Forest/Lake at Stratton Mountain Country Club

4.2647058824 4.3 stars from 5 (58)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6526 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Stratton Golf School"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6526 yards 71.4 130
White 72 6044 yards 69.4 128
White (W) 74 6044 yards 75.1 133
Gold 72 5265 yards 65.6 123
Red 72 5153 yards 65.2 120
Red (W) 74 5153 yards 70.1 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 58 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

50 out of 57 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for patio dining  

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"Great Layout & Good Conditions"


u00000230939's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Challenging course with a variety of holes. Fairways in good condition. Greens bumpy due to aeration. Appeared as though aeration holes had not been filled with sand mixture so it is taking a long time for the holes to grow in. Young man handling check in was very accommodating. I will definitely play again when in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jamesgansley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Lastrun33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place for a round of golf!"


u547358672's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful surroundings, nice layout, well maintained course conditions, super friendly staff, and an excellent rate from Golf Now! Highly Recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice day to be on the golf course."


ddcomstock's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful day! Leaves starting to change. Unfortunately, the mountain course was closed so the other courses were slow playing. Also,the greens had recently been aerated so putting was difficult. Conditions will probably be better in a few days.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Thomas2010574's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Patrick6877554's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Aeration"


Simon6574600's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too bad I wasn't told that one of the nines was just aerated. Greens were totally unputtable. Of the three nines one was closed and one was aerated. The course management should let guests know ahead of time.

Very sad!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000001552183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in greate shape. Played 27 in 5 hours. Staff was very friendly. Everybody on course was very friendly and let me play through. Will deffently return


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Living on an old reputation"


bkaplan27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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Reviewed on

You can play this course using golf now for only $24 and you get about $24 worth of value. They simply do not put money back into the course unless it is beyond needed. The cart paths are bone jarring and I mean bone jarring. Much of the course is the same way as you bounce almost off the ground even going slowly. To save money there is often not even a starter. One virtually never sees a cart lady. They have begun to replace the rock traps, oops sand traps, several years ago and still have a large number that has not been touched. The staff is friendly and you get what you get for $24 but it's not quality golf in the slightest.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A perfect place for a great round of golf."


u000005470512's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can't beat the beauty and challenge of the Stratton Mountain Lake-Mountain-Forrest 27 hole complex. The staff is wonderful and the course conditions were perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Vermont Course"


Justin8582030's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Stratton for first time, drove about 1 hr 15 min from Lake George,NY area. . Played the Lakes course as front 9, and Mountain course as second nine. Beautiful views from every hole. Would love to see what it looks like in the fall. Layout wasn't very difficult, but did require some creativity as a first time visitor. Plenty of blind tee shots and many holes with either up or down elevation changes to make it fun. Can't wait to play again. Greens weren't fast at all, which allowed for very aggressive approach towards putting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"37 holes tough"


Patrick6877554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Fairways in great shape

Greens little tough

Many sand traps need repair


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004779815's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u000005186611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were in town for a meeting and had the time to sneak away for an afternoon round. What a gorgeous course! We had a ton of fun, even with a bit of summer afternoon drizzle. Be warned though, if you're a bit off line, you will lose every ball in the vegetation. ;)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My Golf Trifecta"


HHIFan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played all three nines (4 1/2 hours total) so will comment on all three. First of all the entire staff outstanding. That includes the pro shop staff, the outside attendants, and the wait staff in the restaurant.

I played alone in the afternoon, with my wife along taking flower pictures and occasionally providing swing tips. We we able to zip around the courses, and played through a total of four groups during the rounds. All three nines were in very good condition. My only "knock" in this area was the beautiful, but SLOW greens. I'd guess them at a 6-7 stimpmeter reading. the greens were large with reasonable breaks, but having to slam the putts kept me from scoring well.

The Forest nine was the most difficult, with significant elevation changes and occasional blind shots. Tree-lined fairways were wide enough, but did present some intimidation anyway. I'd love to play it again to extract some revenge.

The Mountain nine was so named because I could see Mt. Stratton from every hole. It played less mountainous than the Forest nine. The par 5 number 6 hole was a challenge, even from the 545 white tees. I tried a tee ball .through the chute on the 621 yard blue tee, but the second shot "got" me as there is a creek crossing the fairway that threatens the long second shot. This nine was pretty with a good variety of holes.

With the pro's permission I slipped onto the Lake nine. Oddly, the very pretty lake never came into play, and was only visible from 1, 8, and 9, I found this nine to be a bit easier than the other two. The scorecard suggested it to be slightly longer than the other two, but it seemed shorter to me. Perhaps the par three number 7 skewed the yardage, as it played 235 yards. I used driver, a chip and a putt, and was happy with my par. Holes 8 and 9 proved my major challenge, with 8 a long up hill 4 and nine an intimidating first, second, AND third shot par five. My double bogie finish did not detract from a most enjoyable experience.

Prior to the golf, my wife and I ate lunch at the restaurant on site. There was a nice variety of choices on the menu, though all a bit pricey. We paid more for lunch than I paid for 27 holes of golf.

Pardon my wordiness, but there was a lot to experience at Stratton Mountain. I would highly recommend this venue to any golfer, low or high handicapper alike.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Three 9- hole courses, plenty of variety"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
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Reviewed on

I returned several years after the Stratton golf school. Played the Lake and mountain courses. Both were. Halle gong with some blind shots and lots of hazards. Very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun forgiving track with beautiful scenery"


Luckyshank's avatar
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New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Honestly I can't say a negative thing about today's golf experience. Weather was picture perfect and course conditions was just about pristine on every hole. No issue with pace because it seemed like we had the place to ourselves. With some rain fall the fairways and greens were receptive so scoring was pretty good. Fairways are moderately wide and forgiving enough for all levels of play. Friendly staff was helpful and accommodating and food for lunch was very tasty. Was glad I decided to play this track on our road trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Lostballvermont's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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