Highlands Reserve Golf Club

4.0706529412 4.1 stars from 5 (1005)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6702 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 71.6

  • 500 Highlands Reserve Blvd, Davenport, Florida 33897, Polk County
  • (863) 420-1724
  • (863) 420-8705
  • www.highlandsreserve-golf.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Mike Dasher (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6702 yards 71.6 120
White 72 6152 yards 69.0 117
Gold 72 5675 yards 66.9 113
Jade 72 4532 yards 61.6 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1005 Reviews
5 stars:
306
4 stars:
520
3 stars:
121
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

918 out of 1002 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Highlands Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very nice and friendly course was in decent shape some of the greens could use some work It was a very nice day to golf would play the course again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rob6945973's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u667564749's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Thank you for rating your last visit to Highlands Reserve!

"Nicely maintained course with scenic views"


Grizz9's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed our round at Highlands Reserve. The course was in excellent condition and many elevated tees gave you a spectacular view of the surrounding neighborhood. The rolling terrain provided opportunities to play the terrain to your advantage or demise. The greens were tricky in that the speed varied from green to green, adding to the challenge.


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



Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Great picture, Grizz9! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit to Highlands Reserve! We hope you'll come back again soon to play our unique layout!

"Good value"


Gowellgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, would play again. Well worth the price I paid


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Thank you for reviewing your first experience at Highlands Reserve Gowellgolf! We're glad you enjoyed the layout and got in for a great rate!


u000005727837's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Thank you for your 5-star rating! We appreciate you sharing your experience and compliments of the conditions!


alanhuebner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Thank you for rating another great round at Highlands Reserve, Alan!

"Not Bad"


scottdsloan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highlands Reserve isn't a prime golf course, but it isn't bad for the money. The greens were true but slow. I'm an average golfer and lost one ball. So the course is pretty open. I don't remember the holes very well and few exceptions, so I wouldn't say it's an exciting course. But it's a good course for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/23/2018:

Thank you for reviewing your last round at Highlands Reserve, Scott. We appreciate your feedback.

"Value for money not there"


Sharron7778054's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The outline of the course on the website implies a higher level of quality than there is at this course. The layout was ok, but the course condition was poor, with tees and greens needing a lot of work. We golf a lot and this course is an acceptable starter course if the price is in the $ 35 to $ 40 range. The staff were very friendly and we felt very welcome, however the course itself did not meet expectations.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Thank you for your feedback on your experience, Sharron. We appreciate your compliments of our staff, but are sorry to hear that your round did not live up to your expectations.


Mbycker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

Thank you for rating your last round at Highlands Reserve, Mbycker!


susan1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/22/2018:

We're glad you enjoyed a fun day at Highlands Reserve, Susan! Thank you for rating your experience


GrahamCathy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/20/2018:

Thank you for rating your first visit to Highlands Reserve, GrahamCathy!


susan1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/20/2018:

Thank you for reviewing another great round at Highlands Reserve, Susan! We're glad you enjoyed the course layout! We pride ourselves in providing a unique terrain compared with other courses in Florida!


petch47's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for visiting Highlands Reserve. We appreciate your feedback on your experience.

"Highlands Reserve Feb 11/18"


epcarroll's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We arrived on time but to a delay at the course due to an earlier situation out on I4. We patronized their bar waiting for the time to tee off.

We have played the course before but the slow greens yesterday made for some frustrating putts and eventual scores

.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for coming out for another round at Highlands Reserve, epcarroll! We appreciate your feedback from your last visit and hope to see you back again soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for rating your visit to Highlands Reserve, besko!


u000007509320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for rating Highlands Reserve a 5-star experience!

"Over Priced for conditions ."


u000003659679's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes need work grass was to long, bunkers were not ranked at all, the greens were very slow, for $50.00 each it wasn't worth it, very disappointed .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for coming out to play a round at Highlands Reserve. We appreciate your feedback on your round this winter.

"Excellent Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time at Highlands. Course is in very good shape, especially greens and tees. Fairways green, but a little thin. Nice layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #HighlandsReserveGolfClub on 02/12/2018:

Thank you for rating your visit to Highlands Reserve, philljb. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course layout resulting in another great day at the course!


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