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3.9
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
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3 Stars
31
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
79.5%
Recommend this course
187 out of 234 reviews
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3.7
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.8%
Recommend this course
25 out of 33 reviews
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3.9
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6480 yards
Slope 142
Rating 72.3

The Saddlebrook Resort boasts 36 holes of championship golf designed by Arnold Palmer. The resort sprawls across 480 acres of lush, rolling hills covered with groves of tall cypress trees and swaying palms that weave through sparkling blue lagoons. The Saddlebrook Course is the tighter and flatter of the two courses at the resort but the layout offers a mix of wide and narrow fairways. Palmer equipped the layout with beautifully designed par 4s and par 5s framed with moss-draped cypresses. Water is a more prominent feature on this golf course with ponds and lakes coming into play on 14 holes. There are also more than 50 sand bunkers that are strategically placed along the greensides and near the landing zones on a few of the doglegs. The course has a memorable finish with a lengthy par 4 that doglegs right with water all along the right side.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6480 yards 72.3 142
White 70 5869 yards 69.1 137
Gold 70 5349 yards 66.6 123
Red 70 4722 yards 63.9 117
Red (W) 70 4722 yards 68.4 123
Scorecard for Saddlebrook
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.3/142 377 369 203 544 402 310 438 207 392 3242 352 477 144 417 500 329 389 201 429 3238 6480
White M: 69.1/137 329 306 185 504 388 290 386 180 360 2928 336 363 133 373 482 308 360 176 410 2941 5869
Gold M: 66.6/123 W: 72.0/130 319 295 165 438 341 272 336 150 336 2652 326 302 122 363 454 296 330 160 344 2697 5349
Red M: 63.9/117 W: 68.4/123 270 264 132 411 311 254 314 141 297 2394 278 245 111 310 415 277 257 135 300 2328 4722
Handicap 10 14 12 2 6 18 8 16 4 11 7 17 5 9 13 3 15 1
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 5 11 15 1 7 13 9 17 3 10 14 16 8 2 12 6 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dean Refram Ed Seay (1986) Arnold Palmer (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Saddlebrook Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.9
234 Reviews (234)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Water Hazards 23
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
A Weekend Splurge 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 23
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 11

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3.0
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Don’t bother

8 greens were repaired and/or top dressesd and the other greens were dead slow. Fairways were good to fair but not outstanding. Wouldn’t recommend at this time.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were slow and still growing

The greens were overseeded a while ago and are still filling in. They still need some time to fill in and cut on a regular basis. It seems that due to the traffic on the course, the Saddlebrook course is not regrowing at a quick enough pace.It will come but it will take time. Overall, still not in too bad of shape. Will be better when the growing is done.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

saddlebrook

Course layout great , greens being fertilizer so they were rough, lots of water, good course, would play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

LT at Saddlebrook

Beautiful property and nice resort course. Top quality service. Took my Dad and he loved it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in maintenance

The course is in maintenance. The greens are awful. The Saddlebrook at $55 does not worth the money.
If you have the chance play the Palmer course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

4Guys from Scotland

Where to start without being mean,course has a good reputation as a great layout which it has but the condition of the course is shocking from the first patchwork green and i mean patchwork !,the fourth green well what is left of it they would have been better just putting the flag on the fairway,now nothing was mentioned about the course before we teed off,another corporate crap hole one of the worst i have played in Florida oh and i have played a lot here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great day

Enjoyed a beautiful day on the second of the two Saddlebrook courses. found this course quite a bit tougher than the Palmer course. Much faster greens on the Palmer. Great staff and a quick stop at the sports bar for a couple of apps and beers topped off a great,day

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

This place has two courses, the Palmer course and the Saddlebrook course.

We played the Saddlebrook even though I thought I booked the Palmer.

A local we teamed up with said this has happened to him more than once when booking here.

The resort itself looks like it could use some major TLC.

Will nit be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course. Not used to getting driven to clubhouse. I prefer to park my car, get ready then walk to main desk and advance to 1st tee. I am quite capable of loading / unloading my own clubs from cart. Too rushed after the round to get people back to their car

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was wet;

Loved the course; a little too wet- not sure why!,!
I’ll be back....

Conditions Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course to play.

Lots of water makes it challenging. Course is in great shape. Greens were nice but slow. The staff is super

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Pace of play was great. Course in good condition. Greens slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow greens

Greens are very slow very inconsistent one dead green completely cover with sand $7.50 12 oz beers on the course plush tip very slow very wet would not recommend

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Course was in good shape.

The Saddlebrook course was in good shape but you could tell that there has been a lot of play on the course. The greens were shaggy but that is probably due too over seeding. Overall, still a good course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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