Lakewood Links

4.0339857143 4.0 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6826 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 3600 Green View Pkwy, Sumter, South Carolina 29150, Sumter County
  • (803) 481-5700
  • (803) 481-3876
  • www.linksatlakewood.com

Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Porter Gibson
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Links
Greens: Tiftdwarf
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

8 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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"Perfect greens"


u000002703682's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back on my playlist"


u000002703682's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Much improved"


u000002703682's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best we played on our trip"


teetimetony's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"New owner and managament March 2014"


walt's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unfriendly pro"


vjvaughn's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course has a nice lay-out"


pwram2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens again"


Joshua4277511's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/3/2013

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens"


Joshua4277511's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/5/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Some greens are great while the others need some attention


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Save your money"


patrickhutchinson70's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/15/2013

Reviewed on

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.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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