Horseshoe Lake Golf Course

1.8987166667 1.9 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6120 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 69.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6120 yards 69.1 116
White 71 5607 yards 67.0 112
Red (W) 71 5015 yards 68.1 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.3 stars from 5
Value: 2.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

13 out of 18 reviews


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"Quintessential NW Style Course"


Hawkeye124's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Greens are still recovering a bit & #1 has a temporary green, but this sweet little course will challenge you - especially the back nine. A very good value with a friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not worth golfing"


Bob253's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has really gone down hill. The fairway grass is so tall you can't find your ball and it looks more like a hay field with all the dead grass clipping piles all over the tall grass in the fairways. The greens need some serious work and are in all seriousness the slowest greens I've ever played and are covered in dead patches. The first hole has a temporary green in place, but there isn't a green, it's just a hole with a flag in the middle of the fairway. The parking lot was mostly empty and the only people we saw on the course were playing frisbee golfing. It's a shame this course has gotten so bad. It might be worth golfing if they lowered the prime golfing rates to $25, but anything more than that it's not worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Below average course with premium course price."


BT101's avatar
Age:  35-44

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a fun course to play, but the green fees have gotten rediculously over priced for how poorly the course is kept. The greens are extremely slow where it's not dead and it's extremely easy to lose your ball in the middle of the fairways where they haven't mowed yet. They often have temporary greens in place which are nothing more than a hole 50 yards short of the green in the middle of the fairway. Yes, they still charge nearly $60 prime rates when there is temporary greens in place or if it's the middle of winter and there is nobody on the course. Like I said at the beginning, it's a fun course and I will go back again someday when the value is there. Until then, my friends and I moved our weekly golf to Madrona Links where the course is in fabulous condition with some of the fastest greens in the area and the green fees are reasonably priced. Madrona Links doesn't have the nicest club house / restaurant / bar, but it's still 100 times better than Horseshoe Lake Golf Course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Staff is horrible"


jefcarney's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

First the greens are hardly ever mowed! so you have to put twice as hard as you normally would. Second-payed for a large bucket of balls and 1/4 of the balls had a slice in them. Then the owner turned on the sprinkler on me then drove away apparently he wanted me off the driving range. I will never give my money to this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"this course is surprisingly challenging."


gary3305475's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/17/2013
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The course is not very longer but surprisingly challeng ing. The most dog leg holes i've played on one course. The greens are nicely maintained. Overall, horseshoe was a great golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"course condition"


nightdiceman1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/03/2013
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Great course just wished when i booked tee time that i would of know they plugged and sanded the greens.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"Great shape for this time of the year"


Bill1902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/2/2013
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The course was in good shape, with a few greens still a bit rough and/or sandy. Yet other greens were in great shape! Fairways were mowed and were similar to summer conditions. Didn't find any sold or wet spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was fun to play."


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/01/2013
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The greens were plugged and sanded, but the rest of the course<br/> play more like summer then spring (in western Washington).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


mcshanjw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/24/2013
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Very good, very challeging course. The greens were in very good shape


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"March weather was not friendly to this course."


kakatzmann's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/15/2013
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The front nine on this course are easy to walk, the back nine I strongly recomend using a cart. Raised greens are in strong need of this course with the amount of standing ground water throughout the 18 holes.<br/> It was unfortunate that we had many of our drives sink in to the ground do to the condition of the fairways. I found it to be a course of fair to midland for the area that I live. Maybe it dries out more in the summer?<br/> The ease of play lends itself more to the beginning to average golfers. I would recommend this course to someone just wanting to go have a good time with close friends.<br/> The restaurant and bar were closed while I was there, the have a sign that they have applied for a liqour license, so maybe they have plans for the future.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"the course needs some tender love and care."


u000003836719's avatar
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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2013
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the course played well but it was quite in need of cleaning. the cart paths were covered with debris and appeared they hadn't been cleaned all winter. the greens hadn't been mowed and were really tough to putt on. this was the first time I had played this course and will go back just to see if it has been updated. Overall it was a lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"I play this course a lot."


MarkM1954's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2012

Reviewed on

I really hope that the new owners make some effort to improve this place. The tee boxes are adequate, but not great. The greens are usually ok but have had issues with fungus previous.<br/> There are very few bunkers anywhere on the course, but don't think this makes play much easier.. Fairways are challenging. Did someone say "marshals"? Forget about it. The former owner used to promote marshals on horseback. And for awhile, the Marshals were some attractive young ladies. Not anymore.<br/> Same thing goes for cart service. Unless its a Saturday and busy, forget it. Watch your receipt if you purchase food/soda from the pro shop. They WERE adding a mandatory "gratuity" even if you got your own soda from the cooler. The restaurant has just recently reopened. We played today and could not even get alcohol other than beer or wine. No licence to sell it.<br/> If you want food or drink, go elsewhere. Cheap golf...its here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course was good earlier but really needs some maintenance now. Roughs are inconsistent and some are very high."


dicks1942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2012
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The course needed much care. Fairways were decent, greens were fair, but the rough was ugly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course to play."


Garth8229885's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/27/2012
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Reviewed on

Some narrow landing areas ans thin fairway. The dry weather has helped dryout some troubled dranage areas, hopefully the grounds crew can make the best of it and get some fixes completed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is well marked."


thomsears's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2012
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Enjoyed the fact that the course is well marked from tee to tee.The back nine is really fun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Summary, as written, is embellished just a little but it is a very fun course and we are still looking for the Marshals."


u000003374753's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/10/2012
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This course is "off the beaten track" to a great extent since one has to have the course as their destination. But worth the trip since this is a very interesting and often challenging course to play with every hole being different, track is usually very well maintained since it is pretty much low budget in comparison to most courses, and well worth the green fees. This course is not well known to most golfers in Washington who usually say, "huh" when the course is mentioned, but those who have played here give thumbs up for a really fun and challenging course that can be played around four hours consistently. Friendly staff and community.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course well maintained. Amazing back Nine"


thompsonch1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/22/2012
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This course is a great course to play. Not heavy traffic (players) No homes boarder this course so the views are great. Will return again and again as long a price stays low.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"ok"


mikejulie's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/15/2012
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enjoyed the round. could use newer carts. also more selections on food menu.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gone Downhill"


westy43's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/13/2012
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Horseshoe Lake is in need of attention. The tee boxes were in rough condition, the greens were not well kept, and there was not any service on a very hot day. Not a good value for the money. I would rather go elsewhere.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"awesome course"


yokim1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/6/2012
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This is one of our favorite course and now with on line t-times with "golf now" PRIMO thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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