Limestone Springs Golf Club

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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
70.3%
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2.0
Value
2.0
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4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6987 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6987 yards 74.2 139
Blue 72 6457 yards 71.6 137
White 72 5880 yards 68.9 132
Red (W) 72 5042 yards 69.6 128
Scorecard for Limestone Springs
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tee I M: 74.2/139 420 547 395 406 222 431 148 523 332 3424 416 568 214 317 414 227 530 421 456 3563 6987
Tee II M: 71.6/137 381 510 361 369 192 403 122 498 314 3150 389 527 189 296 383 209 496 392 426 3307 6457
Tee III M: 68.9/132 361 461 332 312 164 355 102 464 287 2838 364 492 163 267 362 197 449 350 398 3042 5880
Tee IV W: 69.6/128 289 424 265 280 137 309 88 401 250 2443 314 414 114 247 295 130 411 315 359 2599 5042
Handicap 3 11 5 7 13 1 17 9 15 8 6 16 18 12 14 10 4 2
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 3 11 9 15 1 17 5 13 10 2 18 14 12 16 8 6 4

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Pate

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men must wear a collared shirt, hemmed golf shorts/slacks/trousers and golf or tennis shoes.NO denim or jean material is permitted.Women must wear "proper" golf attire to include a collared shirt, hemmed skirt/slacks/shorts as well as golf or tennis shoes

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3.4
45

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Elevation Changes 11
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 11
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Limestone Springs - A Beautiful Design Spoiled

The Good: Driving into the golf complex, Limestone Springs is an impressive upscale facility with a stellar Jerry Pate woodland design and all the amenities you could ask for a public course to have. Heavily undulated design traverses through hills and has some of the most spectacular views of any courses in Birmingham. The Par 5 variety is excellent and there are many strong dogleg left Par 4's. The grouping of Par 3's rival only Pursell Farms in the area. Greens putt pretty true compared to the overall course conditioning. Nice clubhouse staff and multiple on-course restroom areas are helpful. Pace of play was excellent given course was empty on a beautiful Sunday morning.

The Bad: Arguably the worst conditioned upscale golf course I've ever played. The fairways were comparable to a yard of a vacant home with uneven patches of grass all over the course. Sand complexes were disappointing as well and nearly unplayable. Ridiculous that the course was charging nearly $100 considering the conditions. No on-course service on a Sunday morning was disappointing.

The Verdict: Limestone Springs has the bones to be one of the best courses in all of Alabama. Unfortunately its now just a spoiled design due to the poor conditions. I hope it gets better after a tough winter otherwise I can't imagine how the course generates enough play to improve.

Best Hole: There are many spectacular holes, but the downhill Par 5 8th requires a cut drive and then a tough approach over water to elevated green.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Twilight rate offers value

Course is coming out of hibernation. Harsh winter temperatures and excessive rain has prevented Limestone from blooming into Spring, but course is in decent shape.

Greens are quicker than they look, though a bit bumpy. Players please fix your pitch mark and another one - it is imperative to keep these Bent greens rolling right!

The fairways are a bit thin - again, a result of Mother Nature - but they are greening up. Traps still need some TLC.

Not sure if the course is still doing foursome specials, which were a tremendous value in the past. The $94 rack rate is a bit steep in my opinion, considering the other public options available in greater Birmingham. However, the $49 twilight rate that starts at 2 pm on the weekends is competitive. You can save a few more bucks after 4 pm.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens in danger

Was surprised to see that many greens were in peril. Not sure what has happened since I was here about a month ago. Everything else is in good condition, but the greens are bare in many spots and very shaggy.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Take advantage of Friday special

Greens even better than last week. Friday special is back for June (foursome for $140). That is an incredible value. Bravo to course management for offering this, as I believe it is key to the course's success going forward.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Limestone is headed in the right direction

This course's revival continues. I am impressed with the continued improvements. The greens were brilliant. Fairways were excellent. Still a few weeds in some fairways and the rough, but that is being a bit nit-picky. I would still like to see an investment in the bunkers. Most were ragged and some were borderline unplayable. I hope management will continue to offer deals throughout the summer to encourage more traffic to this out-of-the-way course. Took advantage today of the final Fridays in May special of $140 foursomes. Can't beat this place for $35. I believe $50 is about the right price point when you consider all factors. $90 is too steep when you consider the area competition. All in all, great job to the course's management for the continued improvements.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Course Ever Played

WOW! What a gem to find. We stayed at the condo (which I highly recommend) and played two rounds. The course was so beautiful and the surroundings were so relaxing- you can't help but to play well. The course was pristine. They work hard at making sure that the players have a wonderful experience. Travis was awesome and very helpful. Can't wait to return and do it again. It was worth the 5 hour drive to stay and play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Most Augusta-like public course in B'ham

