Meadowbrook Golf Club

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3.9
84
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
31
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
40 out of 82 reviews
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0
Value
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0
Friendliness
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4.0
1
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4 Stars
1
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0
2 Stars
0
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Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6276
Slope 126
Rating 71.5
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6276 yards 71.5 126
White 72 5609 yards 67.7 120
White (W) 72 5609 yards 73.3 127
Green (W) 72 5060 yards 69.8 119
Green 72 5060 yards 65.5 115
Red (W) 72 4519 yards 67.5 114
Scorecard for Meadowbrook Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.5/133 461 160 297 427 419 126 382 358 500 3130 445 168 449 190 382 274 212 138 481 2739 5869
Blue M: 70.6/132 451 147 302 386 372 114 368 348 486 2974 430 164 424 179 376 263 187 126 469 2618 5592
White M: 67.4/121 445 134 305 463 341 141 365 311 463 2968 381 150 399 170 342 315 144 129 437 2467 5435
Orange M: 64.2/114 W: 69.1/123 400 121 258 356 304 97 341 310 437 2624 353 144 376 139 333 211 134 101 434 2225 4849
Gold M: 62.8/111 W: 67.1/120 394 100 227 341 289 87 330 296 407 2471 339 123 340 130 320 200 121 89 409 2071 4542
Handicap 15 13 11 9 1 17 3 7 5 16 12 10 8 4 14 6 18 2
Par 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 37 5 3 5 3 4 4 3 3 5 35 72
Handicap (W) 16 10 6 14 4 12 8 18 2 15 13 11 3 1 17 9 7 5

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Smyers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
84

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 13
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 11
Beginners 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Better and better

Meadowbrook is making a terrific turnaround. Fairways and greens were seeded with rye grass for winter play, and are in very good shape. Tees recently upgraded. Divots Cafe has dramatically upgraded their menu (now Nola's Cajun Cooking) — exceptional food worth a trip whether you are there to golf or not. The staff is friendly (shoutout to Doc). Kudos to owner Chris who has engineered this dramatic turnaround. Yes, there is still work to do, but business is picking up, perhaps soon to be further abetted by the rumored impending closure of nearby West End. Best public play in Gainesville, FL.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Soooooo happy!

I used to play here a good amount starting about 6 years ago. This course has one of the most interesting layouts you are likely to ever see, so it was always a treat. Over the last few years the conditions went way down. My last round just over 2 years ago ended after 4 holes with a demand for my money back. I saw the recent reviews and went ahead and gave it a shot. THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the new owners!!! It's not 100% yet. I would say a solid 75%, but that is enough to really enjoy it and to see the direction it is going. The main remaining issues are the bunkers, front 9 tee boxes and (ok small point) the cart path. The bunkers are the worse part. Basically cart path with dirt on it. The tee boxes on the front a pretty bad, so tee it up and the cart paths, well, I'm sure those will be taken care of eventually. Beyond that stuff, it's SO MUCH BETTER. You can now play it and enjoy a good round again. The greens are much, much better and the fairways are very good as well. Anyone reading this, GO PLAY THERE and get some more money into the place so it can be the gem it deserves to be. Also, the guy in the pro shop was super nice. Another "fix" over the last time I was there for sure. I WILL BE BACK!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Incredibly Improved!!!

This golf course actually closed in late 2015. It was taken over in February 2016 by a man who is in the business of renovating golf courses that are going in the wrong direction. It was in a horrible condition. He has done an incredible job of turning the course around and beginning to bring it back to prominence. All but one green and the putting green are in remarkable condition. He has overseeded the tees, fairways and greens with winter rye and even the Bermuda is on the rebound. By mid-summer this course will be approaching a 5 star rating. The Pro Shop personnel are as friendly as you'll find anywhere. Divots Cafe has opened in the dining area and features breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's quite good! A new Superintendent and his staff are quickly making this the best public golf course in the Gainesville area. It's an extremely challenging layout and fits the low handicapper to high handicapper needs for a fun round of golf. I love playing this course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Breathing Life Into Old Gem

This course is getting better every day, it's a work in progress but it's fun to play and the best rates around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course coming back!!!

Chris and his crew are hard at work bringing this course back to its great condition after abuse by previous tenants!!! Support this course to help the golfing community of Gainesville!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful layout, but needs TLC

I come to Gainesville once or twice a year to visit family. I like playing the local courses to support the local economy. I played Meadowbrook back in April even though the reviews weren't favorable. I understood it was under new management so I figured I would give it a try. I love the layout of this course. It has challenging water holes, a nice rolling hill feel. It has so much potential and is a diamond in the rough that needs someone with a love for the game to come in and make it what it should be! I played it again this time to see if improvements had been made. Unfortunately, I see no improvements on the condition. I'm hoping that some constructive criticism is helpful to the owners. The fairways need to be mown regularly and cleared of the ant hills; the tee boxes need some seeding; the greens need seeding, mowing/cutting so you can actually putt; and the bunkers need to be cleaned out and more sand added. I would love to recommend this course, but unfortunately I can't until I see it have improvements made. The staff needs to work on their customer service skills (yes, people like to practice before playing, so clean range balls should be available), appearance (golfers usually wear a collared shirt), and they need to show me that they care about this course. I suggest they go out and play it themselves, if they're even golfers. We golfers love our game and are very passionate about it. Perhaps go watch 'The Greatest Game Ever Played', or some rounds on the Golf Channel if you're going to watch TV in the clubhouse. I'll continue to play this course when I visit my family here in Gainesville, and I truly hope to be able to recommend this course to others at some point. Please, please, get out there and make this course what it should be! It would be such a shame not to see that happen!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Absolutely the worst course we have EVER tried to play.

