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3.7
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
151
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
73.0%
Recommend this course
256 out of 324 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
2.9
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
63.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
69.4%
Recommend this course
34 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7095 yards
Slope 140
Rating 75.3

Previously known as Flamingo at Lely Flamingo Island Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1989) Roger Rulewich (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.7
324 Reviews (324)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 17
Dinner 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Water Hazards 30
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
A Weekend Splurge 16
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
At a Resort 17
Worth the Drive 11

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Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Tom

Tom that was in the pro shop was the rudest person I hand encountered in months. Wanted to bring my son who is young with me to start to lean the game. Policy says can’t be under 8 years old, disappointing but understandable. The way he communicated this was to act as though we were trying to break the law, then belittled me as I told him to cancel the tee time. Don’t go to this place, and stay away from Tom. Heck of a way to promote the game for the younger generation, thanks a lot Lely Flamingo, my son didn’t get a great experience with his dad and a first look at a game I love.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Flamingo does not drain well.

Compared to other courses in Naples, It is overpriced.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Flamingo course

Played the flamingo course. Fun course, fast greens, thick rough. Was in pretty good shape overall

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout - not good condition

I played the Flamingo course and the conditions were not so good. Some of the greens and tee boxes were not cut or set up for play by 9 am. The fairways and greens were decent but the rest of course was in rough shape. It seems to be not kept up as it used to and not worth the price being charged.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GREAT COURSE

The staff was amazing, the layout was great, the pace of the game was phenomenal also. Would definitely be back! Highly recommend to anyone that wants to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good layout

A decent Robert Trent Jones course. I thought the layout and bunkering were very good. The course was in good shape tee to green, but the rough was really in poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

the course

The conditions on the front nine were much better than the back nine. However, still really enjoyed the course, Not boring at all.
Biggest complaint is they don't have water anywhere on the course except at the clubhouse, so you could get water at the beginning and then again at the turn, but on hot days I need more than that.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Getting shabby around the edges.

Have played this course before and Lely was always a treat to play. This course is in fair condition at best and not in the pristine condition I remember. Still challanging for senior golfer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good golf course with many challenges

The Flamingo course is a very good layout. Playing very long due to all the recent rain so not able to hit many irons. Enjoyable and look forward to playing it when the turf is firmer.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens problem

16 of 18 greens were unplayable given the grass cuttings left on the green. We were constantly putting through clumps of grass cuttings. We played with 2 members who were embarrassed and suggested that we try for some type of refund. We simply left the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Suffering from lack of maintenance and amenities

First time on Flamingo but have played Lely’s Mustang course several times over the past 10 years. Conditions today were well below my expectations based on those rounds. No question some of that is due to Covid-19, and some is due to 3 previous days of heavy rain preventing mowing some of the course. Driving range also closed, so couldn’t warm up. Greens were very good but fairways and tee boxes were mediocre. Traps were unplayable due to the recent rains so we were told to place any shots out of them into the grass; certainly understandable given the rain. Worst part was no water available to drink, and only one beverage cart for 36 holes (that is, covering both of the Flamingo and Mustang courses). When we asked for water before the first tee we were told the cart was out there but we never got service despite calling the pro shop out of desperation and asking them to bring us water by the time we got to the 14th tee. Very hot and humid, so we were parched by the 18th hole. Very willing to overlook glitches given the challenges of the pandemic but we paid too much for those conditions and failure to provide water. Unacceptable. I will not go back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mustache Vs Flamingo

Mustang has my vote flamingos green we’re a beautiful green but having been air ratted real took the beauty away lots of crab grass in fairways

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced for what you get

I’m 12 handicap and was disappointed with the course, burnt fairways burnt rough. Greens were sandy, with the collar of green having a distinct line from that really affect path of ball when it cross. A lot of blind shots that for a resort course doesn’t make sense. Overall that was my second time playing the course first and last

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf at Lely Flamingo

Great day of golf, the pace was great. One problem was 1 Cart girl for 36 holes? Skip a few drinks and pay a few girls to work the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

B+

For the price you left feeling like you overpaid for this course. The rough was inconsistent in it quality and maintenance. All the greens were rock hard - we never saw any ball marks and none of the greens held our balls. We saw one cart person in 18 holes and no rangers. The course layout is very good - very well bunkered, so practice sand shots, The staff was very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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