Magnolia Plantation Golf Club

2.3924000000 2.4 stars from 5 (288)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7175 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Mike Bender Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7175 yards 75.8 138
Blue 72 6587 yards 72.2 135
Green 72 6204 yards 70.5 132
White 72 5873 yards 68.6 126
White (W) 72 5873 yards 74.2 144
Gold (W) 72 5240 yards 72.0 132

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 288 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
68
2 stars:
55
1 stars:
100

recommend this course

130 out of 286 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks amazing food watching the game  

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"Great Value"


harminder9691382's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play this course often being a resident in the community. I have finally started to see a lot of improvements on this course. The greens are actually cared for, the grass is actually cut . I am very pleased with the owners ability to make a genuine effort to improve this course. This course offers a great challenging layout if you are an avid golfer. I promise if you play this course now, you will be pleseantly surprised as my play prompted me to write this review. I would give it a 5 star only because i have been a witness to its rapid decline over the past number of years and now I see quite a bit of improvement. Thanks for reading and happy hitting!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course conditions terrible! Course will probably close soon."


jwalla129's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played as a foursome and we all agreed--these were the worst golf course conditions we have played at. It seemed like they hadn't mowed anything in 1-2 months. Weeds up to mid ankles in the middle of the fairways. We literally lost golf balls in the middle of the fairways because the grass was too high for us to find it! Absolutely ridiculous! You can tell they are on their way out as the pro shop has just a smattering of items for sale (5-6 shirts, limited drink selection, etc). The first nine was "playeable" enough that we struggled through. Back nine was much worse than the front nine and by the 16th hole we just flat out gave up. It wasn't fun knowing it would be a impossible to find your ball. Greens were in decent condition considering the rest of the shape of the course.

Disappointing as this can be a great course and the layout is great. Really surprising as this course is in the middle of a very upper class neighborhood with gorgeous homes. Golf course doesn't suit the neighborhood.

Will not be back. Too many other nearby courses in much better condition!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


u7805110's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has gone downhill quite a bit. This used to be one of the best course in the area but now the fairway and tee boxes are overrun with weeds. It doesn't look like they are mowing the grass on a regular basis and the greens are in pretty bad shape. It's a shame because I only paid $13 bucks to play and seriously considered asking for a refund because of how bad the course was. Hope they get it together and soon or this course will be shut down.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Weeds! Weeds! Weeds!"


jim7539089's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe the point of the golf course is to create the first hybrid grow house/golf course. I feel bad for the residence that have the nicest houses next to the eye sore of a course. Please close this course down


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


willroos0206's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The layout of this course is incredibly unique and challenging. It is hard to find a course with this type of design for a budget friendly price. Tim in the pro shop was extremely helpful and polite and really went out of his way to take care of our group. The grounds are by no means in PGA shape but it didn't make the course any less fun to play! We will for sure be coming back to play there more often! The challenging nature of the course for the price can really help a beginner golfer like myself improve and can even test the more experienced ones as well!


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


"Wildlife Galore"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not having played the course made it a challenge. It is designed well and offers the opportunity to decrease your ball supply. Fun to play but not in good shape. For the price it was a pleasure and looking forward to returning to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Disappointed"


uSPLQ7072SP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'll start by saying that the layout is very challenging and the wildlife is amazing, but that's about it for the positives.

Played here for the first time and I was "very disappointed". The course was in poor condition. Being in the Lake Mary/Heathrow area of Central Florida, anyone familiar with the locale would expect this course to be almost impeccable. But that was FAR from reality. The best looking green on the course was the practice green, the tee boxes & fairways could have been part of a pasture and the bunkers were more like pavement. I've played many courses but none quite this bad. For whatever reason, this course has not been kept up with. I guess the fact that the parking lot was empty was an omen and that I only encountered 2 other groups on the course during the round is evident.

This could be a very good golf course so I hope the management can turn things around, but they do have a steep challenge ahead of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Making a comeback"


john1999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course conditions are really starting to come back. The course is all mowed down and the greens are making improvements since that last time I came out. The layout itself is amazing, plenty of challenges. In addition to this there are tons of animals on the property from deer to bears and everything in-between.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Horrible condition"


bappel33's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is in horrible shape, greens are hard and brown, no fairways more like fairroughs tee box is so dry that it's hard to even stick a tee in the ground. Played this course a few years ago and was a lot better. They have let it go without taking care of it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Unkept"


u3954632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a shame that this course is neglected. The layout is challenging with water on almost every hole. I think it has potential but the lack of any course maintenance made for a frustrating day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth your time"


Jhendels's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The gentleman in the Pro Shop told me that the course has improved over the last few months. Well when I went out there it was worse than it has ever been. I won't play here again until the course improves a lot


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible condition"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst greens I ever played on.Fairways brown & in poor condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Worst golf course conditions I've EVER played....."


u120685222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Title says it all!! The "fairways" were nothing but weed infested hardpan riddled with fire ant mounts throughout. The greens are all brown and chewed up. Believe me, I don't have high standards when it comes to playing golf, but this was simply BAD. On some holes, if you were in the rough, it was like hitting out of a bunker because of the sandy soil. Speaking of bunkers, they were non existent, instead, what were once beautiful bunkers looked like dried out old dirty ponds!! In addition, portions of the rough were rutted out so badly, that you almost needed a 4 wheeler instead of a golf cart. At one point, we joked that it appears the zombie apocalypse was upon us, since the course was abandoned and in such disastrous shape. DON'T waste your money! Truly sad, given in the right hands, this course could be gorgeous. Hopefully someone buys this place and fixes it back up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Dont waste your time"


ukii1515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used to be nice. Now it's a goat pasture. Sand traps have more grass than the greens. They need to sell it to someone who will take care of it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Heading in the right direction"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It has been a while since I have played this course. The man in the pro shop was very nice and said the course still had a lot of work but they were headed in the right direction.

As for lay-out and scenery this course is second to none. Deer, hawks,, turkeys you will see it all.

The conditions are bad right now. Greens are puttable but not very good. Fairways and rough are nothing but weeds but at least the fairways are mowed tight so that does help a little.

I do hope he is right and they know what they need to do and are working on it. This is a course with great potential.

I'd recommend it for a place to go out and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. And I will definitely go back in the hopes that it does continue to improve.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Improving slowly"


bobjane12345's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is far from being in great shape but it is improving, especially the front 9. Course could be great if money was to be invested in it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Improving"


bobjane12345's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played course before and it was in poor condition. Still has a long way to go but it is improving gradually. Given the price, the layout and gradual improvements I would play again


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



gsteyermader's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Magnolia Plantation Golf Club on 03/22/2017:

Hi Gerhard, we apologize that our course conditions were not up to par. We're pleased you enjoyed the pace of play, course layout, and friendly staff. We hope you give our course another shot, thank you for playing Magnolia Plantation Golf Club!

"Wouldn't recommend it."


u7305084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on

The greens were extremely poorly kept. They had dried up and were nothing but clay on half of the holes. Best part of the course were the deer and wildlife that were present.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"They'd have to pay me to play this course again."


u282863029's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course itself was a pretty cool course after playing Casselberry and Mayfair for the past few years. But the course condition was horrendous. The only way I'd play this course again is if they paid me.. There wasn't any fairways, the greens were in horrid shape and there were occasional ant piles in the middle of the 'fairway' and broken sprinkler heads scattered throughout the course. A shame they let the course get to this condition. Even the driving range is in really bad condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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