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3.3
432 Reviews (432)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
189
3 Stars
116
2 Stars
52
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
73.9%
Recommend this course
342 out of 432 reviews
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3.7
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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3.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6803 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.2
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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

3.3
432 Reviews (432)

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I played several more-than-double-the-cost on island courses this week and Island West was in better condition than most. My only complaint is with the sand traps; hard and many with puddles. Other than that, I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone from the the pro shop to course maintenance workers were all very friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is spread out and very enjoyable to play.

The weather was perfect and the course was fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant surprise

Having played at island west over the last 25 years, I can honestly say that I have never seen this course in such excellent shape from tee to green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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rmart45
Commented On 2019-03-27T14:22:25.000+00:00

Thank you for the positive review. We have come a long way with our course conditions and appreciate it your patronage of Island West.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the money

Great course for the money in very good condition. Very quiet course, probably because it is much further off the island. Does not always have staff attending to your clubs, but that's Ok with us. Saw a lot of gators!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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rmart45
Commented On 2019-03-14T15:23:08.000+00:00

Thank you for the positive review. Look forward to seeing you again!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course needs some tender loving care

Enjoyed the course layout and pace of play but overall course condition is fair. Tee boxes are in poor condition and not much grass in the fairways. Green conditions were very uneven but not as bad as the condition of the cart paths. A 4-wheel drive may have been a better option to get around the course..

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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rmart45
Commented On 2019-03-14T15:26:29.000+00:00

Yes, the cart paths are in dire need of repair in some areas. Brown Golf Management does have plans to address this issue in the near future. Thank you for the feedback.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for the money

This was a very enjoyable round of golf. Course was in pretty good condition for this early in the season. Pace of play was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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rmart45
Commented On 2019-03-14T15:27:31.000+00:00

Thank you for playing Island West. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Safety

One criticism. The backshop tries to ride the back of the cart from the exit at hole 18 to the parking lot. This is dangerous and not recommended by the cart manufacturers. When I tell them they are not to ride on the back, they insist on saying that it is OK or that they do it all the time. A friend of mine died at our course doing the same thing and now everyone abides by the rules. This must stop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

I’ve played the course several times and happy to say the course is showing improvement. The greens have improved quite a bit over the last several months. The fairways were in excellent shape as well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hilton Head 2018

Some of the greens were infested with what looked like weeds. Fairways were a bit thin in places as well. Overall, the course was in average condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

This is a good course in great shape and fun to play. Staff are friendly. Highly recommendable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not bad, not bad at all...

In the nearly two years since I last played this course I have heard nothing but severely negative comments regarding the condition...in particular the condition of the greens.

We were surprised and somewhat impressed at the overall condition of the entire course and in particular the greens. The last time we played here there was more green "paint" on the greens than grass.

The course has come back a great deal. This is a nice piece of golf real estate and it is on its way back but still has some distance to go.

I'll conclude but saying "it's worth a try."

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 250 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
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