Lake James Golf Club

2.6666529412 2.7 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6638 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Lake James 72 6638 yards 72.6 134
Jimmerson 72 6306 yards 70.9 130
Snow 72 5446 yards 70.5 125
Otter (W) 73 5189 yards 69.3 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

13 out of 18 reviews


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"Likely Won't be Back"


mchema25's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pace of play was about the only thing this course had going for it. Greens were best kept part of the course and solid speed but on more than one hole there were multiple dead patches. Tee boxes were rock solid, so much so that on one hole had to get on one knee to pound the tee into the ground. If you did not hit the fairway there was a good shot your ball would end up in a patch of dirt/sand. Yardage markers were sporadic and often times inaccurate. No water available (only for purchase) on a 75 degree summer day. Overpriced, for $40 there are numerous other courses around that present a much better value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"will definitely play again."


u8925836's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape, challenges all skill levels.

Would definitely recommend to other golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Driving Range or Here?"


cjg507's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Can't beat the GolfNow hot deal for $12 but other than that, not much positive from here. Ball cleaners were dry, sprinklers were on when hitting off the tee box and/or green the entire back nine, broke majority of my tees just trying to put them in the ground. The course has potential but when there's only 5 people out there on a gorgeous 70 degree day, that tells you something. I'd pick the driving range and spend the same amount of money over the frustrations of this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Just OK"


ribeyeman's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

3 star on it's best day. Like kissing your sister.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Just OK"


ribeyeman's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

3 Star on it's best day. Play Glendarin Instead, just 1 mile away, maybe $10 more, and well worth the extra money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good value for cost"


schools77's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Almost all fairways and greens were in good or great shape. Couple greens had some disease spots. Tee boxes were average, some below average. Not a lot of hazards, but decent amount of blind shots. very friendly pro shop staff and cost of food and drinks very reasonable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great get away"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First player on course that day. Fairways mowed leaves off greens and fairway. Lots of challenging shots, played alone, done in 2.5 hrs, perfect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was a fun course near the lake. It did have a few mandatory caries and a couple 200 yard par 3 it was very hot so there weren't many golfers out. The restaurant attached was very good as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is well maintained"


uJYZZ4195JY's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is challenging yet easy to play. Rough is very easy to find the ball and then get out of. Possible to walk but much easier to ride as there are many hills and some of the holes have a little distance between one another. Not really much for food in the clubhouse but there is a restaurant above that serves food. A very enjoyable time playing Lake James Golf Course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lake James Golf Club"


uVXZB8348VX's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape and we never waited on other players to hit a shot. Amazing pace of play on a nicely landscaped and great but challenging track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"No negatives"


mwmshimp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was challenging but not long.Nice vistas, well maintaine.I used every club in my bag.It had a little of everything.Fun course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is difficult"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are extremely small with lots of trouble around them. Bunkers and water. The course is tight and close to homes. The rough was very long and the fairways were in poor condition. It was hard to find exact yardage. No GPS. There are lots of hills. It is a very unforgiving course. The Pin placements were difficult as well. Every putt was on a steep slope. Not enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good until the sprinklers came on"


gerig11a's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We started late 4:30 and by the end of the round we weren't only dodging course hazards they turned the sprinkler's on making it difficult to hit even good shots off the tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"needs a little work, but a good value"


pambee's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in okay shape, but the tee boxes need a lot of work. The greens were in great shape, a lot faster than you would think. You definitely need to keep it in the fairway. The hills were a bit challenging - not your everyday flat course, but overall we enjoyed it. I don't think the staff knew a golf club from a hockey stick, every question I asked was "I don't know, sorry." There is no drinking water on the course and no cart girl available. It was hot, so that was a definite no-no.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u537831559's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and loved it very well groomed fairways and greens definitely will play again and suggest anyone who hasn't played this course to go try it out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course! Good value!"


dwal64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course and I had a great time. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The clubhouse/pro shop was small but well kept and well stocked. The clubhouse itself appeared to be somewhat older but taken care of. The parking lot is a little small but there seems to be two different parking areas if need be. The course was in very good condition and the greens were nice and well taken care of. The greens were on the fast side when I was playing so keeping it "on" the green was the challenge. I loved the rolling hills and the elevation changes. The fairway's were in good shape and well trimmed. The front 9 is flatter than the back 9 but still a lot of rolling hills to contend with. The back 9 is more challenging than the front with all of the trees, water and elevation changes. There are several elevated greens and some that are well below the tee box as well. Overall this course is definitely one I will play again and this time I will have friend's with me so they can enjoy it as well. I guess the only negative I can think of is some of the cart paths are somewhat rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"great course for the price"


u000007448622's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Extremely challenging back nine....brings out the best in ya....great condition....nicely groomed greens....I recommend this course to the beginner and to the scratch golfers....great place to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice fun course to play!"


jerryc1956'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 9/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, fun to play, not too tough, but can get in plenty of trouble! Nice condition fairways and greens, will be planning on playing here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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