Lake Monticello Golf Course

3.6890705882 3.7 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6925 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 51 Bunker Blvd, Palmyra, Virginia 22963, Fluvanna County
  • (804) 589-3075
  • (434) 589-5916
  • www.lakemonticellogolf.org

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Buddy Loving, Algie Pulley
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts, golf slacks and Bermuda shorts for men and skirts or shorts for women. Blue jeans, t-shirts, cut-offs, and halter tops are prohibited.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6925 yards 74.1 138
Middle 72 6298 yards 71.0 131
Forward 72 5619 yards 68.1 121
Ladies 72 5166 yards 69.9 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 9 reviews


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Reviews


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"Total vanilla"


swetsb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Maybe I was spoiled by playing other nice courses the two days prior to Lake Monticello, but I didn't care about this course at all. There was nothing visually or strategically interesting about the layout at all. The greens were all basically completely flat and unreceptive, while the fairway and tees look like the Bermuda that grows in your lawn after not being mowed for a week. The pro shop wouldn't let me hit balls because our tee time was in ten minutes, even though there was a back up on the tee. There's just no reason to play here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Spot To Play"


Eric9437863's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

-Lake Monticello Golf Course is located in rural Palmyra, Virginia, just SE of Charlottesville. For the drive it is very worth it. The staff is friendly and helpful. Food options have increased with a menu revamp at the Hole In One Cafe - Good value. -Course conditions were improving on the greens from their aeration weeks ago. They are filling in nicely and provide consistent roll. The 9th hole is DEFINITELY the hardest to make par on but makes for a fine challenge all the same.

-PGA Family Tees are available so everyone in the family can play.

-With new construction on the clubhouse taking place, watch the signs for cart routing around the buildings.


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


"A wonderful course"


USSI5674's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you are in the Charlottesville, VA area, you really should play this course! It was in fantastic shape, was challenging, and the staff went out of their way to make you feel at very comfortable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course - must play"


kbgolf30's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is in amazing shape after major renovation over the past couple years. The layout has elevation change and water to challenge any level of golfer. Very scenic and at a great rate. A must play when in Central Virginia.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not the Golf Course it used to be."


OGS's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was a member of this Golf Course back in the 80's when it hosted The Virginia State Open. Back then it was one of the finest courses in the State. Now it is a bit of a disappointment as far as course conditions are concerned.<br/> Many of the Tees and Greens are in poor condition and the fairways are not far behind. WHAT A SHAME!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Robert6499583's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a decent layout that present challenges, with a good balance of easier holes. The course was in fair condition; however a number of greens were distressed. The staff was minimal during my visit, but the one gentleman was cordial. Decent value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Well maintained.... A very good value."


mdinora's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best values in central va. A beautiful and challenging layout. Great for all skill levels (the blues play tough). Course was in much better condition then I expected. They recently renovated several greens, and they turned out great. I highly recommend giving it a try!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


rbrooks2924's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course great condition challenging but has plenty of scoring oppurtunities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First time in 25 years. Good lay-out as in the past."


Daveshelton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2003
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in poor condition. Took away from the nice day, Should come back this fall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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