Meadowbrook Golf Club

3.7915058824 3.8 stars from 5 (83)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6276 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 83 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

39 out of 81 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Soooooo happy!"


scamner's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017

Reviewed on

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!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Incredibly Improved!!!"


jraraa19's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Breathing Life Into Old Gem"


flametrain's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course coming back!!!"


dtmonroe's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful layout, but needs TLC"


Denise7827470's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Absolutely the worst course we have EVER tried to play."


leader123's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


I don't recommend this course


"This course should be closed!!"


Louis6465027's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this so called course was horrible!<br/> 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!)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Worst course I have ever seen"


yamaguchi's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"WOW, DONT WASTE ANY MONEY AT THIS PLACE!"


Michael3863228's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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!!!


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


"Awesome course layout."


uQJWJ6408QJ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"They should just close"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course needs a lot of work"


kyle7074445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course is coming Back"


MsHoop's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"not a good course"


van7448179's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


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:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"DON'T PLAY HERE"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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 !!!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Course"


bslack's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"oh my"


u808082554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Meadowbrook Golf Course"


JoeV15's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"love the layout of the course"


u000007897655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"You get what you pay for!!!"


u000001764355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in horrible shape. The owner or owners need to put some money back into the course. It's a great layout just in really bad shape. I read the reviews but I had no idea it would be as bad as it was. I will not play there again for any price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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