Magnolia Plantation Golf Club

2.3943000000 2.4 stars from 5 (279)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7175 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

  • 600 Shadowmoss Cir, Lake Mary, FL 32746
  • (407) 771-4343
  • (407) 771-4316
  • magnoliaplantation.net
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Tommy Fazio (2005), David Harman (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Tifeagle
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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 279 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
52
1 stars:
97

recommend this course

126 out of 277 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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"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 500 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
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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
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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


"This course has really fallen on hard times"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quite frankly, for the price I paid, not bad. The course is in terrible condition.

I can not In good faith return here, as there probably will no longer be a course here. It needs a lot and a lot more TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"NEEDS WORK"


mplegal's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Before I rant about the negative features of the course, I'd like to point out the positive, which was the staff. The gentleman in the pro shop was very accommodating, friendly and professional. The bartender was very nice and talkative and the ranger was very thorough. My playing partners and I agreed the one positive aspect of this course was the staff.

Unfortunately, the negative aspects of this course far outweigh the positive. I will not be able to recommend this course to anyone due to it's poor condition. We were advised the course was "making a comeback", however, it will need many months of nurturing if it's truly going to "come back."

I told my playing partners that on a number of holes, a bombing range was in better condition than the fairways. The greens - well not green, not smooth and it was like playing on gravel. An aerated green is easier to putt on than the greens at Magnolia Plantation.

It's really ashame that this course is in this poor of condition. I can only hope it comes back. I should have taken into account other player's reviews before booking our round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"HIDDEN GEM NEEDING TLC"


Landock1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pros: The course layout is challenging for all skill levels. Set up sort of penal (many greens guarded by water) so a lot of forced carries. Greens have undulation and character, some greens are small so your approach shot placement is a factor in scoring. The water is out of view from many teeing grounds, hit to far and water comes into play frequently.

Cons: Course maintenance is severely lacking, some of the other reviews indicate the specific needs. Noticed local kids driving on course with four-wheelers and private golf carts.

Opportunities: The lack of course play coupled with the lay-out would be a great place to bring junior golfers or beginners in the afternoon till closing. Additionally, might be a place to host a small tournament at a fair price.

I will play this course again, and would recommend with the caveat of the maintenance issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Once great course now in terrible shape."


joethomas1213's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I moved out of the Lake Mary area about 5 years ago. When i left this was my favorite course, nice design, always well kept, I loved it. Unfortunately after this weekend I won't play there again. The course was in such bad shape it was depressing. Greens are in bad shape, fairways were all weeds and crab grass. Really disappointed with what has happened to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000004875380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Condition"


u4162289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering the elagance and grandeur of the surrounding neighbourhood, I was expecting a lot more. The whole course has been neglected,both the fairways and greens are plagued with anthills and weeds. I know the green fees are not very expensive but if they put some money into it, they could get more money out of it. Don't suspect many people of the neighbourhood play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Poor"


u684908197's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The owner is letting this course go so badly great layout but no fairways only dirt or clumps of "grass" I'm so sad to give this review. We got hot deal but even that did not make it worth it. Hope they get it back to its former self


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Needs work"


James9069411's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course a few years ago and love the layout. Water in play on lots of holes. Course has declined significantly over the years. Fairways and tees are in sad shape. Greens are tough shape. Lots of bare spots. Wish they would revive this course because it's a great and challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs WORK"


gmarra's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

All areas need grass. The tee boxes were bad, the fairways had no consistent grass areas. Greens were bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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