The Golf Club at Summerbrooke

3.2104823529 3.2 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 7505 Preservation Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, Leon County
  • (850) 894-4653
  • (850) 894-8633
  • www.summerbrookegolf.com

Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Dean Refram
Type: Semi-Private
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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6845 yards 73.9 140
White 72 6406 yards 71.7 135
Gold 72 5883 yards 68.3 125
Red (W) 72 4936 yards 69.3 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

42 out of 70 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include narrow fairways elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Great Day"


Ldrrein's avatar
Age:  35-44

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I went out and played at Summerbrooke today. The improvement of the course was amazing . The fair sways were awesome., the green very puttable, a little slow. It's the best layout in town. I would recommend giving it a try!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Under-maintained and unfriendly staff"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was muddy from poor drainage, had numerous unmarked hazards, and was crowded into the surrounding development. It started raining a few holes in and wasn't stopping in the foreseeable future. I went to the pro shop to ask for a rain check for the back. The staff tried to convince me to play in the rain, sell me an umbrella, and make any excuse they could so that they wouldn't have to give me a raincheck. After talking for about 10 minutes the staff decided that I could not receive credit for the remaining holes because I "just wanted to quit". They were not helpful, they were scornful, and I will not play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Making a comeback"


u254682092's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played expecting the course conditions to be subpar from everything I had read. I was happily surprised. Fairways were great. Greens were pretty dang good considering how bad they were 1-2 years ago. Most of the tee boxes were good, some needed work. Some great holes on his course. The Devil's Elbow kicked my butt. Great time playing. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Needs some TLC"


ShankasaurusRex's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Recently took them up on the golf membership, based on the price for 18 w/ a cart. Have played it five times since April 1st. Here's the deal. The course itself has to be one of the most narrow courses in Tallahassee, but also seems to be the shortest. Hit driver on only three holes, rest of them was an iron off the tee. The layout is great, with plenty of things to consider on each shot. Nos. 5, 9, 14 & 16 are my favorite holes. Fairways are in good shape overall, with the exception of a noticeable bit of clay on the landing zone of #10. It is my understanding the greens have been abused time and again, and it shows. I rolled six or seven putts from 10+ feet that hopped up, down, right and left more than a rabbit on a caffeine binge. They need lots of help. The tee boxes aren't as bad, but a couple of them are a little beat up too. The thing that was most surprising to me was the quality and condition of the traps. Luckily I didn't spend any time in them, but the bunkers out there (with the exception of two) are an eye sore. If the ownership/management would find a way to gather the cash needed to truly fix the problems, and understand that it would probably be a few years before showing the profit they want to consider it a worthy investment; this place would be GREAT. Field of Dreams....... Oh, and the practice range seems like an afterthought at this point.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Grumpy Old Man"


u007919016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played Summerbrooke many times. I've seen it at it's best and worst. Right now it's somewhere in the middle. The course is maintained well and looks nice from a distance, however, the greens just don't have much grass right now. Was still an enjoyable round all in all as we were the ONLY people on the course. The absolute worst feature of the course is the old curmudgeon that works at the check-in desk. He is a complete jagon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


grassguru1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens were the best I have played.. The last review stating the greens were awful is totally incorrect.. The picture is not even at Summerbrooke.. Its from Quincy


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


Commented on 04/24/2017

If these are the best greens you've ever played, I would assume it was the only time you've ever played.


"Awful greens"


G8trh8tr's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Went in with high expectations as we heard the course was much improved. The greens are awful, just horrendous. Patches of bare turf and other areas that look likr they are under repair , this is on the greens!!!! The fairways are in fair shape and the layout is challenging , but the greens are very disappointing. Plus it took 20 minutes to get four hot dogs at 12 noon, and they weren't even grilled or cooked on a flat top. Spend your money at Hilaman or FSU or at Quincy !!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2017

The person who wrote this comment has no idea what they are talking about.. The greens at Summerbrooke are great.. The picture posted was not taken a Summerbrooke


"Loved the course"


yourboydrew's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Summerbrooke Country Club has improved a lot in the past year. When I first started playing at Summerbrooke it was an alright course, but it needed improvements. Now that the improvements have been made it is one of my favorite courses in Tallahassee. Summerbrooke is a great course and I have loved playing golf at Summerbrooke this past year. The employees at Summerbrooke were amazing. The employees were always there to help me when I could not figure out where to go, and what to get on the menu. Summerbrooke is overall a great course that I recommend for all golfers.


