Diamondback Golf Club

3.2532000000 3.3 stars from 5 (312)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6684 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

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  • 6501 State Road 544 E, Haines City, Florida 33844, Polk County
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Joe Lee
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6684 yards 73.0 142
Blue 72 6298 yards 70.7 138
White 72 5954 yards 68.9 130
Red (W) 72 4807 yards 64.2 105

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 312 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
112
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
37
1 stars:
47

recommend this course

209 out of 305 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Poor Golf Course in Florida Now"


mediterraneo48's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

its is own by the bank and will be close on the end of May, the golf is unplayable the last 5 holes since there is no greens, they are abandoned and they install the flag somewhere in the fairway to finish hole, the tees are full of weeds and one are gone out completely, the golf will be close to grow cows.

its imperative the golf now do not allow players make tee times since its a golf that you can not play a decent golf game. simple as that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2014

Thanks for the update<br/> So sad to read this as we have been to Orlando area on golf trips for years and was one of our must plays!<br/> Will it be saved?


"Poor Golf Course in Florida"


mediterraneo48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I been many times here more than 20 but yesterday after my last play in December the golf course when bankruptcy is not a decent golf course. all weeds around, in bunkers are full of weeds, greens all extremely bad and lack of maintenance, the greens in the last 5 back holes the greens are abandoned and they install the flag in the fairway to simulate a green. the tees are worst that the green with no grass, it do not worth the money at all, there is no employees except the casher that give you welcome with your name. there is no food to supply, only water and maybe a couple of beers, the course is own by the bank and will be close the end of may to develop cows. its simple abandoned golf course before was the unique super nice golf course many years ago. but now,, not make tee time its a shame of these place right now.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course in in terminal decline"


djwright130's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course closes in June and as a result is unmaintained. 15 greens only all of which are very poor. Tees horrible and no food in the clubhouse. Staff are very apologetic but that doesn't change the poor value you will receive if you elect to play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"What a shame"


uBJBD1460BJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a shame. The course is closing the end of May 2014. A great layout with some really challenging holes but, there is nothing around it. The course went into bankruptcy two years ago and the bank has now decided to turn it into cow pastures. We had a beer and drank to the passing of another very good public course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Disaster"


gracebooton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Upon arrival the starter told us to enjoy the day as the course will be closing for good the end of May.<br/> This must have been known for a while as the fairways and greens were obviously neglected. One approaching the greens on about 4 holes they were temporary greens. We were told the bank owned it and would no longer pay for over seeding or further up keep. I wish we knew this in advance . What we thought was a bargain turned out to be a total waist of money!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice break from city. Wooded and challenging fairways."


uERSB2528ER's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wooded and challenging holes. Few greens under repair or temp greens due to winter freezes. Should be great by end of June 2014 but still a nice round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not at best but still good"


mickbro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2014
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Reviewed on

Mtc taking place so not at its best , still good test of golf. We will go back this holiday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gem"


David5090964's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at Diamondback but will not be the last. Greens were not at there best but this did not take away the beauty and difficulty of the course. Would recommend this course to all golfers of any ability. A true gem


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible Condition"


liketogolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We made our time and were never told that greens were aerified.<br/> We get there and we were told that it was aerified and gave us dollars off but never told us.....ready......<br/> 3 TEMP greens on back nine!!!!

Place had weeds grown out around tees etc, could tell they had not mowed. We played on a Friday and they cant even make it look nice for the weekend???

Staff seems to know that the place is on trouble.... said they are trying to get money from bank to repair the greens (after we finished).

I would never go back there, in fact we had a group of 8 and none of us will go back.

Not being upfront with people is only going to bury this place faster.....what a shme was a nice place 2 years ago


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good course.....bad greens"


gilbridy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2014
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Reviewed on

Greens under repair very bad. But course is good great layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"BAD"


MAVERICK1956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THIS COURSE IS NOT WORTH THE TRIP TIME AND MONEY. I WOULD PLAY HERE AGAIN EVEN IF ITS FREE.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great time great course."


Dougernaught's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time. The price was very reasonable and the staff were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great time"


u000008087525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging! Course was great, greens need some work which there working on at the moment.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Conditions"


WhyNot4Me's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course really need<br/> some work.Greens were in bad shape. Fairways were very sparse in many places.Looked like they were trying to get it back in shape,but it looks like it will take awhile for this to happen.<br/> Nicely laid out course,I do wish them luck in restoring it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Needs TLC"


u229487382's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We feel we have lost an old friend. Diamondback used to be one of our favourite courses in Florida, but its greens and fairways now need urgent attention. We so hope the finance can be found to restore this gem to its former glory.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Qualité du terrain"


uIOOS3625IO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Le terrain est passable mais la qualité des verts laisse à désirer. Deux verts temporaires ont été aménagé sans aucune indication ne soit mentionnée sur ceux-ci (distance changée). Il ne faut pas payer plus de 25$ pour ce terrain.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"golf"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

absolutely the worst golf course that I have played


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course but in terrible shape."


u000003810717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friends and I live in the area and play here a couple times a year. But now this course is in terrible shape. The greens have been lost, only about 5 were even playable. This course has a lot of great holes but has been not kept up. It needs serious help. It is a shame, We will wait 4 months and see if it gets better. I hope so.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"wait 2 years"


thesunrealtor's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

loved it last time...more than disappointed this time....course should be closed until the greens are playable...the entire course was baked-out but the greens were literally patched ....completely unplayable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Greens need work"


ucfkappasigma's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Diamondback many times before and have enjoyed it. I did enjoy playing there yesterday, however the greens were in horrible condition. I played there last summer and the greens were in good condition then, but now they are not. Two holes on the back nine had temporary greens made in front of the actual greens. I don't mind that there are temporary greens being used while the greens are being fixed, but it would have been nice if I was told which holes those temporary greens were on. I would recommend others to play even though the greens are not in good condition because overall Diamondback is a good course to play. Hopefully the greens will be better when I return in a month to play a tournament.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course