Not a better public option days after The Masters than Limestone Springs. This course still isn't back to what it once was, but it is slowly but surely getting back into the black financially and it is showing. The greens were almost fully recovered from recent aeration and were rolling good, especially quick from above the hole. The fairways were fine, though there are some weeds that will hopefully be eradicated in due time. The only other constructive criticism I would give is, aesthetically, the edges of the bunkers would look so much better if there were cut. The ragged look now doesn't do a course of this caliber justice. The scenic value of LS is spectacular, particularly the holes running along the Ridge. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I have been playing here for many years and I must say I was worried over the past year about the viability of this place with various ownership changes, but I am seeing some positive strides made and I think the health of this club is on solid footing again. Pictures don't really do the course justice. If this course were 20 miles closer to Birmingham, it would be hard to get a tee time. The course lies in a valley between two ridges, that deliver some incredible holes, particularly along the ridge that provides Nos. 7-13. Take note of the rock formations that lie just beyond the fairways on this stretch, which is the star of the layout. Even if you don't play the back tees, have a look at the first hole's back tee box, located right behind where the carts are staged. It's about a 5-6 story drop down to the fairway and is quite a sight. The par 3s are a strength of this course - Nos. 7 and 12 are stellar. The par 5s are reachable for good players - No. 11 is one of my favorite par 5s of all time. There are still steps being taken to bring the course back to what it was when it opened. When Honours/Troon Golf sold it several years ago, the conditioning left a lot to be desired. Warrior has slowly, but surely got the course sparkling again, so give them a pass if there is no beverage cart service. Not sure if they still offer stay-and-play packages, but there is a cabin on the premises that they use to rent out to buddies trips/groups. Finally, use caution when making your way from the clubhouse to the first tee... the cart path is a smaller version of San Francisco's famous Lombard Street.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course and layout...BUT

I played on a Monday and to be honest this course tops all I have played for its beauty and scenery. I have played hundreds of courses around the USA. The only problem was that I got stuck behind a foursome from the 1st hole, and they would not let me play through to save their life. I was a single with only my wife riding with me. I got to 13 and had to turn around and go back and start over. I would hope this is isolated, but I have ready other reviews on other sites that compliment my views. Otherwise, very nice staff and the course is OUTSTANDING!! WELL WORTH THE PRICE!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Alabama Gem!

Had researched the course in advance, but nothing prepared me for what it was like in person. Awesome layout and beautiful views from the tee box and back from the greens. The course has challenging shots and depending on pin placements the greens can give you all you want and then some. No question I will make this stop when back in the area. Awesome Course and Staff!

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

Bring. Your. Camera.

The best course you've never heard of. Visually amazing. Fun layout. Fast greens. As good as Farmlinks imo.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of fun and elevation

Great layout and views from a course about 45 minutes from Gadsden and Birmingham. Did not rate a 5 because they just punched greens and the summer Bermuda has not taken off. Well worth the drive and price. I played on a weekday so it was not crowded.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great course

Great course--great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Mississippi Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Terrific Layout

The design and maintenance put it right up there with the stalwarts of the RTJ Trail, at a significantly lower cost. Solid track.

The complaints about pace of play were vindicated, though. Leave yourself plenty of time in case you get stuck behind Grampaw and pals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Worth the trip

We picked a great day. Nice breeze and open course. We played with no one in front or behind us-only saw a few groups the whole day. The whole course was ours, Very rare for a course of this caliber-especially on a Saturday. Great time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent experience

Excellent layout - a tee box for each level of player - greens in good condition and perfect speed. Will play it again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid

Solid course which was enjoyable. Greens were running pretty slow but the course was a bit wet so they may not have cut them in a day or two... Got it as a "Hotdeal" which was the perfect price. Not worth a full price fare...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course

Fairways and greens were outstanding! It was worth the drive From Huntsville to play it! Great staff, GPS in each cart as well!! If this course was closer I would join membership.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Limestone is not a diamond stone

Course was in good condition but the rough is unnecessarily thick. The layout os interesting and scenic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Rough Day

Beautiful course, seems to be lacking staff. Little to no maintenance of the traps. CUT THE DANG ROUGH. Unless there's a top level tournament due in the next week or so, there's no reason for the extreme length of the rough. Plays was slowed on almost every hole as we searched for at least one player's ball, sometimes only a few feet from the fairway cut. A beverage cart would help on a hot, busy weekend.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2015-09-03T07:02:19.000+00:00

rjmorrow, Thank you for playing Limestone Springs. We appreciate your comments and I will make sure that the managers at the course are aware of your feedback. We hope you will come visit us again sometime soon. We appreciate your business and look forward to another visit. -Ryan S, Warrior Golf

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