Butler's Golf Course - Lakeside Course

3.6179705882 3.6 stars from 5 (121)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6689 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6689 yards 71.3 130
White 72 6358 yards 69.7 128
Gold 72 5442 yards 67.2 121
Red 72 5176 yards 71.1 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 121 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

99 out of 121 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks brunch family dining  

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"Me & The Misses"


RickDragoo's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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I like this course but today very poor conditions. All the rough was 8” long. If you hit off the fairway one foot ball was unfindable. I don’t always find the fairway, lost 4 balls in 9 holes. Hoping for better conditions next time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2018

Rick, thank you for the review. We certainly understand your comments about the rough. We're currently in the middle of the 2-week stretch in the year when grass grows at an alarming rate. In addition, the rain all this week can make it difficult to get the rough mowers out there. We assure you we're working hard to keep up through this period. Once we hit June growth will slow down considerably and rough height will be more consistent moving forward.



u000007647723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent course"


u298889649's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Was extremely busy the day I played. 5 hours to finish 18. Greens were just aerated so were very poor. Cup edges were 1/4 inch higher than the greens? Need to be better maintained. Tee time was wrong but not the courses fault.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



weathervane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great course"


fdeigan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course. There are no bad holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/25/2018

Thanks for the review fdeigan! We appreciate the kind feedback! Can't wait to have you back again!


"Rough course"


u298889649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Price was so low that I had to try it. Course was a mud pit and we are at a 2 inch deficit for rain around here. Too much watering or poor drainage? Grass was really unkempt. Lots of fairway damage,maybe due to water. Guy driving fertilizer vehicle sprayed tee box as we were getting ready to tee off. Rude! Lady at snack shack was great. Probably won't do this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Good value for average course"


RickDragoo's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
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Played during Steeler game, fast play that I like. Greens in very nice shape, fairways nice. Cart paths in bad shape, uneven and very bumpy. I do like the course and location. Nice restaurant and bar (wraps were large and tasty).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002115059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u819527641's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
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Staff Friendliness: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Early golfer"


u3785433's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Went out before a tournament teed off early was great. Very fast play at 7:00 am. Bunkers have gotten better. Great round good times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2017

We are so happy to hear that you had a good time out on the course! We hope to see you again soon.


"Lakeside"


u141699070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Lakeside course was in good shape. greens needed cut and we're slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



uSGQJ7248SG's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Butlers always in good shape"


u000001511305's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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We played on a Friday so it's going to play a little slow. Course was in good shape and the staff is always friendly. For $33 it was a good value, I shot 85 so it was a good day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2017

Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you have continued to enjoy your experience with us at Butler's Golf Course! We hope to see you again soon!


"Staff isn't very friendly"


u168191944's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Booked a 6:38am tee time showed up at about 6:15 and was told multiple times very sternly that we would not be able to head out early even though other staffers had no problem with us playing early. Staff member was under the impression we would run into an outing that was starting on hole 12 but there's no way we would have. Ended up having 2 groups behind us waiting to play because they were allowed to start early and we're directly behind us at each hole. He was rude and unprofessional to us. Will not be playing at this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/21/2017

u168191944 - My name is Joe and I spoke to you directly before you headed to the tee, notifying you of the outing and no need to worry about their starting position due to the timing of the shotgun. Please allow me to apologize for the direct manner in which my staff member spoke to you. We have had issues in the past with starting groups unnecessarily running into outings. In his eagerness to avoid such a predicament he may have forgotten the importance of his interaction with guests and the effect it has on their experience. We regret this incident may prevent you from returning and hope you would give us another opportunity.



u3004221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poorly Managed"


bogiegolf90's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I decided to give Butler's another chance after a miserable first experience there. (I walked off the Lakeside course after 8 holes because we were on pace for a 3-hour front 9 my first trip). I played the Woodside course this time and had the exact same experience. I walked off after the 9th hole because I was at the 3-hour mark waiting to hit. I would have left after hole 4 but didn’t want to disrupt others driving back. At the opening tee box, there were 4 groups waiting just to start it was so backed up. If you're going to have tee times 6 minutes apart at least have a ranger on the course to speed up the pace of play. My guess is they know the pace is going to be poor and just avoid the chaos all together after they get your money. The course looked like it hasn’t been mowed in quite some time, almost like they have given up on it for the season. Bunkers were either a small lake or a rock pit, simply unplayable. None of the greens had the same feel at all. The tee boxes were the most concerning, it was like hitting in short rough if you wanted to use anything besides a driver. It was sad because the layout seemed like a course I would have enjoyed. I’m very disappointed I gave this course another chance and wish I paid $10 more to go anywhere else. Unless you’re playing with a 4 some who doesn’t mind a 6-hour round I would highly suggest avoiding this place. This is the first course I’ve ever been critical with, but it’s obvious they are just about the $ and could care less about your experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2017

BogieGolf90 - We regret you endured this experience. Our guess is this review is based on an round on Sunday, 7/30. Unusual weather the previous two days with over 4 inches of recorded rainfall caused 2 courses near us to close for the day, one of which had 36 holes. Their closure led to a very high influx of customers. Although our intervals are 8 minutes apart, managing pace of play with such a high volume of players on a wet golf course is extremely difficult, particularly when you don't expect that much play. The heavy rains prevent some regular course maintenance and result in conditions that may not meet your expectations. We would like to speak more specifically about your experience if you're open to it. Feel free to call Joe, the GM, at 412-751-9121 and reference this review.


"Nice courses to play"


BillWalsh123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
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Sand traps need improvement and maintenance is needed as well on cart paths.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lakeside Course"


u845394007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
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Front nine and back nine are drastically different but I enjoyed the different layouts a lot. The front is basically straightforward but the back requires some interesting shot choices. Will play here again for sure!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow"


u3785433's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
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Course was awesome,great pace,bunkers needed fixed,heard cars on one hole,and heard kids playing on another,had the worst waitresss in my life at the dinner. Seriously my dog would have done a better job. Besides those 4 things I had a blast. Best course I have ever played around this area. Didn't hear any cars motorcycles. You are out there when you are playing. If it wasn't for the bunkers and the stupid girl I would give 5/5


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



godukes46's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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