Lakes Golf Course at Laura Walker State Park

4.1339117647 4.1 stars from 5 (92)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6595 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 5500 Laura Walker Rd, Waycross, Georgia 31503, Ware County
  • (912) 285-6154, (877) 591-5578, (800) 434-0982
  • (912) 284-2982
  • www.georgiagolf.com/The-Lakes
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Steve Burns
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6595 yards 71.9 122
White 72 6015 yards 68.4 112
Gold 72 5536 yards 66.3 106
Red (W) 72 4734 yards 66.6 106

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 92 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

86 out of 92 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views walkers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers water hazards  

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"Got rain out"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was having a great time but a rain storm come in and didn't get to finish.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth every penny"


Brandon7658715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing the course but will be back. Course maintenance is top notch, staff very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005544056's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great State Park in Ga"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the coarse

Best Ranger and Office personal we have met in a long time

Thank you all for a great round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens are in great shape"


jameyosteen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

You have got to love the course when the greens are sweet.

The staff was friendly as always.

The Super has about half the bunkers cleaned up.

The fairways are in good shape.


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


"Good condition"


u000007824854's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In the past the staff were very difficult to deal with. From the desk clerk to the marshalls. For this reason, I had been playing other courses. With this visit, the staff had an attitude change for the good which would make me want to come back on a regular basis again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A hidden jem."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great experience playing golf at The Lakes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth finding."


Bill6697238's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course in the middle of nowhere. Great staff. Course was in good shape. Greens rolled true. Will play again on my next time through.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wonderful"


Warren3635868's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you are anywhere near Waycross this is a must to go to. You would never expect such an amazing course to be in the state park. I’d rank it up there wilh any top notch course. Tee boxes, fairways and greens in impeccable condition. From the time you step out of your truck you’ll want to never leave.


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



THOMASBROADBENT's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun course"


THOMASBROADBENT's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fun course to play good value/wish it was closer to home


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went a week after Irma. Course dry and in good shape, green rolled well. Pace of play was a little slower than I like, but I was out there to enjoy myself


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u9600915's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lakes coursr"


CS6543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GolfNow had an excellent rate for this course. Course is in great shape. Pace of play is really good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent round"


u317739127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to the clubhouse and was in line with like 3 other groups about to play; we didn't see them all day. It was great, greens were very good rolling, slow, but steady. There was one patchy spot in all 18. The fairways didn't roll, but were in excellent shape. This is a very well rounded course; some holes are pretty challenging and others very forgiving. The back nine grill staff was very nice and the hot dogs were just what we needed for lunch. It was a very nice day and well worth the money.


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


"Perfect greens, lush fairway & thick ruff!!!"


jameyosteen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I got to slip out this morning to play 27...only got to play the front 9... Work called.

Loved the conditions I found.

The greens are rolling smooth.

The tee boxes were trimmed nicely.

The fairways were lush.

Thank God the rough was only 2 - 3" deep...that grass is thick.

Looking forward to next weekend to try to get in 18 + holes.

Proud to wear my Lakes at Laura Walker hat.


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


"A course with whispering pines and beautiful lakes"


Thomas5310010's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

I have played the course several times over the past few years and it has always been in good condition. This time was the best. The greens were perfect and fairways ,the best they have ever been. I look forward to the next time I am able to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course here in the swamp!"


Lawdawg53's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

You'd be hard pressed to find better golf anywhere with a price under $40.00 (really cheap when booked with Golfnow-$14.00). When the extreme weather we have here in south ga hasnt taken its complete toll, the course will be in excellent condition. It can be quit a challenging course, unlike most courses under $40.00 that simply allow you to slam a driver out to straight away, wide FW's. It isnt very long, but if shots stray to far right or left it is a penalty (gone in the woods and water!). The best feature, IMO, is the solitude the course offers; no homes, highways, trains, etc, just you and the course, with each hole seemingly all by itself as well. I highly recommend this course to every golfer out there. You're doing yourself a disservice if you love golf and dont give The Lakes at least a single play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot day at a good course"


kmar1919's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played here for the 1st time. Very impressed with the state runned course. Worth the trip from Jacksonville. Excellent condition. Bunkers need work, but then don't hit into them

Will be back again soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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