Paid for 18 holes and left after 9 due to the course conditions being so bad. Not only was the course bad but the staff ( if you can call them that) was very RUDE. They gave the impression that it was fine with them if we left after nine holes We found it quiet ironic that the course was in such bad condition but they had three people in a pond retrieving balls. They actually rode, what looked like fairly new machinery to this pond.. Greens were not puttable at all. Fairways were mostly dirt. Even at a dirt cheap price I do not recommend play at this course.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course should be closed!!

Everything about this so called course was horrible! The fairways were ridiculous not mowed mostly weeds like a cow pasture! The greens a joke more like sands and weeds! Do Not Play this Golf Course!(I hesitated to even call it a Golf Course!)

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course I have ever seen

This place should not be called a golf course. Greens in puttable, bunkers full of grass, no fairways just tall grass. Never play this course. Staff busy watching tv. What a joke of a place. Fire ant mounds everywhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

WOW, DONT WASTE ANY MONEY AT THIS PLACE!

Just a quick rundown: Grass not mowed, greens are worst I have ever seen(can't put on them), Ants everywhere, Extra random large holes in the middle of the fairways( putt-putt course?) They would have to pay me to go back there!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
1.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course layout.

Awesome course layout...needs a lot...a lot of work...the greens are mostly nonexistent. ..had to chip on the green on most holes...talk about an altered course...in prime condition it is a place to golf...for now...it is not.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They should just close

Probably the worse course I have ever played condition wise. I paid $10 for 18 and a cart and feel like I got ripped off.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs a lot of work

This course is in horrible shape.. Greens are bad. Needs a ton of work..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Course is coming Back

I was at this course a year ago, seen pics of it in January and the course showed a lot of come back from when it was taken over Oct 2014. When their Dad had a heart attack in March they went back to Michigan for his surgery and recovery time. In the mean time they thought they left the course in good hands with their manager Bob, but he destroyed the greens. They put Miracle Gro Plant Food on the greens then covered them with about 3 inches of sand which as the golfers have seen the greens were burnt and died off. So they have had to start back to square one, and because they have been putting all their time on recovering the greens their bunkers have paid for it. They are just asking for a chance to show you that they are trying to bring the course back to a playing course. All the negativity they are getting some are from honest golfers other are by golfers that have not set foot on the course and those are the ones that are hateful. They work from dawn to Dark on this course, and putting a lot of sweat an time into this and just once they would like to hear that they are making a difference and that changes can be seen not coming in an telling them that they are a***holes and worthless is not what any human being wants to hear. They are having an anniversary special this weekend Oct 9-11 with 18 holes for $10 and on game day special with wings and beer. Stopped in play a round let them know that they are making a difference and give them a smile and keep up the good work. Yes they still have a lot do do but give them a chance give them encouragement not put downs with name calling

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

not a good course

Overgrown rough. The greens have little to no grass. The staff was rude and not helpful at all. At the snack bar, the person who was supposed to work was sitting in a lounge chair watching a movie instead of helping customers. They recently added foot golf also, Not conducive to a decent round of golf.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

DON'T PLAY HERE

TH LAY OUT IS GREAT, IT NEEDS A LOT OF TLC !!! THE GREENS ARE THE WROST EVER !!! I DID LOVE THE LAYOUT OF THE HOLES !!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Worst Course

There was no Grass on the Greens, Fairways were not Mowed. This course was the worst!!! You can forgive some things but when you cant even try to make a put it SUCKS!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

oh my

Played here yesterday for first time and wow. I have never seen a course with greens this bad. Wasn't sure if I was at golf course or a beach. Played first 9 and had enough. The layout is ok a little tight but fair. No difference between fairways and rough. I would say this course is no different than a typical backyard. I will not be back and do not recommend anyone else do so either. It is worth couple extra dollars to go to ironwood.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Meadowbrook Golf Course

This course should not be open for play. The playing conditions were the worst I have ever seen in my life. The greens were so damaged that I stopped over my first putt and just laughed my way to a three putt. The fairways were unkept not mowed in some time but it would not have mattered as they were as horrendous as the greens. After three holes we quit and I went back to voice my opinion and was then told that the irrigation system had not been operable for two weeks. This course had more than two weeks of neglect. The owners/managers were polite enough and apologetic but the day was ruined. They did refund our money and I feel sorry for them if they are looking at this as an investment. DO NOT PLAY!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

love the layout of the course

Fairways not mowed ,greens have very little grass if any. Overall condition 1-10. I give it a 1. Like playing in a cow pasture. Will not be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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