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3.5
364 Reviews (364)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
94
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
41
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
76.0%
Recommend this course
253 out of 364 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 36 reviews
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3.7
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.6%
Recommend this course
57 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7064 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.7

Bonaventure Golf Club (formerly known as Bonaventure Country Club) is a classic Florida layout with holes routed through strands of mature palms and hardwoods, and around numerous water hazards and expansive bunkers. This course, designed by Joe Lee, is also called the Green Monster. Some people call it the Cascade Course because of the waterfall on the picturesque 160-yard, par-3 third. This signature hole has a waterfall that stretches across the front of the green.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7064 yards 73.7 133
White 72 6552 yards 71.5 130
Gold 72 5635 yards 67.5 124
Red (W) 72 5252 yards 70.7 129
Scorecard for East
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: 73.7/133 570 349 175 465 395 173 549 415 429 3520 538 430 184 403 425 373 581 182 428 3544 7064
White M: 71.5/130 540 320 158 410 360 160 495 391 410 3244 476 410 163 375 405 355 540 169 415 3308 6552
Blue M: 69.2/125 523 305 149 397 344 154 473 383 393 3121 466 393 155 365 388 345 511 155 393 3171 6292
Gold M: 67.5/124 406 299 149 328 344 150 435 375 296 2782 411 372 148 352 330 325 424 151 340 2853 5635
Red W: 70.7/129 395 273 134 320 237 143 427 369 285 2583 401 302 140 345 290 315 410 145 321 2669 5252
Handicap 9 13 15 1 3 17 5 11 7 4 10 18 14 8 12 2 16 6
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 11 15 7 9 17 1 5 13 2 14 18 10 12 8 4 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1970) Greenway Golf (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bonaventure Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.5
364 Reviews (364)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 10
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs Work

I have played this course for the past 25 years and live in the community. I watched the demise of the “sister” West Course so that god awful square block mega homes can be built there. So I don’t want to see the East Course suffer the same fate. That said work needs to be done. Several of the greens appeared to have a disease and were in terrible shape. The signature waterfall was not working again. This apparently due to an electrical problem. The staff is very friendly and nice. That is the golf staff. The restaurant staff is inattentive and needs work on customer service. It’s so bad we just quit eating there after a round.

That said, the course is the most challenging layout in Broward County. You better be long off the tee and straight to play the whites. (Inexplicably this is the only course I have ever played in the US where the white tees are longer than the blue). The greens are well protected. Not especially tricky but enough contour to make you work for some putts.

I still recommend the course but it needs some work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Bonaventure Golf Course

Love the course. Only reason I gave it a four on conditions was that the greens were in need of repair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don't Play

Worst course in Florida by far. Not even any competition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent round

Good layout and great service. Course a little roached but decent

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a good value

Price through GolfNow was much higher than summer rate at the course.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Layout, Poor Maintenance

Great layout with challenging holes. Greens and fairways had bare spots (Several greens were green only because of green sand used to mask the large bare spots). Virtually every sand trap looked like it had not been raked for a week. Would recommend only if these issues get cleaned up.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bonaventure Weston Fl

Nice Course but somewhat challenging. We have played the Course before. Some holes are tricky. Back nine is more challenging. We will play it again this week.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be better

I played this course maybe 10 years ago. I was disappointed with the conditions of the course today. The layout is very good and fun to play . Water comes into play on a number of holes so course management is a premium when you play. The condition of the greens is fair to good and your ball rolls well and true. The fairways and tee boxes are fair at best. There are many weeds and bare spots. The course needs some TLC for these areas. The bunkers are inconsistent; some are soft and have fluffy sand while others are hard with little sand. My value to the dollars I paid was fair since I had a discounted rate. This could be a very good course if additional money was spent in maintaining and improving the condition of the tees and fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Lots of water in some challenging locations for the less-than-accurate golfer, greens were in good condition. Some amenities were in disrepair like water jugs and ball washers missing but still pretty good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bonaventure

This was the first time I played the course. I must say I rally enjoyed my round. The pace of play was reasonable (we were a foursome) and the course is in good condition. The greens are very fast and difficult, the rest of the course is fairly challenging due to so much water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

.Should not take over 5 hours to play a course

The pace was very, very slow. Noted one group had 6 players. Players wait. Til greens are cleared before teeing off which makes it even slower. We quit after14th hole as it would take another hour or more to finish. There was no one to encourage players to keep up with the pace. Certainly did not get our monies worth . Waited over 20 mins at times to tee off.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Disappointed

Course was better then most— greens very quick and T Boxes just ok. BUT the pace of play was horrible—- they left a 6 some — yes 6 players!!! T off st 1:00 which held up everybody. We T off at 1:30 and left after 14 at 5:30– every hole we passed had 4 to 6 players and none of them would T off until the group ahead were on the green— saw the “ course host” twice and both times he jokingly said “ hope your not in a hurry “
Really!!???

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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