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3.1
470 Reviews (470)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
170
3 Stars
117
2 Stars
71
1 Stars
62
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
59.7%
Recommend this course
303 out of 470 reviews
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3.3
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
68.6%
Recommend this course
24 out of 35 reviews
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2.7
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
21
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
47.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 104 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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.1
470 Reviews (470)

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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Greens and fairways were in very poor shape

Course has a great layout, but the conditions were bad. Couldn’t tell rough from fairway. Greens were fuzzy and has crabgrass and weeds. Avoid until there is any resemblance of normal maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Previously Played

The course has degraded

I have played this course on and off for almost ten years. I have not seen it in such poor shape as this time. The fairways, greens, and surrounding areas were not well maintained. There were many fairways and greens with weedy grass and greens with rough patches, weeds, and holes. I was very disappointed with the experience. This was once a pristine course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Money better spent

The course had a great lay out, but unfortunately it ends there.

1. I used an online app to make the reservations. Fee was $21 to make reservations. When I got to the clubhouse I had to split that fee with all golfers as their discount. I should have had it available to use as credit for my fee.
2. Tee boxes were NOT mowed and to say SHAGGY....understatement as the rough was shorter.
3. Cart path only (no one's fault but it just made the day longer, hotter and more unpleasant).
4. Greens are sketchy at best. Burned in a lot of places, not mowed and in truly poor shape.
5. Made turn, bought beverages. I had 2 twenties. Gave one to attendant and he shorts me $10.
6. Asked employees where the putting clock was...they had no idea (asked 4 different people)
7. Mats at driving range have seen better days, groves worn in them from OLD AGE.

Just not the experience I was hoping for in such an storied course.
Reminded me of an under budgeted Municipal course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Quick round

Course was wet, so not much roll out. Heavy rough made it challenging finding wayward shots. Fairways are good, greens are OK and very slow particularly on the front 9. Played as a single in 2 1/2 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The greens were great

I didn’t know what to expect but hoped it would be a great round of golf. I was not disappointed. The greens and fairways were well manicured. You need to experience this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good layouts and chalk holes! but need some work on some of the greens!

Overall ok

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst pace of play

Of course I had to put up with focus 19 rules fine but there was absolutely no starter no one to run the tee sheet pace of play was awful the greens were super slow the rough hadn’t been cut 5 hours to play 18 holes and it’s not even season and to tee off for 44.00 was a waste of a Saturday and the course conditions were just awful

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Save your money don’t go

Save your money don’t go. Haven’t played this course in years. It used to be a nice golf course. Now it Hass to be one of the worst in Broward County. Can’t believe they are charging $50 for this goat ranch. It’s horrible you’re better off going to a cow pasture and hit balls.
Very and organized and if you want to spend five hours out in the sun, go get a cooler of beer and go to the beach. You’ll be happier

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/11/2020

Played Bonaventure this morning for the first and last time. Greens have large defects & are scarred with patches of mowed weeds in places. Slowest greens I’ve ever played. Unmanaged rough right off fairways.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

A good course gone bad

This course was once in great shape but has fallen on hard times. The greens were practically the length of a fairway on a good course. I’ve never putted on a green that slow in my entire life. Many of the tee boxes are in horrible shape with barely any grass. I will never play here again because it’s very overpriced for what you are getting. If you spend more than $25 to play at Bonaventure, you will be disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens Good, Fairways Hard

I've played this course several times and was not disappointed this year. The greens were improved, but the fairways were dry and hard. It is a relatively long and challenging course with lots of water in play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bonadventure

Course layout is very good, but water on 16 of 18 holes puts a lot of pressure on your tee shots and many approaches. A windy day made driving difficult, playing off whites about 6200 yards. If you don’t hit a long ball I suggest you play the forward tees, it plays really long especially in the wind. Many greens were patchy and in need of TLC.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
Previously Played
Used cart

Disheartening

I played this course a few years after it opened, in the mid 70's. It was spectacular -- the layout was outstanding and the course conditions were always terrific. The tee you choose to play from will determine the level of difficulty, as it should be. At this time, the layout is still fantastic, but the course conditions were poor. At least five greens had grass--less spots, some as big as 10' in diameter. The fairways were not too bad, but the traps around the greens lacked sand so that the linings came through the sand, not a good situation for a Joe Lee course. Not sure what you're supposed to do there other than move the ball (or stay out of the trap:). To pay $70 was too much. This course could be one of the best in Florida if it could be properly maintained. There are some really great holes -- memorable, tough, and fair. But it's a disappointment to play it under current conditions. When the people I played with who were from up north asked if it was because of the growing season, that question unfortunately said everything there was to say about it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A good value

Bonaventure is an interesting and challenging course. There are several holes (5th, 7th, and 18th) that present excellent golf decision making opportunities. The pace of play on this day (Tuesday, 11:00 AM tee time) was very good (less than 4 hours). I was disappointed in the general condition of the course, specifically, many greens in need of repair and most fairways in need of maintenance. Also, the starters seemed to be disorganized. None of these criticisms, however, will keep me from returning to Bonaventure.

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