities on the course.


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


"Great little Course"


Steve491's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have been coming to Swiss Fairways for 10 years but over the past 3 years we stopped due to the poor conditions. This year we decided to give it another try and we are glad we did. It is back to it's original shape if not better. After playing, we booked another round and will probably come back a couple of more times before we head home. The only negative I can say about this course is that I chose the wrong Tee blocks and it came up and bite me. If your not a 260+ , and straight ball striker then play the Golds and enjoy !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


SarahDumoff22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We love to come to Swiss fairways -the course is beautiful and the staff is always so friendly! We have been coming here every Saturday for the past 2 months. We would highly recommend this course to anyone who loves golf, beautiful scenery, and cheap beer!


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


"Interesting course layout"


Harry6087819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was interesting and challenging. A fair amount of water, lots of sand and tight entrances to most greens. Course could a real gem if owners put money back into improving the fairways and greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways Golf Course on 02/28/2017:

Hi Tom, we are glad to hear you found our course to be challenging and enjoyed the layout. We also like to see that you rated the value as excellent. We are sorry to hear the course conditions and pace of place were not ideal. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team to make the necessary improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing Swiss Fairways Golf Course. We hope to see you on the course again soon!

"good value for the money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with someone who had played in the past and he said much improved. A few tough holes a long carry on a par 3 was one. Greens were a bit slow but fair. Fairways needed work but we played winter rules and it was fine. Pace of play was good. As an added bonus saw some good water skiers using the facilities. Will play again next time we are here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways Golf Course on 03/01/2017:

Thank you Frank for the feedback and four star rating! We regret to hear the fairway conditions were not up to our usual standard and we will investigate that issue moving forward to give our golfers a better experience. We are excited to hear you enjoyed the pace of play, off course amenities, and staff friendliness during your round. We hope to see you back again soon at Swiss Fairways!


u000008212009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best Conditions in 8 years"


u000008163056's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been playing this course since 2009. The conditions have been ok over the years but since its been under new mgmt in late 2016, the course is in fantastic shape! The new staff has made it a fun, family friendly place to play and have dinner. You can't beat the value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways Golf Course on 03/02/2017:

Hello Brent, we are glad to see you found our staff friendliness and pace of play to be excellent during your last round. We strive to provide a seamless experience to our golfers so they can focus on their round and let us do the rest. We are sorry to see you rated the off-course amenities and conditions to be less than ideal. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team to make improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing Swiss Fairways Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/17/2017

Great course!!! Great people ...supporting staff is fantastic... Will come again and again.. John Croacker took care of us from Toronto..


"Continues To Improve"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are looking much better than in years past. Greens are better, but some still show sign of stress. Thoroughly enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Swiss Fairways Golf Club on 02/13/2017:

Hi James, we are so glad to hear you have noticed our hard work in improving our course conditions. Our team has been working to give our golfers the best experience possible and it sounds like that is exactly what you had. We will continue to work towards better greens and have passed along your feedback about the stress to our team. Thank you for playing Swiss Fairways Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon!

Commented on 02/17/2017

Fantastic course and very courteous people. John you are on right path.. Treated my folks very nice.. We would love to be at Swiss Fairways again and again.. We Played 6 rounds and we never had any issue.. Congrates!!!



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