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


"This course has excellent features"


chobbs8's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course looks great. The greens look fantastic. By far one of the best courses in Tallahassee.


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


"Much improved course--- holes 15, 16, and 17 are so much fun!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I last played this course in May 2015 and the course is much improved from then. This past year, Summerbrooke completely redid their greens, so it has taken time for them to grow in and become playable. The greens are much, much better than when I played in 2015 (they were basically just sand at that time) and I would say they are about 80% to being up to par. Most of the greens were fairly good and no issue with putting, but there were a few greens that the fringe had some sand showing, but nothing that I was too terribly worried about. I would say in a few months, Summerbrooke will looking amazing and the hard work they have put forth is easy to see.

I enjoy the bunkers at this course as they are a harder type of soil, so pretty easy to hit out of. Also this course does not have 3 bunkers on each hole and that makes it much more enjoyable to me. There are a few holes that have water, so just be aware and bring a few extra balls just in case. The fairways were the nicest part of the course. Green, lush, and no weeds. Tee boxes were not as good and the ground was pretty hard, but that is somewhat typical to the type of soil in the area. This course has the best 3 holes in Tallahassee and you really need to come out to enjoy them. Holes 15,16, and 17 are really enjoyable and an interesting variety of par 3s and 4s. I highly recommend coming out if you haven't been here in a few months/years to see the progress they have made!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Amazing Expirience"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

After coming back to Summerbrooke nearly a year later, the changes and improvements were undeniable. I am not one to write reviews but once I saw The Golf Club at Summerbrooke I had to write something for all the efforts the staff and management have made. I live too far for a membership but if not I would be signed up!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a change"


Jlawlor's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

For those who haven't played Summerbrooke in a while, it's time to come back. Course has been completely refurbished, with great greens, fairways, tee boxes and such. The ownership and management has brought this great track back to life, and to top it off, the staff in the clubhouse and grill were as good as could be. Next time I'm back in Tallahassee, Summerbrooke will certainly be on my "to do" list again. Great job to all there, it was a great round (although my score could have used some help).


I recommend this course


"Course looks great!!"


Sunnylam's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course looks great! If you have not played here in a while or are new to the area you owe it to yourself to play at Summerbrooke. The best lay out in town and management is working hard to get it in great shape. Great value and great time!


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


"Jaw dropping improvements!"


jsteve2221's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played this course last year when it was undergoing renovations. Came back to Tallahassee not too long ago and the course was in outstanding shape. Love to see that things turned around like they did. All greens and tee boxes were the best I had ever seen them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"15-16-17"


Harley1948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love the layout. There a number of places on the course that needs repair. However, there are a lot of challenging holes. I play here only when I'm passing through Tallahassee. The primary reason I play this course is because of holes 15-16-17. So much fun!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in state of renovation"


MCDave01's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Never played this course before so I can not speak to its historical condition. Was not aware greens were basically nonexistent as they are being completely re-done - were mostly sand and overseed when we played. But the value was still decent and the layout was tight and varying. Devils Elbow (was either holes 14-16, or 15-17) were extremely challenging, beginning with a par 3 over a ravine from an elevated tee box. Accuracy is key on this course. There are some opportunities to hit it long, but placement golf rules the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor Greens"


u000001773389's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in decent shape. However, the greens were terrible. This course should'nt be charging premium prices when it's greens are such bad shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Mama said if you don't have anything good to say..."


Robert8756950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Call before you book to see if the greens are open. All greens were closed so you play to some short grass in front of the green. You don't need your putter. Worst part was two of the three signature holes were closed. When the greens are available I can envision this being a pretty good course. But honestly now is not the time to play here unless you want to work on your club distances and chipping.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"18 Temporary Greens"


mroach011's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I payed to play 18, but only hung in there for 9. They honestly have much work to do on the course, and probably should either close all together until the renovations are completed, or put up an extreme warning about conditions. I have never played a course where they put in 18 temporary greens...and there were other condition issues on the remainder of the course, that just made it unpleasant. Sorry staff, I know the comments are bad, but you have the power to make it better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Absolutely worst course in Florida"


cbrice89's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would rather walk on glass at my step-nephew's bar mitzvah than play this course for free during 72 degree weather


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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