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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6826 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.8

The Links at Lakewood was designed by Porter Gibson, who is a native of nearby Charlotte. Located in Sumter, this is one of the area's most popular golf courses. It has a challenging but playable design that will appeal to players of all skill levels. Four different sets of tees make it even more accommodating. Water is a prominent feature of the course but there are strategically placed sand traps to contend with as well. The narrow fairways also demand accuracy. Water comes into play most notably on the signature 13th hole. This tricky par 3 has an island green that forces golfers to think creatively. The hole is followed by an equally challenging double dogleg par 5. The Links at Lakewood boasts excellent greens that putt fast and true.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6826 yards 71.8 131
White 72 6120 yards 68.9 116
Yellow 72 5272 yards 65.6 101
Red (W) 72 4732 yards 68.2 116
Scorecard for Lakewood
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: 72.1/131 385 561 175 389 517 195 369 401 421 3413 457 379 391 173 537 381 371 191 533 3413 6826
White M: 69.9/116 339 520 130 375 475 150 349 331 405 3074 404 334 369 129 519 331 341 150 469 3046 6120
Gold M: 65.6/101 284 475 126 320 413 106 275 291 366 2656 359 303 244 99 447 310 322 141 391 2616 5272
Red W: 68.2/116 264 425 95 276 402 93 213 279 294 2341 311 290 227 87 429 290 300 115 342 2391 4732
Handicap 9 3 13 7 5 15 11 17 1 2 12 6 8 4 14 18 10 16
Par 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 15 9 1 17 11 13 3 2 14 8 12 4 10 18 6 16

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Tiftdwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Porter Gibson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.6
10 Reviews (10)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Perfect greens

The greens were perfect with no bad spots and rolled fast. There is also plenty of grass around the greens if you have to play an errant shot. Tee boxes and fairways were also in great condition. My only gripe is that I played in the mid afternoon when it was the hottest and the water coolers on the course were empty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back on my playlist

This course has made a complete 180 degree turn from just a year ago. Although this time of year the Bermuda is dormant, it is still very full in the fairways. All of the tee boxes have been over seeded and the bunkers have gotten a lot of attention. A lot of unneeded foliage has been removed, especially around the water hazards. Greens are in great shape also.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Much improved

I had played this course a couple times a year and it was never great. I liked it because it was cheap and not very busy. This time I was completely surprised by how the course has improved. The greens were smooth and true, the bunkers were very playable, the fairways were in great shape and there was even drinking water where there previously wasn't any. The best part is that the price is still reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

One of the best we played on our trip

My buddy and I make a trip down to Santee, SC every year from Connecticut, In March of 2014 we decided to wonder off outside of Santee and booked a trip to the Links at Lakewood. When we arrived we talked to the owner and he told us he just bought the course and had plays to put a lot of work into the course. We went out and played and I do have to say it was a work in progress. Fairways were a mess, they were taking down a number of trees. Our trip this included a trip back to Limks at Lakewood to see how far they advanced. To our surprise the course was in terrific shape. We ran into the owner once again (Don is a terrific gentleman). and we discussed the course from 2014 to 2015 and my buddy and I could not say enough good things about the course. We enjoyed it so much we ended up playing 54 holes in one day. We will be back every year. The southern belle at the counter was fantastic. Keep up the great work and we will see you in March 2016,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

New owner and managament March 2014

Course is now in great shape. New owner bought the club in March and shut it down for three months. Mini-verde on the greens now...looks great. Over 150 trees removed to facilitate grass growing. Lush fairways and very playable. Back tees will challenge the low handicapper. Great new staff and friendly pro. Thursday night 4 person 9 hole scramble and steak dinner for $25. Course has not looked this good in over 10 years. Time to try it again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unfriendly pro

Course pro was not happy with GolfNow or the green fee I had paid for Hot Deal; said he had tried to cancel service 2 or 3 times. Course is deteriorating--conditions are worse than last year.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has a nice lay-out

Friendly staff, Lay-out of the course fits the land. #13 is very intimidating (par 3- across the marsh/ water)

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Greens again

Some need some work. just a little seed in some areas

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens

Some greens are great while the others need some attention

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Save your money

Nice layout, but conditions are horrible. Fairways barely have grass in them and the greens have dead/bare spots all over them where they aren't covered in weeds. This is one of the worst courses within 30 miles and they still charge as much as the better courses. If you have to play in Sumter, hit Beech Creek. Otherwise, stay in Santee/Wyboo for much better golf at similar prices.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
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