Island West Golf Club

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3.2
419
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
183
3 Stars
112
2 Stars
51
1 Stars
24
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
67.3%
Recommend this course
330 out of 419 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
8
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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Average Rating
3.1
48
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
60.4%
Recommend this course
29 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6803
Slope 140
Rating 73.2
Type Public
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Island West Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6803 yards 73.2 140
White 72 6208 yards 70.5 128
Silver 72 5454 yards 67.2 108
Red (W) 72 4856 yards 69.5 123
Scorecard for Island West Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.2/140 491 156 402 527 371 404 392 187 423 3353 378 354 174 400 527 395 613 193 416 3450 6803
White M: 70.3/128 477 132 372 498 329 348 368 158 372 3054 341 334 155 380 506 374 518 166 380 3154 6208
Silver M: 67.0/115 455 102 288 442 323 330 279 140 356 2715 326 302 130 315 496 275 460 119 316 2739 5454
Red W: 67.8/123 410 96 288 442 259 253 242 128 268 2386 258 266 125 304 421 244 432 114 306 2470 4856
Handicap 13 17 3 1 11 5 7 15 9 10 14 18 4 8 12 2 16 6
Par 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 17 3 1 9 13 7 15 11 10 12 18 4 8 14 2 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fuzzy Zoeller (1992) Clyde Johnston (1992) Brad Bartell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. No jeans & shirts must have a collar.

Reviews

3.2
419

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 72
Water Hazards 70
Forced Carries 61
This course/club is great for:
Locals 55
Seniors 50
Advanced Golfers 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 45
Worth the Drive 36
In the 'Burbs 21
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice day for golf

Made reservations late the night before we played. Had not played here for quite some time because of bad conditions, but the course is in very nice shape now. I look forward to more play here in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

I played on September 1, the same day as Robert, the other reviewer, did. I make it a point have ACCURATE reviews. Reviews like his make me mad as his was totally inaccurate, saying the greens were "poor at best" and the whole course is "run down." Not only were the greens not "poor at best," they were in decent-to-good shape. There were patches of crabgrass occasionally, but 99% of the greens, except for one or two, were nothing but grass. They rolled very well. The rest of the course's condition was pretty good, too. It's not Augusta National, and there are times the greens are not good, but this wasn't one of them. If you play this September and probably in October, ypu'll most likely be okay with the conditions. And no, I do not work for Brown Golf or even know anyone who does.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Going, going, gone......

This course has been in decline for years now. The layout could be challenging and fun but the course is almost unplayable. The rough is too high, the greens are poor at best, the whole course is shabby and run down. It's too bad because it used to be real nice. Brown Golf needs to go. Look at the comeback of Eagles Pointe or Crescent Pointe. Maybe next year, but I wouldn't play it again this year

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a great experience

The day started off pulling into an empty lot at 7:10, which should have been an indication to us. Apparently one of the employees was late so we got our own carts. Upon arriving at first tee we realized they had the carts setup for an outing lter that day so we took those score cards back to the proshop. Upon arrival the starter gave us a hard time like it was our issue he was late and he had to prepare 2 other carts for the outing. Apparently he didn't get the memo that we are paying customers. Greens were in horrible condition. We have played here in years past, but highly unlikely we will go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Lucky day for me

It’s a great course and very challenging, but I had one of those magical days and every ball seems to end up near the cup… I shot a 74 which is my best score ever!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Good value.

Good value. For early in the year, grass needs more time on the greens but most courses seem to have experienced this

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent

The greens need A LOT of work - not worth putting on. The staff is very nice and the clubhouse and driving range are as expected. Overall, the course is good. A tough layout, fairly maintained, and decent pace of play (though my group got stuck behind a 9-some on a Saturday for the last two holes). I traveled 40 mins from Savannah to play here and probably never will again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold day to warm up round

1st day in town for the week. Winter ice has hurt the greens. People real nice, but course was beaten up during the winter.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like putting on the beach?

A good number of greens are all sand making it difficult to judge speed & break. Add to that a couple of kids in front of you, makes for a really pleasurable afternoon!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Disaster

Fuzzy designed a gorgeous, challenging and fair layout. Which has become a disaster due to a lack of maintenence - especially water. Been dry here, needed some watering - didn't get any. Disgusting. Fairways are like furry concrete, darn hard to keep the ball from running into trouble. It will be a long time before the low price lures back to this disappointment.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't go West Young Man

Island West is fast going to seed. There does not appear to be any upkeep or course maintenance any longer. Years ago this was a great place to play an affordable round, but now it is barely a playable track.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in bad shape

Workers told os had a lot of snow which destroyed greens

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I have played this coarse before, and was not disappointed. This is a MUST play coarse .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need work

Its early in the season but these greens are in winter condition at best. Nice layout though.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just OK

Have played here other years. Greens definitely need more care. Grass is almost a grey colour and seemed almost dead. Ball rolled well though. Staff was friendly. Not as nice as other courses in the area, but price is right,, so it's a case of "pay more, get more". So if you just want to come out with some friends and have a pleasant few hours, then it's great value. But if your looking for a championship course, look elsewhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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